Local News

  • Hartlage: ‘I thought it was okay’

    General Manager

    In a tense exchange with Magistate Nick Hawkins, Planning and Zoning Commissioner Roger Hartlage said he didn’t see anything inappropriate in the fill used to level off ground at SBH Properties in Pendleton.

    Hartlage and his supporters told magistrates during a special meeting last week that they didn’t have all of the facts when it came to the issue of Hartlage’s removal from the commission.

  • Handful of candidates file ahead of deadline

    General Manager

    With less than a week to go before the filing deadline for the Nov. 2 election, less than 20 people have filed for city and school board offices.

    Candidates have until 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, to file for the non-partisan races. Independent candidates for county- and state-wide office also have until Aug. 10 to file.

  • B.O.A. demands meeting with court

    General Manager

    “I’m disgusted by the decision of the court.”

    On July 27, Henry County Board of Adjustments member Yvonne Moore expressed her dissatisfaction with the Fiscal Court’s 3-2 vote to not remove Roger Hartlage from the Planning and Zoning commission. Her comment came during a nearly hour-long, on-the-record discussion by the board, along with four members of the planning commission itself.

  • Reliving the glory days

    Staff writer/photographer

    In January 1960, the Campbellsburg School burned to the ground in a blaze that began near the gymnasium.

    Though one theory that circulated reported the cause of the fire as a carelessly tossed cigarette landing in a trash can, the cause was never determined.

    By the time fire companies from New Castle and Bedford arrived on the scene around 4 a.m., the two-story front was completely engulfed.


  • NCFD seeks help for repaving

    Staff writer/photographer

    The New Castle Fire Department has asked the city for help in replacing the paved area in front of its station.

    Assistant Fire Chief Tim Benham, asked commissioners for help because the blacktop in front of the building is caving in due to the weight of pumper trucks passing over it.

  • Traffic plan set for New Castle Elementary

    Staff writer/photographer

    HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said New Castle Elementary School staff will be out in force to help parents navigate the construction-site traffic plan when school begins on Aug. 11.

    “They’ll be out there to direct traffic and get them through those first few days,” he said.

  • Shaws: A moving success

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mike Shaw’s Auction Barn brought new life to downtown Eminence when it moved here in 2009.

    Now, due to its success, the business has outgrown its Main Street location. At the end of August, Shaw will move less than a mile away to the old Brunswick building at 891 Ballardsville Road.

  • Camp Cedarmore hosts Indian Summer Camp

    Most Henry Countians know about Camp Cedarmore near Defoe, but many local residents do not realize that the facility is the site of an annual week-long program for children ages 6 to 18 who have or have had cancer. Called Indian Summer Camp, the non-profit program is funded by donations from individuals and companies around Kentuckiana. The camp is free to campers.

  • Court votes 3-2 to keep Hartlage

    General Manager

    In a controversial 3-2 vote, the Henry County Fiscal Court opted not to remove a Planning and Zoning commissioner from his post.

  • 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.