Local News

  • Efforts continue to save Odd Fellows Lodge

    Two recent accomplishments should cause fundraising on a new roof for the Odd Fellows Washington Lodge to pick up the pace, according to Jeff Thoke, New Castle Main Street manager.

  • Team player

    Jared McBurney is a huge sports fan according to anyone who knows him. He is a big fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Indianapolis Colts. And he is not above trash talking fans of other sports teams.

    “He knows I like the Steelers and since they are not doing so well this year, he comes in every Monday and lets me know about it,” Eminence High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chris Nethery said with a laugh.

  • Campbellsburg proposes new tax

    The proposed employment flat tax in Campbellsburg would have workers making $1,000 to $1,500 a month paying $10 each month under the new tax, according to a draft considered by the city council at its Nov. 16 meeting.

  • Three charged in murder

    Three Henry County men have been charged in the murder of a La Grange woman who was reported missing last Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    John Downey, 30 of New Castle, was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, assault first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

    Joshua Sparkman, 30 of Campbellsburg, was charged with assault first degree.

  • Mystery surrounds brothers' deaths

    Officials have yet to determine what killed two brothers and left a third incapacitated and very ill.

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, a concerned individual stopped at 469 River Road in Lockport to check on the occupants. Upon entering the home, two men were found unresponsive and a third was “very sick,” according to the 911 dispatch.

  • Judge reduces bond in arson case

    His medical condition prompted Henry County Circuit Judge Karen Conrad to grant furloughs for doctor’s appointments, but she declined to release accused arsonist Steven Reed from jail without paying a substantial bond.
    In Circuit Court Thursday after entering a not guilty plea for his client at his arraignment, Reed’s attorney Ed Bourne cited his client’s medical condition as a reason for him to be released with a significant reduction in his bond amount, initially set at $10,000 full cash, down to 10 percent of that amount.

  • Smoke Doctors hold canned food drive
  • Buying at the Bazaar

    During one of the first opportunities to get out and shop for the holidays, many people thronged the 23rd annual Henry Couny Extension Holiday Bazaar, held at the Henry County 4-H building at the Fairgrounds Nov. 14. The 31 indoor booths were chocked full of arts, crafts, food and more and the space not taken up by gifts and seasonal decorations held a crowd of shoppers, many of whom carried a shopping bag or two.

  • Smith Receives Ronnie Lucas Memorial Award
  • New Castle Elementary students sing their thanks to veterans