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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 16, 2009

    Wednesday, Sept. 16

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    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 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Next Step Family Program will meet at New Castle Elementary from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact Brandi Corbett at (502) 845-0307 for more information.

  • Bridge project could see November completion

    Staff writer/photographer

    The project that promised a new bridge by the end of September on U.S. 421 near Campbellsburg has been pushed back.

    Kentucky Department of Highways Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford said a geological survey performed prior to the project missed some obstacles.

    “The crew encountered rock at an unexpected elevation,” she said.

  • 'Friday night alive' coming to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    Free legal advice, free insurance policy evaluations and advice, free financial advice, free blood pressure checks plus retail establishment discounts and lots of other goodies will be offered in New Castle in September.

    Add free entertainment and a shot at a $500 prize, and you’ve got what organizers are describing as a first of its kind event.

    On Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., the New Castle Main Street Program will sponsor “Friday Night Alive in New Castle.”

  • Harrod farm steeped in history

    Staff writer/photographer

    Like her ancestors, Henry County native and lifelong resident Virginia Harrod is drawn to the Kentucky River and a place called Marshall’s Bottom.

    Marshall’s Bottom was so named for the first family to settle this remote area of Henry County in the 1800s.

    Harrod’s grandparents, Evan and Katherine Harrod were Lockport natives, both born in 1902. They married at 14, but didn’t have children until they were 28 years old.

  • HC 2-0 over EHS in first county matchup

    Jon Kasten had to leave school after lunch due to health issues but his absence did little to slow down the Henry County Ladycats as they came away with a 2-0 win over cross-county rivals Eminence.

    Monday night’s matchup between the two high schools separated by just four miles went as expected with Henry never seriously challenged. The Lady Warriors hung with the Ladycats in the early portion of both games, but left Henry’s new gym with 25-14 and 25-15 losses in the best-of-three series. Henry improved its record to 9-4, while Eminence dropped to 1-9.

  • Public Record for the week of September 16, 2009

    Marriages

    Minnie A. Skirvin, 58, Campbellsburg, to Roy W. Ricketts, 59, Frankfort.

    Tammy R. Kershner, 37, Pleasureville, to Shane A. Tracy, 40, Pleasureville.

    Courtney A. Chappell, 25, Turners Station, to Brandon B. Boyer, 26, Turners Station.

    Lacie Diane Rabourn, 19, La Grange, Jeremy Dewayne Booher, 19, La Grange.

    Priscilla A. Richard, 40, Eminence, to Kenneth W. Richard, 45, Shelbyville.

    Alyssa M. Sharpe, 18, Smithfield, to Colin L. Shinault, 18, Smithfield.

  • Best score in three years for HC boys' golf

    After the Henry County boys’ golf team shot an impressive 176 against Whitefield Academy last Tuesday night, coach Steve Dent was hoping that match would be a springboard to an even better performance two days later at Owen County. He was right.

  • Poverty and drop outs are persistent challenges for Kentucky

    As Kentucky looks for ways to truly overcome two of its most persistent challenges – poverty and dropping out of school – last Friday may be judged by history as a true turning point.

    That is because, early in the day, legislative leaders announced the formation of a new Task Force on Poverty, and that evening, First Lady Jane Beshear kicked off a two-day conference that focused on the best ways to help students graduate.

  • Sports Briefs

    EHS Football

    Including their 1-0 forfeit win over Evangel Christian Friday night, the Eminence Warriors are 2-2 overall through four weeks of the 2009 football season.

  • First flu case of school year hits HCPS

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools has its first confirmed case of the flu, but officials do not believe it’s the H1N1 strain.

    HCPS superintendent Tim Abrams said Friday that the district has one confirmed case of flu at Eastern Elementary School.

    Abrams learned that residents with flu symptoms in our region are not being specifically tested for H1N1 because the flu so far has been mild.

    Local health department officials confirmed that assessment.