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Today's News

  • Sunday wine sales considered

    After leading the charge at the state level, Chuck Smith of Smith-Berry Winery brought the issue of Sunday wine sales to the Henry County Courthouse.

    Along with his wife Mary, Smith has operated the small winery outside of New Castle for eight years. And in those eight years, he told the Henry County Fiscal Court last week, 80,000 to 100,000 people, from all 50 states and at least 12 countries, have visited the operation.

  • Wait, this is exercise?

    The metallic jingling of hundreds of small, lightweight medallions rang through the Steel Tech shooting range building Sunday afternoon.
    The medallions were attached to hip scarves, about two dozen of which were tied around the hips of women who had gathered for one purpose: To join the party.

  • Public Records for the Week of Nov. 24, 2010

    Marriages
    Lauren O. Fentress, 25, Port Royal, to Bryan K. Payton, 28, Port Royal.
    Stephanie D. Meadows, 25, Eminence, to Aaron Christopher Barrows, 23, Shorewood, Ill.
    J. Margo Aldridge, 53, Campbellsburg, to Ronald Wayne Barr, 59, Campbellsburg.
    Divorces
    Zackary James Robinson, 21, Campbellsburg, and Brittany Renee Tracey Robinson, 22, Pleasureville.
    David E. Jones Jr., 40, Sulphur, and Charlotte A. Peyton, 37, Sulphur.

  • County has lots to offer

    With the recent changes made to the Community Life Center, Coach D Park in Eminence, and the constant upgrades to the newest county park, in New Castle, the county is definitely providing the community with what it needs: places for its youth and nearby opportunities for all of the community.
    I encourage everyone to take advantage of these new additions in Henry County.

  • Mitchell, Jones to play as All Stars

    When the top middle school football players in the state line up to play in the annual Kentucky Middle School Football Association All-Star Game this Sunday, two Eminence players will be in the mix.

    Eighth graders Justin Mitchell and Austin Jones were both selected to play for Kentucky East, who plays the West team in Frankfort, at the Kentucky State University  field, this Sunday.

  • Local runners compete on national stage

    Racing against some of the top age-group runners in the country, Henry County had five athletes compete in the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships at Masterson Station Park in Lexington all day Saturday.

    They raced for Team Kentucky — a mixture of some of the best in the state — on a day that featured 13 national-championship events. The youngsters from Henry County finished their school-affiliated seasons within the last few weeks, and Saturday’s Team Kentucky meet was the season finale for them this cross-country season.

  • Community Center gets huge upgrade!

    Replacing an old concrete floor with a shiny wooden one, and bringing in two new basketball goals, the Eminence Community Life Center has gotten a huge upgrade during the last few weeks, highlighted by the official opening last Monday morning.

    The floor and goals were finished one week earlier, but Monday signaled the first time action was seen on the court. The first bounce of the ball and bank shot sparked what should be an exciting move for the center, owned by Eminence Independent School and located next to the high school’s sports complex.

  • HCHS honors veterans

    On Thursday, Nov. 11, Henry County High School paid tribute to the county’s veterans. In its annual ceremony, the school presented the veterans with letters written by students in an old fashioned mail call.

  • BIRTH: Jett Stuart Seligman

    Dagan Michael Seligman announces the birth of his brother, Jett Stuart Seligman born September 17, 2010, at Baptist Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long.

    Parents are Delia and Michael Seligman.

    Grandparents are Sue Roberts and Phil Bowersock both of Pikeville; and Brenda and Donald Seligman of Campbellsburg.

  • Judge spots DUI suspect with beer

    Just hours after entering a not guilty plea to charges stemming from an alleged driving under the influence incident, a Carrollton woman was spotted purchasing beer... by the judge who arraigned her.

    Brenda K. McGuire, 43, of Carrollton, appeared before Henry County District Court Judge Jerry D. Crosby II on Monday, Nov. 8. She entered a not guilty plea to the charges of DUI, driving without insurance, careless driving, having an open alcohol beverage container in the car and one charge of 1st degree wanton endangerment.