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  • Cincinnati artist DiFulvio finds her photographic muse in Port Royal

    In a plot twist worthy of the 1960s sitcom Green Acres, Lauren DiFulvio of Cincinnati, Ohio, reluctantly stepped out of her big city anonymous persona and into the more personal down-to-earth world of Port Royal.

    In Green Acres a wealthy businessman whisks his sophisticated wife out to the farm to start a new life. In our story, Gus Wolf took his time getting his sweetheart used to the slower pace.

    Then, in an unexpected turn, DiFulvio found a creative side of herself that has broadened her art.

  • Broadband provider not paying rent

    The relationship between the City of New Castle and Liberty Communications, the company providing broadband capability, is strained.

    Commissioners voted just last spring to allow Liberty to mount equipment on the city’s water tower.

    At the time, Hugh McBurney who lives on Flat Rock Road begged commissioners to hook him up because he was unable to get a signal and had to rely on a much slower dial-up connection.

  • HCPS approves 1% raises

    Superintendent Tim Abrams asked HCPS board members to include a one percent pay increase for both certified and classified employees.

    Member Harold Bratton praised the district for its fiscal soundness in uncertain times.

    “Not many districts are giving anything,” he said.

    “I’d like to do a whole lot more,” Abrams said, “but I’m glad we can do this.”

    He said HCPS is able to raise salaries slightly even without additional state funding.

  • Honoring the fallen

    On May 19, Kentucky State Police throughout the state honored the 26 troopers who have been killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 63-year history.

    In Henry County, KSP Post 5 troopers honored Trooper Delano Glen Powell. Powell, who was from Sulphur, was killed on July 9, 1965, while serving a bench warrant with a Breathitt County Deputy. He was 28. Several members of Powell’s family were on hand for the ceremony, including his widow, his brother, his son and a grandson.

  • McAlister sentenced to 20 years

    Last week, a father had the chance many parents of abuse victims never get. In Henry County Circuit Court, he faced Anthony McAlister, the man convicted of abusing his sons.

    The father delivered a short, but scathing indictment of the man convicted of sex crimes against his two boys at the sentencing phase of the trial.

  • It’s ‘No Lost Cause’ for Raymer-Brown

    Two local enterprising women have wrapped production on their first full-length feature film, No Lost Cause.

    The “story with a moral” sprang from the imaginations of Ashley Raymer-Brown and Rachael Yeager after a discussion about unconditional love. Both have worked in live theatre and were ready to stretch their skill sets.

    Yeager, at just 21, has already worked as an actor, production assistant, assistant director and in script supervision.

  • Starview: From dairy to nursery

    What began as a family owned dairy farm in 1971 turned into what may be one of Henry County’s best kept secrets.

    In 1971, John, Jim and Ed Ott moved to Henry County and invested in a 400-acre dairy and produce farm. About 20 years later, the trio decided it was time to stop milking  the cows and start growing a few more plants. Starview Greenhouses was born.

  • The Care Team Connection

    Submitted by S. LuAnn Mink, RN
    For the Henry County CARE Team

    A growing number of people are turning to cutting and other self harming behaviors as a means of dealing with emotional pain. These deliberate actions of injury generally begin in early adolescents, then become more pronounced in teenagers, and may continue into adulthood. 

  • Celebration Kids
  • Dancin’ to the music

    On Saturday, May 14, Eminence High School students gathered at Louisville Glassworks for their prom, which included an hour-long glass blowing demonstration (top right). Clockwise from the top, Trey Paris shows off his dancing moves. Keelie Dyson reacts after dancing with Dre Banta, right. Jennifer Moore twirls her dress before the big dance gets started. Candace Wells and others dance together. Cassidy Spies and Chris Crenshaw share a quiet moment outside of the dancing group. The dancing kicked off with a bit of a conga line as the students danced through the room.