Today's News

  • Bob Cook responds to Judge-Executive John Logan Brent’s Letter to the Editor

    There is a fellow named John Logan Brent that sounds like a broken record, and people I speak to are not buying it. His statement, “I’ll not take the blame for the wording on a piece of paper that was created 20 years ago, long before I ever took office” has gotten old. Will he take the blame for something he was made aware of four years ago or how about five years ago?

  • HCHS to host track clinics at schools

    Henry County High School track coach Sedrick Williams and his high school athletes will host track clinics for the younger kids in the county on Friday, May 21. They will be at New Castle Elementary at 9 a.m., at Eastern Elementary at 12:15 p.m. and at Campbellsburg Elementary at 2 p.m.

    Also, a track meet for those athletes will be hosted on the high school’s track on Tuesday night, June 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact the schools for more information.

  • Pole vaulters win at Sundown

    The Henry County track team got a big boost from its pole vaulters at the “Sundown” Invitational last week as seniors Travis Farmer and Alexa King won the event to help lead the Cats.

    The “Sundown” Invitational was hosted by Oldham County High School on Thursday night, but because the school does not have a pole vault mat, that event was moved to North Oldham High School and switched to Wednesday night instead.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 5, 2010

    Wednesday, May 5

    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.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room.

    Thursday, May 6

  • The right to ask simple questions

    I’ve covered some weird meetings in the last eight years. As I’ve reported earlier this year, some of those have been down right wacky.

    But Monday night’s meeting of the Campbellsburg City Council was downright odd.

    Discussion about the city’s fire department, its reconstruction and its funding took up more than half of the 150 minute meeting.

  • Juggled lineup continues to hamper Ladycats

    When coach Matt Wright scheduled a tough stretch of games late in the season, he was hoping to use it as an opportunity to test his team against top-caliber opponents just before the postseason arrived. But what happened last week was not what he had envisioned.

  • Constable called to N.C. meeting

    Staff writer/photographer

    The normally low-key New Castle Commission meeting turned volatile Monday evening when neighbors went head to head over cars in a yard. The situation was tense enough that commissioner members dug out their cell phones to call in law enforcement.

    The situation began when resident and businessman James Tyler spoke, addressing what he deemed to be verbal harassment by neighbors.

  • Steverson accepts new position

    Greta Steverson has recently accepted a new position with USDA-NRCS as Resource Conservation & Development Coordinator. Steverson leaves behind the position of NRCS District Conservationist in Henry and Trimble Counties which she held for 17 years.  In her new role, Greta will work with the local Eagle RC&D Council to coordinate projects within a seven county area consisting of Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Gallatin, Owen, Grant and Oldham.  The Eagle RC&D Council office is headquartered in Carrollton.

  • Three more baseball wins for Wildcats

    The Henry County baseball team started the 2010 season losing four of its first five games and eight of its first 10. Lately, things have changed inside the Henry dugout.

    After that first 10-game stretch, the Wildcats have won seven of nine, including three straight last week that continues to point the Cats in the right direction and at the right time.

    They are just one game away from .500 with a 9-10 overall record — something that seemed far fetched in mid-April when the Cats were struggling to get in the win column.

  • Berry remarkable in many ways

    Buddy Berry is a remarkable young man on so many very important fronts of life.  He is an outstanding scholar, highly effective teacher, capable administrator, winning coach, tireless youth pastor, faithful husband and model father to name only a few of these vital areas. I have had the personal pleasure of following Buddy’s trajectory of excellence since he was a fearless teenager of sixteen. There is a rare quality that precious few seem to exhibit — the favor of God.