Today's News

  • Couple acquitted

    By Brad Bowman


    A jury in Henry County District Court acquitted Bob and Ann Cook in a county ordinance case spanning five years with a possible 365 violations.

    Years of paperwork with motions for dismissal on both sides, complaints filed with the state over Henry County’s building and zoning permit process and numerous continuances have made for an exorbitant legal process.

  • Eastern Elementary String Program gets donations


    Bruce Scott wanted to level the playing field for students who want to pursue music.

    Scott, a retiree who plays cello in the Louisville Philharmonia Orchestra, took an instructional course on repairing violins. Last week, he donated two restored violins to Eastern Elementary Arts and Humanities teacher Amy Knight.

    Equipped with new rosin and a case, the refurbished violins look new and are ready to play a reel.

  • Bonus plan ordinance created for New Castle


    Employees in the city of New Castle have received bonuses in the past, but now there will be an ordinance in place to structure those year-end and anniversary bonuses.

    “It was okay that we had given bonuses. It wasn’t illegal,” said Mayor Denny Benham. “We just didn’t have an ordinance that addressed it.”

  • Six More Weeks

    By Brad Bowman


    With another round of winter weather, Henry County and the surrounding region saw totals Monday ranging from 3-8 inches of snow accumulation. At the time of press, Henry County is expected to have another bout of rain, freezing rain and possible snow hit the area Tuesday night.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman for District 5, Andrea Clifford said rain negates most preparatory work crews can do.

  • EIS students work DreamBox

    By Brad Bowman


    Eminence Elementary students game their way into math proficiency with learning software and a little fun.

    Using the DreamBox math app on iPads, students create a character, an avatar, and navigate through a fictional landscape of fairies, pirates, dinosaurs and animal eye candy with individual math games tailored to their abilities. The games challenge each student’s grasp of mathematics, customized and measured individually, in order for them to take it to the next level of learning.

  • Warriors fall to Rebels in All A

    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Owen County Rebels on Jan. 22 in the first round of the All A Classic after losing to the Rebels just six days earlier in a similar scenario.

    Whether you attribute it to a hot start for the Rebels or a slow start for the Warriors, the first period of both games was the downfall for Eminence.

  • Dragons slay Wildcats

    After 11 days without a game due to the frigid, snowy weather, the South Oldham Dragons could not have been blamed if they had come into the Roy L. Winchester Gymnasium in New Castle on Friday night a little cold, but that was not the case. They lit up the Henry County Wildcats with hot shooting and tenacious defense in their 81-54 win.

  • Wishful Thinking

    This ridiculous weather has left me with a lot of extra time on my hands this week. Local teams played only two games this week out of the six that were scheduled. So I have had more than enough time to think and that is always dangerous.

    I am going to share some of these thoughts with you. I know you didn’t ask, but here it is anyway.

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  • HCHS Homecoming Royalty
  • Butler Honored