Today's News

  • Local staff recognized by KPA

    Every year, come the third weekend in January, journalists across the state converge upon Louisville or Lexington for the annual Kentucky Press Association convention.

    The convention holds a variety of seminars, each introducing new ideas, but the highlight of the convention comes on Friday night — the awards banquet.

    It’s there that the hard work we do throughout the year is formally recognized.

    And this year, I’m pleased to tell you that your home-town paper earned second place general excellence in the mid-sized weekly division.

  • Eastern Elementary School Honor Roll

    Mrs. Cobb’s 4th Grade
    All A’s:  Courtney Jennings, Abby Lyons, and Nikki Perkinson
    A’s/B’s:  Vesta Dennis, Samantha Gonzalez, Matthew Janik, Steven Jones, Andrew Landers, Jonathan Porter and Gavin Robinson

    Mrs. Maddox 5th Grade
    Gabe Adams*, Rachel Bush, Donna Curtsinger, Lucas Gaddis, Isaac Heady, Kayleigh Holmes, Bryanna Imel, Bailey Ingram, Hallie Potts, Devinn Seranno, Chris Wheeler, Caeleigh Woods, Logan Yount
    * denotes all A’s

  • Public records for the week of January 26, 2011

    William Allen Morehead, 36, La Grange, and Chastity Michelle Singleton, 29, New Castle.
    Dean Clark, 45, Pleasureville, and Elizabeth Ann Clark, 41, Pleasureville.
    Lloyd B. White III, 51, New Castle, and Cathy Diane Stanton, 53, New Castle.
    Eric Lee Foree, 37, New Castle, and Aundrea Lucriettia Louden, 41, New Castle.
    Property Transfers

  • Mr. & Mrs. Louis G. Suter

    Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. Suter of Campbellsburg are celebreating 50 years of marriage. The couple wed in 1961 and are life-long residents of Campbellsburg. Louis is the son of the late Webb and Sylvia Suter. Barbara New is the daughter of Pauline Hudgins of Carrollton.

  • Teens: need a summer job?

    The 4-H state camping program is in need of summer camp employees at all camping locations. If you are looking for a summer job that gives you the opportunity to be a positive and encouraging influence in many children’s lives, consider working at a 4-H camp.

    4-H summer camping in Kentucky is one of the largest co-educational camping programs in the United States. All Kentucky programs are American Camp Association-accredited camps.

  • Lumberyard to close Jan. 31

    On Jan. 31, Barnett Lumber Company’s retail operation will close. Owners Harold and Mary Bratton have decided to retire, though the construction side of the company will live on, with their son Craig Bratton at the helm.

    “Our mainstay over the years has been new home construction,” Harold Bratton said.

    He said they also will continue to sell and install kitchen cabinets.
    There has been a lumberyard there since 1890.

  • Black & White with a splash

    For Pam McDannold, it all began with a random box 25 years ago. Purchased at an auction, the box had a quilt top inside.

    “My Sunday School teacher Donna Duncan had started a class and suggested I come,” McDannold said, “and I never quit quilting since.”

    An obsession with quilting endured over the years, and McDannold has produced at least 63. Those 63 are simply those that she recorded in a quilting journal.

    She displays her handiwork all over her walls and beds and everywhere else in her home.

  • KHS to end dog contract

    After Christmas, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent got a letter that didn’t sit well with him.

    The Kentucky Humane Society will no longer contract its services with Henry or Trimble Counties once their contract expires.

  • 54% is not acceptable

    The statistics were not stellar: Only about 80 percent of Henry County Public Schools students graduate. Little more than half go on to college. More than 40 percent of HCHS students have developmental needs in at least one subject area.

    That was the data presented by HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams to the board of education on Jan. 13. And that was the data necessary to frame the new core content standards being implemented as part of Senate Bill 1.

  • Berry: ‘All one school’

    The sense of unity was palpable.

    Eminence Middle School Cheerleaders led a cheer — the last in their Braves uniforms. Middle and high school basketball players took to a shiny new court for one-on-one matches. A slideshow of Warriors past, present and future drew cheers.

    It was all part of the dedication of the new gym floor at the Eminence Community Life Center, and an announcement that all grades would be Warriors.