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Today's News

  • Simpson honored for Apollo 11 mapmaking

    For his role in assisting with the Apollo 11 moon shot, Charles Allen Simpson will be remembered in Eminence for “looking toward heaven long before he went there,” as Mayor Drane Stephens expressed it at Monday’s city council meeting.
    More than 45 years after Apollo 11 made history as the first manned spaceflight to the moon, the role an Eminence man played in the inaugural moon landing came to light.

  • History lesson

    Though wooden siding and roof on the former one-room black schoolhouse on First Street in Campbellsburg weathered heavily over the years, the building’s foundation is still strong, notes historian Karen Shannon.
    Discontinued as a school since segregation ended, the former educational facility will provide lessons again with a focus on history.
    Having recently acquired the structure for $5,000, new owners Karen and Bill Shannon plan to proceed with a sympathetic renovation on the historic school.

  • Crimes in New Castle raise a concern

    Dale Mahoney is worried.
    “I’m just concerned for myself and my neighbors,” Mahoney said at the February meeting of the New Castle City Commission. “I’m concerned about the recent break-ins and the massive drug activity that goes on right here in our city.”
    Mahoney attended the city meeting to see what could be done about the recent rash of crimes in the town. His concerns were shared by Mayor Denny Benham and several commissioners.

  • Answers needed for KIPDA study on aging services

    A Port Royal woman has been tasked with getting as many responses from Henry County for a community needs assessment for the aging as possible to help direct future services through KIPDA.
    Debi Geisler, who is a University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work student currently doing her college practicum at the Family Resource Center in New Castle, wants to receive approximately 380 responses from people age 50 and above for the study, in order to best plan for future services for the elderly.

  • Get your taxes prepared for free at VITA site

    Since the tax filing season is underway, many people are searching for assistance to help them get their taxes prepared.  
    Help is available for many consumers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) programs.  
    The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program works with community organizations to provide high quality tax preparation services, free of charge, for low-to-moderate income tax filers.  

  • Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

    The Henry County Public Library’s youngest patrons loved the activities held Feb. 5 as Valentine’s Day approached. During story time, the children listened to a story called “Owl Babies” about children who love their mother. From left, siblings Ellianna, Keylee, Brayden, James and Teague Sturgeon, all of Port Royal, enjoyed the story. Eden Detwiler and grandmother Tommie got to play with the library’s owl puppet. Joelle Detwiler concentrates on her coloring.

  • Downtown fire’s latest casualty

    With a nudge from the excavator arm Feb. 9, the one-story Eminence Cleaners building on Main Street became the latest casualty of the destructive blaze from July. This is the third building to come down, though the cleaners was spared from the fire, it became collateral damage due to the wall it shared with the neighboring building that burned and later was torn down. In terms of the structures, the July fire has claimed approximately $118,000 worth of property, based on the buildings’ assessed values.

  • Fire destroys Banta's Fork home

    A vacant home on Banta’s Fork Road that was being remodeled is now a total loss after a fire last Monday afternoon.
    Kentucky River Fire Chief Billy Reardon was on his way home from work when he saw heavy smoke in the area between Pleasureville and Bethlehem. Reardon tracked the smoke to the home on Banta’s Fork Road and reported the house fire to Kentucky State Police.

  • Extension Recognizes Moore’s service
  • KSP investigation leads to military honors for Laws

    Harold Eugene “Sarge” Laws, 81, of Owen County received the military honors he deserved Jan. 27, after a Kentucky State Police Post 5 criminal intelligence analyst feared his eternal rest would be in a pauper’s grave.
    Laws died as a result of a Jan. 20 accident on Highway 227 in Carroll County, after when he wasstruck by a vehicle while crossing the road, according to Ali Parham, KSP’s analyst.
    Laws lived in the community of Wheatley but several times a week walked 20 miles one way into Carrollton, visited shops and made friends there.