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Today's News

  • Conservation district seedling give-away

    There will be a limited number of tree seedlings available to the public on a first come basis beginning sometime after April 1.  If you are interested in obtaining some of the seedlings, please call or visit the District office as soon as possible to put your name on the list. The district office is located at 1125 Campbellsburg Road, New Castle, KY  40050, and can be reached by phone at 502-845-2890.

  • All that and a box of cookies

    Staff writer/photographer

    Known for crafts and cookies, Girl Scouts are so much more.

    Caitlyn Moore, 14, is in the eighth grade at Henry County Middle School and a girl scout.

    Where Boy Scouts start out as “cubs” Girl Scouts like Moore can begin as “daisies.”

    Moore said she always enjoyed scouting, and as she aged scouting became more adventurous.

    “It’s different when you get older,” she said. “I’m into high ropes, caving and canoeing.”

  • The lady of the house versus the spring mud

    After months of winter with its snow and cold, bulky coats, frozen windshields, school closings and slippery roads, almost all of us are eagerly looking forward to spring. We anticipate the pleasures of the warm sun, breezes scented with the awakening earth, and the surprise of crocuses and daffodils pushing their way up overnight. But the thing that comes to my mind in spring is mud. I, too, love warm weather, spring flowers and sunshine, but I admit it is mud that I connect most to spring

  • Bridge near Pleasureville up for replacement

    Staff writer/photographer

    This much is known: a bridge in Henry County will be replaced this year.

    The only question is just when that will take place.

    Andrea Clifford, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said construction will not begin until the HCPS year ends as traffic will have to be rerouted during the project.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 17, 2010

    Wednesday, March 17

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM Council will meet in the conference room at 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, March 18

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • You, too, can contribute to Meals

    Is there anything we can do to help those in our community who are elderly, frail, without transportation, isolated from the population at large?

    We can aid in the continuation and expansion of the Meals on Wheels program that delivers healthy, nutritious food to their doorsteps almost every day of the week.

    Tri-County Community Action Agency currently serves an average of 55 homebound clients, ages 60+ in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

    More than one-third of them live in Henry County and there is a waiting list.

  • God Given Gifts

    General Manager

    With a single lamp casting a warm yellow glow at her side, Corinne Barton’s hands move quickly as she weaves her needle and thread through layers of fabric and batting.

    It’s a quick dance, as she nudges the needle with her right index finger up and down through the layers, until the needle reaches her thumb. Then she pulls the needle and thread through, making a neat line through a small square. The process is one she’s repeated countless times since she was a teenager.

  • Public Records for the week of January 13, 2010

    Marriages

    Jennifer Lynn Gray, 19, Campbellsburg, to Steven Ray Kopecki, 21, Campbellsburg.

    Lynn Michelle Jones, 42, Eminence, to Jeffrey L. Cozine, 37, Eminence.

    Amy Carol Perry, 35, New Castle, to Jody Earl Maddox, 42, New Castle.

    Natasha L. Willhite, 16, New Castle, to Ranveer Pal Singh, 28, New Castle.

    Marsha Dale Jones, 50, Campbellsburg, to Don Nevils Cheatum, 63, Campbellsburg.

    Christy Leigh Stall, 41, Dry Dridge, to David Wayne Riley, 48, Dry Ridge.

  • Woods resigns for 2nd time

    General Manager

    Citing health reason, a Pleasureville City Commissioner has resigned.

    Sandra Woods submitted her resignation by letter on March 3. This marks the second time she said she was resigning from the council.

    “It just wasn’t worth the hassle,” she said by phone last week. “It wasn’t worth me having a nervous breakdown.”

  • Gilley makes the Wright choice

    Keeping a familiar face in charge of one of the most successful teams in the county, Henry County High School Athletics Director Todd Gilley hired Matt Wright to head the school’s softball program.

    Wright has been an assistant coach for the Ladycats for three seasons (2006-2008) and was the head football coach at Beth Haven for one season (2008). He takes over the program from Suzanne Cates, who resigned last June following her one year in charge. In what Gilley describes as an easy choice, Wright was hired just one month later.