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Today's News

  • 'Friday night alive' coming to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    Free legal advice, free insurance policy evaluations and advice, free financial advice, free blood pressure checks plus retail establishment discounts and lots of other goodies will be offered in New Castle in September.

    Add free entertainment and a shot at a $500 prize, and you’ve got what organizers are describing as a first of its kind event.

    On Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., the New Castle Main Street Program will sponsor “Friday Night Alive in New Castle.”

  • Harrod farm steeped in history

    Staff writer/photographer

    Like her ancestors, Henry County native and lifelong resident Virginia Harrod is drawn to the Kentucky River and a place called Marshall’s Bottom.

    Marshall’s Bottom was so named for the first family to settle this remote area of Henry County in the 1800s.

    Harrod’s grandparents, Evan and Katherine Harrod were Lockport natives, both born in 1902. They married at 14, but didn’t have children until they were 28 years old.

  • HC 2-0 over EHS in first county matchup

    Jon Kasten had to leave school after lunch due to health issues but his absence did little to slow down the Henry County Ladycats as they came away with a 2-0 win over cross-county rivals Eminence.

    Monday night’s matchup between the two high schools separated by just four miles went as expected with Henry never seriously challenged. The Lady Warriors hung with the Ladycats in the early portion of both games, but left Henry’s new gym with 25-14 and 25-15 losses in the best-of-three series. Henry improved its record to 9-4, while Eminence dropped to 1-9.

  • Public Record for the week of September 16, 2009

    Marriages

    Minnie A. Skirvin, 58, Campbellsburg, to Roy W. Ricketts, 59, Frankfort.

    Tammy R. Kershner, 37, Pleasureville, to Shane A. Tracy, 40, Pleasureville.

    Courtney A. Chappell, 25, Turners Station, to Brandon B. Boyer, 26, Turners Station.

    Lacie Diane Rabourn, 19, La Grange, Jeremy Dewayne Booher, 19, La Grange.

    Priscilla A. Richard, 40, Eminence, to Kenneth W. Richard, 45, Shelbyville.

    Alyssa M. Sharpe, 18, Smithfield, to Colin L. Shinault, 18, Smithfield.

  • Best score in three years for HC boys' golf

    After the Henry County boys’ golf team shot an impressive 176 against Whitefield Academy last Tuesday night, coach Steve Dent was hoping that match would be a springboard to an even better performance two days later at Owen County. He was right.

  • Poverty and drop outs are persistent challenges for Kentucky

    As Kentucky looks for ways to truly overcome two of its most persistent challenges – poverty and dropping out of school – last Friday may be judged by history as a true turning point.

    That is because, early in the day, legislative leaders announced the formation of a new Task Force on Poverty, and that evening, First Lady Jane Beshear kicked off a two-day conference that focused on the best ways to help students graduate.

  • Sports Briefs

    EHS Football

    Including their 1-0 forfeit win over Evangel Christian Friday night, the Eminence Warriors are 2-2 overall through four weeks of the 2009 football season.

  • First flu case of school year hits HCPS

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools has its first confirmed case of the flu, but officials do not believe it’s the H1N1 strain.

    HCPS superintendent Tim Abrams said Friday that the district has one confirmed case of flu at Eastern Elementary School.

    Abrams learned that residents with flu symptoms in our region are not being specifically tested for H1N1 because the flu so far has been mild.

    Local health department officials confirmed that assessment.

  • Produce auction coming to Henry County

    General Manager

    David Neville is a farmer. But David Neville also is an auctioneer. And he’d like to combine the two.

    In the near future, Neville will open Capstone Produce at the former Southern States building at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and U.S. 421 east of Campbellsburg.

    For the last five years, Neville said, he’s been looking for a way to do a produce auction. That, he said, would be similar to the livestock auctions he already conducts for places like Tri-County Stock Yards.

  • HCHS boys' soccer getting better even with rocky start

    With a second-year program and a roster full of inexperienced and young players, Jay Dunavan said he is more concerned with how his Henry County boys’ soccer team handles its losses than what the final score reads. And as the season progresses, Dunavan has liked what he’s seen even though his squad is still looking for its first win with an 0-4 start.