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  • Water and sewer repairs in the works for New Castle

    It’s a costly endeavor, but one the city feels it has to undertake.
    At its monthly meeting last Monday, the City of New Castle voted to pursue grant funding that would allow it to make much-needed repairs to its aging water and sewer systems.
    “We’ve got to do some work on our sewer systems to stay in compliance,” said Scot Treece, public works director for New Castle.  “What I’m asking you tonight is to vote to allow me to pursue an application to receive some grants to help us get the work done.”

  • HCHS Outreach Club to show love to Syrian refugees

    Register for the Henry County High School Love the Hungry event at https://hchsoutreach.wufoo.com/forms/zzhh81o01ymm36/

    Event Date: Saturday, March 26
    Time: 10 a.m. to noon
    Location: Henry County High School gym
    Who can help? Students, families and community members
    The goal: Package 10,000 meals to feed hungry children

     

  • Picking Up the Pieces

    While fundraising continues to put a roof back on the Odd Fellows building in New Castle, those trying to save the historic structure have started to pick up the pieces.
    The Washington Lodge 1513 suffered a setback when a heavy snow approximately one year ago caused the roof to collapse and smash into the second floor.
    The Odd Fellows have teamed with a new local non-profit, New Castle Main Street Inc., to raise the necessary funds to save the place that has served as their home since 1886.

  • Arson suspect still in jail

    Unless he can produce a bond in the amount of $5,000, accused arsonist Steven Reed will stay in jail.
    At his February pre-trial hearing, public defender Liz Curtain argued for Reed’s release citing flimsy evidence connecting her client to the alleged crime as well as ongoing medical treatments that require frequent furlough orders from Henry County Circuit Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Hemp Foods crowd sources start up funds

    Hemp Foods America plans to grow 100 acres of industrial hemp, process it and stock store shelves with food products this year, after reaching a crowd funding goal of $50,000 to cover start up costs.
    Hemp Foods America held a launch party March 8 at the Green Building on East Market Street in the NuLu section of Louisville.

  • Local veterans honored at state Capitol
  • Cavanaughs recognized

    The Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit recently recognized a husband and wife team for outstanding service, according to a news release
    Jerry Cavanaugh currently serves as junior vice commander of the Henry County unit, as well as vice commander of Kentucky’s Fourth District DAV Auxiliary.  Shirley Cavanaugh is the Henry County Unit treasurer and a member of the Kentucky DAV Auxiliary’s Finance Committee.

  • House leaders propose free tuition with ‘Work Ready’ scholarship program

    Kentucky House leaders and House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Rick Rand joined with KCTCS President Jay K. Box and other school officials March 2 to unveil far-reaching legislation that, after taking state and federal aid into account, would provide free tuition for graduating high school students attending the state’s community and technical colleges, according to information from the Legislative Research Commission.  The initiative would be known as the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program.

  • Bevin appoints local farmer to ag commission

    Gov. Matt Bevin recently appointed a Henry County farmer and attorney to the Agriculture Development Board, according to a news release.
    Bevin selected Robert Foree of Eminence to replace Roy G. Collins, who has resigned.
    Foree, a self-employed farmer and attorney, will serve the remainder of the term that expires July 6, 2018.

  • Following their passions