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Today's News

  • County to modify mandatory garbage

    General Manager

    If the bags of trash collected each week along county roads are any indication, mandatory garbage collection might be working.

    Henry County Solid Waste Enforcement Officer Donnie Tipton told the fiscal court last week that to date, inmates have picked up 724 bags of trash, and a total of approximately 12 tons of garbage, along 113 miles of county roads so far this year. By the same time last year, Tipton said, inmates picked up 1,500 bags of trash.

  • Close to Home: Clear Creek Park offers a variety of family fun

    Staff writer/photographer

    Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville is a close-to-home recreational facility that can be enjoyed year-round. The park has more than 200 acres and an incredible array of family fun and fitness options.

  • Thanks for city wide yard sale

    “Thanks” to the Eminence City Council for giving its approval for a city-wide yard and garage sale that was held in our community on August 9. This was the first time Eminence had held an event of this nature. In conjunction with the National Garage/Yard Sale Day, things worked well. The NGYSD, is a time when communities work together to reduce, reuse and recycle merchandise that would otherwise be thrown away.

  • 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.