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  • Tingle new economic development director

    Economic development is a priority for New Castle Mayor Bobby King, settling into his new role.

    Jeff Thoke retired in December as the economic development director, and King put out the word he was looking for a replacement.

    Tommie Tingle applied for the job, then King and at least one commissioner interviewed the candidate.

    Then, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Tingle to Economic Development Director at February’s commission meeting.

  • Hill’s abuse of a corpse, trespassing cases settled

    In custody, Patrick Hill, walked in the Henry County temporary courthouse courtroom on Monday waiting to hear news on his misdemeanor cases and anything the court knew about his dog, Abu.

    Hill went in front of Judge Diana Wheeler with his court appointed defender to discuss his cases of abuse of a corpse and two tresspassing charges.

  • A past colored by prejudice

    My first contact with people of color was with migrant workers from Mexico who came each year to New Madrid County, Missouri, to pick cotton.

    They came in old buses and even older trucks. They showed up each morning at our cotton fields, carrying their long sacks which they dragged from their shoulders, stuffing them full of cotton.

  • Much of county left in disrepair after flooding, mudslide

    Many portions of Henry County were left in disastrous conditions after multiple torrential downpours flooded roads and caused a mudslide last week.

    Significant damage was reported on Fox Creek and Fox Run Road, county roads in the Deerfield subdivision of Pendleton, according to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.

    Several points in the county affected school bus traffic and neighbors such as Jeannean Heber, who lives on Fox Run Road, have complained of bus stop traffic backed up and has caused safety concerns.

  • Local history: the Garrett and Dea Woods house

    By Corey Beatty

    Back last summer, my wife Harriet and I heard a rumor that there was a pre-Civil War house not too far away that was well worth seeing. Since moving to a small town in Henry County, we had started trying to walk as often as possible and loved walking past the many older historic homes within easy distance of our place.

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  • Girl power!

    A Pleasureville woman, 23, went through the ringer but can finally say that she is a graduate of the Kentucky State Police Academy.

    Mahala Lewis, a 2013 graduate of Henry County High School, was one of only 35 who walked across the stage last week in Frankfort. She was different than her fellow graduates, though.

    She is a woman.

    Lewis and her class started out with six females, but at the end, she was the only survivor of a brutal process.

  • Weather delays new library construction

    We may have been feeling the effects of a unpredictable climate lately, but we can’t forget about the tremendous amounts of rainfall the area has had in recent months. That rainfall, one architect said, is the reason for the delay of construction of Henry County Public Library’s 14,000-square-foot new facility.

  • Sewer system plan on table for Pendleton

    A plan discussed as far back as 2013, to bring sewer access to Pendleton, is back on the table.

    It was like a timewarp at the Henry County Fiscal Court Economic Development meeting last week. District 1 Magistrate and former champion for the project Roger Hartlage, who served in 2013, was back trying to bring the idea to light.