Today's News

  • Tracksters get needed experience

    Some of the top Kentucky track teams converged in Louisville for the Lenny Lyles Classic all day Saturday, and Henry County was right in the mix.

    It was an eye opener for the Cats, who officially started the 2010 season at the Carroll County All-Comers the week before but for many it was the first time going against so many top athletes in such an intense environment. Sedrick Wiliams, the team’s new head coach, hopes to use the meet, hosted by Central High School, as motivation.

  • Manslaughter charge in I-71 fatality

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    A Carrollton man has been charged with second degree manslaughter after leaving the scene of an accident late Sunday night.

    Esteban Valasquez, 25, allegedly was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer south on I-71 when he lost control and hit a pillar supporting an overpass at mile-marker 34.

    Kentucky State Police believe that alcohol was a contributing factor, and Valasquez was charged with driving under the influence. Results of a blood alcohol test were not available at press time.

  • Holy week events keep the bunny hopping

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Besides the plastic eggs dangling from barely budding tree limbs and a population of inflatable rabbits, egg hunts and Easter services abound in Henry County this week.

    Here are a few of the special things planned by local churches.

    Some communities’ churches are working jointly to offer a wide range of Easter events.

    Pleasureville’s community of churches will host a joint annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the Pleasureville City Park.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 31, 2010

    Wednesday, March 31

    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.

    Thursday, April 1

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

    Campbellsburg Baptist Church will hold services at 7 p.m.

  • State honors civics teacher

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    Judy Rice feels strongly about the democratic process and good citizenship.

    She believes she has a duty to pass those qualities on to her students at Henry County High school.

    Rice recently was honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for that commitment in a big way and recognized as the 2010 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leader.

  • Two-year budget was top priority in final week

    As expected, the final full week of the 2010 Regular Session ended with the focus returning to the General Assembly’s top priority, the two-year state government budget.

    House and Senate leaders and I began working toward common ground on Wednesday afternoon, and if all goes as scheduled, a compromise should be ready for a final vote this week.

  • Plenty of madness

    Someone, please, stop all this madness.

    Entering the Final Four in Indianapolis this weekend, I’m still in complete, utter shock as to the direction the men’s NCAA basketball tournament has taken in 2010. How can it be?

    Was Kansas really knocked out of the tournament in the second round? Honestly, did Kentucky get beaten by West Virginia? Is Duke really the only No. 1 seed left? I know it’s called March Madness for a reason, but it’s just never been more true than this year.

  • Henry Hoopla Results

    69 points

    Jody Powell

    65 points

    Holly Hollingsworth Baylor

    Chuck Graves

    64 points

    Sheila Lyons

    62 points

    Brian McAlister

    Tommy Purvis

    Brooke Melville

    Rhonda Temple

    Dallas Milliner

    61 points

    Kenny Baker

    Brooke Dean

    P. Hanley

    Telia Fuller

    Lyderd Skynerd

    Brayden McAlister

    Abby Tuggle

    60 points

    Andrew Young

    Peggy Ruble

    Mount Hadden

    Destny McAllister

  • Eminence teams still await openers

    Spring sports at Eminence High School are still on hold as the baseball, softball and track teams have yet to get started.

  • $4.5m NCES renovations to start in April

    Staff writer/photographer

    Bids for a $4.5-million project to rennovate New Castle Elementary School have been awarded, and construction is set to begin in April.

    Once the project is finished, preschool students from all three Henry County Public Schools elementary schools will attend New Castle’s early childhood learning center. The move will open up two additional classrooms at both Campbellsburg and Eastern.

    Bids for the project were awarded last week in a special meeting of the Henry County Board of Education.