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Today's News

  • Public Records for the week of September 29, 2010

    Marriages

    Stephanie A. Fuchs, 28, Smithfield, to Kevin G. Floyd, 34, Smithfield.

    Brittany Kay White, 20, Smithfield, to Robert Lee Carter, 23, Smithfield.

    Brandi R. Webb, 23, Pleasureville, to Morris A. Powell, 19, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Michael Corey Bramblett, 33, Shelbyville, and Ashley Marie Allgeier, 27, Pleasureville.

    Michael Allen Rucker, 56, Pleasureville, and Bertha J. Downey, 57, Pleasureville.

  • New location, new services

    Staff writer/photographer

    After being temporarily displaced earlier this year, Henry County Adult Education is alive and well in its new home at the Community Life Center in Eminence.

    When the building it occupied had to be razed to accommodate New Castle Elementary School’s expansion, the program needed a new address and this location offers a lot of amenities.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 29, 2010

    Wednesday, September 29

    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.

    Thursday, September 30

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

  • Sevier is ready to Fling

    Staff writer/photographer

    In 1994 New Castle’s longtime festival planner Margaret Vaughn passed her baton to Charlie Sevier. She had been at the helm since 1984.

    When he took over, the city had just one festival. “It was one 9 to 5 festival,” he said. “Then we added Fall Fling and Christmas in New Castle.”

  • School districts meet all but one of their NCLB goals for 2009-2010

    General Manager

    According to testing data released last week, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools met all but one of their No Child Left Behind goals for the 2009-2010 school year.

  • It’s time for Whatley to go

    In April 2010, Campbellsburg made a mistake. A big one. One that’s already cost them more money in legal fees than they spent from January 2008 to December 2009, and cost them dearly in terms of reputation.

    They, or more specifically Mayor Jan Fletcher, hired Crestwood attorney Graham Whatley to represent the city.

    Twice Whatley was publicly rude and disrespectful toward a duly elected member of the council, practically accusing her of a horrendous crime simply because her husband happens to be the fire chief.

  • Council questions contract

    General Manager

    In a special meeting Monday night, the Campbellsburg City Council learned that a contract between Graham Whatley and the City of Campbellsburg may not be valid.

    Members of the council last week called for a special meeting after receiving Whatley’s contract, which they said contained false information.

  • Wildcats drop ‘winnable’ soccer game to Owen Co.

    Playing against the one team they had beaten this season, the Henry County Wildcats lost to Owen County, 3-0, last Thursday night in what was their final home soccer game of 2010.

    The Wildcats beat Owen on Aug. 19, but could not repeat with another win exactly five weeks later to drop their overall record to 1-10 heading down the final stretch.

  • “Here we go again”

    Mayors running for city council and city council members running for mayor. Sounds like a revolving door of the same ideas and the same intrusive rules and regulations. I see no change at all. As I said before the last election we need new people with new ideas.

  • Residents encouraged to submit questions for election forums

    Beginning Oct. 12, the Henry County Local will host the first of three local election forums.

    The first forum will be held at Henry County High School at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the auditorium.

    Residents are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates to Henry County Local editor Jonna Spelbring Priester by Oct. 8. Questions can be mailed to 18 S. Penn Ave., Eminence, Ky., 40019, or e-mailed to editor@hclocal.com. Or, you can call in or fax your questions to 845-2858 or 845-2921.