Today's News

  • State honors civics teacher

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    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.

  • Time to get outside for spring sports

    Yes, it’s that time. I can hear it, see it, feel it and smell it. Spring sports are among us once more.

    Like always at this time of the year, I’m eager. Eager for the bats to start cracking, to watch the pop flies go soaring, to feel the sunshine and to smell the freshly-cut grass. You have to love spring, and nothing reminds me more of this than the Spring Sports Preview I release each March.

  • Stivers: ‘The fight was on’

    General Manager

    A Pleasureville man indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury for charges related to a January police chase also faces an assault charge in Carroll County.

  • The Henry County Grand Jury

    The Henry County Grand Jury met March 11 and returned the

    following indictments:

    Donald Austin Broughton, 23, Pleasureville, was indicted for criminal possession of a forged instrument, first offense, a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000, when with the knowledge the prescription is forged and with intent to defraud, deceive or injury another, her uttered or possessed a forged prescription for a controlled substance.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 24, 2010

    Wednesday, March 24


    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, March 25


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


    Friday, March 26