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Today's News

  • NC may contract w/ HCSO

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though without a police officer, the city of New Castle will not be without the presence of law enforcement.

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens presented New Castle commissioners with an alternative to hiring another police chief following John Porter’s resignation.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling (502) 845-2858.

  • Thanks for support of Lions Club event

    On behalf of the New Castle Lions Club, I would like to thank everyone that came out to our fourth annual truck and tractor pull held at the fairgrounds May 14 and 15.

  • A ring lost, found and returned

    When the phone rang at Coomes Law Office, Earl “Hammer” Smith was calling from the Henry County History Center.  Mr. Smith was looking for old yearbooks from Eminence High School.  My husband, Ben, advised him to call the library.  Mr. Smith told him that he had tried both the school and Henry County libraries only to be told they didn’t have any Eminence yearbooks. 

    “What years are you looking for?” Ben asked. 

     

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 9, 2010

    Wednesday, June 9

    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.

    Union Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School through June 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.

    Take Tromp Through the Swamp and A Break by the Lake at the Henry County Public Library with humorous singer/songwriter Tom Sieling at 11 a.m. and  2 p.m. For more information call the library 845-5682.

  • Tracksters compete at NCKTC championship

    Brittany Crawford picked up four individual wins for Henry County, TJ Cooper was third in the high jump to lead Eminence, and both high schools got plenty of action at the North Central Kentucky Track Conference hosted by Walton-Verona last Thursday night.

  • Wildcats advance in tourney with two-run win

    It was not the prettiest way to win a baseball game, but it was enough to get the job done when it matters the most.

  • Unresolved bills remained at end of session

    When the General Assembly finished its legislative session in mid-April, there remained, as always, a number of unresolved bills, either because the House and Senate could not agree or time ran out before a compromise could be reached.

    Most of this legislation will have to wait until next year before it has another chance to become law.  Several other bills, however, will be debated again this week, as legislators return for a special session called last Thursday by Governor Beshear.

  • Relay For Life events

    Henry County’s Relay For Life event is scheduled for Friday, June 25 beginning at 7 p.m. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/henryky for more information about the event and the upcoming fundraisers going on in the community.

    Father’s Day Raffles

    United Citizens Bank, New Castle United Methodist Church Team and Baptist Hospital Northeast Team are doing Father’s Day Raffles.

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  • Community Calendar for the week of May 26, 2010

    Wednesday, May 26

    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.

    Using eBay to start or expand a Small Business will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the extension office. Call to register at (502) 845-2811.

    LEPC meeting will be held at noon at the EMS Building on Point Pleasant Rd. For more information contact Bruce Owens.

  • Forgery suspect indicted

    Staff writer/photographer

    An Eminence man has been indicted on charges that he wrote, and cashed, more than $8,000 in forged checks.

    Matthew Thomas Wells, 24, was arrested on Feb. 23, and indicted earlier this month by the Henry County Grand Jury on 16 counts of 2nd degree forgery.

    According to the indictment Wells admitted to taking a checkbook from ACB Metals and writing 16 checks to himself between Jan. 3 and Feb. 7.  He signed the owner’s name and cashed all 16 checks at Bob’s Liquors in Eminence.