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  • EIS requests tax bills sent out

    Disregarding a judge’s admonition, Eminence Independent Schools last week requested that its 2013/2014 tax bills be issued and sent to the district’s residents.

    During a Thursday morning hearing in La Grange, Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad urged the district to hold off on issuing tax bills until she could rule on the merits of a lawsuit filed against the district.

    Should Conrad rule against the district, the district would have to issue refunds, representing an additional cost on top of the reissued tax bills to the district, and its taxpayers.

  • New Castle 4th graders talk weather

    When Becca Gilbert started teaching her fourth graders about weather, the students probably didn’t expect their teacher would get a chief meteorologist to answer the questions she couldn’t.

    Gilbert taught weather topics like air pressure, predicting weather and reading weather maps but wanted to give the class a more dynamic experience.

    “The kids have been interested in more than (teachers) had knowledge of,” Gilbert said, “I decided who better to ask than a meteorologist.”

  • Fairness ordinance dies

    A proposed fairness ordinance in Pleasureville is dead in the water.

    After Shawn Mertz motioned to approve the ordinance, his fellow commissioners stared at the table. They stared at their hands. They said nothing.

    And Mertz’s motion, and thus the proposed fairness ordinance, died for lack of a second.

  • A day with a veteran

    Herschel Raymer contests that in his 88 years, the best night’s sleep he ever had was on a feather bed mattress in a deserted German home.

    Cold European weather, the lack of provisions and inadequate heat in the staging tent city Cigarette Camps in Le Havre, France, were part of an estimated 3 million American troops’ experience in World War II. Raymer, like many others, just considered it part of his duty.

  • Drivers shouldn’t buck deer issue but stay alert

    It’s the time of year for deer testosterone to kick in, and wildlife officials urge the human population not to treat that scenario lightly.

    “I know people get tired of hearing us say the same old thing year after year, but, really, when they [male deer] get to chasing females, anything can happen,” Kentucky Fish and Wildlife deer biologist David Yancy said.

  • The Caplinger House

    The Henry County History Center can celebrate its mission of preserving the past for the future as the center’s house turns 150 this year.

    James Nelson Caplinger built the house, which houses the Henry County History Center, in 1863. Caplinger built two additional exact houses in New Castle for each of his three daughters.

  • Haunted house?

    Every town has a collection of haunted tales hinged on horrific, historical happenings and the buildings that house them. But they don’t all  have a paranormal group actually investigate those places.

    Sight and Sound Paranormal came to the Henry County Courthouse last Friday night and Oct. 16 to investigate claims ranging from disembodied voices, footsteps, doors slamming, objects being thrown down hallways and an elevator that moves on its own .

  • Halloween attraction benefits shelters

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    Brandon Graves wants to help animals… and scare you to death while he does it.

    Graves, 11, got his dog Lucky, a Cockapoo, from the Henry-Trimble County Animal Shelter after a raid on a local puppy mill in 2011.

  • EIS sued over tax

    Eminence resident Justin Atchinson has filed a lawsuit against Eminence Independent School District challenging the tax levy.

    Perry Arnold, who represents Atchison, said on Tuesday, “A pending lawsuit has been filed against Eminence Indenpendent School District challenging the tax levy because of the public notice and public hearing.”

    Arnold said it was his position “for Mr. Atchinson that they did not comply with statute,” regarding posting of the public notice and public hearing.

  • CU sewer project to include C’Burg

    Carrollton Utilities indicated their intent to seek funding for a regional sewer project that would, among other things, extend sewer service in Campbellsburg to the north side of I-71.

    During an informal meeting with Campbellsburg mayor Rex Morgan and concerned property and business owners, CU representative Terry Roach said a regional approach will make funding more likely. “(Projects) score higher when they’re regional,” he said.