Today's News

  • Patriotic Festival will honor WWII veterans

    William H. Mason, 97, of Eminence felt fascinated with airplanes as a youth, but felt less than enthusiastic about his service during World War II when the Navy tapped him as a stateside aviation machinist mate.
    Mason is one of several World War II veterans who will be recognized for his service during this year’s New Castle Patriotic Festival June 13, the 70th anniversary of the war’s conclusion.

  • First class chosen for iLEAD school

    Nine Henry County students will join the first class at the iLEAD Academy, the regional career academy focusing on technology, math and advanced manufacturing that launches in the 2015-2016 school year.
    Superintendents of school districts in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties have cooperated to open Kentucky’s first regional career academy, so their students can experience the competitive advantages of a curriculum that will prepare them for the highest-demand, highest-wage jobs around.

  • Postal patrons deliver during food drive
  • KTC announces work in Henry County

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warns motorists to drive safely while crews handle improvements on these Henry County highways:
    • Northbound Interstate 71 -  Lane closures and delays possible between mile points 24.7 and 28 due to anchor work for median cable barriers.  Lane closures are possible weeknights from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.  Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 mph.

  • Local businesses eligible for SBA disaster assistance

    U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015.

  • NC city kills fee hike idea

    There were no angry outbursts. No citizens offered complaints. Not even any discussion was had among commissioners.
    When New Castle City Mayor Denny Benham invited commissioners to discuss last month’s proposed amendment to the city’s business license ordinance that would increase fees for certain businesses, there was a prolonged silence.
    At its April meeting, the commission proposed increasing the city’s business license fee to $50 annually, an increase of $15 for most businesses.

  • Missing Uncle Ed

    Dominick Ford, 18, of New Castle can’t help thinking about his Uncle Ed, who helped make Henry County High’s Tractor Day his favorite time of the school year.
    Uncle Ed, full name Ralph Ferguson, who recently passed away, would give Ford a ride during the popular event that encourages students to drive a tractor to school during FFA Week.
    “I like to ride the tractor with my uncle,” Ford said. “I miss him.”

  • Bethlehem Post Office reprieved

    Those hoping the Bethlehem Post Office can stay open and continue to dispense its own special brand of Christmas cheer have reason to rejoice, according to U.S. Postal Service officials.
    It appeared that the Bethlehem location — called the most famous post office in Henry County for its name and its postmark with the manger scene — would lose its lease at the end of April.

  • EIS breaks ground on long awaited school expansion

    The architect’s drawings showing what the new Edhub will look like resulted in “oohs” and “aahs” from the students assembled in the gym Friday for a special presentation.
    It was the third birthday of School on Fire, and Superintendent Buddy Berry used the occasion to tell students about the largest expansion Eminence Independent Schools had undertaken in 75 years.
    “It’s going to be awesome,” Berry said. “And we want all of you to be a part of it.”

  • JOYS Learning Center to close June 5

    With the knowledge that everything has a season, Joy Royalty recently made the difficult decision to close JOYS Learning Center in Eminence.
    The needs of her family and the demands made on her while running child development programs at Shelby County Public Schools led to the  decision, she said. The learning center will close June 5, after the end of both Eminence and Henry County school years.