Today's News

  • HCHS Student Athlete of the Week-Ethan Smith

    Ethan is a senior on the Wildcat track and soccer teams.

    Parents Jason and Pam Smith

    What do you do for fun?

    I like to fish.

    Favorite school subject and why:

    P.E. because I don’t have to think and I like sports.

    Favorite TV shows:

    Duck Dynasty

    Favorite Movie:

    Saving Private Ryan

    Favorite music style/artist:

    I like all kinds of music. I listen to whatever is on the radio.


    When the Local reporters go to city council and fiscal court meetings, more often than not, we are the only citizens there. And I honestly feel as though it is the job of the newspaper to attend these meetings and let our readers know what’s going on. We’re happy to serve our readership in that capacity.

    Sometimes, though, I wish citizens would take more interest in local government. I certainly don’t expect folks to attend all those monthly meetings, but there is one simple thing people can do to take part in their local government – VOTE.


    Christopher Brooke


    My relocation to Kentuckiana across the Appalachians from Virginia brought  home my hoarding ways.

    My wrestling match with all of my stuff to put it on rental trucks left me battered and bruised and exhausted, though not bloodied, at least.

    Yes, I said trucks. My wife Beth and I loaded a U-Haul truck way back in February in order to empty out and leave in my parent’s basement for the time being.

  • Campbellsburg Students of the Month
  • Make your next yard sale a huge success

    Spring is a time when many people give their house a thorough cleaning. During this cleaning ritual, you may find that you’ve accumulated way too much stuff. A yard sale is a perfect way to remove household clutter and make some extra money.

    Having a yard sale does not necessarily mean it will be a success. Careful planning and preparation beforehand can help you have the most successful yard sale possible.

  • public record for the week of May 14

    KSP Arrests

    Larry Payton, 41, Campbellsburg – arrested on Summit Road on May 6 by Officer Hindman for Manufacturing meth 1st; Trafficking in controlled substance 1st-meth

    Christopher W. Harbaugh, 29, Bedford – arrested on Pendleton Road on May 6 by Officer Brewer for parole violation warrant

    Thien Do, 22, Louisville – arrested on May 9 on I-71 by Officer Hindman for DUI 1st; Improper parking/block traveled portion of hwy; Reckless driving


    By Will Phillips


    In an attempt to reconnect with their roots, Eminence Cemetery is hosting its annual Memorial Day Celebration Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Ted Bates, Chairman of the board for the cemetery, said that he believes this event will help not only the cemetery, but also the community in Eminence.

  • Voters head to Primary Election, May 20

    By Melissa Blankenship


    As the Primary Election looms, registered voters in Henry County will be making several key decisions regarding state and county representation.

  • City passes balanced budget

    By Will Phillips


    The Eminence City Council conducted its first reading of the new budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. According to Mayor Drane Stephens, the budget, if passed next month after the second reading, would keep the town fiscally afloat for the next year.

    “Our focus was, of course, to have a balanced budget, but with minimal increase,” Stephens said. “And to use our existing funds and not to borrow any money for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion Program. We were able to accomplish that.”

  • City increases fees for services to cover costs

    By Melissa Blankenship


    Residents in the city of New Castle will see slight increases in their costs for services after the beginning of the next fiscal year in July.