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Today's News

  • New Castle 4th graders talk weather

    When Becca Gilbert started teaching her fourth graders about weather, the students probably didn’t expect their teacher would get a chief meteorologist to answer the questions she couldn’t.

    Gilbert taught weather topics like air pressure, predicting weather and reading weather maps but wanted to give the class a more dynamic experience.

    “The kids have been interested in more than (teachers) had knowledge of,” Gilbert said, “I decided who better to ask than a meteorologist.”

  • Fairness ordinance dies

    A proposed fairness ordinance in Pleasureville is dead in the water.

    After Shawn Mertz motioned to approve the ordinance, his fellow commissioners stared at the table. They stared at their hands. They said nothing.

    And Mertz’s motion, and thus the proposed fairness ordinance, died for lack of a second.

  • A day with a veteran

    Herschel Raymer contests that in his 88 years, the best night’s sleep he ever had was on a feather bed mattress in a deserted German home.

    Cold European weather, the lack of provisions and inadequate heat in the staging tent city Cigarette Camps in Le Havre, France, were part of an estimated 3 million American troops’ experience in World War II. Raymer, like many others, just considered it part of his duty.

  • Drivers shouldn’t buck deer issue but stay alert

    It’s the time of year for deer testosterone to kick in, and wildlife officials urge the human population not to treat that scenario lightly.

    “I know people get tired of hearing us say the same old thing year after year, but, really, when they [male deer] get to chasing females, anything can happen,” Kentucky Fish and Wildlife deer biologist David Yancy said.

  • No fair, Pleasureville

    Oh, Pleasureville.

    I can’t say after Monday night’s meeting that I’m surprised, really.

    Disappointed, but not surprised. And that, in itself, is a fairly sad commentary on what happened.

    You see, you had a chance to do something good. You had a chance to do something that really matters. You had a chance to lead the way in Henry County.

    But you sat on your hands, looking quietly and somewhat awkwardly at the table while the motion to approve a fairness ordinance died for lack of a second.

  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 6

    Property Transfers

    Samuel and Anne Eyle, Shelbyville, to Brad Fisher, Bethlehem. 200 Casey Lane, Bethlehem; $375,500.

    Darryl and Kimberly Huckleberry, Pleasureville to Jeff and Teresa Burton, Lancaster. Property in Henry County; $16,000.

    Pamela and George McDannold, Eminence, to Pamela McDannold, Trustee of the Pamela P. McDannold Revocable Living Trust. Lot located in Tolle Court, Eminence, fair market value is $141,300.

  • 1838: 50 acres of land bought for $200

    By Hammer Smith

    Years Ago

    At the November session of the Henry County Court it was ordered that John Owens, Robert Webb, James Dunn and Daniel Sandford or any three of them being first duly sworn view and mark an alteration proposed by John Violett in the road from Vanhorn’s            to intersect the Sullinger Warehouse Road.  The examination was to be done fairly and impartially and the convenience and inconvenience listed in the report of the committee to the court.

  • The Caplinger House

    The Henry County History Center can celebrate its mission of preserving the past for the future as the center’s house turns 150 this year.

    James Nelson Caplinger built the house, which houses the Henry County History Center, in 1863. Caplinger built two additional exact houses in New Castle for each of his three daughters.

  • Wildcats power past Panthers 36-21

    The Henry County Wildcats used a familiar offensive pattern in the second half to pull away from the Elizabethtown Panthers in a 36-21 victory.

    The Cats were down 14-12 at halftime, but came out for the second half and pounded the Panthers defensive line with their power running game. That running game led to two long scoring drives and victory.

  • WARRIORS WIN DISTRICT

    After 20 years of waiting Eminence Warriors sports fans can celebrate a district championship.

    In front of a raucous home crowd on Oct. 24, the Warriors’ volleyball team defeated the Carroll County Lady Panthers 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 to take the 31st District Championship and set off a celebration that has been a long time coming.

    The last time the Warriors celebrated a district title in any sport was in 1993. Then, the Warriors girls’ basketball team defeated the Shelby County Lady Rockets for the 30th district championship.