Today's News

  • Courthouse decision won’t be easy

    $12.5 million. 37,500 square feet.

    That’s a lot of money, and that’s a lot of space for a new justice center.

    And in less than a week, the Fiscal Court will have to decide whether or not it will happen.

    It won’t be an easy decision, I’m sure. Supporters and opponents of the proposal by the Administrative Office of the Courts make valid points.

    When the current Henry County Courthouse was built in 1876, it must have been quite a sight; it still is.

  • New justice center: Is it a priority?

    by John Logan Brent

  • Ouellette to play baseball for St. Catharine College

    Rewind to when he was just five years old — at the age when most boys were still hitting from a tee — Dylan Ouellette was moved up to play “real” baseball because his dad Rick was the little league’s commissioner.

    Now, 13 years later, the recent Henry County High School graduate is taking his game up another notch with his decision to play baseball for St. Catharine College next school year. Rick, who Dylan credits for the reason why he got his start in baseball and played the sport so much, passed away during Dylan’s senior year.

  • Ally Vaughn named all-region selection

    Henry County junior Ally Vaughn was recently selected to the All-8th Region Team — the only player from the county to be selected as one of the region’s best baseball or softball players for the 2011 season.

  • Williams pleased in track series

    In an attempt to get kids more involved in track and field at a younger age, Henry County’s head track coach Sedrick Williams launched a series of elementary-aged meets this past school year.

    The meets — for Henry students at Campbellsburg, Eastern, New Castle and Eminence, and surrounding counties — were hosted on Henry’s track with one each in March, April and May. Williams said it was a success, and he plans to expand on the series next spring with an additional three or four meets.

  • Local buzz for the week of June 15, 2011

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Blood Drive
    Blood Drive at New Castle Christian Church, 260 S. Main St, New Castle, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28.

  • Annual meeting and LHC graduation set for June 28

    The chamber will be having their annual meeting and Leadership Henry County graduation at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Scriber’s Station on Elm. 

    A delicious meal of fried chicken with all the trimmings will be served, and the Chamber will hear about the many experiences of the Leadership Class, vote on the new budget, and be introduced to the new board members and president.   All are welcome to come and see what the Chamber is all about.   Tickets are $20 and reservations can be made by calling the office at 845-0806. 

  • Henry’s jobless rate down from April 2010

    Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between April 2010 and April 2011, while 20 county rates increased and three counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Henry County’s unemployment rate of 10.6 for April 2011, was down from 0.1 percent in April 2010 and down one percent from March 2011’s rate of 11.6 percent.

  • Gearing up for NASCAR

    At least one local merchant has plans to lure some of the crowd from the first NASCAR race at the Kentucky Speedway over to spend a little time and money in Henry County.

    Without hesitation David Neville of Campbellsburg’s Capstone Produce Auction said that snagging a NASCAR race just up the road is the biggest opportunity for growth in Henry County right now.

    The Inaugural Quaker State 400 weekend is expected to draw at least 100,000 race fans to the area between Friday, July 7, and Sunday, July 9.

  • Campbellsburg Students of the Month