Today's News

  • Looking back...

    While the rest of the sports world continued to make headlines daily with new contract extensions, championship events, wire-to-wire moments and jaw-dropping scandals, here in Henry County we celebrated our own success and also had our own setbacks.

    We raised our hands in triumph. We lowered our heads in defeat. There were firsts. There were lasts. And in the end, there was plenty to smile about.

  • U.S. Census to get underway in 2009

    General Manager

    With 2009 just a day away, the United States Census Bureau is preparing for its once-a-decade project – conducting the U.S. Census.

    As part of that, the bureau’s offices throughout the nation will be recruiting for the enumerators who will do the footwork of counting the nation’s residents.

  • Circumstances unclear in teen’s death

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Henry County family is in mourning this week after learning that a family member reported missing last week has been found dead.

    Just what happened between Tuesday, Dec. 23, when 19-year old Brittany Wade of Smithfield went missing and Saturday morning, Dec. 27, when she was found is unknown.

    Wade was reported as a missing person to the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post 5 last week.

  • 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.