Local News

  • Who gives a cluck?

    Staff writer/photographer

    To a city, Henry County’s incorporated cities forbid residents from having any livestock — large or small. But why? On July 12, New Castle City Commissioners were asked to consider that question at their July 12 meeting.

    Resident Donna Feltner wrote a letter to city officials asking that a long-standing ordinance be changed to allow people to keep chickens within city limits.

  • Freemans have big plans for little building

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dana and Ben Freeman have big plans for the cinderblock restaurant just outside Campbellsburg at I-71’s exit 34.

    The building recently re-opened as the Kountry Korner Kafe.

    With the help of a professional what once was a  simple ice cream stand is evolving into a real family-style restaurant.

    Ben Freeman has long worked as a builder for a major restaurant chain and has big plans.

  • HCMS Jump Start

    The Henry County Middle School will be holding their JUMP START program for all incoming sixth grade students on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  This orientation program includes a walk-through of their class schedule, practice at opening their locker, lunch and much more. 

  • Public Records for the week of May 5, 2010

    Zoning permits

    Joseph P. Zoeller, 9610 Maddox Ridge Road, Turners Station, 4/1 addition, fee $89, value $10,000.

    John Hittle, 172 Pollitt Circle, New Castle, 4/5, Garage, fee $20, value $1,500.

    Harold D. Chisholm, 99 Hillcrest Drive, Eminence, 4/6, porch, no fee because porch is under 100 square feet, value $750.

    Debra Henry, 1222 Old Jericho Road, La Grange, 4/7, carport, fee $69, value $3,000.

    Lester Mays Jr., 555 Coakley Lane, Smithfield, 4/7, pole barn, fee $180, value $7,795.

  • Children’s pageants scheduled for Eminence Day

    Baby, Cutie Pie and Little Miss and Mister Contests will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, as part of Eminence Day celebrations. The contests will start immediately after the parade and will run every half hour thereafter in the bricked area beside Farmer’s Deposit Bank’s main branch. The baby contests will be for girls/boys ages birth to six months, 7-11 months, 12-18 months, 19-23 months; Cutie Pie Contest for girls/boys ages 2 to 5 years of age; Little Miss and Mister contest for ages 6 to 8 and must be a couple to enter.

  • Lane Morris takes the helm as NCES new principal

    Staff writer/photographer

    When students return to New Castle Elementary School, one of the many new faces they’ll encounter will be that of their new principal, Lane Morris.

    It’s hard to believe that he envisioned his first appointment as a school’s top administrator in such a topsy-turvy world.

  • Life’s a peach at Hillview

    Staff writer/photographer

    By the end of July, locally-grown fruit, fruit pies, jellies and jams plus seasonal vegetables will line shelves at Hillview Farm’s new retail store.

    Owner Paul Tokosh has erected a 40x72 building complete with 18x20 walk-in cooler on the farm to accommodate a generous inventory of whatever happens to be in season.

  • The winds of change

    Staff writer/photographer

    With the first day of school less than a month away, a decision on a traffic plan for New Castle Elementary School has not yet been made.

    Officials have delayed a decision on the plan until they could be certain of how far along the building project would be by opening day. “We haven’t got a traffic plan until we can see how much room we’ll have,” Superintendent Tim Abrams said at Monday’s Henry County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

  • ‘I’m just glad it’s almost over’

    General Manager

    “I’m just glad it’s almost over.”

    The statement by Campbellsburg City Council member John Suter seemed to sum up the feelings of many at the city’s Monday night meeting.

    Representatives from contractor Jeff Perry and Sons, the Campbellsburg Fire Department and Troxell Electric were on hand to review what work still needed to be done on the building that burned in March 2009.

  • KY-561: It’s gonna be a bumpy ride

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dam repairs on the Kentucky River at Gest are being blamed for deteriorating conditions on local roads.

    State roads 561 and 389 have sustained major damage from heavy construction equipment and trucks.