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Today's News

  • Leslie’s Pub opens

    Leslie’s Pub, which offers Smoke Doctors barbecue and a place for family dining the evening hours in New Castle, celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting Jan. 19. Local officials such as New Castle Mayor Denny Benham joined owners Janet and Bobby King for the grand opening of the new business on South Main Street.

  • Early voting bill under consideration

    House Bill 290, legislation that would allow all Kentucky voters to cast ballots early in-person without an excuse, was filed recently by its sponsor, Rep. Reginald Meeks of Louisville, according to a news release from Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Grimes.

  • Local Buzz, January 20, 2016

    Church Activities

    First Presbyterian Church will begin a new Bible study Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry T.V. show.  It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132.

  • Public Records, January 20, 2016

    Arraignments HC Circuit Court, January 2016

    Ricky Lee Penick – pleaded not guilty to burglary, first degree; assault, second degree; and assault, fourth degree, domestic violence, minor injury

    Steven T. Cook – pleaded not guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine)

  • Legislators consider bill to allow felony expungements

    An effort to help potentially tens of thousands of Kentuckians truly put their past behind them cleared a key legislative milestone on Friday when the Kentucky House voted to broaden eligibility for criminal expungement.

    Similar measures have passed the chamber numerous times, but there is hope that this year’s legislation will be successful, given the increased bipartisan support it has received.

  • Bills would impact school budgets, distilleries and more

    Floor votes, committee hearings and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. We welcomed guests from all across the Commonwealth to speak on behalf of bills.

    Last Thursday we were visited by hundreds of young and energetic faces celebrating Children’s Advocacy Day, sponsored by Kentucky Youth Advocates. The group hosted a rally in the Capitol Rotunda where several Senate majority members were recognized for their efforts in standing up for Kentucky’s children.

  • Ole Man Winter finally makes an appearance

    Allow me to gloat a little.

    All through December, with its mild temperatures and lack of wintry precipitation, I told people that we’d pay come January.

    Although we thoroughly enjoyed one of the warmest Decembers in modern history, I was sure we would eventually be hit — and hit hard — by Ole Man Winter.

  • Rebounding key to Wildcats' win vs. BC

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Bullitt Central Cougars Thursday night and came away with a 64-58 win.

    The Wildcats started slow and found themselves down 9-4 early as Bullitt Central started the game with 3-pointer and a dunk on a lob pass to point guard Chase Craddock.

  • EHS girls win 2 of 4 in busy week

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team started a busy week with the All A Classic against Carroll County Jan. 11 at Owen County.

    The Warriors came out against the Lady Panthers with a strong start and trailed by just one point after the first period, 9-8.

    “It was the most focused I have ever seen the girls before a game other than Henry County,” Coach Zach Adair said. “It was all business and we had a good warm up. They really wanted to go out and compete.”

  • Lady Cats sink Seneca

    sports@hclocal.com

    It wasn’t pretty but the Henry County Lady Cats pulled out a 10-point victory against the Seneca Red Hawks in Louisville Thursday night.

    The Lady Cats led at every break of the game but sometimes saw their lead shrink to one or two baskets throughout the game.