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Today's News

  • Eminence pool is full ... of dirt & rock

    General Manager

    Less than a day after the Eminence City Council approved spending $5,000 to fill in the city’s pool, the dump trucks were rolling.

    Thursday morning, county dump trucks carted approximately 300 tons of dirt from the county garage to the pool to begin the process that effectively ends any hopes of reopening the much debated pool.

    In a called meeting on Aug. 20, the city council voted 5-1 to approve filling in the pool. The vote came with little fanfare or discussion, which didn’t seem to surprise Mayor Jim Petitt.

  • Blackberry picking in Henry County

    When I was growing up on our farm in New York State, my mother called them “blackcaps.” Here in Henry County, we call them “blackberries,” and, while no expert, I am pretty sure they are the same thing.

  • Cities deal with vacant property ordinances

    Staff writer/photographer

    Houses left empty, abandoned to weather and weeds sit next to well-kept homes with neatly trimmed hedges. Neighbors and city leaders alike have become frustrated by owners who ignore the upkeep of homes and properties because they are vacant.

    The Henry County cities of New Castle, Eminence and Campbellsburg have decided to fight back.

    In February 2008, the City of New Castle adopted its abandoned urban property ordinance which allows the city to raise tax rates on blighted or deteriorated properties.

  • Two Moms are better than one

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County residents have long enjoyed the home-style cooking and fresh baked pies served at Mom’s Restaurant in New Castle.

    Now owner Nancy Tipton has opened a second Mom’s in Pendleton.

    Located at the corner of Kentucky 146 and 153, diners can expect the same great food they’ve loved at the original. “We offer home-cooked plate lunches, dinner specials and homemade pies,” Tipton said.

  • Soccer players jump start season

    Sports editor

    The opening game of the Henry County girls’ soccer program went near perfect for the visiting Ladycats as they came away with a 2-1 win over Whitefield Academy in the first varsity soccer game in school history.

  • Ladycats start volleyball season with 2-1 record

    Sports editor

    After their first three matches on the volleyball court, the Henry County Ladycats entered this week with a 2-1 early-season mark. The Ladycats opened the season with a win over Gallatin County Aug. 12, lost to Anderson County Aug. 14 and defeated Carroll County Aug. 19.

  • HCYFL Results

    New Castle 19, Eminence 6: The New Castle Chiefs opened their 2008 Henry County Youth Football League campaign with a 19-6 win over the Eminence Redskins in the varsity division (fifth and sixth graders) Aug. 16. The Chiefs accumulated 297 offensive yards while Ethan Tuggle led the defense with seven tackles.

  • Golfers on pace for another record-breaking season

    Sports Editor

  • H.S. football season opens this weekend

    Sports editor

    High school teams across Kentucky will open the 2008 football season this weekend, including Eminence and Henry County. Both county teams will play at home with EHS opening against Beth Haven Friday night and HCHS opening against Ludlow Saturday night.

    For Eminence, the Warriors look to get a jump start to their second season since making the switch from eight-man to 11-man playoffs. Last year, they finished with a 5-6 record, advanced to the Class A State Playoffs for the first time and lost to Frankfort in the opening round.

  • Henry Co. team juggles its lineup as season progresses on greens

    Sports editor

    The Henry County boys’ golf team juggled its lineup last week, losing two players and picking up another to leave the young but improving squad with eight golfers on its roster as the season continues.