Today's News

  • Berea College becomes reality for King

    Finalizing what has been in the works for four years, Alexa King leaves for Berea College on Aug. 21.

    The 2010 Henry County High School graduate has wanted to attend Berea since her freshman year of high school, and starting this fall will run cross-country and track for the Mountaineers. Brescia University, Lindsey Wilson and Spalding University all showed interest in the pole vaulting specialist, but in the end she went with the school that first drew her attention in 2006.

  • Magistrates made the wrong call

    True leadership means doing that which is right, though it may not be popular.

    On Tuesday, June 20, members of the Henry County Fiscal Court missed a prime opportunity to display true leadership.

    At issue was whether or not the court would remove Roger Hartlage from the Henry County Planning and Zoning Commission. In April, Hartlage and the other members of SBH Properties received a notice of violation from the state that charged the group with having improper fill material on its property.


  • Court votes 3-2 to keep Hartlage

    General Manager

    In a controversial 3-2 vote, the Henry County Fiscal Court opted not to remove a Planning and Zoning commissioner from his post.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 28, 2010

    Wednesday, July 28

    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.

    Keyboarding class at the Henry County Library at 2 p.m. These 30 minute classes are for all skill levels and set at your own pace.

    Thursday, July 29

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

  • Children’s pageants scheduled for Eminence Day

    Baby, Cutie Pie and Little Miss and Mister Contests will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, as part of Eminence Day celebrations. The contests will start immediately after the parade and will run every half hour thereafter in the bricked area beside Farmer’s Deposit Bank’s main branch. The baby contests will be for girls/boys ages birth to six months, 7-11 months, 12-18 months, 19-23 months; Cutie Pie Contest for girls/boys ages 2 to 5 years of age; Little Miss and Mister contest for ages 6 to 8 and must be a couple to enter.

  • Serving up a cool family tradition

    Staff writer/photographer

    Sandra and Chester Stivers didn’t plan to become well-known for their homemade ice cream at the Henry County Harvest Showcase, but it has become a family tradition that all will have the chance to enjoy on Saturday.

    The Stivers have brought homegrown green beans, potatoes and other produce to the Harvest Showcase for ten years.

  • Shop locally with the Henry County Farmer’s Market

    The Henry County Farmer’s Market was founded on the principle of sharing. Producers in the county wanted to share their cropland, their hard work and the fruits of their labor with their friends and neighbors.

  • Who gives a cluck?

    Staff writer/photographer

    To a city, Henry County’s incorporated cities forbid residents from having any livestock — large or small. But why? On July 12, New Castle City Commissioners were asked to consider that question at their July 12 meeting.

    Resident Donna Feltner wrote a letter to city officials asking that a long-standing ordinance be changed to allow people to keep chickens within city limits.

  • “Hearts of Grace” thank you

    The community wide “giveaway” outreach event on July 22 and 23rd in New Castle far surpassed the hopes and expectations of its sponsors.

  • Training continues past Tour

    Note: This is the third column in a series leading up to the Louisville Ford Ironman. The 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run is Aug. 29.

    Now that the Tour de France is over, I find myself searching for motivation. With the Ironman less than six weeks away, it’s a crucial stretch and the Tour was providing me with all the inspiration I needed to pedal away.