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Today's News

  • Miss Kentucky finalist has Henry County ties

    General Manager

    Though the newly crowned Miss Kentucky 2008, Alysha Harris, has ties to Henry County - Harris spent some of her younger years in the county and has relatives here - another finalist in the pageant calls the county home.

    Chelsey McGlothin, of Sulphur, was the fourth runner-up in the pageant that serves as a qualifier for the Miss USA pageant.

    Unlike the Miss USA pageant, the Miss Kentucky pageant has no qualifying pageant. McGlothin said there is an application process, however.

  • Public Record for January 23, 2008

    Marriages

    Rachel Suzette Cayton, 23, Turners Station, to Brian Keith Mahoney Sr., 33, Turners Station.

    Stephanie Brooke Roberts, 22, Eminence, to James Francis Mahoney, 29, Campbellsburg.

    Divorces

    Cory Wayne Hall, 20, New Castle, and Harley Denyse Hall, 18, Bedford.

    Michael E. Berry, 50, Campbellsburg, and Annette L. Osborne, 39, Crittenden.

    Michael Ben Doll, 36, Turners Station, and Angela Lynn Doll, 27, Campbellsburg.

    Property transfers

  • I've become addicted to TV junk food

    I have a confession. I'm addicted to crack television. It all started so innocently. Really.

    When I arrived in Henry County last year, I house sat for our proofreader, Marty. The television picked up just two channels very clearly - FOX and CBS.

    It meant, ever so sadly, that I couldn't chill out in an arm chair watching the Discovery Channel or the History Channel. Sure, I had plenty of movies with me, but I needed some television time.

    So, one Tuesday night, I turned on the television and saw the auditions for American Idol.

  • Eminence Education Foundation dinner set for Feb. 9

    General Manager

    In 1992, an organization formed to act as a sort of academic booster club for Eminence Independent schools. In the 16 years since, the group has raised and distributed more than $75,000 for the benefit of the district's students and teachers.

    EIS Superintendent Donald Aldridge said the Eminence Education Foundation has served with the mission to "raise funds for the good and the betterment," of the district's students.

    Kelly Mathis, a foundation board member, said the foundation functions similarly to the school's athletic boosters.

  • County man indicted for eight felonies

    General Manager

    The Henry County Grand Jury has indicted a Henry County man on six counts of first degree rape, a class B felony.

    Barry Lee Payton, 35, also was indicted on one count of attempted first degree rape and first degree sodomy.

    According to the case file, the rapes occured from Oct. 6-11, and the attempted rape occured on Oct. 12, 2007.

  • C'Burg Cowboy's robbed at knifepoint

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    Two men were apprehended Friday, Jan. 18, by Kentucky State Police after allegedly robbing the Campbellsburg Cowboy's at knifepoint.

    Jesse Brian Waller, 24, of Key Largo, Fla., and Jason Butcher, 34, of Grove City, Ohio, each were charged with first degree robbery.

    According to a press release from KSP, the store's clerk called post-5 to report the robbery just after 3:30 a.m. Friday morning.

  • Keep Main Street Program in New Castle

    I would like to add my name to those who are requesting that the New Castle City Commission vote "yes" to keep the city of New Castle in the Main Street Program.

  • Lawmakers get more bad news on revenue shortfall

    Kentucky Press Association News Bureau

    A non-partisan group of economists has released a bleak forecast for the state's projected revenue shortfall that shows a greater deficiency than expected.

    The Consensus Forecasting Group released data last week.

    The group's previous forecast from October indicated that the state would be about $117 million short for the remainder of the fiscal year.

  • Fiscal Court sets $1,600 radio, pager account limit

    General Manager

    County fire departments now will be able to purchase radio and pager equipment directly instead of applying for 911 funds through the Henry County Fiscal Court.

    Magistrate Jerry Beasley proposed a motion that each fire department receive an annual allocation of $1,600 for such equipment.

    "On (the) 911 pagers, batteries and radios, I'd like to make a motion that we cap it at $1,600 for the radios, pagers and batteries. That way the fire departments can purchase whichever one they want.

  • Commissioner says Main Street decision will be a matter of priorities

    Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll show you what you are. How true!

    The debate over the value of the Main Street Program in New Castle is simply a matter of priorities of how a tax payer's money is spent. The choice before the New Castle City Commission is either to keep funding the Main Street Program hoping to gain new grant money from Frankfort sometime in the future or change directions, invest what New Castle is spending on Main Street to repair and renovate the Locker now for the community to use.