Local News

  • Do you take debit cards?

    General Manager

    Eminence residents soon will be able to pay their utility and tax bills by credit or debit card.

  • County parks manager feels at home

    Staff writer/photographer

    Travis Buchanan, of Cincinnati, has worked as Henry County’s parks manager since April, but said he feels very much at home in the position.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in plant and soil science with an emphasis on turf grass and a minor in business.


  • HCPS to resume classes on August 11

    Students in Henry County have about one month of summer vacation remaining!  The county school system will begin their 2010-11 school year on August 11 when students will again catch their buses and find their desks for more learning opportunities.

    Registration for families new to the county begins at the central office at 326 Eminence Road in New Castle.  Parents can call 845-8600 or come by the office to get the information needed to get their children enrolled at any of the district’s schools.

  • Host familes needed for exchange students

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. This is the last chance for these young ambassadors to fulfill their life-long dreams, and their placement deadlines are rapidly approaching.

  • EIS to take over adult education program

    Staff writer/photographer

    The adult education program in Henry County has been temporarily suspended while Eminence Independent Schools takes the reins.

    Henry County Public Schools operated the adult education program in the past, but did not apply for a 2010 grant that would have renewed it. The building that housed adult education is being demolished to make way for New Castle Elementary renovations.

  • KSP seizes 78 marijuana plants

    General Manager

    Kentucky State Police have charged two Henry County residents after seizing nearly 80 marijuana plants in Lockport last week.

    KSP Post 5 Public Information Office Trooper Michael Webb said James “Jamie” Doss and Carolyn Beverly were charged with cultivating marijuana, more than five plants, in connection to the seizure, a class D Felony.

    The KSP marijuana eradication unit led the inves-tigation, and spotted the plants during a regular flyover.

  • Powell wins draft horse pull

    Robert Powell, of New Castle, owns the horses Bill (left) and George (right), who won the heavyweight class of the draft horse pull Saturday, July 3, at the Henry County Fair. Pictured with Robert Powell, are Rick Barnes, holding Bill, Ray Powell (center), and Elizabeth Powell, holding George.

  • Questions continue over CFD

    General Manager

    “I believe we’ve got a deadline... July 2 that it should be completed.”

    Those were the words Campbellsburg Mayor Jan Fletcher had for his council last week in what initially was a brief update on the project to rebuild the city’s fire department.

    But members of the fire department wanted to know what would happen if that deadline wasn’t met.


  • In the spirit of friendliness

    General Manager

    It was a main course of fried chicken, with a side of pure friendliness.

    On Tuesday, June 29, as employees of Kissel Entertainment — the company that provides the rides and games for the Henry County fair — prepared for the day ahead, members of the county’s Baptist churches assembled a lunch of fried chicken with plenty of sides.

  • Bernheim offers a slice of nature heaven, just an hour’s drive away

    Staff writer/photographer

    Residents who want a quick getaway have a plethora of options for day trips. Among those is Nelson County’s Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest was established by Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929. He was a German immigrant who became a successful whiskey distiller, establishing the I.W. Harper brand.