Local News

  • News briefs for 2-10-2016

    Heating assistance funds available

  • February is National Heart Month

    It’s National Heart Month — a good time to think more deeply about your health and how to make heart-healthy lifestyle choices, according to a University of Kentucky news release.
    “More people know about heart health now than they did 20 years ago,” said Dr. Gretchen Wells, director of Women’s Heart Health at the Gill Heart Institute.  “But we still have a lot of work to do, especially with women, whose symptoms can be different than men’s.”

  • Feeley resigns as family court judge

    By Glen Jennings
    Landmark News Service

  • NC’s aging infrastructure needs work

    On an average day, the wastewater treatment plant in New Castle receives about 80,000 gallon of inflow.
    But when it rains, it pours – literally, into the treatment plant.
    It’s not unusual for the plant to receive one million gallons of inflow during and following a rain event.

  • Soldier, teacher, preacher
  • Hemp: A budding Kentucky industry

    A lot of research is still needed in the hemp field, but Kentucky has a head start on the rest of the nation in the budding industry, agricultural and business leaders said at a production meeting held Feb. 2 at the Henry County Extension Office.

  • Local road projects in Bevin’s plans

    Despite $1 billion less in state road funds to work with, Gov. Matt Bevin’s 2016-2022 Recommended Highway Plan contains millions in funding for transportation projects in Henry County.
    Bevin submitted his first six-year road plan to the General Assembly, promising to use the $6 billion in state and federal funds “to address the critical transportation needs” across Kentucky.

  • Soldier, Teacher, Preacher

    Despite being born a slave in Shelby County, Elijah Marrs learned to read and write and left a record of his time as a Civil War soldier, an educator and a minister, with the ordination of the influential black leader occurring in New Castle.

  • Butcher in high demand

    Trackside Butcher Shoppe opened in the second week of deer season and processed 70 animals that hunters brought in, according to co-owner Chris Wright. Then, the nearly $1 million, 6,000-square-foot facility went straight into livestock processing.

  • Park hired to oversee constituent services

    After the election of Matt Bevin to the Kentucky governor’s office, an Eminence man also occupies a new office at the state capital.
    Known to many as the chairman of the Henry County Republican Party and the secretary for the GOP 4th District region, Jon Park recently became the executive director of constituent services, working for the new state administration. He now makes the 45-minute drive to work every day, but the commute east on Interstate 64 doesn’t bother him.