Today's News

  • Growing up in Eminence during WWII

    Editor’s note: The following was written by the author in response to a question from his grandson, Colby


    By Anthony T. Ellis

    Colby, to answer your question, how did I join the Navy? I received a NROTC scholarship from high school. There were 2,500 of us selected nationwide from 35,000 applicants. The idea was to supplement the officer graduates from the Naval Academy since the academy wasn’t producing enough officers to man the fleet.

    We were given regular commissions vs. reserve commissions.

  • 1837: Ellis, Drane to build new jail

    200 Years Ago

    On a motion by Hezekiah Fore, at the December term of County Court, it was ordered that Gavin Adams, Rhody Hendricks, Daniel Warble and Peter Kinder, or any three of them, being first duly sworn to view and mark a road to run from Fore’s (Foree’s) Ferry on the Ohio River to the town of New Castle. After examining the way chosen fairly and impartially they were to report their findings to the court.

  • Student of the Week: Eminence Middle School Josephine Scott

    Josephine Scott is a 6th grader at

    Eminence Middle School.


    What is your favorite subject?

    Social studies. I like learning about the Civil War and slavery and how people were treated long ago.


    Do you have any pets?

    We have a guinea pig named Bugsy, three dogs named Lady, Bear and Polly.


    What do you like to do for fun?

    I hang out with my friends and listen to music. We like to play soccer too.


    Where do you want to travel?

  • Student of the Week: Henry County Middle School Chris Mertz

    Chris is a 6th grader at HCMS.

    What is your favorite subject?
    I like math because it is easy. I like to do hard problems when it gets into the thousands.
    Do you have any pets?
    We have rabbits, ducks, turkeys and dogs. My dogs are Lily, Half Pint, Charlie and Roo.
    What do you like to do for fun?
    I like to go into the woods. I like looking for squirrels. We play kick ball and basketball and we hunt deer and squirrels.
    Where do you want to travel?

  • Khloe Brown gets 10-point buck

    Khloe Brown, age 9, of New Castle shot this 10-point buck on a farm in Port Royal. She is the daughter of Stephanie Decker and Adam Brown.

  • Public Record for the week of Dec. 5


    Lori Raisor, Sulphur, to Gary Ervin, Sulphur.


    Michael Mathis, Smithfield, and Helen Mathis, Smithfield.

    Earl Murray, Crestwood, and Belinda Martin, Eminence.

    Gregory Bryner, Smithfield, and Wanda Morris, Smithfield

    Property Transfers

  • KY 146 realignment route chosen

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has chosen the realignment route for KY 146 with the least amount of invasive construction, and work is slated to begin in 2016.

    At the end of April, the KYTC held a public meeting at New Castle Elementary School with project managers and engineering firm GRW Inc. Engineers and transportation cabinet officials presented three routes on aerial and survey maps for the public. The cabinet has chosen alternate 3 with finalized design plans projected by early 2013.

  • Taking LEGOs to the Xtreme

    Eminence Middle and High School Robo Challenge Xtreme teams learn collaboration, teamwork and problem solving while building and programming LEGO robots in Steve Metcalfe’s LEGO Robotics Club.

    Students design and program their own LEGO robots to achieve 14 different missions for themed competitions at the regional and state levels. Students can’t rely on remote control, but embrace the disciplines of math, science, technology and engineering for programming turns and tasks requiring sensor recognition of colored pieces.

  • Heroin making a comeback

    The Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System and legislation requiring pseudoephedrine to be sold behind the counter hinders the production of methamphetamine, but local law enforcement think as a result it is opening the door for heroin.

    Two cases involving the sale and use of heroin have made their way into Henry County Courts recently. Law enforcement officials at the city, county and state level say heroin is on the rise.

  • HCHS students get a dose of college

    High School seniors may find applying for college, financial aid or scholarships daunting, particularly if they are first generation college or secondary education students.

    The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority selected Henry County High School as one of 13 pilot schools to participate and receive support with student activities to ease the process during Kentucky College Application Week.