Today's News

  • Old stores to become ed facility

    Eminence Independent Schools will soon be the owner of the Deli Plus strip mall, although what they plan to do with it is yet to be determined.
    EIS is set to close on the property that previously contained a gas station/convenience store and several retail outlets this Friday, providing the district another series of options to consider to round out their expansion project.

  • Wallace to retire after 16 years at chamber

    Innovations that have increased the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s profile — and the community’s along with it — originated during Pat Wallace’s term, say those who have worked with the retiring director.
    Wallace’s last day will be June 30, ending her 16-year tenure at the quarterly chamber dinner at the Henry County Extension Office, which begins at 6 p.m.
    Being chamber director became Wallace’s second career after her 32 years as a teacher with Henry County Public Schools.

  • Kentucky safety standards raised for child seats

    A new child safety seat law takes effect today, June 24, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
    Governor Steve Beshear signed the booster seat bill into law on June 15, requiring children younger than 9 and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat.
    The bill requires law enforcement officers to issue citations to violators with a $30 fine, although no court costs will be assessed. In addition, violators will have the option to purchase a booster seat instead of paying the fine.

  • Sheriff's Ranch welcomes Henry campers
  • Fight, shooting follows football game

    The drama at a semi-pro football game held in New Castle Saturday evening happened off the field when two representatives of the Indiana Trybe fought and one ended up being hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the head, according to information from the Kentucky State Police.
    Personnel from KSP, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Henry County EMS responded to the scene after the initial report of an assault on Park Road at the recreation and services park after a football game between the Kentucky Storm and the Trybe.

  • Waving the Flag
  • Fitzgerald seeks bond reduction

    William Fitzgerald’s attorney argued in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday that his client, who is charged with sexual abuse in the first degree with a victim under 12 years of age, should be awarded a reduction in his bond and a furlough to see his ailing mother.
    “All things considered, I don’t think that’s too much to ask,” attorney Nathan Riggs told Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Relay kicks off another round in cancer fight

    The Homecoming for Hope-themed Relay For Life on June 19 will have fun and fellowship opportunities for everyone, says Event Chair Lori Brewer.
    To go along with the theme, Brewer hopes that as many cancer survivors as possible will show up for the activities at the Henry County High School track with registration for them beginning at 6 p.m.
    The money raised, which in 2014 topped $54,000, will go to support cancer research and benefit people in Henry County.

  • Lanham to earn masters and become full-time life coach

    Tommy Lanham, who has helped many people through tough times, recently made a hard decision to devote himself to being a full-time life coach.
    That means he resigned his ministry at New Castle Christian Church effective May 15 and he, wife Tammy and their two children will relocate to Corbin as he pursues a 36-credit-hour masters degree from Liberty University.
    The move is essential for the extended family support as Lanham turns his concentration on completing the required studies in one year’s time.

  • 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.