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Today's News

  • KSP arrests 7 more in theft cases

    General Manager

    Seven more individuals have been arrested in connection with a string of criminal activity in southern Henry County.

    A total of eight juveniles and one adult have been arrested on charges tied to vehicle thefts and break-ins in New Castle, Pleasureville and other areas. The nine arrested have been hit with 21 total charges, and some of the juveniles are middle-school students.

  • Tough stretch gives Cats three losses

    Finishing a tough three-game stretch with losses to Shelby County and North Oldham last week, the Henry County boys’ basketball team has now dropped three straight and are an even 11-11 overall heading into the final month of the season.

  • Odd Fellows once were largest fraternal group in state

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though most residents know them now for the annual homecoming, and parade, there’s more to the International Order of Odd Fellows.

    The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge No. 1531 is a predominantly black fraternal organization.

    The Washington Lodge’s Henry County building was constructed on New Castle’s Main Street in the late 1800s and once boasted the largest fraternal membership in Kentucky.

  • KU, LG&E seek rate increases

    Landmark News Service

    Customers of Kentucky Utilities and the Louisville Gas and Electric Company could see rate increases later this year.

    E.ON U.S., parent company of KU and LG&E, announced plans last week to file rate adjustment requests with the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

    KU provides electricity to more than 500,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. LG&E serves 314,000 natural gas and 389,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties.

  • Groups encourage women to wear red Feb. 5

    Staff writer/photographer

    Don’t be too surprised if you see a little more red than usual Friday, Feb. 5. It’s National Wear Red Day.

    The day comes at the end of  Women’s Heart Foundation Heart Week, and is sponsored by the American Heart Association, not as a fashion statement but as an awareness tool.

    Both organizations want to educate the public about women and heart disease.

  • Pleasureville passes property ordinance

    In a long, contentious discussion, the Pleasureville City Commission voted 3-2 Monday night to approve a property ordinance that would enable the city to levy liens in worst case scenarios.

    Commissioners Gary Grigsby and R.L. Wilson voted for the ordinance, while Vic Harrod and Sandra Woods voted against it. Mayor Rodney Young cast the deciding vote.

  • Education Foundation dinner set for Feb. 6

    Staff writer/photographer

    The 18th Annual Eminence Education Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. in the Eminence School gymnasium

    Foundation member Kelly Mathis said an elegant atmosphere will be achieved with table linens and special touches at 40 long tables.

    All the Way Shoppe will cater the affair and tickets are $25 each.

    The auction promises to add excitement to the event.

  • First victory for Lady Warriors

    Earning their fist basketball win of the season in dominating fashion, the Eminence Lady Warriors went up early and never looked back in a 51-26 outing over visiting St. Fancis last Thursday night.

  • Three magistrates, one constable and jailer face opposition in May

    General Manager

    The field for the May 18 primary is set, and many candidates will cruise through that election with no opposition.

    Four magisterial seats are contested in the primary.

    In District 1, incumbent Adam West will face Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows in the Democratic primary, while Republican Scott Bates has no opposition within his own party.

  • Henry girls over Trimble in overtime

    The Henry County girls’ basketball team evened up its overall record at 9-9 with a 51-50 win over Trimble County last Thursday night, but it took an overtime to get the job done.

    The Ladycats built a 12-point lead in the first half but Trimble clawed its way back into the game and tied the score with 15 seconds left in regulation on a 3-pointer. Henry then outscored Trimble 7-6 in the overtime period to come away with the slim one-point victory.