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Business

  • Signs for the times

    Clark and Melinda Sampson, along with son Jimmy are kept hopping at their burgeoning business in Eminence.

    Affordable Signs & Apparel opened at the corner of Main Street and Eminence Road  in April. Sampson said there is a huge advantage to having a brick and mortar storefront in town.

    For instance, a motorcycle club representative came in at the spur of the moment to purchase t-shirts for a fun-run event. And, when the City of Eminence needed a new Music on Main banner, Sampson could deliver within one business day.

  • Jobless rates down in 108 Ky. counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties, including Henry, between March 2010 and March 2011, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    Henry County’s unemployment rate of 10.1 for February 2011, was close to the statewide rate, down from 11.1 percent in February 2011 and down from March 2010’s 10.9 percent.

  • Keepers mission: great seafood close to home

    To paraphrase the old adage, give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, give a man a take-out’s phone number and he’ll pick up tasty fish for the whole family on his way home from work.

    Keeper’s Restaurant in the old bank building in Jericho (3350 Lake Jericho Road) opened March 9 with one simple mission in mind. “We’d thought about it for a long time,” said owner Pam Foree, “how great it would be to not have to drive 30-40 miles for good seafood.”

  • McBurney’s having a Hay Day

    For some time, Chris McBurney has taken part in field days throughout the southern United States.

    Now McBurney, who owns and operators McBurney Livestock Equipment in New Castle, wants to share that concept with local farmers. “There’s not a lot of that going on here,” McBurney said. “Most farm shows are several hours away.”

    With that in mind, he and other local distributors came up with the idea for North Central Kentucky Hay Day.

    It will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

  • Welcome new members; DQ is business of the month

    It is always a pleasure to welcome new members to the Chamber.
    This week we introduce Wanda Thurman, one of the hardest workers and supporters of New Castle, as an Associate Member and Goodwill Industries who do so much good work with our youth in their Kentuckiana Works program with Paula Ratliff.

    Associate Members are those who wish to support the Chamber in their work for Henry County, but they are not a business, but also include churches, civic organizations and charities.  The dues for Associate Members are $50.

  • Unemployment in Henry County drops below 10%

    According to figures released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the jobless rate in Henry County for Decembe 2010 was 9.9 percent. That is down from 10.2 percent a year before, and down from 10.3 percent in November 2010.

    Unemployment rates fell in 84 Kentucky counties between December 2009 and December 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Stahl & Helm to headline in Corydon

  • Federal law signals change in workplace culture

    By Mary Meehan
    Kentucky News Content Service

    A new federal law requiring employers to make accommodations for breast-feeding mothers will represent a big shift for some Kentucky companies because few have comprehensive plans.

  • Sunday wine sales considered

    After leading the charge at the state level, Chuck Smith of Smith-Berry Winery brought the issue of Sunday wine sales to the Henry County Courthouse.

    Along with his wife Mary, Smith has operated the small winery outside of New Castle for eight years. And in those eight years, he told the Henry County Fiscal Court last week, 80,000 to 100,000 people, from all 50 states and at least 12 countries, have visited the operation.

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