Local News

  • KSP promotes White

    Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Chad White, a New Castle resident (left), received his promotional certificate from KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders (right) on Sept. 16. An 18-year veteran of the agency, White is director of the Administrative Division at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. A native of Shelbyville, White is a 1992 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 1996 graduate of Georgetown College. He is the son of James and Velma White of Shelbyville.

  • ‘A mini-Harvest Showcase’

    The Locker hosted what Henry County Extension Service’s Maryellen Garrison compared to a “mini-Harvest Showcase” last Saturday. In other words, organizers wanted the Fall Harvest Day to emphasize local vendors, produce and crafts.

  • No Tech Time

    When the Camp Fire day- and after-school care program met during the fall break last week, Director Joy Royalty said

  • Golden resigns from New Castle

    At the October meeting of the New Castle Commission, Linda Golden, who has been a commissioner continuously since Jan. 2009, submitted her resignation. In her tenure, Golden served on several of the town’s committees including personnel, MainStreet and economic development and fire and safety. She has also volunteered for many years on the town’s festival committee. Here, city attorney Joe Yates gives Golden a hug and thanks her for her time and dedication to the city of New Castle.

  • Historic tax credits explained
  • Conservation District honors Loaring, Croxton
  • Washington Lodge welcomes NAACP President

    Raoul Cunningham, president of the Kentucky State Conference NAACP and president of Louisville Branch NAACP, visited New Castle Oct. 1 to speak at a breakfast fundraiser for the Washington Lodge. Odd Fellow Danny Fisher presents Cunningham with a gift as a guest speaker for the lodge.

  • News briefs for Oct. 5, 2016

    Odd Fellows to offer favorite recipes as fundraiser

  • Henry High, Middle get highest marks ever on school report card

    When the Kentucky Department of Education released the school report cards for 2015, it showed big gains at both Henry County High and Middle schools.
    The school report cards show, among other things, how well schools and districts met required performance goals on educational objectives based on results on standardized testing. The state keeps tabs on how well the schools do meeting the “annual measureable objectives,” which go up every year.

  • Substance abuse help starts with SOS for Addictions

    Families facing an addiction crisis need to know where to go for assistance, Kim Hinkel knows from personal experience. To close that informational gap, she took it upon herself to launch a website called SOS for Addictions.
    Though Hinkel admits she’s not a technology expert, she had the idea after seeing a commercial for Angie’s List, a site dedicated to sharing consumer reviews of local businesses.