Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of February 3, 2010

    Wednesday, February 3

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    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.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    The SBDM meeting for Henry County Middle School will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room.

  • Hancock & Waits closes

    Staff writer/photographer

    Another local business has closed its doors, citing the poor economic climate.

    Though Hancock and Waits Chrysler was spared the axe when Chrysler shut down nearly 800 dealerships in 2009, the business closed its doors for good last Thursday.

    Finance manager Shawn Bright said the general economy and flat new car sales  precipitated the move by owners Randy Hancock and Jim Waits, who declined a request for an interview.

  • ‘That’s a mistake, there’s no way’

    General Manager

    It was news that stopped Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams in his tracks.

    Working out on his treadmill after putting in a full day at the office on Jan. 7, Abrams received a call from a fellow superintendent. That colleague had just left a meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly’s House Committee on Education, in which Henry County High School had been identified as one of the 12 “persistently low-achieving schools.”

  • General Assembly spending a lot of time on education

    With more than half of our state tax dollars going to our schools and universities, it’s no surprise that the General Assembly spends a fair amount of time during legislative sessions focusing on education.

    Already, for example, we have approved a new law designed to make Kentucky more competitive in the federal “Race to the Top” grants being awarded this spring and summer to states that show the most commitment to improving schools.

  • Confidence ‘sky high’ for Warriors

    After winning two basketball games last week, the Eminence Warriors have doubled their wins from last season and are showing signs of turning the corner with six games remaining until the postseason.

  • EHS girls celebrate with win

    It clung to their backs. It was big, mean and had sharp teeth. But last Thursday night, the Eminence Lady Warriors shook it off.

    With the 51-26 win over St. Francis, the monkey is now officially off the Warriors' backs. After starting the season at 0-18, it was their first feel-good moment of the year — better late than never. That monkey can now go mess with another squad.

  • KSP arrests 7 more in theft cases

    General Manager

    Seven more individuals have been arrested in connection with a string of criminal activity in southern Henry County.

    A total of eight juveniles and one adult have been arrested on charges tied to vehicle thefts and break-ins in New Castle, Pleasureville and other areas. The nine arrested have been hit with 21 total charges, and some of the juveniles are middle-school students.

  • Tough stretch gives Cats three losses

    Finishing a tough three-game stretch with losses to Shelby County and North Oldham last week, the Henry County boys’ basketball team has now dropped three straight and are an even 11-11 overall heading into the final month of the season.

  • Odd Fellows once were largest fraternal group in state

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though most residents know them now for the annual homecoming, and parade, there’s more to the International Order of Odd Fellows.

    The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge No. 1531 is a predominantly black fraternal organization.

    The Washington Lodge’s Henry County building was constructed on New Castle’s Main Street in the late 1800s and once boasted the largest fraternal membership in Kentucky.

  • KU, LG&E seek rate increases

    Landmark News Service

    Customers of Kentucky Utilities and the Louisville Gas and Electric Company could see rate increases later this year.

    E.ON U.S., parent company of KU and LG&E, announced plans last week to file rate adjustment requests with the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

    KU provides electricity to more than 500,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. LG&E serves 314,000 natural gas and 389,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties.