Today's News

  • Dispute holds up fines

    Although Steve Edward McFarland came prepared to pay his final court costs, fees and restitution, disputes about how much he actually owes kept the cash in his pocket.
    In February, McFarland pleaded guilty to four counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, methadone, one count of second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, Buprenorphine and one count possession of a defaced firearm.

  • Bella's Blessings

    When second-grader Bella Coffee arrived at school Friday, she had beautiful, shoulder-length brown hair. By the end of the day, she was bald. And she wasn’t the only one.
    Bella was one of 18 Eminence students who chose to either shave their heads or cut their hair to donate as part of a fundraising program called Clips for Kids, which benefits Kosair Children’s Hospital and families fighting pediatric cancer.
    Bella, a Kosair Kid and cancer survivor, decided to shave her head to show support for other kids with cancer, an idea her parents supported.

  • FoodPort to engage regional farmers

    How to bring farmers together with potential customers at the West Louisville FoodPort served as the main topic of discussion at a May 12 meeting of City of Louisville, representatives of Seed Capital Kentucky, the Berry Center and county officials from the region held at the Locker in New Castle.

  • Memorial Day program to honor veterans

    The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will remember Henry County veterans with a special Memorial Day program May 25 at the Henry County Courthouse.
    Col. Hal Lamberton, commander of the 238th Regional Training Institute and director of logistics for the Kentucky National Guard who served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, among others, will serve as the featured speaker, according to organizers.
    The Eminence Singers will provide music. The Henry County EMS Color Guard will present the flag.

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  • Eminence plans for the future with 2016 budget

    Eminence’s 2015-2016 proposed budget includes earmarking funds for future improvements to Coach D Park and beginning to save funds for the eventual purchase of a firetruck, according to discussion at the May 11 council meeting.
    Mayor Drane Stephens discussed these items in his budget message, which projects about $1.7 million in revenue in the general fund with approximately $1.34 million in expenses, leaving an estimated balance of $377,392.

  • KSP Post 5 remembers fallen Henry County trooper

    On Thursday, May 15, KSP Post 5 conducted a memorial service for fallen Trooper Delano G. Powell at his burial site at Sulphur Cemetery in Henry County, according to a news release.  
    Present at the service were troopers, detectives and civilian personnel from Post 5, Pastor Michael Duncan who officiated the service, and friends and family of fallen Trooper Powell including his widow Barbara Teague and his son Stewart Powell.   
    Trooper Delano G. Powell, age 28, was fatally shot July 8, 1965, while serving a warrant in Breathitt County.

  • Singers Entertain Providence, Twin Oaks residents

    Both Providence and Twin Oaks in New Castle recently hosted singers for the entertainment of residents. At Providence, sponsored by Second Wind Dreams, Dick Wood sings in the style of Frank Sinatra and entertains at nursing homes on Thursdays. One man band Don Stegemiller of Rising Sun, Ind., performed at Twin Oaks.

  • Voters may pass on primary

    The May 19 Primary Election to select party candidates for governor and other statewide offices is expected to be a quiet affair in Henry County, according to County Clerk Shanda Archer.
    The primary ballot in Henry County includes:
    • Republican governor candidates Will T. Scott, Matt Bevin, James R. Comer and Hal Heiner• Democratic governor candidates Geoffrey M. Young and Jack Conway
    • Republican attorney general candidates Whitney H. Westerfield and Michael T. Hogan.

  • Garden Plot

    Henry County High School agriculture students dug into a community service project during one of their busiest times of the year, FFA Week.
    But when Mona Huff, Henry County community organizer for the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, asked ag teacher Lindsey Davie to assist in creating a garden at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle, the students ticked many items off the to-do list, such as building four raised beds out of cedar, hauling dirt and compost and planting the first crop of fruit and vegetables.