Today's News

  • NE New Castle voters should support option

    In less than two weeks, voters in the Northeast New Castle precinct will have a chance to decide whether or not Henry County Country Club can sell alcohol.

    They should vote to approve the measure.

    Do you want Henry County businesses to be competitive, or do you not? I certainly do.

  • Local buzz for the week of June 8, 2011

    Arts and Crafts

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

  • A sure bet: judgment day will come

    by Michael Duncan, Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

  • Church Directory

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church
    Rev. James Maroney
    9255 Main St., Campbellsburg • 532-0200
    Sunday School, 6:30 p.m.; Worship 7:30 p.m.
    Ballardsville Baptist Church
    Tiny Wolfenbarger, Pastor
    4300 S. Hwy 53, Ballardsville • 222-9165
    Sunday Early Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.
    Berea Christian Church
    Anne Gregory, Pastor
    685 Franklinton Rd., Pleasureville
    Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

  • Earl Holmes Attendance Awards

    Each year, Henry County Public Schools recognize students who attend school every day.  The recognition is named in honor of Earl Holmes, former Director of Pupil Personnel, who encouraged students to be present at school.  This year, these students’ exemplary attendance demonstrated how much they and their families understand the importance of being at school!

  • Campbellsburg Elementary honor roll 4th nine weeks

    Fourth Grade
    Ms. Webb: Katelyn Burton, MacArthur Dodd, Morgan Garrett*, Mark Gilkison*, Gracie Golden*, Destinee Kaltofen, Audrey Litwora, Ethan Lyle*, Camryn McManis*, Molly McRoberts, Sarah Mobley*, Hunter Payton, Trinity Woods

  • New Castle going after vacant properties

    Owners of abandoned properties in New Castle soon will face serious tax consequences.

    The Special Tax Commission, comprised of Judy Diederich, Mark Vaughn and Lloyd Peniston reported their findings to the city’s commissioners Monday night.

    Mark Vaughn spoke on behalf of the group.

    He referred commissioners to Kentucky law on abandoned urban property: KRS 99.705.

    Vaughn said the group inspected several properties within city limits and found some were in glaring violation.

  • A place to call home

    The one word that comes up repeatedly in conversation with Natashia Jackson is “determination.”

    The 2011 Henry County High School graduate’s favorite classes were JROTC and English 4, but her life leading up to starting school here as a junior was more Charles Dickens than Judy Blume.

    She said it was determination that saw her through.

    Guidance counselor Shawn Coomes said Natashia has done remarkably well. “It’s neat to see how far she has come,” she said, “how she’s blossomed.”

  • Crusade tops $70k

    Despite a poor economy, donations in Henry County to Crusade for Children came in at more than $70,000.

    The 2011 WHAS Crusade for Children wrapped up over the weekend with its all-day Sunday tote board climbing to $5,121,181. The grand total was down a bit from 2010’s $5.3 million. Republic Bank made up the difference between the 2010 and 2011 totals.

    Henry County’s contributions were up by $4,454 from $66,180 in 2010 to $70,632 in 2011.

    Higher collections in the Campbellsburg, Lake Jericho and New Castle districts were key.

  • Local board would drive project

    If the Henry County Fiscal Court votes this month to accept the proposal to build a new justice center, it begins what could be a four- to five-year-long process.

    Carole Henderson, budget director for the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts told the court at its May meeting that the first step in the process is signing a Memorandum of Understanding. After that, Chief Justice John Minton will place the project in the Court of Justice budget, which then will go to the General Assembly for approval in the 2012 session.