Today's News

  • Thanks for help with and coming to live nativity

    Back in 1959, a group of church members from the three churches in the Bethlehem community met to discuss the possibility of a joint project. The idea of a living nativity was presented and all enthusiastically agreed. Now 50 years later, this ministry has been portrayed over and over each Christmas season. This would not have been possible if so many dedicated people had not had the faith to keep it going. To all who helped in any way, we say thank you so much for your support and willingness to serve.

  • Students win statewide Web site design contest, $500

    General Manager

    In what may have begun as a way to keep three restless high school students busy, Henry County High School earned a little statewide recognition last week.

    On Jan. 14, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet recognized Bryant Mitchell, Michael Veenstra and Luke Clark for winning a contest to redesign the cabinet’s Kentucky Teen Tech home page.

    “Basically, what we did ... (was) go in and design the entire Web site,” Clark, 16, said.

  • College Goal Sunday helps with financial aid

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at 20 sites across the state. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m., and most sites close at 4 p.m. Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

    At College Goal Sunday, financial aid professionals from Kentucky will help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the form students must submit to receive federal and state student aid.

  • Rash of burglaries hits county

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Police suspect tough economic times may be behind a recent string of burglaries in Henry and Carroll Counties.

    Lieutenant Jeff Medley said 16 burglaries have been investigated by the Campbellsburg Post since December 1, 2008. “Tough economic times may be a part of it,” he said.

  • Ladycats drop two district games, 6-7 overall

    Sports Editor

    The Henry County girls’ basketball team lost two important district outings last week — Carroll County on Tuesday and Owen County on Friday — to drop its record to 6-7 overall and 1-4 against 31st District opponents.

  • Pleasureville sewer is in the hole

    General Manager

    Whether they like it or not, members of the Pleasureville City Commission will have to take a serious look at raising sewer rates for residents.

    During the commission’s Monday night meeting, auditor Constance M. Rawlins, told the commissioners that while the city’s finances are in good order, two things concerend her — neither of which dealt with record keeping. Rawlins was concerned by the city’s sewer and garbage collection funds.

  • Warriors play best this season in 53-51 loss

    Eminence’s Dre Banta scored a career-high 29 points and hit seven three-pointers against Spencer County last Tuesday night on the road, but the sophomore and his teammates fell just two points short as they took a 53-51 loss in one of their better performances of the season.

    The only blemish for the Warriors came during the second quarter when Spencer used an 8-0 spurt in a four-minute stretch to gain a comfortable advantage. At the half, Spencer was ahead 22-16.

  • Henry 13th, Eminence 16th in latest Litkenhous

    Sports Editor

    According to the latest Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings that were recently released, both Henry County basketball teams — boys and girls — are 13th in the 8th Region, while both Eminence teams are ranked 16th.

    The Litkenhous, which is released each week during the season, is a computerized power ranking of each team in Kentucky based on a formula that includes record, strength of schedule and margin of victory. Games against out-of-state opponents are not included.

  • City, county governments look ahead

    General Manager

    In the coming year, local governments could face a variety of new challenges, including just how to conduct city and county business in a time of financial difficulties.

    But some officials say that challenge may not be as tough for them as it will be for others.

  • Thanks for supporting PBI Bank’s Christmas for Kids 2008

    On behalf of the officers and employees of PBI Bank, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to our 16th annual Christmas party at Eastern Elementtary. With your generous contributions, we were able to provide toys, goodie bags, a pizza party and Santa Claus for 77 children who otherwise might not have had the Merry Christmas that every child deserves.

    Again, many, many thanks to our wonderful friends and customers who contribute faithfully each year so that these children are blessed. We wish you a very happy new year!