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  • Local unemployment rate drops along with 82 other counties

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.8 percent as of April 2016, according to the statistics from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. This rate has decreased in the past year, as Henry County’s unemployment rate was estimated to be 4.3 percent in April 2015.

    Job rates dropped in 83 Kentucky counties in between this and last April, rose in 33 counties and remained the same in Breathitt, Mason, Metcalf and Owen.

  • Summer ushers fun and sun into Henry County

    Paul Cole, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    The summertime temps are rising but it has been a beautiful spring with an abundance of rain here in Henry County. While difficult for farmers and gardeners, it’s been so beautiful.

    Henry County has many summer activities and events to enjoy and participate in.

    The Renaissance Faire, for example, started last weekend and runs thru July 10. McDonald’s in Henry County and the Ren Faire have partnered on some special offers.

  • C-BURG Auto Repair opens in Campbellsburg

    C-BURG Auto and Truck Repair recently opened to offer the motoring public an option for service close to home.
    Located at 7207 Campbellsburg Road, owners William Payton and Tim Hayes decided it was time to put their experience to work at their own business.
    “We’re working on pretty much everything automotive, and we’re also working on semis on interstate repair,” Payton said.

  • Henry County jobless rate falls while other places see an increase

    Unemployment rates rose in 65 Kentucky counties between March 2015 and March 2016, fell in 37 counties, and remained the same in 18, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In this case, Henry County bucked the larger trend.

  • Torrey Smith Realty makes donations to school projects
  • Affordable Signs under new management, reopens in New Castle

    Affordable Signs and Apparel, under new ownership, will host a grand opening May 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. in its new location at 29 N. Main St. in New Castle.
    When Clark and Melinda Sampson opted to focus on expanding Infinity Cheer, Angie and Jason Stanley and Vickie and Alan Truman bought Affordable Signs and moved to a central location to serve Henry County.

  • Henry County jobless rate creeps up slightly

    As unemployment rates rose in 114 Kentucky counties between February 2015 and February 2016, Henry County saw its jobless rate inch up too, according to a news release from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Henry Chamber welcomes two new members

    By Paul Cole

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • Eminence Speaker to be featured on KET

    The next edition of KET’s Kentucky Life, hosted by Doug Flynn, features three segments that showcase Kentucky’s rich musical heritage and ongoing contributions to America’s diverse musical scene – from rock to bluegrass and blues.
    The program includes a visit to Eminence Speaker LLC in Eminence; showcases the work of Russell Springs luthier Frank Neat; and captures a performance of blues musician Tee Dee Young of Lexington.

  • Henry County unemployment rate falls again

    Unemployment rates fell in 59 Kentucky counties between January 2015 and January 2016, increased in 53 counties and remained the same in eight, according to a news release from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Henry County was among the 59 experiencing a lower unemployment rate at the beginning of this year.