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  • Preservationist:'Pretty won't cut it'

    Landmark News Service

    It will take more than "prettifying" buildings to renew interest in downtown New Castle, preservationists and other experts told city officials Monday.

    Public and private support is needed to forge an economically viable plan for the revitalization of the decaying county seat, they agree.

  • Beef recall affected HCPS

    Beef obtained from a tainted slaughterhouse, intended for consumption by Henry County schoolchildren will be destroyed, Superintendent Tim Abrams said Tuesday.

    District officials received at least one case of frozen hamburger patties from a company linked to the Southern California slaughterhouse, accused of animal cruelty.

    "We'll be destroying that case as directed by USDA," Abrams said.

    Some of the meat had already been consumed by students in the district, prior to federal notifications, he said.

  • Henry County under an Ice Storm Warning

    Henry County is under an ice storm warning until 9 a.m. Friday.

    • The National Weather Service in Louisville Web site states that an ice storm warning is in effect for all of north-central Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    "An area of low pressure is developing over the souther Plains and will move northeast toward the Ohio Valley tonight," a statement on the NWS Web site states. "Ahead of this system .... warm, moist air is spreading over the top of a preexisting cold air mass. This has set the stage for widespread freezing rain and sleet."

  • A willingness to listen, and change

    Landmark News Service

    The whispers and looks don't bother John W. Smith Jr. anymore.

    It;s something the 78-year-old New Castle native says he;s been dealing with all his life.

    When white business owners made him enter through the back doors, he didn;t protest. When some made racial remarks, he turned the other cheek.

    Even when a banker denied the man a mortgage in a white neighborhood because he was black, Smith — who now works as a car salesman and serves on the Henry County School Board — didn't make a scene.

  • C'Burg man enters plea in infant death

    Landmark News Service

    David Cull - the Campbellsburg man charged with sitting on and suffocating his infant grandson while impaired - plead not guilty to charges of reckless homicide in Henry County District Court earlier this week.

    He will next appear before a judge Feb. 25.

    Cull, 50, was charged Thursday with killing his 2-month old grandson, after investigators say he allegedly passed out from prescription pills then sat on and suffocated the infant, who was laying on an armchair in the family's living room.

  • News briefs for February 20, 2008

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  • Grand Jury indicts two for burglaries

    General Manager

    Two individuals associated with Christmas-time thefts in the Pleasureville area were indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury last week.

    Michael D. Thurmond, 19, of Pleasureville, and Nora Bishop, 42, of Owenton, were indicted for Dec. 19 burglaries of homes on Pleasureville Road, Chilton Lane and Bethlehem Road, as well as a December burglary on Point Pleasant Road.

  • Hussey employees vote to join USW

    Landmark News Service

    A day after they overwhelmingly approved a union, Hussey Fabricated Products workers filed suit against their employer, alleging it unfairly revoked cell phone and smoking privileges at the plant, a union spokesperson said.

    Workers at Hussey Fabricated Products voted to unionize Thursday, in a move that unites the Eminence machining plant with its sister factory, Hussey Copper Ltd.

  • Family Dollar to open Mar. 6

    Landmark News Service

    Family Dollar, the national discount retailer based in Charlotte, N.C., will open its Eminence store Mar. 6, a corporate spokesperson said last week.

    The 9,100 square-foot-store, located at 63 Depot Ave., will create about five part-time associate jobs and two full-time management positions, he said.

    The store is now hiring.

    Family Dollar's new Eminence location is part of a corporate strategy aimed at growing the store's customer base, Public Relations Manager Josh Braverman said.

  • K.M.R.O - Motorcycle Riders Organization of KY, Inc.

    We are a charitable organization who enjoys motorcycling. We want to thank our many sponsors and supporters: Apollo Choppers, Knight School of Welding, REMAX Preferred, X-treme Graphics, Trimble Co. Farm Bureau, Safety-Kleen, Tony Whaley of State Farm Ins., Bedford Stop N Go, L.A. Yount Haying Equipment, Shelby Horse Supply w/ special thanks to Ron Sailer (Popeye), the girls at Hometown Pizza in Eminence (Kelly, Jessica, Leoandria and everyone), the Louisville Cycle Club and the Henry Co. Local.