Local News

  • God Given Gifts

    General Manager

    With a single lamp casting a warm yellow glow at her side, Corinne Barton’s hands move quickly as she weaves her needle and thread through layers of fabric and batting.

    It’s a quick dance, as she nudges the needle with her right index finger up and down through the layers, until the needle reaches her thumb. Then she pulls the needle and thread through, making a neat line through a small square. The process is one she’s repeated countless times since she was a teenager.

  • Public Records for the week of January 13, 2010


    Jennifer Lynn Gray, 19, Campbellsburg, to Steven Ray Kopecki, 21, Campbellsburg.

    Lynn Michelle Jones, 42, Eminence, to Jeffrey L. Cozine, 37, Eminence.

    Amy Carol Perry, 35, New Castle, to Jody Earl Maddox, 42, New Castle.

    Natasha L. Willhite, 16, New Castle, to Ranveer Pal Singh, 28, New Castle.

    Marsha Dale Jones, 50, Campbellsburg, to Don Nevils Cheatum, 63, Campbellsburg.

    Christy Leigh Stall, 41, Dry Dridge, to David Wayne Riley, 48, Dry Ridge.

  • Woods resigns for 2nd time

    General Manager

    Citing health reason, a Pleasureville City Commissioner has resigned.

    Sandra Woods submitted her resignation by letter on March 3. This marks the second time she said she was resigning from the council.

    “It just wasn’t worth the hassle,” she said by phone last week. “It wasn’t worth me having a nervous breakdown.”

  • Upcoming programming at the Henry County Public Library

    • Third Thursday family movie

    Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 pm the library will be hosting a showing of the newest Disney princess movie.  This film is rated G, so bring the whole family.  Snacks are provided. 

    • Tween Gaming Night

  • Foree, Wentworth accept plea deals

    Staff writer/photographer

    A couple arrested in August on multiple drug-related charges will be formally sentenced May 13.

    Joseph Foree and Sandy Wentworth plead guilty to lesser charges in Henry County Circuit Court last week.

    They were arrested at 3568 Campbellsburg Road just north of New Castle where they were found manufacturing methamphetamine. Two children were removed from the home at the time of the arrests.

  • ‘Zoning’ to replace ‘building’ on permits

    General Manager

    According to a letter from the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, Henry County can no longer issue building permits.

    A copy of a March 10 letter from Deputy Commissioner George E. Mann has been distributed in the county, and in at least one case, was accompanied by a campaign “flier” for Bob Cook, urging residents to seek a refund.

  • Thanks, but no thanks

    General Manager

    Deciding there were too many strings attached and too many unanswered questions, the Eminence City Council rejected on Monday a state sidewalk grant.

    After hearing a summary of the high points of a draft contract submitted to the city, the council gave its consent to scrap the $82,500 grant that would have required a $20,000 match by the city. The city had hoped to repair at least one mile of sidewalk with the funds.

  • Public Records for the week of December 16, 2009

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Melinda Bayorek, second degree arson, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/5.

    Kathrine L. Tingle, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/8.

    Roderick B. Graves, two counts of theft by deception, arrested by Bill Hudson on 12/8.

    Rodney G. Bright, contempt of court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    William O’Daniel, theft by unlawful taking over $500, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/10.

  • Still practicing at 87

    Staff writer/photographer

    Chiropractor Lenville Ballard likes doing things the old-fashioned way.

    Ballard practices out of two rooms of his Point Pleasant Road home, and he sets his own appointments.

    The 87-year-old also uses his own time-tested diagnostic tests and administers adjustments with just his hands. “I haven’t used any other way since 1978,” he said. “I’m not rough and there’s no twisting.”

  • Wireless ‘net could come to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    A recent request by a communications company could put wireless internet access in New Castle and put a little cash in the city’s coffers.

    New Castle Public Works Director Scott Treece said last week that Liberty Communications approached him recently about putting an antenna on the city’s water tower.