Today's News

  • Magistrates did show true leadership

    I agreed when  Jonna Priester wrote “ True leadership means doing that which is  right, though it may not be popular.” I believe true leadership was shown at the June 20th Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 4, 2010

    Wednesday, August 4

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Eastern Elementary will hold its SBDM Council meeting in the school library.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM Council meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room.

    Thursday, August 5

  • 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.


  • MWA makes a return to the county

    The Mountain Wrestling Association is making a return trip to Henry County, but this time it will be at an outside venue in Pleasureville.

    To raise money for a Henry County 14-under girls’ softball team, the organization will host a wrestling show this Sunday starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Pleasureville Firehouse. Gates open at 6:30 and the show is expected to last around two hours. Tickets bought in advance are $7 each, while tickets bought at the gate are $8.

  • 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.

  • Training tiresome

    And the training continues.

    Last week was the most amount of time I’ve spent training with 15 total hours of either swimming, biking, running or strength workouts, and I’m starting to really notice it. Ouch!

  • 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.

  • Column: Huge tax increases in the forecast for American families and small businesses

    During the early stages of a typhoon, the storm begins brewing offshore and out of sight.  It is not until the typhoon reaches the coastal shore that it takes full form and residents are forced to deal with such a disastrous storm, moving at speeds up to 200 miles per hour.  Once the storm hits the shore, it is only a matter of minutes, hours or days before the waves and wind, destroy homes, businesses and livelihoods.

  • 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.