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  • N.C. puts second read on hold

    A utility expansion ordinance for the City of New Castle was placed on hold Monday night by the city commission. The commission did so at the suggestion of City Attorney Joe Yates. Yates recommended the city give approximately 12 property owners a chance to enter into an agreement with the city in which the owners would sign statements that they would not oppose any possible future annexation. In return, those property owners would be able to tap onto the city’s current water and sewer lines for $750, instead of the $1,500 proposed in the ordinance.

  • Public Record for December 5, 2007

    Divorces Wade O. Preston, 42, Pleasureville, and Nancy M. Preston Harp, 40, Pleasureville. Christopher K. Click, 36, Louisville, and Sherry Click, 32, Shelbyville.

  • Eminence resident has almost 200 nativity scenes

    Staff writer and photographer For Beulah “Bootie” Payton, the Christmas season starts the day after Halloween, Nov. 1. That’s when she puts up her first nativity scene. It’s a more traditional one that’s roughly three feet in length. It’s adorned with gold tinsel garland and sits tastefully atop a wooden hutch in the living room of her Eminence home.

  • Christmas greetings from the Chamber

    It is that time of year again when agonizing decisions must be made—what to give those special people in your life. We hear on the news about the crowded malls and highways, and we dread looking for that one gift that will stand out from the rest. The Henry County Chamber of Commerce wants you to know you do not have to look far for gifts that will please the most discriminating.

  • News Briefs for December 5, 2007

    Dog licenses available This is a reminder that the 2008 Henry County dog licenses are now available. The costs of the license is $5 for an altered animal and $10 for an unaltered anial. You must bring proof of current rabies vaccination when purchasing the license. All dogs in Henry County must be licensed.

  • School board receives Sunrise Award

    General Manager

    During last week's meeting of the Henry County Board of Education, Seven Counties Services presented the board, and three district employees in particular - Denise Perry, Renata Ingram and Cathy Wilson - with the organization's sunrise award.

    "The educators of Henry county have come to an understanding that something we have to strive to instill through our school based programs - that comprehensive delivery of mental health services - creates a better learning environment," Bob Elliot, Seven Counties Services' Chairman of the Board, said.

  • Fiscal Court approves airport resolution

    General Manager

  • Clerk's proposed budget includes $55,440 increase in excess fees

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester General Manager During last week’s Henry County Fiscal Court meeting, Henry County Clerk Juanita Lashley presented the first draft of her 2008 budget. The budget includes a 10 percent forcasted increase in receipts, and an 8.9 percent forecasted increase in total disbursements.

  • Franklinton Baptist Church presents Christmas comedy this Saturday

    What do you get when you mix two rather inept radio show hosts, an over-zealous organist, one singing pianist, a guitar picker, an inebriated local cook and one underpaid, overworked weatherman and traffic reporter? You get “The Gene and Jean Saturday Night Radio Hour,” an original, interactive comedy for Christmas.

  • According to Kids Count Data, Henry County makes progress

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester General Manager With a handful more children in 2006 than 2000, Henry County has made some progress when it comes to serving the needs of its children according to the latest Kids Count Data Book released earlier this month. The data book reports information, by county, based on 47 indicators of child well-being.