Today's News

  • Council members upset with mayor over lack of communication

    General Manager

    During a meeting that started off  tense, three members of the Campbellsburg City Council said they were unhappy about not being notified of a recent change in the city’s personnel.

    Council member Rex Morgan said he was upset that Mayor Jan Fletcher hired a new city attorney without notifying the council members that the decision had been made while acknowledging Fletcher is not required to do so. Fletcher replaced former City Attorney Joe Yates with Graham Whatley of La Grange.

  • Where’s the courtesy?

    Courtesy, Common Sense and Safety fly right out the window every school day morning in New Castle.  It’s a “me first” mentality out there, so we need to say extra prayers that we and our children will make it safely to our destinations.  We stop at school to unload our kids, and it doesn’t matter that kids are crossing in the crosswalk and unloading in the cars ahead of us —we’ve got to get past them, we’ve got to get to where we’re going fast! Me first! Zoom!

  • After the six games, Henry softball 12-4 overall

    Considering 3-3 a “bad week” shows where the Henry County softball program is at — a place where the expectations are high and each loss hurts.

    The Ladycats, in a big week of games, beat Holy Cross (5-2) last Monday night, beat Gallatin County (12-1) on Tuesday night, lost to Owen County (2-0) on Thursday, lost to George Rogers Clark (5-2) on Friday, beat Magoffin County (15-0) on Saturday morning and lost to Western Hills (4-0) on Saturday afternoon. The last three games were part of the Capital City Showcase in Frankfort.

  • N.C. Festival bazaar Saturday

    The New Castle Festivals Committee is sponsoring a bazaar in New Castle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Locker building located at 12 S. Main Street.

    There will be arts and crafts, a flea market and yard sale booths.

    The Festival Committee also will be selling their cookbooks. Money raised from cookbooks and booth rentals will go to help put on festivals in New Castle.

    The Main Street Committee will sell hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. For more information, call 845-4181, or e-mail newcastlefestivals@yahoo.com.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, and throughout the year, OVEC Head Start encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Kentucky a better place for families.

    By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, communities can help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and communities. Research shows that five important factors are present in healthy families.

  • Enjoying this weather, and spring sports

    I don’t need a thermometer to tell me it’s feeling hot outside.

    I can’t help but to be happy this time of the year — with the nice weather, finally, and spring sports now in full force. I try to be in a bad mood and it just isn’t working. No joke.

  • Two Dems face off for District 1 magistrate

    General Manager

    Two Eminence Democrats will face off in the May 18 primary election for the Magisterial seat formerly held by Wayne Gunnell.

    The winner will face Republican Scott Bates, who is unopposed in the primary, in November’s general election.

    Adam West, 45, was appointed in 2008 to serve out Gunnell’s term and faces current Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows, 50.

  • Warriors try to find a way to win

    Through their opening three baseball games, the Eminence Warriors are still searching for their first win this season but coach Mark Payton says the potential is definitely there.

    The Warriors opened 2010 with a 17-1 loss to Anderson County on March 31, then took a 29-13 loss to Trimble County last Tuesday and a 20-2 loss to Williamstown on Thursday in the first round of the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament. All three outings followed a similar storyline with Eminence hanging close in the early innings before faltering down the stretch with late-game woes.

  • Sports Briefs

    HCHS Football

    Ray Graham, preparing for his first season as the Wildcats head football coach, announced that his Henry County High School football team will have its spring game this Wednesday starting at 7 p.m.

    Graham said there will be an admission price of either $1 or $2. Everyone in the community is invited to watch the 2010 Wildcats in action under the lights. Graham takes over the football program from Chris Engstrand, who resigned shortly after the season.


  • Frankfort gives EHS second loss

    After losing to Frankfort 11-0 last Tuesday night at home, Eminence coach Bill Covington said Frankfort is the best softball team he has faced so far.

    Frankfort went ahead early and stretched its lead to 11-0 after five innings, ending the contest two innings short with the mercy-run rule. Frankfort opened the season with a 13-0 win over Lexington Christian the night before for a 2-0 start; Eminence evened its record at 2-2.