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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Benefit to aid family of 9-year-old with inoperable brain tumor

    General Manager

    Today, she runs around with other children her age, but just over a year ago, life was very different for one young Port Royal resident.

    For nine-year-old Shyann Quickert, the migraines started in 2008.

    When medication failed to relieve the debilitating headaches after three months, Quickert’s family doctor suggested an MRI.

    Alone with Shyann in a room at Louisville’s Kosair Children’s Hospital, Cheryl Quickert said four doctors walked in to deliver the news.

  • Benefit to be held for Shyann Quickert

    On Saturday, March 13, 2010, a benefit for 9 year old Shyann Quickert will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Shyann has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The benefit will be from 4 to 9 p.m and will include a live auction, raffle items, door prizes and The Longshot Band will entertain. The cost is only $5 and will include a bowl of chili, hot dog and a drink. Desserts will also be available for sale. For further information contact Karen Phillips at (502) 321-9230 or Tracy Kemper at (502) 667-0208.

  • New Castle announces dates for festival events

    The New Castle Festivals Committee will have a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, as a fund raiser for the festivals. The bazaar will be held in the Locker on South Main Street in New Castle. We will have arts and crafts, flea markets, antiques and yard sale booths. This coincides with the annual yard sales on Kentucky 55.