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  • Pleasureville Dollar General Store to open in February

    Editor's note: A previous version of this story had an incorrect opening date for Dollar General. We apologize for the error.

    Pleasureville will soon reap the benefits of having a new dollar discount store in their own back yard.

    Dollar General, which broke ground in November on Castle Highway next to Limestone Bank, will open at 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to Mike Thompson, general manager. The first full day of service will be Feb. 14.

    The store will offer an expanded food section, to include produce, said Thompson.

  • Plea deal on table for man accused of kidnapping

    Timothy Lynn Baer received a reprieve of sorts last Thursday.

    A newly appointed public defender represented Baer at a pretrial conference in Henry County Circuit Court.

    Elizabeth Curtin, previously a public defender (PD), represented the defendant before her recent retirement, and the new PD asked for more time to review his client’s file.

    A plea deal of 35 years is on the table, which was not addressed at this hearing.

  • Newly-elected New Castle mayor takes his seat

    Two familiar faces new to New Castle government attended the first New Castle Commissioners meeting of the year Jan. 7.

    Newly-elected Mayor Bobby King and Commissioner Charles Sevier took their seats on the commission to a standing-room-only audience.

    King replaced Denny Benham. The new mayor defeated Benham by the narrowest of margins—one vote, and Sevier unseated Dr. Donna Gatewood in the November election.

  • Local law firm best in elder law, client satisfaction

    Submitted

    The American Institute Of Legal Counsel has recognized the exceptional performance of Kentucky’s Elder Law Firm, Brammell & Clubb, PSC as 2018’s 10 Best Legal Firm for Client Satisfaction.

  • The Theatre Downstream: You’ve been summoned for jury duty

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    As the final show of their fifth season, The Theatre Downstream is proud to present 12 Angry Jurors. The show, written by Reginald Rose, has been adapted from the classic “12 Angry Men” by Sherman L. Sergel. The play follows the story of 12 jurors and their discussions following a perplexing murder trial. As written by Rose, it originally aired as a teleplay for Studio One on CBS in 1954. The film, released in 1957, was nominated for three Oscars and four Golden Globes.

  • Felony charges passed to grand jury for Campbellsburg man

    irlfriend’s corpse was back in Henry County court on Monday to discuss his pending felony and misdemeaner charges.

    Patrick Hill appeared in front of Judge Diana Wheeler to first discuss his felony charges of receiving stolen property and criminal trespassing.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Chad Johnson took the stand for the prosecution, County Attorney Jennie Harrod, against Hill and his public defender.

  • Berry Center receives $2.5M grant for college ag program

    The Berry Center, in New Castle, received some tremendous news last week for its Wendell Berry Farming Program (WBFP).
    The center announced on Jan. 8 that it will receive a $2.5 million grant and a $500,000 fundraising challenge from the NoVo Foundation.
    Supporters of Sterling College in Vermont and The Berry Center introduced the NoVo Foundation to the WBFP, according to Dr. Leah Bayens, Dean of WBFP, Sterling College.

  • Henry County constable allegedly stole drugs from EMS

    Henry County Constable Richard W. Jaehnigen was arrested Jan. 2 by the Kentucky State Police on a warrant issued from the Henry County District Court.

    The constable, who serves District 4, was charged with burglary, second degree, and illegal possession of a prescription drug.

  • Long pleads guilty to amended charges, sentenced to 10 years in jail

     BY JACOB BLAIR

    Landmark News Service

    A New Castle man accepted a plea bargain Thursday in Oldham Circuit Court in connection with the November 2015 death of Angela Hall.

  • HOPE Center revises plan, buys old Dollar General Store building

    The agency that orchestrated that is bringing the HOPE Center, a comprehensive resource center, has revised its plan to use the Theiss building in Eminence.

    Tri-County Community Action’s board of directors voted recently to pursue the purchase of the old Dollar General Store building in Eminence for the Hope Center.

    The 7,200-square-foot building is quite a bit smaller than the 11,000-square-foot previous facility, but Judge-Executive John Logan Brent insists it’s a better choice.