Today's News

  • EIS to take over adult education program

    Staff writer/photographer

    The adult education program in Henry County has been temporarily suspended while Eminence Independent Schools takes the reins.

    Henry County Public Schools operated the adult education program in the past, but did not apply for a 2010 grant that would have renewed it. The building that housed adult education is being demolished to make way for New Castle Elementary renovations.

  • KSP seizes 78 marijuana plants

    General Manager

    Kentucky State Police have charged two Henry County residents after seizing nearly 80 marijuana plants in Lockport last week.

    KSP Post 5 Public Information Office Trooper Michael Webb said James “Jamie” Doss and Carolyn Beverly were charged with cultivating marijuana, more than five plants, in connection to the seizure, a class D Felony.

    The KSP marijuana eradication unit led the inves-tigation, and spotted the plants during a regular flyover.

  • Powell wins draft horse pull

    Robert Powell, of New Castle, owns the horses Bill (left) and George (right), who won the heavyweight class of the draft horse pull Saturday, July 3, at the Henry County Fair. Pictured with Robert Powell, are Rick Barnes, holding Bill, Ray Powell (center), and Elizabeth Powell, holding George.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 30, 2010

    Wednesday, June 30

    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.

    Third Thursday Family Movie at the Henry County Public Library at 2 p.m. New PG release. Showing is free and snacks are provided.  For more information call the library at (502) 845-5682.

    Thursday, July 1

  • Questions continue over CFD

    General Manager

    “I believe we’ve got a deadline... July 2 that it should be completed.”

    Those were the words Campbellsburg Mayor Jan Fletcher had for his council last week in what initially was a brief update on the project to rebuild the city’s fire department.

    But members of the fire department wanted to know what would happen if that deadline wasn’t met.


  • Connor Jeffries to Hanover College

    Connor Jeffries has chosen the Hanover College Panthers.

    After deliberating between a few colleges to continue his basketball career, the 6-foot-2 guard who graduated from Henry County High School last month picked Hanover College over Spalding University, Depauw University and Kentucky Christian University. He will be playing at the next level for the 2010-2011 school year, a dream come true.

  • Quit spreading vicious rumors

    It saddens me greatly to feel compelled to write this letter to the citizens.  Being raised in Henry County all my life, putting 27 years into teaching the children of this county and giving back to the community, I am shocked, but not surprised, at what I have heard.  It has come to my attention that there are rumors going around this county about my good friend, Ricky Doyle Sr.


  • Cats without a head football coach!

    In a twist of events that has left Henry County High School searching for a new football coach, Ray Graham unexpectedly decided to leave the squad just 17 days before practice starts.

    It has been a roller-coaster like offseason for the Wildcats. Chris Engstrand resigned as the head coach on Jan. 11, Graham was hired on Feb. 12, and he resigned on June 28 — before ever taking to the field in an official game. The Wildcats are scheduled to start practice on July 15, and at this point they have nobody in charge.

  • If managed correctly, forests can be a resource that will sustain us

    Our forests may not be one of the first things to come to mind when considering the drivers behind Kentucky’s economy, but they should be.

    That’s because we ship more than $6 billion worth of wood products each year.  More than 22,000 people work in wood-processing facilities across the state, and their combined payroll in 2004 was about double the sale of tobacco that year.

    Forests cover 47 percent of Kentucky’s total 25.67 million acres, but even that impressive amount is down about half of what it was before we became a state.

  • Leave cruisers alone

    I would like to voice my opinion about the cruising.

    I think it was a good thing. It was good for businesses. It was not kept a secret, so anybody that didn’t want to deal with the situation could prepare for them a day ahead of time, or just go around the cruising.