Today's News

  • Pleasureville man arrested

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 25-year-old Pleasureville man was arrested Friday, Nov. 13, and charged with rape and sodomy.

    Ira Simpson is charged with three counts of second degree rape and one count of second degree sodomy. He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

  • McAlister indicted on 14 counts

    General Manager

    A Henry County Deputy Jailer arrested in September on sodomy charges has been indicted.

    Anthony L. McAlister, 47, of New Castle was arrested in late September on nine charges stemming from abuse officials say took place from 1987 to 1995.

    Last week, the Henry County Grand Jury indicted McAlister on six counts of first degree sodomy, with a victim under the age of 12, a class A felony, and eight counts of class B first degree sodomy.

  • Entertaining postseason

    Coming out more fired up than I’ve seen them in a while, the Henry County Wildcats sprinted out of the locker room ready to roll against Elizabethtown in the second round of the football playoffs. I could see it before the game even started. The look in their eyes told the story that was to unfold during the 48 minutes that followed. I knew they would find a way to win, and that they did.

  • Beechwood ends Eminence’s 2009 season

    One week after earning the school’s first football playoff victory, the Eminence Warriors ended their 2009 campaign with a huge 58-0 loss against powerhouse Beechwood on Friday night in the second round of the Class A State Playoffs.

  • Regarding the recent loss of community landmarks

    I have often heard Henry Countians express their belief in traditional values, in their appreciation for the old ways, and their respect for the past. However, for a community as deeply rooted in what is perceived as tradition, it is very sad to see so little care taken of the physical reminders of where we have been and who we are.

  • Perfect season for Bengals

    Capping off a perfect season, the Campbellsburg Bengals defeated the New Castle Chiefs 21-12 on Sunday in the finals of the Henry County Youth Football League varsity division.

  • EHS makes history with school’s first playoff win

    Hosting Ludlow in the Class A state football playoffs for the second straight season, the Eminence Warriors got revenge from last year’s opening-round loss, accomplished their top objective for 2009 and made school history by becoming the first EHS team to win an 11-man playoff game.

  • Pleasureville considering revised property ordinance

    General Manager

    Pleasureville soon will amend its property maintenance ordinance to give the city more bite when it comes to enforcement.

    City Attorney Bill Brammell presented the Pleasureville City Commission with two options, both of which ultimately end in district court.

    The first option, he said, would involve citations that would go straight to district court. That option, he said, involved the least amount of manpower for the city.

  • Eminence man arrested for copper theft

    General Manager

    An Eminence man has been arrested in connection to the theft of more than 2.5 tons of copper wire in Smithfield.

    John Brandon Thomas, 22, of Eminence, was arrested by Henry County Sheriff’s Office Detective Danny Stivers and charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony. Stivers said he expects others to be arrested in connection with the case as well.

  • We women and our pocketbooks

    A woman and her pocketbook share a unique bond. A pocketbook serves not only as a carrying case for any number of “necessary” items, it is also a fashion statement, and in some ways a reflection of her personality. A woman is apt to fuss about her purse now and then while a man will tend to carry around the same old wallet until it is so worn that bills start falling out. Most women need a frequent change in purses.