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Today's News

  • HCMS academic team preps for regional meet

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Twelve top-qualifying Henry County Middle School students will advance to the Governor's Cup Regional academic competition this month, after earning high marks earlier in various areas.

    The team finished 7-3 this year, taking second place overall in January's district competition. They'll have the home court advantage when they face 13 other teams, Feb. 16 and 18 at HCMS, for the regional title.

    "This has been a rebuilding year for us," co-coach Kathy Gregory said. "We're facing really strong northern Kentucky teams."

  • Blight ordinance passes in New Castle

    Landmark News Service

    Shabby-property owners will face harsher tax penalties under New Castle's new blight ordinance.

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously passed an ordinance assessing a $10 per $100 assessed ad valorem tax for those who fail to adequately maintain their property. That could mean a $5,000 purse pinch for offenders who own a $50,000 property.

    The ordinance loosely coincides with citywide efforts to spruce up the tiny town and spawn renewed interest around its historic Main Street.

  • Campbellsburg approves five sewer pro

    General Manager

    After a 6-0 vote by the Campbellsburg City Council on Jan. 22 to approve plans that would initiate five sewer system projects, businessman Bruce Duncan had just one question.

    "Does this mean we're going to do it?" he asked.

    "It" is a utilities bore underneath Interstate-71 that some believe could be the foundation for future development around the Campbellsburg exit.

  • Jan. 31 fire destroys the home of a family of 12

    Landmark News Service

    Fire ravaged the home a Campbellsburg family early Thursday morning and sent two volunteer firefighters to the hospital.

    Emergency responders received the call of a house fire at 288 Fewell Road, around 3:53 a.m. Thursday, Post 5 dispatchers said. Neighbors awoke to what they described as "shotgun" like explosions.

    Three volunteer fire crews from Campbellsburg, New Castle and Bedford battled the blaze for at least an hour before they were able to control it, according to reports from emergency officials.

  • Damp weather causing delays in HCHS renovation

    Landmark News Service

    School officials say there's progress emerging from the dust and rubble of the multimillion dollar Henry County High renovation project.

    Principal Graham Wied Wednesday said students and staff are dodging construction for the most part, but the final product will be worth it.

  • Community Calendar for February 6, 2008

    Wednesday, February 6

    Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12.

    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.

    HCMS Site-Based District Meeting will be held in the HCMS Conference room at 4 p.m.

  • You never think it will happen to you

    Over the years, I've covered more than a few accidents. Some severe, some not so severe. I've had loved ones in accidents. My own husband was involved in a rather severe motorcycle accident in 2005.

    Like most folks, I never thought it would happen to me. But it did.

  • Mr. Mason

    Landmark News Service

    William Mason is living history.

    The 90-year-old Eminence native not only lived through the nation's Civil Rights movement, he helped define the battle for equality that still continues today.

    Most days, you can find him delivering meals to the county's elderly homebound residents. The short man shuffles from door-to-door, his jeans deliberately triple-rolled to just above his shoes.

  • Blair twins end year at Region 3 championships

    When the top swimmers at the KHSAA Region 3 Championships lined up for the finals Saturday afternoon, a Henry County High School swimmer was taking her mark for the first time. And after Kaitlin Blair tapped poolside at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center in Versailles to end her 100-yard breaststroke race, history was made back at HCHS.

    Blair qualified for final-day action by placing 12th in the semifinals the day before, and then brought back to HCHS a 11th-place finish in the finals, the best-ever for the school that started a swimming program just three years ago.

  • Cats rain threes in victory

    In the first boys' basketball county showdown of the season Saturday night, the Henry County Wildcats picked a good time to catch fire against the host Eminence Warriors.

    Henry's shooting display started shortly after the cross-town rivals came out of the locker room following the halftime break, and by the time the fireworks came to a halt eight minutes later, the Wildcats had used a 24-5 spurt to stretch their lead to 55-27. The Cats then cruised in for the 70-49 win.