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Today's News

  • Harris answers new calling

    Staff writer/photographer

    Jason Harris once felt a calling to teach math to children. Now the former Henry County Middle School eighth grade math teacher is answering a higher calling.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 15, 2009

    Wednesday, July 15

    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.

    Thursday, July 16

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4 p.m. New members welcome.

  • Sometimes, it’s good to say YES!

    In Jim Carrey’s latest movie, “Yes Man,” Carrey portrays a habitual naysayer who takes an oath to change his life by saying “yes” to everything.

    Manically, he addresses the library bulletin board postings. “Do I want to learn Korean - yes, do I want to learn to play guitar - yes.”

    I have developed a similar relationship with the Henry County Library. Its adult offerings tantalize me.

    Do I want to attend the Film Discussion Series screening of “The Godfather” and eat free cannelloni - yes!

  • Public Record for the week of February 4, 2009

    Traffic

    Monday, Jan. 26

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

    David A. Nicoulin, 35, excessive windshield/window tinting; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, first offense, failure to wear seat belts. Not guilty, pretrial conference Feb. 23. Failure to produce insurance card, dismissed with proof.

    Charles D. Quire II, 30, failure to wear seat belts; failure to produce insurance card. Failure to appear, issue Department of Transportation and bench warrant, $500.

  • Public Record for the Week of Jan. 7, 2009

    Marriages

    Cherie Mae Gaines, 28, Pleasureville, to William Steve Schaffer Jr., 30, Pleasureville.

    Charlene Eva Maria, 55, Crestwood to George David Maria, 64, Crestwood.

    Kellie Jeanette Conaster, 19, Pleasureville, to Gilbert Franklin Chapman, 25, Pleasureville.

    Tiffany Ann Gibbs, 18, Pleasureville, to Justin Allan Price, 20, Eminence.

    Divorces

    James B. Potts, 47, Eminence, and Leslie C. Jenkins, 41, New Castle.

  • HC All-Star teams are eliminated from play

    Playing with limited practice time and against tough competition, all four All-Star teams from the Henry County Youth Baseball League were eliminated after two rounds in their district tournaments.

  • Benham returns to serve as NCFD chief

    Staff writer/photographer

    The new fire chief at New Castle’s volunteer fire department is not really new to the position.

    Tim Benham served in that capacity for ten years before relocating with his family to Shelby County in 2004. He said he remained involved with the New Castle department and rejoined when he moved back in 2008.

    Benham became chief again during the department’s annual elections.

    “I kept on with Relay for Life and the fish fries here,” he said.

  • Library to offer free first-aid and CPR training

    The Henry County Library will host First-Aid and CPR Training taught by an American Heart Association certified instructor free of charge on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn what to do in an event of an emergency, first aid, CPR, pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR. If you would like to receive an official CPR certification card, there will be a $5 charge for the card. Please bring cash the day of. Space is limited so advanced registration is required. Please call (502) 845-5682.

     

  • Slow down!

    General Manager

    Once upon a time, the speed limit on Eminence’s Lou Avenue was 25 miles per hour.

    While the city council reduced the speed limit to 15 on the street that runs by an apartment complex, some drivers apparently never slowed down. And that endangers many of the children who play along the street, according to one resident.

  • Elementary school renovations to start in New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    HCPS superintendent Tim Abrams said though the district eventually will renovate all three aging elementary schools, there is only funding for one at this time.

    A comprehensive overhaul is planned, but that will take several years. “With the amount of money available, we’re only able to do one site right now,” he said.

    Just which school would be first was a decision the board made carefully.