Today's News

  • Lady Cats win 2 in district

    The Henry County Lady Cats had their shooting boots on last week as they defeated district rivals Owen County, 7-3, and Gallatin County 8-7.
    On Sept. 27 the Lady Cats hosted Owen County and fell behind early when the Rebels found their way through the defense after the opening kick and scored from close range just 45 seconds into the game.

  • Magistrates add temporary housing clause in 1st read

    Language inserted into a planning and zoning proposal will allow county residents to temporarily live in a camper or recreational vehicle while they build a new house, based on a discussion at the Sept. 20 Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.
    The magistrates split even after adding compromise language to the proposal meant to keep residents from living in substandard housing. This required Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to cast the deciding vote at the fiscal court meeting.

  • School bus cameras to capture passing motorists

    If a motorist passes a Henry County Public Schools bus with the stop arm out, educators will go to the video in order to prosecute the offender.
    District leaders have made the investment to install cameras on the exterior of an undisclosed number of school buses in order to keep students safe, explained Kevin Whitt, transportation director.
    Placed just under the stop arm, the camera captures images of the make and model of the vehicles, the license plates and the drivers who pass when the flashing red lights are on and the stop sign is out.

  • Fall Sweep set for Adopt-a-Highway

    Now that it’s officially fall, thousands of volunteers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway program will give the Commonwealth’s roadsides a “Fall Sweep” from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 to clear litter before it gets buried by leaves.

  • Battling addiction

    Pastors across the county hope Oct. 4 will be a changing day in people’s lives.
    Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program designed to address all addictions, will begin on Oct. 4. The program will be held every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at New Castle First Baptist Church, 47 East Cross Main in New Castle.
    Those who attend can expect a meal, worship and time in small-groups reflective of their addiction.

  • HCHS students tour the technical side of Louisville

    According to their website, the vision of the Kentucky Board of Education is to “ensure that all students reach proficiency and graduate from high school ready for college and careers.”  Preparing students for their future after graduation is not only a priority, but a passion at Henry County High School.  

  • Eastern Elementary Students of the Month

    August students of the month at Eastern Elementary include, front, from left: Carter Marlette, Olivia Drawbaugh, Marley Cobb, Diamond Kelley and Abigail Adams. Back: Sophie Drawbaugh, Kahlie Gonzalez, Kelli Booth and Riley Denny.

  • Pig Out at NCES

    Miss Pigglesworth, aka Miss Piggy, visited New Castle Elementary School Friday for Pet Club. Sara Wilkerson displayed her multi-tasking abilities by feeding the visting pot-bellied pig with one hand while raising her other hand to offer an answer to a question.

  • All Henry County Schools now certified as energy efficient

    Campbellsburg Elementary School has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. With this most recent designation, all of Henry County’s school buildings are now ENERGY STAR certified.

  • Celebrating a milestone birthday

    It’s not every day that someone gets to mark 100 years on this earth. But next month one resident at Twin Oaks Assisted Living will do just that, and administrators at the facility are asking the county to join in the centennial celebration.
    On Oct. 14, Aline Stivers will turn 100 years old, and Leanne Yancey, community manager of Twin Oaks, wants it to be a memorable occasion.