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Today's News

  • Gilley makes the Wright choice

    Keeping a familiar face in charge of one of the most successful teams in the county, Henry County High School Athletics Director Todd Gilley hired Matt Wright to head the school’s softball program.

    Wright has been an assistant coach for the Ladycats for three seasons (2006-2008) and was the head football coach at Beth Haven for one season (2008). He takes over the program from Suzanne Cates, who resigned last June following her one year in charge. In what Gilley describes as an easy choice, Wright was hired just one month later.

  • Upcoming programming at the Henry County Public Library

    • Third Thursday family movie

    Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 pm the library will be hosting a showing of the newest Disney princess movie.  This film is rated G, so bring the whole family.  Snacks are provided. 

    • Tween Gaming Night

  • Foree, Wentworth accept plea deals

    Staff writer/photographer

    A couple arrested in August on multiple drug-related charges will be formally sentenced May 13.

    Joseph Foree and Sandy Wentworth plead guilty to lesser charges in Henry County Circuit Court last week.

    They were arrested at 3568 Campbellsburg Road just north of New Castle where they were found manufacturing methamphetamine. Two children were removed from the home at the time of the arrests.

  • ‘Zoning’ to replace ‘building’ on permits

    General Manager

    According to a letter from the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, Henry County can no longer issue building permits.

    A copy of a March 10 letter from Deputy Commissioner George E. Mann has been distributed in the county, and in at least one case, was accompanied by a campaign “flier” for Bob Cook, urging residents to seek a refund.

  • Shelby beats South for 8th Region title

    Playing inside Henry County High School’s legendary Roy L. Winchester Gym for the 47th straight year, Shelby County beat South Oldham in the finals of the boys’ 8th Region tournament last Tuesday night.

    The Rockets, who will represent the region in the Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament this week, won the regional title two years ago but were beaten by Anderson County on a last-second shot in 2009. They play the state’s top-ranked team, Ballard, in the opening round of the state tournament Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. inside Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Who would steal from a child?

    In November 2009, our son, Noah, age 10, was diagnosed with a horrific type of childhood cancer. A tumor the size of a small cantaloupe was removed from his chest. Two weeks later he began a course of chemotherapy; every two weeks he checked into Kosair Children’s Hospital for five days for one treatment and then three days two weeks later. This schedule continued for six cycles. He then had one and one-half ribs removed and biopsied. We held our breaths until the pathology report came in-he was cancer free!

  • Thanks, but no thanks

    General Manager

    Deciding there were too many strings attached and too many unanswered questions, the Eminence City Council rejected on Monday a state sidewalk grant.

    After hearing a summary of the high points of a draft contract submitted to the city, the council gave its consent to scrap the $82,500 grant that would have required a $20,000 match by the city. The city had hoped to repair at least one mile of sidewalk with the funds.

  • Pikeville takes notice

    A month after Chris Price signed to play football for Pikeville College, three more Henry County High School football players have also committed to play for the Bears next school year.

  • Public Records for the week of December 16, 2009

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Melinda Bayorek, second degree arson, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/5.

    Kathrine L. Tingle, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/8.

    Roderick B. Graves, two counts of theft by deception, arrested by Bill Hudson on 12/8.

    Rodney G. Bright, contempt of court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    William O’Daniel, theft by unlawful taking over $500, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/10.

  • Still practicing at 87

    Staff writer/photographer

    Chiropractor Lenville Ballard likes doing things the old-fashioned way.

    Ballard practices out of two rooms of his Point Pleasant Road home, and he sets his own appointments.

    The 87-year-old also uses his own time-tested diagnostic tests and administers adjustments with just his hands. “I haven’t used any other way since 1978,” he said. “I’m not rough and there’s no twisting.”