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Today's News

  • $4.5m NCES renovations to start in April

    Staff writer/photographer

    Bids for a $4.5-million project to rennovate New Castle Elementary School have been awarded, and construction is set to begin in April.

    Once the project is finished, preschool students from all three Henry County Public Schools elementary schools will attend New Castle’s early childhood learning center. The move will open up two additional classrooms at both Campbellsburg and Eastern.

    Bids for the project were awarded last week in a special meeting of the Henry County Board of Education.

  • Time to get outside for spring sports

    Yes, it’s that time. I can hear it, see it, feel it and smell it. Spring sports are among us once more.

    Like always at this time of the year, I’m eager. Eager for the bats to start cracking, to watch the pop flies go soaring, to feel the sunshine and to smell the freshly-cut grass. You have to love spring, and nothing reminds me more of this than the Spring Sports Preview I release each March.

  • Stivers: ‘The fight was on’

    General Manager

    A Pleasureville man indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury for charges related to a January police chase also faces an assault charge in Carroll County.

  • The Henry County Grand Jury

    The Henry County Grand Jury met March 11 and returned the

    following indictments:

    Donald Austin Broughton, 23, Pleasureville, was indicted for criminal possession of a forged instrument, first offense, a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000, when with the knowledge the prescription is forged and with intent to defraud, deceive or injury another, her uttered or possessed a forged prescription for a controlled substance.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 24, 2010

    Wednesday, March 24

     

    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.

     

    Thursday, March 25

     

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

     

    Friday, March 26

  • Public Records for the week of January 20, 2010

    Marriages

    Loretta Marieann Ivers, 27, Bedford, to Troy Duane Sharp, 44, Bedford.

    Sandy Louise Wentworth, 28, New Castle, to Joseph Edward Foree, 29, New Castle.

    Divorces

    Alan Robert Schwartz, 42, Pleasureville, and Jo Ann Schwartz, 55, Port Royal

    Bryant E. Bishop, 40, Turners Station, and Kristina Bishop, 37, Turners Station.

    Scott Howard Coffey, 40, and Sheila Danel Jacobs, 27, Louisville.

  • March Madness is a little different for the General Assembly

    In the General Assembly during this time of year, “March Madness” refers to more than just a basketball tournament as the final hectic days of the legislative session draw to a close.

    In the state Senate, the focus last week was predictably on the two-year budget, with that chamber considering what changes it will make to the House version approved earlier this month.  The Senate is scheduled to vote on a proposal early this week, setting the stage for legislative leaders to come up with a compromise by the end of the month.

  • P&Z intended to be good stewardship of land

    General Manager

    When Planning and Zoning was enacted in Henry County, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent was a senior in high school.

    The current Planning and Zoning administrator, Greg Derossett, was in middle school.

    As such, neither had a hand in the development of the commission, which former Planning and Zoning attorney Bill Brammell and current Board of Adjustments member Dennis Yeary said developed out of a concern for land use.

  • Bill Covington takes over Eminence softball program

    Sports editor

    With a new coach in charge and 23 players listed on its roster, the Eminence High School softball team is hoping to improve on last year’s 3-14 season.

  • New coach hoping to improve track program at HCHS

    Sports editor

    With the first track meet now behind them and a long list of meets still left, new coach Sedrick Williams and his Henry County Cats are eager to get the program headed in the right direction.

    Williams took over the Henry track team in February with a long-term approach for a program that has had three head coaches in as many years. His focus: building a foundation and progressing each year.