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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.

  • ‘We’ve come a long way in 3 years’

    “We’ve come a long way in three years.”

    Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows couldn’t have spoken truer words at last week’s council meeting.

    Little more than three years ago, in April 2008, the Eminence City Council took a step that’s a bit rare in politics these days — they admitted they made a mistake in how they went about reopening the city’s former swimming pool.

  • Local buzz for the week of May 18, 2011

    Arts & Crafts

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

  • Business presses on at Eminence Cleaners

    “It pleases us to please you” was Floyd Creek’s credo, and the new owner of Eminence Dry Cleaners said he will honor that tradition.

    Robert Eades has used Eminence Dry Cleaners to care for his Sunday best since becoming pastor of the Eminence Pentecostal Church nine years ago. He enjoyed Creek’s company and respected his business ethic.
    “He was kind to me,” Eades said. “He sponsored our Easter drama and we were good business acquaintances.”

  • Signs for the times

    Clark and Melinda Sampson, along with son Jimmy are kept hopping at their burgeoning business in Eminence.

    Affordable Signs & Apparel opened at the corner of Main Street and Eminence Road  in April. Sampson said there is a huge advantage to having a brick and mortar storefront in town.

    For instance, a motorcycle club representative came in at the spur of the moment to purchase t-shirts for a fun-run event. And, when the City of Eminence needed a new Music on Main banner, Sampson could deliver within one business day.

  • Jobless rates down in 108 Ky. counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties, including Henry, between March 2010 and March 2011, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    Henry County’s unemployment rate of 10.1 for February 2011, was close to the statewide rate, down from 11.1 percent in February 2011 and down from March 2010’s 10.9 percent.

  • Keepers mission: great seafood close to home

    To paraphrase the old adage, give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, give a man a take-out’s phone number and he’ll pick up tasty fish for the whole family on his way home from work.

    Keeper’s Restaurant in the old bank building in Jericho (3350 Lake Jericho Road) opened March 9 with one simple mission in mind. “We’d thought about it for a long time,” said owner Pam Foree, “how great it would be to not have to drive 30-40 miles for good seafood.”