Today's News

  • Wreck at Cross Main and Center leads to charges, property damage

    A New Castle man has been charged with driving under the influence and wanton endangerment after he crashed his car into a building Thursday afternoon.
    According to witness statements, Jacob Brown drove past the New Castle Welding Shop on Center Street shortly after 1 p.m. He then turned around and came back north on Center Street at a high rate of speed and disregarded the stop sign at the road’s intersection with Hwy. 146, also known as Cross Main Street.

  • Crash ends pursuit into Oldham County

    Allegedly caught on radar doing 20 miles per hour over the speed limit Hwy. 22 in Eminence, a suspect led police officers on a chase the evening of June 7 until he wrecked in Oldham County, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    The incident began at 7:30 p.m. when Officer Phillip Parham clocked a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee at 55 in the 35 mph zone near the school.
    “[Parham] got behind it and turned his blue lights on,” Kemper said. “[The suspect] accelerated to about 65 or 70 and just kept going.”

  • Citizens support hemp

    Many Henry County residents didn’t need much persuasion to agree with the idea Chad Rosen advocated for all last week on the courthouse lawn —  allowing Kentucky farmers to once again grow industrial hemp in their fields.
    Rosen represents Hemp Foods America as managing partner, a business trying to establish itself initially as an importer of nutritious products made from hemp.

  • Fallow Ground

    Much of the photography showing lush farmlands and vistas of beautiful rolling hills in the independent film, “Runoff,” captured on celluloid are views Henry County residents enjoy everyday.
    The experience of shooting the movie about a family struggling to keep their farm solvent proved an enjoyable one for its producer, in terms of cinematography, as well as the peoples’ cooperation with the film crew.

  • Dalton first in his family to go to college

    Dalton Kemble spent most of his freshman year sleeping through class.
    Niki Whitaker, a collaborative teacher in one of his classes that year at Henry County High School, remembers laying her head down on the desk next to Dalton’s to try to talk to him.
    “I said, ‘You have a 27 in this class. You are too smart for that. What’s going on?’” Whitaker said.

  • Moore in the running for Miss Kentucky

    By Amanda Manning
    Landmark News Service
    Ever since she was four years old, Erica Moore has been competing in pageants. The Henry County High School and Centre College alum will be competing in her biggest pageant in a few weeks – Miss Kentucky.
    If she wins, she will advance to compete in the Miss America Pageant on September 13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • HCHS Class of 2015 graduates
  • Community asked to ‘Paint the Town Purple’ for Relay

    Henry County Relay for Life 2015 organizers are asking the community to “Paint the Town Purple” in the lead up to the Friday, June 19, event at the Henry County High School track, beginning at 7 p.m., according to a news release.
    During the week of June 15 to 19, organizers ask that community members tie a purple bow, put up a poster or incorporate the color purple into a home or business as the main event in Henry County’s fight against cancer approaches, according to information from Event Chair Lori Brewer.

  • Library kicks off summer with robotics

    More than 50 people attended the Henry County Public Library’s first Summer Reading Program on robotics June 8.  


    As is tradition on the last day of school, students at New Castle Elementary School closed out the year with a bash with bouncies, games, snacks and a pet porcine who goes by the name Miss Piggy.