Local News

  • Henry County Olympians

    Tiny Pieces Inc., of New Castle, was recently represented by three children at the Kentucky State Special Olympic Equestrian Competition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Oct. 4. All from Henry County, Jessica Hall, 9, Idarion Graham, 8, and Jared McBurney, 8, each participated in two classes in the Western Riding Division. Jessica earned a bronze medal (3rd) and a 4th place finish; Idarion earned a 5th place finish and a bronze medal (3rd) and Jared earned 4th and 6th place honors.

  • A history of violets

    Staff writer/photographer

    Local artists, artisans, farmers and merchandisers will populate more than 30 booths at the 17th Annual Extension Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Henry County 4-H Fairgrounds building.

    A wide variety of jewelry, paintings, candles, woodworking, photography and textiles will be represented.

    This year Pam Coombs has a few unusual things to sell.

  • After the storm

    Staff writer/photographer

    H.S. “Doc” Williams and June Shipp were without electricity at their Smithfield home for ten days following January’s ice storm.

    Besides leaving the couple without power, the heavy ice took down limbs from many of the farm’s mature trees.  “It took the tops off maples and walnuts,” Shipp said. “He (Williams) was out checking the damage and decided to make logs.”

  • Council to consider last call change

    General Manager

    For now, New Year’s revelry in Eminence Bars will end as soon as Time Square’s giant glittering ball touches down.

    Monday night, Debbie Ball, of Rhinestone’s Bar and Grill, asked the Eminence City Council to consider extending the hours alcohol can be served in city limits to 2 a.m. on the New Year holiday only.

  • The joy of giving

    Staff writer/photographer

    Naomi “Lolly” McGrew carefully unwrapped a piece of chocolate candy she retrieved from the multi-colored trick-or-treat bag in her lap. She also received a Halloween necklace and pin. McGrew’s favorite gift by far, though, was a book.

    “We gave her a book about a horse named “Chase,” Sharai Smith and Krystin Moody said.

    This Halloween transaction was, as usual, between a grown-up and children, but not in the traditional sense.

  • Local business changes name, pledges the same home town service

    Staff writer/photographer

    ReMax Preferred Realty is no more.

    The New Castle real estate company has changed its name to Ky. Homes and Farms as the owners shed their ReMax franchise.

    With 43 years’ combined experience, realtors Steve Woods, Lyndon Johnson and Billy Bob Coomes say they are confident their shift from ReMax franchise to independent ownership of KY Homes and Farms Real Estate is the right move for them as well as their clients.

  • Veterans Day traditions continue

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 11 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 an “unknown soldier” was buried at Westminster Abbey in England and at the Arc de Triomphe in France.

    The gesture marked the end of World War I and became known as Armistice Day.

    The United States followed suit in 1921, burying a soldier whose name was “known but to God” in Virginia overlooking the Potomac River

  • Cooks get trial date

    General Manager

    A New Castle couple at odds with Henry County Planning and Zoning will get their day in court.

    Bob and Ann Cook appeared before Henry County District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler for a pretrial conference on charges levied by Planning and Zoning.

    Greg Derossett, Henry County Planning and Zoning’s enforcement officer, cited the couple in September for violating a portion of the county’s Planning and Zoning ordinance that prohibits living in a camper or recreational vehicle.

  • Henry County Health Department to distribute H1N1 vaccines today

    Henry County residents have the opportunity to get the H1N1 inter-nasal spray vaccine Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Henry County Health Department located at 125 North Property Road.

    The clinic will follow the Center for Disease Control's recommendations and administer vaccine to the following groups:

    • healthy children and young adults ages 2-24 years old.

    • healthcare workers who are healthy and younger than 50 years old.

  • Old Drennon Road to get maintenance again

    General Manager

    A road less traveled, and seemingly forgotten for more than a decade, again will receive county maintenance.

    During the Henry County Fiscal Court’s October meeting, Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod told the court that a portion of Old Drennon Road was still considered part of the county’s road system.