Today's News

  • 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.

  • 4-H Issues Conference coming up in November

    The annual 4-H Issues Conference is a four-day gathering of top student leaders from across the Commonwealth. The conference is held annually during the fall. It is open to high school sophomores and juniors who display leadership potential and who will make a commitment to implement what they learn back home.

  • See 'The Last Shaker' Oct. 25

    The Chautauqua performance of “The Last Shaker” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at Twin Oaks.

    Frank and Mary Settles were planning to move from Louisville to Missouri, where they would purchase a farm and raise a family. But when Frank left Mary and the children at Pleasant hill to get the farm, he never returned.  She taught at Pleasant Hill for 27 years and was the last member to live there.  Janet Scott will portray Mary Settles.  Scott is the co-founder of Lexington’s highly-acclaimed theatre group On the Verge. 

  • Make money by growing food

    The Louisville Farm to Table effort will present a full day of exploration into  the world beyond farmers’ markets, Making Money Growing Food, this Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Catharine Mother House near Springfield.

    The program begins at 8:30 a.m., and will include many discussions of opportunities to ramp up your food growing farming operation.  Topics will include:  large volume buyers, beef and beyond, specialty products, public school food service, the wine market, MarketReady, “They Want What?” and others.