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Today's News

  • For pageant director, it's about teaching confidence

    News Intern

    Year after year, Brenda McGlothin, Henry County Fair Pageant Director, returns to the Henry County fair pageant circuit for another season of helping girls become the leaders of tomorrow.

    “The biggest thing is just giving the girls confidence in themselves and being able to be in front of people,” McGlothin said. “A lot of children might do a pageant just for the fun of it and it might give them confidence that they didn’t have before.”

    McGlothin has been involved with pageants for about the last 20 years.

  • Henry County Community Calendar for July 2, 2008

    Wednesday, July 2

    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. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Thursday, July 3

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

    Friday, July 4

  • Campbellsburg White Sox claim HCYBL title

    The Campbellsburg White Sox picked a good time to peak as they swept through the Henry County Youth Baseball Leagues 8-10 division with a perfect 4-0 record in the double-elimination tournament, ending with a 17-7 win over the Pleasureville Bulldogs last Monday night at Pleasureville's field.

  • Close To Home: Join in the blast from the past at the Ren Faire

    News Intern

    Unlike anything else the county or surrounding area has to offer, the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival allows patrons to escape the 21st century and lose themselves in 14th century Scotland.

    “The Renaissance experience allows you to escape from the stress and pressures of the current century and embrace things of old,” Regina De Caro, a Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival vendor of three years and herbalist, said. “It’s phenomenal.”

  • Traffic stop turned chase results in deadly

    Staff writer/photographer

    An attempted traffic stop turned deadly early Thursday morning after an Eminence man led a Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy on a brief chase that ended with an accident on Kentucky 146.

    Steven Jeffries, 50, of Eminence was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Henry County Coronor Jimmy Pollard.

  • Chris Cole wins Rod and Club tournament

    When a storm swept through the Henry County area last Saturday at 5 p.m., two hours before the scheduled start of the Henry County Rod and Gun Club fishing tournament, it shrunk the turnout to just 37 less than half of the number of fishermen and women that fill the lakes bank at a typical tournament.

    But in the end, after 12 hours of non-stop fishing, the predicted bad weather had stayed away in a turn of events that left those along the bank pleased. And the severe thunderstorm watch that lasted until 2 a.m. never flourished.

  • the LAWN

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    No matter which side of the fence you’re on, the grass grows and in many places, its growth is governed. For some, lawn care is a passion, while others will keep the grass cut merely to comply with local laws.

    New Castle homeowner Gene Garrett takes a more common sense approach when it comes to caring for his beautifully maintained lawn and gardens.

  • KY-22 accident sends two to hospitals

    A two vehicle accident on KY-22 last week sent a New Castle man to University of Louisville hospital and a Louisville woman to Baptist Northeast.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Andrew Williams of Westport was travelling west on KY-22 when Marsha Hilgeford of Louisville pulled out of a driveway and onto KY-22 and into the path of Williams’ SUV.

    KSP’s Seth Willis said that according to reports, Williams attempted to turn left to avoid Hilgeford’s vehicle, and was braking prior to impact, before T-boning Hilgeford’s vehicle.

  • Share the love

    News Intern

    Hundreds of Henry County children attended school last week and many more will continue to go this week and in upcoming weeks as well. However, these children are not attending schools with a traditional curriculum. Instead, the curriculum is Christianity.

    “Vacation Bible School is a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus,” Kelly Hall, VBS Director at New Castle First Baptist Church, said.

  • Agencies train for mock disaster

    General Manager

    What would happen if a tornado struck Homestead Nursing Home at 5 a.m.?

    It was the type of situation emergency responders hope will never happen, but one they must train for nonetheless. Responders from Henry County EMS and the New Castle and Eminence Fire Departments practiced that scenario Saturday morning.