Today's News

  • Both 30th District teams advance to 8th Region finals

    After the semifinals Monday night at Roy L. Winchester Gymnasium in New Castle, the stage is set for the boys' 8th Region tournament finals between Anderson County and Shelby County Tuesday night. Tip off is 7 p.m. at Henry County High School.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is a very special month at OVEC Head Start and Early Head Start!

    Since the 1970s, April has been recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Blue ribbons, the national symbol for child abuse and neglect awareness, can be seen almost everywhere — tied to car antennas, street lamps, business doors and pinned on the shirts of people who care about children and families.

  • Warriors’ lesson

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Wee Warriors day care program of Eminence Elementary School welcomed a real warrior last week.

    Sam McAfee — a Blue Clan member of the Overhill Tribe of the Cherokee Nation — explained tribal life to the children using authentic accoutrements as visual aids. McAfee got their complete attention when he held up a wide leathery piece and showed it around the room. “This is the armband that I wear when I dance,” he said. “It’s made of rattlesnake.”

  • Check out the new twitter account www.twitter.com/hcsports

    It's official — the Twitter bug has stricken.


  • Inherit the wind - County couple utilizes ‘off the grid’ power sources

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ann and Bob Cook said they relocated from a Louisville subdivision onto 11 acres on a Henry County ridge in order to live “off the grid.”

    That’s the term used to describe the use of alternative power sources like solar or wind energy to lessen or eliminate dependence on the nation’s power grid.

    Ann Cook said the homeowner’s association where they used to reside would not allow them even to put solar panels on their home.

  • Relay For Life happenings

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

    • Friday, April 3 — United Citizens Bank will host a bake sale in the lobby of the New Castle office beginning at 9 a.m.

  • ATV accident claims the life of local teen

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Monday, March 23, an ATV accident claimed the life of 19 year-old Gabriel "Gabe" Couch and injured his 13 year-old nephew Ronald "Ronnie" Wayne.

    Couch's sister Melissa Couch-Wayne said her brother and son were riding on Six Mile Creek Road when the accident happened. She said they were going too fast to take a curve in the road. Couch hit a pothole which propelled the vehicle across the road where it hit a tree. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.

  • Hard times in the industry hit home

    It’s a scary time in newspaperland lately.

    Just a few weeks ago, a paper I’ve long respected — The Rocky Mountain News — closed its doors and shut down production after almost 150 years of continuous printing.

    Other newspapers have fallen by the wayside in a dazzling, and frightening display in recent months.

  • Pleasureville man facing sexual abuse charges in Boone County

    Staff report

    A Pleasureville man was arrested recently on charges tied to sexual abuse that occurred 16 years ago.

    William “Marty” Kelley, 52, was arrested March 20 by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on charges that he sexually molested a six-year old child between January and December 1992.

    Boone County Sherriff’s Department Detective Tracy Watson investigated the allegations made by the now 23-year old, out of state victim, and charged Kelley with four counts of first degree sexual abuse, each a class D felony.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Children’s and Young Adult Services

    Henry County Public Library