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  • Mr. Mason

    Landmark News Service

    William Mason is living history.

    The 90-year-old Eminence native not only lived through the nation's Civil Rights movement, he helped define the battle for equality that still continues today.

    Most days, you can find him delivering meals to the county's elderly homebound residents. The short man shuffles from door-to-door, his jeans deliberately triple-rolled to just above his shoes.

  • Abandoned house holds stolen treasures

    Landmark News Service

    An abandoned Shelby County farm house doubled as a storage shed for goods stolen from an Eminence flea market, Eminence Police Maj. Kevin Kemper said last week.

    Police recovered more than $7,500 in rare coins and other property, on Dec. 30, from the empty house near Simpsonville. There, two Eminence men allegedly hid items they looted from Treasures Flea Market on S. Main Street, Kemper said.

  • Miss Kentucky winner was a first time pageant contestant

    General Manager

    When Miss Kentucky USA 2008 takes the Miss USA pageant stage in Las Vegas on April 11, it will mark just her second time competing in a pageant.

    Alysha Harris, formerly of Campbellsburg and Carrollton, won the Miss Kentucky USA pageant in Somerset on Jan. 6. In just her first pageant, Harris brought home the crown.

    It was Harris' sister who prompted the 20-year-old to take a shot at the crown. When her sister said she thought it would be cool to have Miss Kentucky for a sister, Harris was sold.

    "I said, 'okay, okay, I'll do it,' " she said.

  • No dead end for Main Street

    General Manager

    The New Castle Main Street/Renaissance program is safe – for now.

    In a narrow 3-2 vote Thursday, Jan. 24, the New Castle City Commission voted to sign the annual letter of commitment, allowing the city’s Main Street Manager to proceed with the Main Street recertification process.

    Commissioners Tim Royalty and Tammy Sharp voted for the city to not sign the letter, while Commissioners Wanda Thurman and Juanita Raisor and Mayor Judy Diederich voted to continue the letter.

  • Powell to celebrate 67th birthday at Homestead

    Landmark News Service

    The pictures and trinkets in John Powell's tiny room don't necessarily tell his story.

    The 66-year-old Henry County native was born with a defect on the right side of his body, which forced him to wear a brace most of his younger years.

    "I remember when I was little, I wore that brace all the way up to my hips," he said.

    Crutches also supported the young Powell, but by high school he says he had shucked the aids and was able to walk unassisted.

    Now, however, the 66-year-old wishes he could get around better.

  • Local wins General Excellence award

    General Manager

    The Henry County Local was named the best mid-sized weekly newspaper in Kentucky last week during the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest.

  • Head of the Class - 5 EIS teachers earn certification

    Landmark News Service

    In a grueling one-year process, five Eminence Independent teachers found they - like their students - have many lessons to learn. All achieved National Board Certification, a rigorous multi-faceted process that gives them one of the highest teaching distinctions in the nation.

    "This is a great staff," said Eminence Principal Dr. Steve Frommeyer, of all the district's teachers. And all the teachers being certified demonstrates this."

  • Head of the Class - 4 HCPS teachers earn certification

    General Manager

    In a never ending quest for professional development, four Henry County Public Schools teachers took their careers to new heights as they earned their National Board Certification.

    The year long, two-part process requires the teachers to think more about how they teach.

  • Miss Kentucky finalist has Henry County ties

    General Manager

    Though the newly crowned Miss Kentucky 2008, Alysha Harris, has ties to Henry County - Harris spent some of her younger years in the county and has relatives here - another finalist in the pageant calls the county home.

    Chelsey McGlothin, of Sulphur, was the fourth runner-up in the pageant that serves as a qualifier for the Miss USA pageant.

    Unlike the Miss USA pageant, the Miss Kentucky pageant has no qualifying pageant. McGlothin said there is an application process, however.

  • Public Record for January 23, 2008

    Marriages

    Rachel Suzette Cayton, 23, Turners Station, to Brian Keith Mahoney Sr., 33, Turners Station.

    Stephanie Brooke Roberts, 22, Eminence, to James Francis Mahoney, 29, Campbellsburg.

    Divorces

    Cory Wayne Hall, 20, New Castle, and Harley Denyse Hall, 18, Bedford.

    Michael E. Berry, 50, Campbellsburg, and Annette L. Osborne, 39, Crittenden.

    Michael Ben Doll, 36, Turners Station, and Angela Lynn Doll, 27, Campbellsburg.

    Property transfers