Today's News

  • Fire safety measures can save your life

    One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds in the U.S. in 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Association. To maintain a fire-safe home and keep your family safe this winter, follow these tips.
    If you are using kerosene heaters, be sure your heater is in good working condition. Clean off the carbon that may have built up around the exhaust parts. Be sure the heater has an emergency shut off in case the heater gets tipped over.

  • F.D. audit law revised

    An ordinance that will require Henry County’s fire departments to produce annual budgets and audits took a step closer to becoming law last week.
    Members of the Henry County Fiscal Court recently met with the county’s fire chiefs, and amended the original version of the ordinance to a more palatable version.

    Magistrates Jerry Beasley, Guy Coombs and Nick  Hawkins met with the chiefs in an effort to see “how we could better reflect what they’re already doing,” Hawkins said.

  • Be careful, he might go Beowulf on you

    For one fan of English literature and history, Henry County is home.
    Dr. William Pollard, a 1964 HCHS graduate, is vice-president and college dean at Transylvania University, where he also is a professor of English.
    Pollard has published books on medieval English literature and co-edited two works on medieval English mysticism and spirituality.

  • Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem

    The living Nativity in Bethlehem was populated by community members last week. At right, Sarah Baxter gets her wings. bottom Right, long-time friends Nick Suter, Olivia Herrell and Hallie Boyer took part in the nativity scene. At bottom left, Baxter and Wiseman Anthony Palmer don gloves and boots to face the frigid temperatures on 12/22.

  • Citizens Police Academy offers glimpse into Troopers’ job, daily lives

    Part 1 of a series

    Ever wonder what it’s like to know what the Kentucky State Police do every day and just exactly how they do it?
    Thanks to an initiative by KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, ordinary folks like me can participate in the Citizens Police Academy. The academy is a series of classes spread over 12 weeks and designed to give participants a better look at the what, why and how of the Kentucky State Police.

  • BIRTH: Bailey Elaine Satterly

    Bailey Elaine Satterly

    Nathan and Brittney Satterly of Campbellsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Elaine Satterly born Monday, December 20, 2010, at Baptist Northeast Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 19 ¾ inches long.
    Grandparents are Teresa Tillet and Terry Satterly of New Castle; James E. Nutgrass, Bedford; and JoAnn McQueary, Milton.

    Great-grandparents are Elaine and Gayle Payne of Pleasureville and Joyce and James D. Nutgrass of Campbellsburg.

  • Public records for the week of December 29, 2010

    Carla Amabilia Oliva, 33, La Grange, to Thomas L. Hawkins, 47, La Grange.
    Erin Leigh Perdue, 24, Pendleton, to Daryl Lee Calhoun, 24, Pendleton.

    Jeremy Bardis, 21, Pleasureville, and Jessica Danielle Bardis, 21, Sulphur

  • Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 29, 2010

    Thursday, December 30
    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

    The County Kickers Line Dancing group meets on Thursday nights at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building in New Castle. Lessons are held for beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.  and advanced lessons follow from 7 to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $20 per year. For more information contact Darlene Tipton at (502) 750-0954 or (502) 947-5160.

  • Falling through the charitable system

    Many Christmases ago, hard times hit the DiFazio clan. The kids were just in elementary school.

    Dad was finding it increasingly hard to deal with the debilitating effects of Multiple Sclerosis.

    Add to that the failure of both local businesses where he and I had worked for years.

    This perfect storm combined to leave us penniless at “the most wonderful time of the year.”
    I had been a part of charity in action most of my life, on the giving side.

  • Jim McKee selected as one of top officials

    Jim McKee of Port Royal was recently selected as one of the top track and field officials in the country, being named in a top-five list out of the 18,000 to 20,000 who were eligible.

    At the National Convention for Track and Field on Dec. 3 at Virgina Beach, McKee and four others were listed as potentials to win the Charles Ruter Award, which recognizes the top official in the country. There were 30 who were originally selected, and that list was eventually narrowed down to just five before the winner was named at the convention.