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Today's News

  • Pikeville takes notice

    A month after Chris Price signed to play football for Pikeville College, three more Henry County High School football players have also committed to play for the Bears next school year.

  • Public Records for the week of December 16, 2009

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Melinda Bayorek, second degree arson, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/5.

    Kathrine L. Tingle, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/8.

    Roderick B. Graves, two counts of theft by deception, arrested by Bill Hudson on 12/8.

    Rodney G. Bright, contempt of court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    William O’Daniel, theft by unlawful taking over $500, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/10.

  • Still practicing at 87

    Staff writer/photographer

    Chiropractor Lenville Ballard likes doing things the old-fashioned way.

    Ballard practices out of two rooms of his Point Pleasant Road home, and he sets his own appointments.

    The 87-year-old also uses his own time-tested diagnostic tests and administers adjustments with just his hands. “I haven’t used any other way since 1978,” he said. “I’m not rough and there’s no twisting.”

  • Wireless ‘net could come to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    A recent request by a communications company could put wireless internet access in New Castle and put a little cash in the city’s coffers.

    New Castle Public Works Director Scott Treece said last week that Liberty Communications approached him recently about putting an antenna on the city’s water tower.

  • Know the signs of dating violence

    What is Dating Violence?

    Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship.  It occurs in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships and can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; or a combination of these.

    Incidence of Teen Dating Violence:

    • 1 in 5 teens that have been in a serious relationship report being hit, slapped, or pushed by their partner

  • Smoke Doctors are now selling their special sauce

    Can you believe it? It is really here — finally! Yes, the Smoke Doctors now have their original barbecue sauce ready for public consumption.

  • Education, government accountability dominant theme in General Assembly last week

    When it comes to education, few days in recent years could rival last Thursday, when the state learned in the morning that it is a “Race to the Top” finalist and the Kentucky House voted overwhelmingly that afternoon to begin raising the high school drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • Public Records for the week of January 6, 2010

    District Court records

    Traffic

    Monday, Dec. 21

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

    Miranda L. Lawson, 1983, charge from 8/28/09: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, first offense, guilty, fines and costs $718, show cause hearing 1/27, attend alcohol/drug education program, proof due 1/17, 30 day suspension.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 10, 2010

    Wednesday, March 10

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM Council will meet in the conference room at 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, March 11

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • Public Records for the week of March 10, 2010

    Marriages

    Alicia D. Heimback, 33, Pleasureville, to Donald S. Brown, 35, Pleasureville.

    Lawren C. Pettit, 35, Smithfield, to Larry W. Heitzman Jr., 31, Smithfield.

    Building permits

    Irvin Retzlaff, 444 La Grange Road, New Castle, 2/5, storage building, fee $20, value $1,600.

    Gary Dees, 595 Main Street, Pleasureville, 2/13, Garage, fee $86, value $5,100.

    Vernon Smith, 8118 Sulphur Road, Sulphur, 2/17, pole barn, fee $184.32, value $18,500.