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Today's News

  • Two county bridges to be repaired

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two bridges in the county’s fourth district soon will be replaced.

    Magistrate Nick Hawkins, who represents the district, told New Castle commissioners last week that projects for the two bridges — on Beasley Road and Hieatt Lane, won approval from the state.

    “We found additional funding in the road budget,” he said.

    Hawkins said the bridges currently are paved, but will be replaced with 18-foot steel spans. “They always wash out,” he said.

  • Both EHS teams win, on same night

    For the first time in six years, both the Eminence baseball and softball teams won on the same night and on their home fields.

    While the baseball squad was beating Evangel Christian 5-2 last Tuesday night, on the adjacent softball field the Lady Warriors were beating Williamstown 11-10. It was the first time both teams got wins on the same night at home since they defeated Carroll County on May 13, 2004.

  • N.C. Police Chief resigns

    Staff Writer/photographer

    A 9-year-police chief in Henry County has resigned.

    New Castle Police Chief John Porter tendered his resignation on April 28 effective at 5 p.m. the same day.

    His departure wasn’t mentioned in the New Castle Commission meeting on May 3 — when a constable was called to bring calm to the city meeting — and no reason for his sudden departure was addressed in the letter.

  • Lockport threatened by flood water

    General Manager

    More than three inches of rain fell over the weekend, and the resulting flood waters are threatening the small town of Lockport.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said one family, whose home was across from Ace’s Grocery had to leave their home because of rising water. He added that members of Lockport Baptist Church were at the ready to move everything from the church to a semi.

  • Shots fired at house

    General Manager

    Kentucky State Police are looking for a man who they say fired shots at a house in southeastern Henry County late Monday night.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Michael Webb said that at around 10:45 p.m. Monday, May 10, a man, for unknown reasons, fired shots at a home on Flat Creek Road, near the Franklin County Line.

    Webb said KSP have a suspect, but he has not yet been found. An arrest warrant for Chester T. McDonald, 34, with a charge of attempted murder was issued with a $500,000 cash bond.

  • Public Records for the week of February 24, 2010

    Marriages

    Donna M. Hensley, 26, Eminence, to David E. Woodrum II, 23, Eminence.

    E. Aimee Broughton, 37, Pleasureville, to Donald R. Moore Jr., 35, Pleasureville.

    Mary Beth Ashcraft, 27, New Castle, to Billy Ray Dale Sr., 52, New Castle.

    Suzanne Michael Meeks, 42, Campbellsburg, to Travis Lee Doane, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers

  • Smith resigns

    Staff Writer/photographer

    Nearly a year since his last meeting, Henry County Public Schools Board of Education member John Smith Jr., has resigned.

    Smith served Henry County’s first district on the HCPS Board of Education since 1977. When he suffered a stroke June 30, 2009, it came as a big blow to the community.

    At that time, board chairman Donnie Tipton said the board voted to excuse Smith until such a time he or his family could make a decision.

    Now, almost a year later, that decision has been made.

  • Four straight wins for the HC Wildcats

    Putting together their first winning streak of 2010, the Henry County Wildcats beat Owen County (9-4) last Monday night, Christian Academy-Louisville (8-7) last Tuesday night and Grant County (4-0) on Wednesday — the baseball team started the streak with a win over Walton-Verona (11-3) the week before for four straight.

    They lost two games to Kentucky Country Day (6-5, 3-0) on Saturday, but the four-game winning streak showed the team’s progress and where they could be headed. It was just what coach Austin Hunsaker was looking for.

  • Out of my face, and shopping cart

    Stock up on your favorite junk food now, folks, because it looks like the federal government is going to be messing with our food supply a whole lot more if regulators at the FDA have their way.  Plans are underway to mandate restrictions on salt. The government – that fine institution that exists ostensibly to protect our rights and property in this land of the free – is planning soon to dictate how much salt will be legally permissible in prepared foods at grocery stores and restaurants.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 28, 2010

    Wednesday, April 28

    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, April 29

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

    Friday, April 30