Local News

  • 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.

  • TCCAA cuts 2 days a week at HC Senior Center

    Staff writer/photographer

    According to the Tri-County Community Action Agency, Henry County’s senior citizens will have to find somewhere else to eat a communal lunch, play cards and socialize on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Hours at the Senior Life Enrichment Center have been cut by 40 percent.


  • Public Records for the week of April 21, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Stuart M. Kaelin, 2 counts of failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/12.

    Angelique Matturo, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/14.

    Shelley R. Griffin, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/14.

    District Court


    Monday, April 12

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

  • Family Physicians Associates joins Jewish Phyisicians Group

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare announced last week that the Family Physician Associates practice will join the organization’s physician network effective Aug. 1. Partners in the FPA practice - Drs. Jim Smith, David Wallace, Edward Sames, Kenneth Gardner and David Jones – and their office staff will now be a part of the Jewish Physician Group.

  • Nature’s air conditioning at Squire Boone Caverns

    Staff writer/photographer

    As the heat wave moves relentlessly into the foreseeable future, a daycation surrounded by the natural air conditioning in Squire Boone Caverns could be just the thing.

    The caves are reported to “stay a pleasant 54 degrees year round.”