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  • New Castle commission votes to pay repair bill out of F.D. budget

    Staff report

    In a three to one decision on Monday, the New Castle City Commission agreed that funding needed to repair a fire truck should come out of the fire department's budget rather than the city's general fund.

    Commission member Tim Royalty argued that the $1,500 in maintenance fees are the responsibility of the the Fire Department and not the City's, citing past city records which indicated that costs of this nature do not historically come from the city's budget.

  • Beshear carries Henry

    General manager

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear carried Henry County by almost a 2-1 margin over Republican incumbent Ernie Fletcher Tuesday, with 2,746 votes to Fletcher's 1,633. Turnout in Henry County for Tuesday's election was just 42 percent.

    Beshear carried every precinct in the county. The closest margin was in the East Pendleton precinct, where Beshear and running mate Daniel Mongiardo edged Fletcher and his candidate Robbie Rudolph by one vote. The widest margin came out of the East Eminence precinct, where Beshear carried the precinct by 176 votes.

  • News Briefs

    Eminence Pool meeting

    You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the reopening of the Eminence Swimming Pool at the Eminence Community Center, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

    Call 502-321-7643 for more information.

    BSA food drive

  • 'Now I know war'

    Staff Writer and Photographer

    Matthew Martin lived his early life not knowing war. Born in 1921, and raised in rural Kentucky, the concept seemed distant.

    "I was completely apart from war," he said. "I knew all about The Depression, but not war."

    December 7, 1941, changed everything. Martin recalls the day clearly.

  • Community meeting about Eminence pool

    You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the reopening of the Eminence Swimming Pool at the Eminence Community Center, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

    Call 502-321-7643 for more information.

  • Records

    District Court Records

    Monday, July 23

    Judge Crosby

    Myra McGuire, Eminence; possession of marijuana; fines and costs $398

    Kevin McClain, Bedford; DUI 2nd; fines and costs $813, 90 days jail/7 days to serve, 83 conditionally discharged for two years

    Ian Bottomley, Louisville; operating on suspended operators license (DUI); 10 days jail

    Richard Grismer, Louisville; speeding 76/65; fines and costs $170

    Kevin Swiatek, Louisville; speeding 74/65; fines and costs $168

    Michael Beach, Dry Ridge; speeding 80/65; fines and costs $176

  • Troxell named oustanding volunteer by SHIP

    Staff writer and photographer

    To call Polly Troxell a people person would be a bit of an understatement. The title alone does not do her justice. A few anecdotes, however, provide a more accurate representation.

    Once, on vacation in Yellowstone National Park, Polly and her husband went to see the renowned tourist attraction, Old Faithful. Polly, as it turned out, had a different agenda. When she spotted what she referred to as an "interesting looking fellow," Old Faithful took a backseat.

  • KY SDA applies for equipment grant

    The Kentucky Search Dog Association at Campbellsburg has applied for a minimum equipment rescue grant to purchase equipment to aid in their Search and Rescue efforts. Application for a Homeland Security grant was denied along with those of several surrounding counties.

    An LEPC grant for $1,509.60 was received, which was an increase over the $956.38 received on last year's application. The next LEPC meeting will be in December at the EMS building.

  • Eminence students hear about brain injuries, making good decisions

    Staff writer and photographer

    Eminence Middle and High School students got to see first hand on Thursday afternoon what can happen when poor decisions are made.

    In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Eminence Independent Schools invited three individuals to speak about the consequences of reckless or drunk driving. Zachary Hornback, 18, Sydney Alvey, 18 and Becky Johnson, 23 have all suffered brain damage as a result of head trauma from car accidents. All three of them were introduced by their respective mothers prior to telling their stories.

  • Henry County has its share of spooky spots

    Staff writer and photographer

    Henry County is home to plenty of folklore and spooky spots. In honor of Halloween, here are three goose bump inducing stories:

    "Eliza" the ghost of the Henry County Courthouse