Today's News

  • Candidates for jailer discuss building jail

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Two of the four candidates for jailer attended the election forum on Oct. 12.

    Incumbent J.C. Suter and write-in candidate Scott Southworth were present. Republican candidate Ronnie Stephens was unable to attend due to a death in the family, and a second write-in candidate, Richard Smith, did not attend.

  • Spencer win secures Henry home field game in playoffs

    Thanks to a 41-8 win over Spencer County on Friday night, Henry County’s football team has secured home field advantage in the opening round of the Class 3A State Playoffs.

    The Wildcats scored the game’s first 28 points en route to a big lead in the first half. It came on Senior Night, Homecoming and the final district outing of the season. The seniors made sure this would not be their final time at home — they will play Moore High School on Nov. 5 in the playoffs.

  • Ladycats opened soccer district Tuesday

    The Henry County girls’ soccer team finished the regular season with a 6-8 overall record, dropping both games last week, and opened the 16th District tournament on Tuesday night against North Oldham.

    The Ladycats entered the postseason with an 8-2 loss against Walton-Verona last Wednesday night, and a 6-2 loss to Spencer County on Thursday. It left them with six wins this season, their most since the program was started three years ago.

  • New Castle Haunted house lost money

    Staff writer/photographer

    In two weeks of operation, the New Castle “Meat Locker” Haunted house brought in 380 customers — and not all of them paid the price of admission.

    Organizer George Banks, who also owns the Computer Hawks in New Castle, gave the city’s commission a run down of the events operation.

    The two-week enterprise brought in 380 paying customers, 200 on Sat., Oct. 30 alone.

  • Brent, Doyle focus on infrastructure

    Staff writer/photographer

    Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure.

    That was the theme of the night on Tuesday, Oct. 12, as candidates for county office took part in a political forum sponsored by the Local and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Lucille Roederer Rothenburger

    Lucille Roederer Rothenburger, age 89 of Eminence, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Ernestine (Rupp) Roederer.

    She is survived by one daughter, Pat Doyle, Dayton, Ohio; and one son, Art Rothenburger, Eminence.

    Funeral services were held at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home. Rev. Garry Polston, pastor of Eminence United Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in Resthaven in Louisville. Visitation was held after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

  • Lion’s Club thanks Chisholm family

    The New Castle Lion’s Club wishes to thank the family of Jesse “Buster” Chisholm. Their request to family, friends and acquaintances to support the Lion’s Club in honor of Buster through donations versus flowers at his recent funeral, has currently raised $280. The club wishes to thank all of those who have donated.

  • Remember veterans every day

    Tomorrow morning, a few hundred Henry Countians will gather in the gym at Henry County High School for a special ceremony.

    There, the school’s Junior ROTC cadets will honor the county’s many veterans. It’s a ceremony that never fails to make me cry.

    All too often, we fail to recognize veterans. Whether or not we agree with the particular war they fought in, we owe them a thank you.

  • Mayor defends actions, attorney

    I am writing in response to the politically motivated letter from Harold Bratton (who is not even a resident of the city) stating that Campbellsburg City Hall needs a change.

  • Fast Stop robbed at knife point

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 29-year old Crestwood man has been charged with robbing a Pendleton gas station at knife-point.

    Curtis Morris, 29, of Crestwood turned himself in to state police in Campbellsburg Sunday after footage from the robbery was aired on area television stations.

    At around 10 p.m. on Oct. 21, a buck-knife-wielding man allegedly demanded money from the lone clerk at the gas station.

    The employee handed over around $900 cash.