Local News

  • HCPS, EIS to share energy position with 4 others

    Staff writer/photographer

    Starting July 1, six area school districts will share a position designed to help manage their energy use.

    Through the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools, established in 2008, school districts have been required by Kentucky law to take actions to manage their energy use.

  • Public Records for the week of February 17, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Leslie A. Nichols, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 2/8.

    Anisa M. Rivera, theft by deception under $10,000, arrested by Rick Nelson on 2/9.

    Gary R. Bailey, failure to appear/failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 2/10.

    William O’Daniel, 2nd degree burglary, arrested by Keith Perry on 2/10.

    Mitchell Webb, no license, no registration, DUI 3rd, arrested by Keith Perry on 2/10.

  • Relay for Life events are gearing up

    Henry County’s Relay For Life event is scheduled for Friday, June 25 beginning at 7 p.m. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/henryky for more information about the event and the upcoming fundraisers going on in the community.

    • New Castle United Methodist Church and United Citizens bank are raffling Mother’s Day Baskets.

    • April 25: New Castle United Methodist Church will have a Soup and Sandwich luncheon following morning services

  • KSP searching for vending machine thieves

    Kentucky State Police are asking for help in identifying two men who have been breaking into vending machines in Henry and Trimble counties.

    The two have been seen on video surveillance at several locations, and recently provided police clear images of their faces

    Public Information Officer Michael Webb said the two have hit machines in New Castle, Eminence, Pleasureville and Campbellsburg in Henry.

    They robbed a machine in Milton just a few days ago.

  • Children can access dangerous material via the Internet

    Many parents believe that their children are safe from all types of danger, but there are many that escape even the most careful parent.  Children that access the Internet are able to come across inappropriate and in many cases extremely dangerous material through accidentally finding a pornographic website, in chat rooms, bulletin boards, news groups and/or e-mail and instant messages.

  • Grand jury indicts two 18-year-olds

    General Manager/Editor

    A Pleasureville teen arrested in February in connection to a string of crimes has been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury.

  • Bombs found in garage

    General Manager

    A 16-year-old Henry County High School male student was arrested last week after two homemade bombs were found in his family’s Eminence area garage.

    According to Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens, Detective Danny Stivers was contacted by a family member who found “what appeared to be two homemade explosive devices.”

  • Vanishing breed

    For 28 years dairy farmer Billy Smith hasn’t missed his daily appointments. At 730 milkings every year — except in leap year when it’s 732 — that adds up to more than 20,000 milkings. On Jan. 12, Smith completed his 20,000th straight milking.

    The routine is the same every day:

    Twice a day at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Smith wrangles the cows into the waiting area outside the milking barn.

    He sterilizes each piece of equipment and slips a “sock” over the hose that delivers milk into the milk tank.

  • Council members upset with mayor over lack of communication

    General Manager

    During a meeting that started off  tense, three members of the Campbellsburg City Council said they were unhappy about not being notified of a recent change in the city’s personnel.

    Council member Rex Morgan said he was upset that Mayor Jan Fletcher hired a new city attorney without notifying the council members that the decision had been made while acknowledging Fletcher is not required to do so. Fletcher replaced former City Attorney Joe Yates with Graham Whatley of La Grange.

  • N.C. Festival bazaar Saturday

    The New Castle Festivals Committee is sponsoring a bazaar in New Castle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Locker building located at 12 S. Main Street.

    There will be arts and crafts, a flea market and yard sale booths.

    The Festival Committee also will be selling their cookbooks. Money raised from cookbooks and booth rentals will go to help put on festivals in New Castle.

    The Main Street Committee will sell hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. For more information, call 845-4181, or e-mail newcastlefestivals@yahoo.com.