Today's News

  • Wildcats wallop Walden


    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Louisville Jan. 8 to take on Walden and got off to a good start as they outscored the Wolverines 22-6 in the opening period.

    “We came out early and our pressure really bothered them,” Welch said. “We got lots of transition buckets early and they had trouble getting to the timeline.

    “I was pleased to see us getting out in transition and limiting them to one or no shots on defense.”

  • Lady Cats beat Bullitt Central


    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Marion County Jan. 8 to play the Marion County Lady Knights in the sectional round of the Kentucky 2A Championships and fell by a score of 63-37 to the Fifth Region powerhouse.

    The Lady Knights got out to an 8-0 lead before the Lady Cats began to hit their stride.

    “We came out flat,” HCHS Coach Jim Hook said. “We called a timeout and regrouped and played them even the rest of the first period.”

    Marion led 16-8 at the end of the first period.

  • Hensley signs to play golf for Colonels


    HCHS senior Maddie Hensley, who played varsity golf for the Lady Cats since her sixth-grade year, signed a letter of intent to play for Eastern Kentucky University next season.

    “I’m extremely blessed to play in college but also at the Division I level,” Hensley said after the signing ceremony that was held in the HCHS library Friday afternoon. “It’s always been my dream to play at the Division I level but now that it is really happening, I just feel so blessed and excited.

  • Warriors fall to Carroll in All A Classic


    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Trimble County High school Jan. 8 to take on Carroll County in the first round of the All A Classic Eighth Region tournament and came away on the short end of a 70-42 score line.

    The Panthers held Eminence to just 2 points in the first period while scoring 12 themselves. By halftime the lead had grown to 33-11.

  • Public Records - Jan. 16, 2019


    Yaya Soumare, 34, Louisville — arrested Jan. 7 for failure to appear

    Michael Thornton, 34, Covington — arrested Jan. 8 for criminal mischief and DUI, second, aggravated

    Michael Tharp, Campbellsburg — arrested Jan. 10 for failure to appear

    Chancellor Morris, 18, New Castle — arrested Jan. 12 for menacing and resisting arrest


  • Local Buzz - Jan. 16, 2019

    Church activities

    Sulphur Christian Church meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

    Drennon Christian Church meets from 6 to 8 p.m. most Wednesdays. Check the Facebook page for the current schedule.

    Life Church will hold Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

  • Miniature toys, momentous idea: Company signs to move into commerce park

    Henry County natives, who made their living by owning a farm toy company, are bringing their successful business back home.

    Christopher and Alissa Burnett, owners of Burnett’s Farm Toys, signed an option agreement Jan. 9 with Henry County Fiscal Court to build a warehouse and showroom on Lot 2 at the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg.

    The 1.038-acre lot was sold to the couple, who lives in Bedford, for $15,000 and will be located across from The Milkhouse Creamery.

  • Pleasureville Dollar General Store to open in February

    Editor's note: A previous version of this story had an incorrect opening date for Dollar General. We apologize for the error.

    Pleasureville will soon reap the benefits of having a new dollar discount store in their own back yard.

    Dollar General, which broke ground in November on Castle Highway next to Limestone Bank, will open at 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to Mike Thompson, general manager. The first full day of service will be Feb. 14.

    The store will offer an expanded food section, to include produce, said Thompson.

  • Plea deal on table for man accused of kidnapping

    Timothy Lynn Baer received a reprieve of sorts last Thursday.

    A newly appointed public defender represented Baer at a pretrial conference in Henry County Circuit Court.

    Elizabeth Curtin, previously a public defender (PD), represented the defendant before her recent retirement, and the new PD asked for more time to review his client’s file.

    A plea deal of 35 years is on the table, which was not addressed at this hearing.

  • Newly-elected New Castle mayor takes his seat

    Two familiar faces new to New Castle government attended the first New Castle Commissioners meeting of the year Jan. 7.

    Newly-elected Mayor Bobby King and Commissioner Charles Sevier took their seats on the commission to a standing-room-only audience.

    King replaced Denny Benham. The new mayor defeated Benham by the narrowest of margins—one vote, and Sevier unseated Dr. Donna Gatewood in the November election.