Today's News

  • New Heights

    Coincidence reached new heights when two veteran firefighters bought an old Harrods Creek ladder truck they had once responded to emergencies with.
    Now Phil Shad, 71, a current New Castle Fire Department volunteer, and his friend Rick Albers, 60, of Goshen, use their new acquisition to respond to parades, festivals and community events.
    Both men have long histories with fighting fires and developing bonds with their brothers and sisters in public safety.

  • Test scores mixed for local schools

    School districts were recently provided their annual school report cards tracking their scores for the Unbridled Learning Assessment and calculating their accountability results from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    The numbers for both districts in Henry County are a mixed bag. While some schools showed improvement, others declined in their academic performance. While some grade levels excelled at particular subjects, others struggled to meet the pace of state averages.

  • C-burg man dies when boat sinks

    An afternoon of fishing turned tragic for three brothers last Thursday afternoon.
    Rick Baker, 70 of Campbellsburg, was fishing on Lake Jericho with two of his brothers when the boat they were in began experiencing mechanical issues, according to Lake Jericho Manager Larry Ramsey. Baker managed to get his brothers ashore but he stayed with the boat near the boat dock.

  • Deer-vehicle accidents expected to rise in fall

    Brace yourselves, Kentucky drivers, the annual three-month increase in roadway encounters, and unfortunate collisions, with white-tailed deer is once again upon us, according to a news release from Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    Deer can certainly be spotted around Kentucky any time of year, but for the next three months their activity – and likelihood of becoming a costly, if not deadly, roadway hazard – increases dramatically.

  • 4-H Foundation celebrates National 4-H week

    The Kentucky 4-H Foundation, along with 6 million 4-Hers from across the Commonwealth and the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 4 to 10, according to a news release.
    On Wednesday, Sept. 30, State 4-H officers traveled to Frankfort to meet with Governor Beshear for the signing of the 4-H week proclamation.
    This year’s theme for National 4-H Week is 4-H Grows Here, the new National 4-H Campaign.

  • Watering livestock during the winter freeze

    By Levi Berg

  • CES students of the Month
  • Eastern observes World Milk Day
  • Pugh inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame

    A former state commander of the Department of Kentucky Veterans of Foreign Wars with ties to Henry County was inducted into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame, Sept. 26, according to a news release.
    Carlos Pugh, the widower of Alma Clubb Pugh, formerly of Bethlehem, served as chairman of the Red Cross, chairman of the Frankfort Planning and Zoning Board and received the Volunteer of Frankfort Award from the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce after serving in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1970.

  • Call leads to Bedford bust

    Kentucky State Police troopers responded to a Trimble County home Sept. 30 after an emergency call from a woman in Pendleton, which led to arrests for illegal drugs and kidnapping, according to a KSP news release.
    “A call of a woman in distress at the Pilot truck stop on Pendleton Road led troopers to a residence in Bedford,” KSP said.  “During the course of their investigation, it was determined that the woman had allegedly been held against her will at the residence where alleged illegal drug activity had taken place.”