Today's News

  • Lyndon Johnson takes over program

    It’s been a hectic two weeks for the Henry County High School football program, but a new head coach has been named.

    Assistant coach Lyndon Johnson was bumped up to the head position on Monday morning, ending the speculation over who would be in charge after Ray Graham decided to leave the program on June 28. The team starts practice this Thursday.

  • Sports Briefs


    The Henry County cross-country team starts practice at Harry Hill Park at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 15. A meeting will follow at 8 p.m. for all runners and parents. This opening practice and meeting is for all those interested running cross this fall ee" elementary, middle school and high school.

    Colts Football

  • Host familes needed for exchange students

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. This is the last chance for these young ambassadors to fulfill their life-long dreams, and their placement deadlines are rapidly approaching.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 14, 2010

    Wednesday, July 14

    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.

    Microsoft Word 2007 training at the Henry County Library at 10:30 am.

    Thursday, July 15

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • 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.