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  • A special kind of Homecoming
  • Get rid of the junk, New Castle citizens say

    Yards full of junk cars, trash, tall weeds and more.
    Citizens approached the New Castle City Commission at its August meeting to ask if something could be done about that sort of flotsam and jetsam in the yards in town.
    “There’s a yard on East Cross that’s got pallets, old cars and trucks and even an ambulance in the yard,” said Garrett Woods. “It’s fairly unsightly.”
    Another resident reinforced why it was important to keep yards in town looking up to code, at the very least.

  • Hawkins resigns from Henry Fiscal Court

    As Magistrate Nick Hawkins prepared to resign his elective office and to relocate to Henry County, Ga., he reflected on how many people from his home supported and inspired him to do for others.
    He saw a chance to help many people a leadership position for the southeastern district of the Communications Workers of America, an international labor union representing 700,000 workers in telecommunications, information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing and more.

  • Builders raise new sanctuary in Smithfield

    A new sanctuary for Smithfield Baptist Church soars toward the heavens after a week of work by the Baptist Builders, Blake-Moore Construction and church members.
    Having long ago demolished the sanctuary that dated back to 1871, the beginning of construction on Aug. 8 released a lot of pent-up prayers. Members decorated the framing and the foundation with Bible verses, personal messages and children’s hand prints in many magic marker colors.

  • Kick-started

    A large turnout of citizens and public officials at the launch of fundraising to repair the Odd Fellows lodge roof raised hopes that the organizers will meet their goal to restore the building that housed the fraternal organization since 1886.
    New Castle city officials, represented by Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke and Joe Yates, the chairman of the preservation committee, have been working with members of Washington Lodge No. 1513 to find a way to replace the roof that collapsed after a heavy March snowstorm.

  • Changes being planned to 55 in Eminence

    While improving a dangerous curve on Hwy. 55 takes precedence in any widening project through Eminence, there are many more factors to take into account, Kentucky ransportation  and local officials discussed in an Aug. 12 planning meeting.
    Several city officials and Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent met with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and engineering firm URS to hear feedback in the preliminary planning process.

  • Fun Henry County events remain in full swing

    By Paul Cole

  • FEMA to provide assistance for flooding damage

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of July 11-20.

  • Celebrating Eminence Day
  • Rotary Foundation helps eradicate polio from Nigeria

    July 24 marked one year since the last case of wild poliovirus was found in Nigeria, the only remaining country in Africa where polio had never been stopped.
    This achievement could signal that the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a major milestone in global public health. Kentucky Rotarians have long supported efforts to end this crippling disease, through donations to The Rotary Foundation, fundraising activities, raising awareness, and polio immunization campaigns around the world.