Today's News

  • Track Cats take third, fourth at NCKC

    As they squared off against their area rivals, the Henry County girls track team took fourth place, despite a pair of first place finishes. The boys team took third place, also despite a pair of first place finishes.

    Freshman Destany Crawford won the 100-meter hurdles and eighth grader Teagan Fish won the 400-meter dash to lead the girls team.

  • EIS unveils partnership with Bellarmine University

    Tuesday morning, Eminence Independent Schools revealed a project they said was two years in the making.

    Eminence High School juniors and seniors will soon have the opportunity to take college courses at Bellarmine University for free.

    Juniors and seniors with qualifying ACT scores in math, English, reading and science can earn a dual high school and college credit while attending classes at Bellarmine’s campus.

  • Local Buzz for the week of May 2

    Arts &crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered

    at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.


    Church services

    Henry Christian Church will host the annual National Day of Prayer service in joint effort with Second Baptist Church of Campbellsburg and New Castle Apolostic Church. The service will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at Henry Christian Church.

  • ‘30 ft. is my living room’

    Twenty years ago, Paula and Brad Crawford talked about how one day the road in front of their home would need to be rebuilt.

    The couple both worked with the EMS in New Castle and knew a change was needed.

    “I have seen many wrecks. We knew Henry County was growing and with traffic coming from out of Oldham County traffic was going to get busier,” Crawford said.

    It’s going to be hard for Paula Crawford to let go of the house her and her late husband Crawford built in 1981.

  • Fiscal Court considers $5.8m budget

    With a few relatively minor changes, the Henry County Fiscal Court has approved the first reading of the 2012-2013 county budget.

    One key change for the county will be a continuing decline in revenue for EMS.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent told the court that EMS revenue is down about $250,000 from where it was in the past. Three years ago, he said, revenue was over $600,000 just for EMS, thanks primarily to non-emergency transports.

    As the economy worsened, the number of those transports dropped.

  • Lack of manpower key in N.C. ordinance

    As the mercury rises, so does the need to do lawn care and enforce city ordinances for those that don’t.
    In April, the New Castle City Commission held first reading of an ordinance creating a citation officer position during its last meeting to enforce such city ordinances. As the commission looks into the position, it also will consider solutions from other cities.

  • Home, ‘Sweet Home’

    Defoe, once known as ‘Sweet Home,’ had four grocery stores, a post office and two blacksmith shops.
    The idyllic town was formed on part of the Low Dutch Tract originally purchased by Dutch settlers looking to preserve their language, culture and religion without English influence.
    The town’s legacy has been recorded much like family history:  with personal recollections and affection. Three sources, two from the past and one from the present gave insight into a town left behind in the path of modern progress.

  • I belong to a dog named Gunner

    By Candy Clarke

    For nine years, I have belonged to a dog named Gunner. Most people will tell you what type of dog they own, but I can say with absolute certainty that my dog, Gunner, rules my world. He is a 10-year-old rescued Alaskan Husky. At first, he was trembling and shaking so badly, it was hard for him to stand. He responded to touch by maintaining the classic cowed position. It was heartbreaking to see such a beautiful animal so afraid.

  • Public Record for the week of May 2


    Jennifer Nicole Webb, 29, Smithfield, to Joseph Michael Webb, 28, Smithfield.

    Sarah Elizabeth Powell, 32, Sulphur, to Jefferson Scott Templeton, 31, Sulphur.

    Kasi Shatara Dawson, 22, New Castle, to Steven Allen Reed, 23, New Castle.

    Property Transfers

    Richard B. Wright Jr., and Laura Elizabeth Wright, Eminence, to Richard B. Wright Jr. and Laura Elizabeth Wright, Eminence. Property in Henry County; fair market value is $87,000.

  • GSP profile - Shelby Abrams

    Shelby Abrams, 17, of New Castle is the daughter of Jan and Tim Abrams. Her grandparents are Don and the late Joyce Abrams, and Joan and the late Gene Rains.

    Why did you want to participate in the GSP program?

    I wanted to participate in GSP because I thought this would be a great opportunity and I could experience college life.

    What are you most looking forward to with the GSP program?