Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rivers are Kentucky’s oldest highways

    Kentucky’s oldest highway system – our 1,100 miles of navigable rivers – has been getting a closer look in recent months by the General Assembly.

    A year ago, a permanent legislative committee dedicated solely to waterways held its first meeting; and earlier this year, during the legislative session, my colleagues and I voted to create a new water transportation advisory board, to give us and others in state government a ready resource of information from those whose job is tied to that industry.

  • Willie Peyton back in charge of Henry golfers

    Replacing Steve Dent as the Henry County boys’ golf coach, Willie Peyton is back in charge of the same program he coached for four years in the 1990s.

    After a decade-long layoff, Peyton takes over the program from Dent, who retired from teaching in July and is ineligible to coach until mid-October. Peyton coached the squad to a North Central Kentucky Conference Championship in the late-1990s and is hoping to progress with the pieces Dent has left behind.

  • 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!