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Today's News

  • Eminence gets another test from another top team

    The improving Eminence volleyball team played just one match last week, dropping its lone outing to Martha Layne Collins High School, 2-0, on Thursday night.

    Coach Stephanie Meadows was not pleased with her squad’s performance but did say she hopes they can come away from this game with a stronger desire to win, and play competitive against the top teams like Collins.

  • Re-elect County Judge John Logan Brent

    On Nov. 2, 2010 the citizens of Henry County will be electing a county judge executive. It has been my honor and privilege to work with our current county judge executive. While mayor of the city of Campbellsburg Judge Brent worked with me in securing a grant in excess of 2.5 million dollars for the infrastructure plan for our city. Our frequent trips to Frankfort gave me first hand knowledge that Judge Brent knew his way around Frankfort.

  • Forums, debate offer chances to hear candidates

    General Manager

    In just a few short weeks, voters will hit the polls to make their choices for their elected officials at all levels — city, county, state and federal office.

    As election day approaches, the Henry County Local and Henry County Chamber of Commerce will partner for a series of three forums in October.

  • Public Records for the week of September 29, 2010

    Marriages

    Stephanie A. Fuchs, 28, Smithfield, to Kevin G. Floyd, 34, Smithfield.

    Brittany Kay White, 20, Smithfield, to Robert Lee Carter, 23, Smithfield.

    Brandi R. Webb, 23, Pleasureville, to Morris A. Powell, 19, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Michael Corey Bramblett, 33, Shelbyville, and Ashley Marie Allgeier, 27, Pleasureville.

    Michael Allen Rucker, 56, Pleasureville, and Bertha J. Downey, 57, Pleasureville.

  • New location, new services

    Staff writer/photographer

    After being temporarily displaced earlier this year, Henry County Adult Education is alive and well in its new home at the Community Life Center in Eminence.

    When the building it occupied had to be razed to accommodate New Castle Elementary School’s expansion, the program needed a new address and this location offers a lot of amenities.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 29, 2010

    Wednesday, September 29

    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, September 30

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

  • Sevier is ready to Fling

    Staff writer/photographer

    In 1994 New Castle’s longtime festival planner Margaret Vaughn passed her baton to Charlie Sevier. She had been at the helm since 1984.

    When he took over, the city had just one festival. “It was one 9 to 5 festival,” he said. “Then we added Fall Fling and Christmas in New Castle.”

  • School districts meet all but one of their NCLB goals for 2009-2010

    General Manager

    According to testing data released last week, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools met all but one of their No Child Left Behind goals for the 2009-2010 school year.

  • It’s time for Whatley to go

    In April 2010, Campbellsburg made a mistake. A big one. One that’s already cost them more money in legal fees than they spent from January 2008 to December 2009, and cost them dearly in terms of reputation.

    They, or more specifically Mayor Jan Fletcher, hired Crestwood attorney Graham Whatley to represent the city.

    Twice Whatley was publicly rude and disrespectful toward a duly elected member of the council, practically accusing her of a horrendous crime simply because her husband happens to be the fire chief.

  • Council questions contract

    General Manager

    In a special meeting Monday night, the Campbellsburg City Council learned that a contract between Graham Whatley and the City of Campbellsburg may not be valid.

    Members of the council last week called for a special meeting after receiving Whatley’s contract, which they said contained false information.