Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sullivan joins legal team at Zaring Law

    In the Henry County criminal justice system, there are many lawyers who work together to provide clients a good outcome. Two recently joined forces. This is their story.

    Alan Zaring has practiced law in New Castle ever since he passed the bar in 1998. He clerked for John Berry at Berry and Floyd, then worked at the firm for three years. Zaring opened his own office in June 2003 at the corner of Main and East Cross Main Streets.

  • Hay, the weather is quite concerning

    The drought of 2010 is fresh in the minds of most Henry County farmers: they are reminded of it every day when they feed their livestock.  With no regrowth late in the year, our abundant early harvest of hay is now considered a ‘limited’ supply, and the winter we are having is making our supply even more limited.  Will we be short?  On some farms, the answer is yes, unless spring grass comes early.