Today's News

  • Happy about curb side recycling

    I want to commend the New Castle City Commission for acting to provide curb side pick-up of recyclables. This voluntary program is progressive and sets a good example for our community.  We all need to do our part to protect the environment. I am confident that this program will encourage many to participate in recycling who wouldn’t  otherwise. Thank you Commissioners for your farsightedness.

    Bill Brammel

  • Thought I hit the jackpot

    I kept a close eye on horse No. 4 in this year’s Kentucky Derby — from the sprint out of the gate to the mid-race jostling for position to the dash to the finish.

    Hours before the race was set to start, I drew No. 4 in two separate pots and had placed a few more bets on him, or so I thought at the time. While at a friend’s house in Trimble County, my eyes were zeroed in on No. 4.

  • Henry County Relay for Life

    Relay For Life approaching in Henry County

    Henry County’s Relay For Life event is scheduled for Friday, June 25 beginning at 7 p.m. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/henryky for more information about the event and the upcoming fundraisers going on in the community.

    Father’s Day Raffles

    United Citizens Bank, New Castle United Methodist Church Team and Baptist Hospital Northeast Team are doing Father’s Day Raffles.

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  • Campbellsburg mayor responds to criticism

    In response to your article regarding my actions as the mayor and the letter to the editor, I feel a response is in order to protect my integrity and that of my decision making  Graham Whatley, our newly acquired lawyer.

  • Postseason starting

    Brace yourself, the postseason has arrived.

    Baseball and softball teams across Kentucky start district tournaments Monday night and, weather permitting, finish them a few days later. It’ll be the season finales for most, while for others it’ll be a stepping stone to a regional-tournament appearance and possibly the state playoffs.

  • Berry awarded lifetime achievement award

    Claude A. (Skip) Berry III was awarded the 2010 Construction Management Founders Society Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering’s Civil Engineering Awards Reception and Banquet on April 17 in Lexington.  Mr.

  • Celebration Kids set for this weekend

    Children of all ages will enjoy this year’s Celebration Kids: A Family Affair this Saturday, May 8, at the Highland Renaissance Faire at 955 Elm Street in Eminence

  • Tracksters continue to get better

    Shelby Armstrong won the long jump while Corey Roberts won the shot put — both in the middle school division — and the Eminence track team continued to improve at the Henry County All-Comers last Thursday night.

    The high school and middle school athletes competed against each other in the weekday meet, but the results were divided out after the competition. Afterwards, coach Steve Frommeyer said he was very pleased with his athletes. There’s not many of them, but they continue to progress as the end of the season draws near.

  • Four men running for constable in two districts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky constables have the power of arrest and may execute warrants, subpoenas, summonses and other court documents.

    And if a given county’s Fiscal Court approves, they may even have lights and sirens on their vehicles.

    Constables must be at least 24 years of age, a resident of Kentucky for at least 2 years, and a resident of the county and district for at least a year prior to election.

    They do not have to attend Department of Criminal Justice Training academy, but some do.

  • The aftermath of the Jerry Springer show

    What a difference two months makes.

    On March 1, Pleasureville had its last, and now infamous, wild meeting. It was what I referred to as a Jerry Springer like atmosphere.

    Since then, three of the four commissioners who were on the commission have resigned — though one, Gary Grigsby, resigned only because he moved from Pleasureville to Shelbyville.

    Citing health concerns, Sandra Woods resigned after the February meeting.