Today's News

  • County parks manager feels at home

    Staff writer/photographer

    Travis Buchanan, of Cincinnati, has worked as Henry County’s parks manager since April, but said he feels very much at home in the position.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in plant and soil science with an emphasis on turf grass and a minor in business.


  • HCPS to resume classes on August 11

    Students in Henry County have about one month of summer vacation remaining!  The county school system will begin their 2010-11 school year on August 11 when students will again catch their buses and find their desks for more learning opportunities.

    Registration for families new to the county begins at the central office at 326 Eminence Road in New Castle.  Parents can call 845-8600 or come by the office to get the information needed to get their children enrolled at any of the district’s schools.

  • 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