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Today's News

  • Selfish hummingbirds?

    For several days I observed a beautiful female ruby-throated hummingbird. She sat just outside my dining room window. I watched as she perched on the branch of an old Mock Orange bush.

  • Fall Sports Preview: Lady Warriors young and looking for wins

    Sports editor

    In familiar fashion, the Eminence volleyball team will have a young team this season with a majority of middle school, freshmen and sophomore players. And the Lady Warriors are still trying to get back on the winning side of things after a couple of disappointing seasons record wise.

  • Fall Sports Preview: Soccer team transitions from JV to varsity

    Sports editor

    A year after starting a junior varsity soccer program from the ground up at Henry County High School, the girls’ team is preparing to move on to the next level.

    For the first time in school history, a varsity soccer game was played Tuesday night when the Ladycats traveled to Whitefield Academy, and the memory-making Cats will follow with a complete 11-game schedule and post-season action.

  • Elston indicted for murder

    General Manager

    A New Castle man has been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury on charges that he killed another man in a July argument.

    The grand jury indicted Robert S. Elston, 55, of New Castle, on Aug. 14 for second degree murder, a class A felony. If convicted, Elston could face at least 20 years in prison.

    Elston was charged with second-degree murder after the July 6 shooting death of Joseph D. Burch, 21, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston lived.

  • New Castle gets life saving technology

    Staff writer/photographer

    The City of New Castle recently made the potentially life-saving purchase of three heart defibrillators. One is permanently housed at City Hall while the other two are mobile - one in Police Chief John Porter’s cruiser and the other in Public Works Director Scot Treece’s city vehicle.

    The Henry County Sheriff Department has followed suit. The department has three defibrillators on order and expects to take delivery within the next week or so.

  • Close to Home: Butler offers year round activities

    General Manager

    It’s the kind of place outdoor enthusiasts could love — fishing, hiking, camping, golf, mini-golf, boating, swimming and more await just 30 minutes from home.

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton offers visitors a variety of activities.

    Established in 1931, General Butler State Resort Park has 971 acres of land, and access to five acres of a 20-acre lake. In addition to a variety of outdoor activities, the park has a lodge and cottages, tennis courts, basketball courts and is home to the Two Rivers Restaurant.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 27, 2008

    Wednesday, August 27

    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 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Thursday, August 28

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

  • FFM set for September events

    As expected, the first leg of this year’s Kentucky Association 5K Running Series drew in some of the top runners from across the state as they vied for prize money and bragging rights at the West Louisville Appreciation 5K Run July 26. The overall winner’s time dropped nearly two minutes with Chris Noel crossing the finish line in 15 minutes and 50 seconds in the first of three races that make up the series.

  • Log cabin in Henry County is just right

    Staff writer/photographer

    Hummingbirds darted to and from the feeder suspended from a support beam on the porch of what Rolland “Bear” Soule Jr., modestly refers to as a “log cabin.”

    The mega-cabin is perched high on a hill near New Castle. It offers idyllic views of the surrounding valley from all four sides of the porch that wraps around the entire home. “We didn’t have to cut a single tree,” he said.

  • 16-year old is a piano whiz

    Staff writer/photographer

    Although Henry County High School tenth-grader Billy Washburn has been a Kentuckian since he was just a year old, his honky-tonk piano style sounds more like it came from his native state of Texas.