Today's News

  • Disaster prep all about planning

    No one can plan a disaster.

    Henry County’s Emergency Management Director Bruce Owen has a county emergency plan, North Central Health District’s Preparedness Planning Coordinator Shana Crain has a plan for the health department’s role in the event of a disaster and Area Disaster Director for the Louisville area chapter of the Red Cross Angela Druin Roberts also has a response protocol. But the most effective measures come from experience.

  • Carrollton unit preparing for deployment

    Members of the local National Guard unit are preparing for deployment to Africa, which will occur sometime in October.

    Capt. Chris Fitzwater, who heads Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery based in Carrollton, said the unit will be activated Saturday, Sept. 1. The 62 members of the unit will meet at 2 p.m. that day in the Carroll County High School gymnasium for a send-off from friends, family and the public.

  • Hoene takes the reins at NCES after Morris’ departure

    Lane Morris’ exit as principal of New Castle Elementary after two years wasn’t a surprise to Superintendant Tim Abrams, even if it came two days before school started last week.

    Assistant Middle School Principal Staci Hoene also seemed like a natural choice to serve as interim principal in Morris’ vacancy.

  • Even the North Pole needs a haunted house

    By Candy Clarke

    Years ago, my 14-year-old daughter, Katherine, approached me for a loan. She had been babysitting and saving her money, but she still needed more. We agreed to the terms of the loan and then, I asked if I might know the reason. She announced that I had always told her if she had an idea not to give up on it. Whereupon she proceeded to tell me what her idea was and why she wanted a loan.

  • Public Record for the week of Aug. 22


    Jeffrey William Powars, 24, La Grange, and RaeLynn Deanna Hamby, 23, Pendleton.

    Emzy Lavon Martin, 64, La Grange, and Bonnie Ruth Martin, 53, La Grange.

    Robert Lee Carter, 25,  Crestwood, and Brittany Kay White, 22, Smithfield.

    Byron Keith Koenig, 33, Sulphur, and Jamie A. Webster, 32, Lockport.

    William D. Hale, 48, Frankfort, and Lauren D. Hale, 28, Shelbyville.

    Elias Zamora Rangel, 31, Shelbyville, and Lodema Kay Barnes, 31, Smithfield.

  • What history lurks in your nickname?


  • Public Record for the week August 15

    Property Transfers

    Patrick Bryan and Cheryl E. Conley, 110199 Maddox Ridge Road, Turners Station, to Partrick Bryan Conley 10199 Maddox Ridge Rd, Turners Station, fair market value of $76,100 purpose of vesting title soley to second party and no considerationis paid for the property.

    Martha Dewitt, Eminence, to Daniel and Kristan Shaw Wright, Eminence. Parcel No. 3 of land located at New Castle-Point Pleasant Road; $245,000.

  • How much rainfall is enough for crops?

  • To can or to freeze comes down to nutrition

    Many vegetables and fruits are ready for harvesting, and many gardeners have more produce than they can readily eat.

    Those who want to preserve fresh, summer foods for later consumption will consider either freezing or canning the harvest. But is one way of preservation better than the other? The answer depends on the type of food you want to preserve. 

    If proper techniques and correct temperatures are used, frozen foods retain greater amounts of their vitamin content, natural color, flavor and texture.

  • Candidates file at the last minute

    A few familiar and new faces will run in local elections this fall. The official deadline for filing for office was Tuesday at 4 p.m.

    While several candidates filed ahead of the deadline, many waited until Tuesday to file their papers.

    Those running for office are:

    Campbellsburg City Council

    Sharon Clem

    Lorraine Hawkins

    Earl Higgins

    Mark A Murray

    Shelley Noe

    Jason Stanley

    Eminence City Council

    LeeAnn Armstrong