Today's News

  • December marks the start of a new era for Kentucky education

    December may be the mid-point of the school year, but for our public schools, colleges and universities, this particular month happens to be the start of a new era.

    First, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education chose as its new president someone who spent the first half of this decade running the largest higher education system in the country: the State University of New York. Second, the Department of Education’s commissioner announced he would be stepping down soon due to health reasons.

  • A holiday greeting from Congressman Geoff Davis

    As we gather with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, I hope you will take a moment to reflect upon the joy and blessings in our lives.  We are fortunate each day to enjoy the freedom, equality and justice that make the United States the greatest country in the world.

  • HC Wildcats roll off a seven-game win streak to improve to 9-2 for the year

    In a 30-hour stretch Friday and Saturday, the Henry County boys’ basketball team was a perfect three of three in the Richmond Model Holiday Classic to win the tournament championship, then turned around the following day to open the Sayre Tournament with another win, which left the Wildcats at 9-2 overall and riding a seven-game winning streak heading into this week.

  • Ladycats hold off Owen Co. for first district win of season

    For the second consecutive game, the Henry County girls’ basketball team built a big lead, watched it dwindle in the closing minutes and held on down the stretch for the win.

    This time around, the Ladycats were able to hold off fast-charging Owen County, 50-48, Friday night to win their first district game of the season. It came on the heels of a 41-37 win over North Oldham that followed the same storyline with Henry clinging to a late lead. The two wins left Henry at 3-3 overall and 1-1 in district play.

  • Veteran gets medal after 60 years

    Staff writer/photographer

    Depending on the perspective of glass half full or glass half empty, Pleasureville resident Uley Washburn either received an early Christmas present this year or a very, very late one.

    Though discharged from the U.S. Army in 1946, Washburn did not receive his Philippine Liberation Medal until this year. “It was 62 years late,” he said. “It was on my discharge I was due this, but I just now got it.”

  • Community Calendar for the Week of December 24, 2008

    Wednesday, December 24

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    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 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Annual Christmas Eve service from 11 p.m. to midnight at First Presbyterian Church of Eminence. All are welcome. For more information please contact (502) 641-6527.

  • Local holiday traditions are varied

    Staff report

    Throughout the coming days, families will gather and celebrate Christmas. Many will incorporate their own traditions, some common, and some a little unorthodox. We spoke with a handful of Henry County residents and officials, and the following are their traditions:

    Lynn Adams

    New Castle City Clerk Lynn Adams said her family’s holiday visits begin with with her in-laws starting the Saturday before Christmas.

  • HCMS seventh-grade team finishes second in conference tourney

    The Henry County Middle School boys’ seventh-grade basketball team finished second place in the North Central Kentucky Conference Tournament on Dec. 13, defeating both Trimble County (46-24) and Carroll County (32-29) to advance to the championship game but losing to Walton-Verona (42-23) in the finals.

    The entire tournament was played in a single day at Carroll County Middle School, with the Cats playing their first two games back-to-back, resting one game, then playing for the title.

  • EHS gets bronze again

    General Manager

    For the second year in a row, Eminence High School has been named to the U.S. News and World report list of America’s best high schools.

    And for the second year in a row, Eminence earned a bronze medal on that list. EHS Principal Steve Frommeyer said the accomplishment is a testament to the school’s hard working students and teachers.

  • Thanks for help with Christmas in New Castle

    I would like to start off by thanking everyone who attended the annual Christmas in New Castle on Friday, Dec 5.  I would like to thank all the parade participants, City of New Castle employees, New Castle Police Department, New Castle Fire Department, Prewitt’s Funeral Home, Henry County Judge Exec Office, New Castle Renaissance Committee, Joe Berry, Homer Druin, Merrie Melodious Dulcimers, Morris Insurance Agency, Kentucky State Police Trooper Chip Perry, My Cottage Web Studio, Froggy 104.9, WHAS TV 11, New Castle Festival Committee members with their help in having anothe