Today's News

  • 5” by the bucket

    According to the five-gallon bucket in the back of Emergency Management Director Bruce Owen’s pick-up truck, New Castle had received at least five inches of rain over the weekend.

    “It’s a wonderful measuring device,” he said.

    Owens and his bucket were right according to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network. New Castle got 6.21 inches between Monday, April 18 and Monday, April 25, 5.23 from Friday through Monday morning.

  • June 30 KHS deadline is looming

    The June 30 end-of-contract date between Henry County and the Kentucky Humane Society is rapidly approaching.

    Magistrate Roger Hartlage, who is leading the county’s committee on animal control, said last week that the county is waiting for Valleyview Landfill to sign a piece of property over to Trimble County. From there, Henry and Trimble Counties will function under an inter-local agreement to operate an animal shelter that will serve residents in both counties.

  • A walk for kids in need

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region serving Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties is proud to announce the 1st CASA Walk: A Walk for Kids in Need. The CASA Walk is a family-friendly, 3-mile event to support to the CASA mission, which is to support and promote volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children. The walk will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at Seven Counties Services (2141 Spencer Court) in La Grange. Participants can pre-register by visiting www.casarr.org/walk. Event-day registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

  • English’s career started behind the counter

    Like many of her employees, Martha English started her career behind the counter.

    As a college student in 1974, English got a job as a part-time crew member at a McDonald’s in Henderson, in Western Kentucky. She noticed that there were plenty of opportunities to advance, and got into the company’s management program while still attending college.

    Five years after starting with the company, English took over as restaurant manager for a McDonald’s in Madisonville, before moving across the Ohio River into southern Indiana.

  • Bright arrested for DUI

    Former Eminence City Council Member and 2010 Mayoral Candidate Shawn Bright has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

    Bright was arrested Wedenesday, April 20, at 12:05 a.m., after Eminence Police Department Officer Phillip Parham spotted “Mr. Bright northbound on Main, crossing the center line the width of the car,” according to the arrest report.

  • Dancin’ to the music

  • Coach Hunsaker says Cats are losing focus

    Austin Hunsaker said his Henry County Wildcats have recently lost focus on the baseball field, resulting in two losses in their only games last week.

    Mental mistakes, Hunsaker said, have been an issue lately. After winning four of five games, the Wildcats lost to Owen County last Monday night, 9-8, then to Christian Academy-Louisville on Thursday, 9-2. They entered this week at 6-8 overall record.

    A majority of the games during the last two-week stretch have been canceled or delayed due to the weather, and since that time the Wildcats have back pedaled.

  • First win of season for EHS baseball team

    Brandon Mitchell pitched his best game this season, his teammates backed him with no errors on the night and Bradley Foree drove in Eminence’s only two runs as the Warriors beat visiting Berea last Tuesday for their first win of the season.

    The Warriors lost their first six games to open the year, but were able to put it all together against a Berea squad that entered the game at 7-2.

  • Important games due up for Ladycats

    With important games due up for the Henry County softball team, coach Matt Wright said his squad is starting to play well at the right time.

    What is at stake for the Ladycats: another North Central Kentucky Conference championship, a sixth straight 31st District title and a first-ever 8th Region crown.

  • Two more wins for Eminence

    Continuing its best-ever start, the Eminence softball team bounced back from its first two losses of the season with two big wins last week.

    The Warriors opened the season winning their first four games, then lost two before beating both Sayre and Kentucky Country Day last Tuesday and Thursday nights for the 6-2 start.