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Today's News

  • Beginning Farmer’s program to be offered

    If you are new to farming, the Beginning Farmer Program hosted by the UK Cooperative Extension is designed to walk you through many of the issues you may be facing. We plan to start the class Friday, Jan. 20, with weekly sessions each Friday through February and into March, with more sessions later in the year. Most sessions will run 9 a.m. through lunch, rotating between the Henry, Shelby and Oldham County Extension Offices.

  • Henry County hosts first invitational at Renaissance Run

    The Henry County Cross Country team hosted its first-ever invitational Saturday, drawing 255 athletes representing 12 different schools from around the region to  the Renaissance Run at the Renaissance Park in Eminence.

  • Wildcats thump Elizabethtown 57-27

    It was the performance they’d been waiting for.

    Leading into their game against Elizabethtown, the Henry County Wildcats had won just a single game.  There were glimmers of smart play, including good defensive stands against Central High School. In an emotional game against Bullitt Central, the Wildcats won with heart and determination.

    Against Elizabethtown, they put everything together and ran away, quite literally, with a 57-27 win over the visiting Panthers.

  • Warriors fall to Frankfort, 40-12

    The unbeaten Warriors met their match.

    “They were just better than us,” Eminence head coach Steve Frommeyer said.
    The Franklin High School Panthers came to town Friday, and were bigger — both in terms of numbers and sheer physical size — than the Warriors. And the Panthers handed Eminence its first loss, 40-12.

    Breaking their usual pattern of slow starts, Eminence got off to a quick one.

  • Sheriff, CARE team holding drug take-back on Saturday

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County CARE Team are co-hosting a Drug Takeback Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, behind the courthouse in New Castle.

    The event is an opportunity for area residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications from their medicine cabinets.

  • Steady at the wheel

    When Roddy Nolin was 18, his dad, Russell, a long-time bus driver for Henry County Public Schools, taught him how to drive a bus – in their driveway.

    A year after graduation, he was hired as a substitute driver for his dad’s route. Eventually, he was asked to drive a route for a woman driver who was in the hospital.

    Weeks passed by, and when the other driver still hadn’t returned to her route, then-Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Roy Winchester told Nolin to “drive it until you hear something.”

  • Treasurer candidates promise more with less

    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all deliver the same message on its face: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach, looking to win his second term as treasurer, says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.

    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • Defoe voters to vote in P’ville Nov. 8

    Henry County voters in the Defoe precinct will be going to the Pleasureville United Methodist Church to cast ballots in the Nov. 8 General Election.

    The former polling site, which was the private garage of resident Coleman Colston, was no longer available, County Clerk Juanita Lashley explained Monday.

    About three miles east of Pleasureville, Defoe has 263 registered voters, Lashley said, adding that all voters there should be receiving a card in the mail informing them of the new poll location.

  • County option vote to be held Dec. 13

    On Dec. 13, Henry County voters will decide whether or not alcohol by the drink will be sold in the county.

    A petition calling for such a vote in New Castle, however, will not proceed, and the executive order calling for a special election has been withdrawn.

    Though the Henry County Fiscal Court has no say in whether or not the special election takes place, the issue was discussed in the Oct. 18 fiscal court meeting.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Oct. 19

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Services

    Pleasureville United Methodist Church Fall Craft Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the church. Chili lunch begins at 11 a.m. Bake sale begins at 9 a.m. There will also be a yard sale during the bazaar.