Local News

  • Analysis: New Castle surplus depends on depreciation

    Depending on which numbers are considered, the proposed 2012-2013 New Castle budget projects a deficit, and the city may have to dip into its reserves in the coming fiscal year.

    As presented on the proposed budget ordinance, the city projects total revenues for 2012-2013 at $1.106,704, while expenses are projected at $1,182,729, for a budget deficit of $76,025. That said, the city does come into the year with a beginning balance in its combined accounts of $820,157.

  • Road to graduation rough for Broughton

    Hannah Broughton turned 18 in March and easily could’ve decided not to make up the classes she missed but needed in order to graduate from high school.

    The obstacles she overcame in the last few months reach beyond those most high school seniors face, not because she was born with spina bifida, but because she almost died.
    Broughton didn’t know she had an infection. She just felt pain.

  • Got Gaudy?

    If you want to embarrass your friends or enemies while raising money for charity the Gaudy Potty is at your disposal.

    The Homestead Nursing Center Relay for Life team can help you facilitate your plot against friend or foe by delivering the Gaudy Potty, including solar powered lawn lights, for a small donation of $10 or more.

    Janice Jaggers expedites deliveries and set up for any address within the county limits. She and the Homestead Nursing Center Relay for Life team thought of the idea during a brainstorming session at one of their meetings.

  • HCPS facing $714,000 deficit

    The Henry County Board of Education’s tentative budget for the 2013 fiscal year shows a gap between expenses and revenue with a $714,000 deficit. The budget reflects a decrease in government funding, state economy and school attendance.

    At the board’s Monday night meeting, Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams said the district is spending more than it projects to make in the next year.

    Without cutting programs, Abrams hopes the board can find solutions when it submits its working budget in September.

  • Lyle defeats Hawkins for Circuit Court Clerk

    Barring unforseen circumstances, Gina Lyle will be the next Henry County Circuit Court Clerk.

    Tuesday night, Lyle defeated challenger Nick Hawkins 1072 to 927.

    The pace of the race remained neck and neck until Lyle the final two precincts — Campbellsburg and Gest. Campellsburg was the next to last to report in. There, Lyle won with 162 votes to Hawkins’ 53.

    Early in the evening, Hawkins came to the Henry County Courthouse, hugged Lyle and wished her luck. The sentiment was reciprocated.

  • Get the freshest produce at the Farmer’s Market

    Fresh Kentucky salad greens are delightful at the start of the spring garden season! Whether you choose to grow your own in a patio container or backyard garden or purchase from your favorite farmer’s market vendor, delicious salad greens make a refreshing and nutritious statement for spring family meals.

  • Eminence considering downtown Wi-Fi

    The Eminence City Council is again looking to upgrade its downtown with free Wi-Fi for local businesses and city residents in the downtown area.

    Derrick Jeffries, an AT&T employee, gave a presentation on a proposed Wi-Fi system from the company Firetide that would cover one square mile of the city. Like many places offering free service, there would be a user agreement page with rules and conditions for using the service.

  • Linton enters plea in theft spree

    A Pendleton woman who was indicted earlier this year for the part she alledgedly played in a two-day, four-car theft spree in November 2011 entered a guilty plea in Henry County Circuit Court last week.

    Elizabeth Linton, 26, of Pendleton was charged with theft by unlawful taking, a class D felony, for taking a 1987 BMW from Hans Kallenberger on Sulphur Road. 

  • HCSO’s new office to open June 4

    Residents can expect the Sheriff’s office to be fully moved to the former Henry County Health Department building by June 4 for public services and a secure environment.

    Instead of the open room office presently in the courthouse, the sheriff’s new office will have more controlled areas to separate the public administrative and law enforcement services.

  • Renaissance Fair Reopens for Seventh Season



    If you ever wanted to experience life in medieval times, The Kentucky Renaissance Festival can entertain and educate the knights and nobles in your family as it opens for its seventh season on June 2.

    Opening week two new attractions will debut at the fair. Roundtable Productions will have live jousts and other combat demonstrations in contrast to the fair’s first fairy troupe.