Local News

  • AT&T gives to iLead ‘Maker Space’

    By Tim Hendrick
    Landmark News Service
    The AT&T Foundation and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative have teamed up to extend the economic benefits of the maker movement across Kentucky’s I-71 corridor through the iLEAD Academy.

  • Leslie’s Pub to serve BBQ in NC

    Along with barbecue and hospitality, the founders of Leslie’s Pub hope the new business will help serve up more commerce to New Castle.
    Janet King came up with the idea to open the tavern at 18 S. Main Street with the full cooperation and support of Smoke Doctors’ Tony Moffett, who will supply the barbecue.

  • Troopers arrest 1 in pot bust

    A 47-year-old New Castle man was arrested on drug-related charges at his home Sept. 24 after the Kentucky State Police received an anonymous tip, according to a news release from KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg.
    Following up on the tip, troopers went to a home on Fallen Timber Road and that led to them obtaining a warrant to search inside.
    “During the search of the residence, approximately six pounds of processed marijuana, hundreds of imported seeds, scales, packaging and 25 mature marijuana plants were located,” according to the news release.

  • Interest building in Eminence

    Development and property management company Woda Group is seeking assistance from the Kentucky Housing Corporation to pursue a 40-unit apartment complex for seniors in Eminence. Vice President Tammy Stansbury says if Woda can land the state tax credits that could lead to a $5 million investment in the city.

  • Family fun at the COLOR RUN

    On Saturday Henry County High School hosted the first Color Run to be held in the county. The event, a fundraiser for the HCHS class of 2018 and Campbellsburg Elementary PTO, led walkers and runners through a course dotted with color stations at which volunteers sprayed powdered color on them. 

  • New Henry County library overdue

    The decision on the Henry County Public Library tax rate for the upcoming year hinged on a plan to build a new facility in Eminence, according to Director Jessica Powell. She indicated a new library is overdue.
    As required by state law, Powell appeared before the Henry County Fiscal Court at its Sept. 15 meeting to apprise them of the library’s chosen tax rate.
    As the library has its own taxing authority, state law does not require any additional approval from the fiscal court.

  • Absentee voting now available for Nov. 3 election

    Eligible voters may now cast mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s Nov. 3 General Election, according to a news release from the Office of the Secretary of State.
    Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    •  Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    •  Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
    •  Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted

  • Pleasureville man seriously injured in high-speed accident

    A high-speed accident on Hillspring Road in Pleasureville caused serious injury to a 25-year-old man, according to a Kentucky State Police report.

  • New Castle commission takes four percent property tax hike

    With two commissioners absent, Mayor Denny Benham made the motion and cast the deciding vote to increase the city’s ad valorem taxes by 4 percent at the City of New Castle meeting last Monday.
    Commissioners Janet King and Harry Mitchell voted in favor of the increase. Commissioners Linda Golden and Phoebe Thurman-Thompson were absent.
    Last year’s tax rate of .185 cents per $100 of assessed value generated $54,664 in revenue for the city.

  • Minigrants strengthen personalized learning at Henry schools

    Fifteen teachers in Henry County spent last year working on strategies to give each student a voice and a choice in how they learn. As they return to their classrooms, they are armed with new resources to zero in on what works, according to a news release from the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.