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Today's News

  • Thanks to community for support after church explosion

    On April 19, 2006, an explosion destroyed the Campbellsburg United Methodist Church building. During our despair, everyone was so kind and caring. We were offered alternate facilities in which to hold our services. Many people kept us in their prayers and sent donations to speed us on our way toward construction of a new building. It is through all this Christian generosity that the building is now complete.

  • Huck-A-Buck retires after 37 years with OVACO

    News Intern

    Known in Eminence as “Huck-A-Buck,” Leroy Wright has overcome challenges in order to accomplish feats that most can only dream about.

  • N.C. man charged with murder

    Staff writer/photographer

    A New Castle man has been charged with second degree murder after a weekend argument turned deadly.

    Robert Steven Elston, 54, of New Castle, was charged in the death of Joseph D. Burch. Elston entered a not guilty plea in Henry County District Court Monday.

    Judge Jerry Crosby set Elston’s bail at $1 million. Elston remains lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center, and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 14. An attorney from the public defender’s office will represent Elston.

  • Eminence to host Kentucky State Water Ski Championships this weekend at Stillwater Lake

    The best water skiers in the state will converge on Stillwater Lake in Eminence this weekend to vie for top spots in the annual Kentucky State Water Ski Championships. The last two times Stillwater played host to the state championships, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, were in 2005 and 2002. Stillwater opened the statewide competitions June 14 with a slalom-only event that attracted 18 skiers, which was down more than 20 percent from previous years.

  • Close to Home: Take a walk in the woods

    Staff writer/photographer

    If outdoor leisure is your idea of a good time, Frankfort’s Salato Wildlife Education Center offers outdoor fun relatively close to home.

    Center director, Laurie Davison said that in today’s economy, Salato is a real bargain. “Admission is free, so you can just hop in your car and go,” she said. “Just pay for your gas and the rest is all bonus.”

  • New child care center open in Campbellsburg

    Staff writer/photographer

    Angela Gray of Campbellsburg has been in the childcare business for most of her life.

    Gray worked for her mother at Nanny’s Daycare in Buckner, and took over the business when her mother retired. She operated Nanny’s in Buckner for 14 years.

  • A Chinese haircut, and other Shanghai adventures

    After our incredibly busy week in Beijing and Xi’an we returned to Shanghai and had a couple of rest days. On Sunday afternoon I got a special treat. Tom and I went downtown to explore Shanghai’s famous Yu Gardens. This was a special treat for a couple of reasons, but mainly because I got to spend time in the presence of another man. I think Verna and Kelley were afraid I was scarred for life after being with seven females for five days without any respite!

  • Thanks to the Smithfield Garden Club

    I want to thank the Smithfield Garden Club for the hard work they expend in keeping the beautiful pots of flowers maintained at the four-way stop in Smithfield. Someone from this group comes faithfully each day with jugs of water to keep the flowers looking their best. Also, this group of ladies maintains pots of flowers at the cemetery and they too, have to be watered almost daily.

  • Idol auditions are hitting close to home

    Allright American Idol fans and aspiring singers, listen up. You could get your chance for your 15 minutes of fame ... or infamy.

    The latest round of audition sites and times has been announced. Big cities like San Francisco, Kansas City, Salt Lake City and more will host auditions in July and August.

    But we learned last week that the popular talent contest will hold a round of tryouts in Louisville this year.

    On July 19 and 20, prospective auditioners can gather at a location, which has yet to be announced, to get armbands for the auditions.

  • Thanks for all coming to, and helping with, the New Castle Spring Fling

    I would like to thank everyone for coming to the 26th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Sat., June 14. The Spring Fling was another success!