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Today's News

  • HC All-Star teams are eliminated from play

    Playing with limited practice time and against tough competition, all four All-Star teams from the Henry County Youth Baseball League were eliminated after two rounds in their district tournaments.

  • Benham returns to serve as NCFD chief

    Staff writer/photographer

    The new fire chief at New Castle’s volunteer fire department is not really new to the position.

    Tim Benham served in that capacity for ten years before relocating with his family to Shelby County in 2004. He said he remained involved with the New Castle department and rejoined when he moved back in 2008.

    Benham became chief again during the department’s annual elections.

    “I kept on with Relay for Life and the fish fries here,” he said.

  • Library to offer free first-aid and CPR training

    The Henry County Library will host First-Aid and CPR Training taught by an American Heart Association certified instructor free of charge on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn what to do in an event of an emergency, first aid, CPR, pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR. If you would like to receive an official CPR certification card, there will be a $5 charge for the card. Please bring cash the day of. Space is limited so advanced registration is required. Please call (502) 845-5682.

     

  • Slow down!

    General Manager

    Once upon a time, the speed limit on Eminence’s Lou Avenue was 25 miles per hour.

    While the city council reduced the speed limit to 15 on the street that runs by an apartment complex, some drivers apparently never slowed down. And that endangers many of the children who play along the street, according to one resident.

  • Elementary school renovations to start in New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    HCPS superintendent Tim Abrams said though the district eventually will renovate all three aging elementary schools, there is only funding for one at this time.

    A comprehensive overhaul is planned, but that will take several years. “With the amount of money available, we’re only able to do one site right now,” he said.

    Just which school would be first was a decision the board made carefully.

  • A change in pace

    As a junior at Henry County with no school-affiliated soccer team to play for and no desire to attend a college, John Harp did not even contemplate the idea of enrolling in school after graduation. He never gave it much thought.

  • Public Record for the Week of Dec. 24, 2008

    November

    Henry County Sheriff’s Report

    Civil Summons

    Nicole Barnes served by Bill Hudson

    Jeremy R. Bowman, summons in Oldham County, served by Bill Hudson

    Beverly J. Brewer served by Tommy Benham

    Ricky L. Brooks served by Bill Hudson

    Tina Brown served by Bill Hudson

    Michael S. Butts served by Bill Hudson

    Jennifer Butts served by Bill Hudson

    City of New Castle served by Bill Hudson

  • Local businesses take hike in stride

    Staff writer/photographer

    On July 1 the Federal  minimum wage went up from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour, a 70 cent increase. That amounts to a $28 per week raise for a full-time employee.

    Locally the impact appears to be negligible as the majority of workers already are at or above that hourly rate.

  • Stepping back down to assistant

    Suzanne Cates will be on the sideline next spring for the Henry County High School softball team, but as an assistant coach.

    Following a record-breaking year as the team’s head coach, Cates has decided to step back down to assistant — a position she held for three seasons under Jon Kasten from 2006 to 2008. She sent in her resignation letter before the season was complete, then finished the schedule. Another head coach has not been named but HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley said one is in mind.

  • Dollar General expanding, adding Campbellsburg location

    General Manager

    After weeks of speculation, construction on what will become the new Eminence Dollar General store is set to begin.

    Jerry Estes, with Cox Construction, said bulldozers could be on site getting the new property ready within seven to 10 days. Cox Construction will purchase the property at 881 Elm Street, almost across the street from the current store. The property currently is owned by Kenneth and Kathryn Way.