Today's News

  • Questions continue over CFD

    General Manager

    “I believe we’ve got a deadline... July 2 that it should be completed.”

    Those were the words Campbellsburg Mayor Jan Fletcher had for his council last week in what initially was a brief update on the project to rebuild the city’s fire department.

    But members of the fire department wanted to know what would happen if that deadline wasn’t met.


  • Connor Jeffries to Hanover College

    Connor Jeffries has chosen the Hanover College Panthers.

    After deliberating between a few colleges to continue his basketball career, the 6-foot-2 guard who graduated from Henry County High School last month picked Hanover College over Spalding University, Depauw University and Kentucky Christian University. He will be playing at the next level for the 2010-2011 school year, a dream come true.

  • Quit spreading vicious rumors

    It saddens me greatly to feel compelled to write this letter to the citizens.  Being raised in Henry County all my life, putting 27 years into teaching the children of this county and giving back to the community, I am shocked, but not surprised, at what I have heard.  It has come to my attention that there are rumors going around this county about my good friend, Ricky Doyle Sr.


  • Cats without a head football coach!

    In a twist of events that has left Henry County High School searching for a new football coach, Ray Graham unexpectedly decided to leave the squad just 17 days before practice starts.

    It has been a roller-coaster like offseason for the Wildcats. Chris Engstrand resigned as the head coach on Jan. 11, Graham was hired on Feb. 12, and he resigned on June 28 — before ever taking to the field in an official game. The Wildcats are scheduled to start practice on July 15, and at this point they have nobody in charge.

  • If managed correctly, forests can be a resource that will sustain us

    Our forests may not be one of the first things to come to mind when considering the drivers behind Kentucky’s economy, but they should be.

    That’s because we ship more than $6 billion worth of wood products each year.  More than 22,000 people work in wood-processing facilities across the state, and their combined payroll in 2004 was about double the sale of tobacco that year.

    Forests cover 47 percent of Kentucky’s total 25.67 million acres, but even that impressive amount is down about half of what it was before we became a state.

  • Leave cruisers alone

    I would like to voice my opinion about the cruising.

    I think it was a good thing. It was good for businesses. It was not kept a secret, so anybody that didn’t want to deal with the situation could prepare for them a day ahead of time, or just go around the cruising.

  • Karie Powell returns to East-West Series

    Making her second consecutive trip to the University of Kentucky alongside the best softball players in the state, Karie Powell represented Henry County High School in the 14th annual East-West All-Star Series on June 19-20.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 7, 2010

    Wednesday, July 7

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Free Family Movie Matinee at the Henry County Library at 2 p.m. Snacks are provided. For more information call the library at (502) 845-5682.

    Thursday, July 8

  • In the spirit of friendliness

    General Manager

    It was a main course of fried chicken, with a side of pure friendliness.

    On Tuesday, June 29, as employees of Kissel Entertainment — the company that provides the rides and games for the Henry County fair — prepared for the day ahead, members of the county’s Baptist churches assembled a lunch of fried chicken with plenty of sides.

  • Back in the loop

    Vacations sure are tons of fun — my trip to Clearwater during the last few weeks was no exception as I rate it near the top of all my vacations — but it sure is tough getting back in the groove. I apologize up front if my work is a reflection of this. The first few days back after an enjoyable vacation could be the toughest, especially with all that has happened that has made me feel a bit out of the loop.