Local News

  • Henry County Republicans host chili supper
  • Weather spotters class set for New Castle March 2

    The New Castle Fire Department will host a Skywarn class at its station March 2 at 7 p.m.
    Skywarn is a nationwide volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters, according to a news release. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

  • ‘A Better Henry County’ forming March 4

    Organizers ask if Henry County residents want to share their thoughts and create “A Better Henry County,” with the first step being a March 4 community meeting at the Locker in New Castle.
    Any thoughts local residents about want to share about improving the community are welcome. Organizer Bobby King, in a post on social media, indicated possible topics could include more policing and public safety, economic development and providing jobs for youth in the county.

  • ‘Everybody’s welcomed at Second Baptist’

    What began as a “radical and bold” request by slaves to hold their own worship service grew into to a place of “fellowship, love and acceptance,” at Second Baptist Church in Campbellsburg, according to the pastor and church history.
    Both blacks and whites attended the early church in Campbellsburg, then known as Sulphur Forks Baptist, which dated back to 1803, according to a paper written by Rev. Robert Thomas. But then-slaves had no say in the church and had to stay in the balcony during services, so they sought religious independence of their own.

  • KState offers Henry County a new agent

    For years Henry County has benefitted from having three University of Kentucky extension agents offering programs in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development and family and consumer sciences.
    Now an initiative of Kentucky State University could grow the number of agents stationed here to four.

  • Art from Scratch

    With a scalpel as her main artistic tool, Kathy Conroy’s wildlife pictures and portraits contain a high degree of surgical precision.
    Her medium of scratchboard, a masonite board coated with white clay and underneath a thin layer of blank India ink, makes the difference in the level of fine detail Conroy can capture when creating the fur of a bobcat or the feathers of a great blue heron.
    Armed with her scratchboard and her blade, Conroy also draws on a deep well of patience.

  • Rice chosen to lead state police Post 5

    If not for moving to Henry County as a boy after an arson that impacted his family, Capt. Howard Rice might have ended up on the other side of the law instead of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 commander, he said.
    The event that changed his life happened when he was just 10. The landlord burned down the house his family rented in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville while the occupants visited friends in Henry County.

  • Kentucky cattlemen’s association elects officers

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association elected new officers at the recent convention, including, front row from left: Kentucky Cattlemen Association President Chuck Crutcher; President Elect Bobby Foree of New Castle; Vice President Tim White; Secretary/Treasurer Ken Adams; and Past President David Lemaster. Standing from left: Cary King, Kentucky Beef Network chairman; Chris Cooper, KCA program chair; and Steve Dunning, KBC program chair.

  • College students may need shots

    Whooping cough. Measles. Meningitis. Just hearing these words can strike fear in most any parent or school teacher, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.
     But it’s not just young school children who are at risk.
    College and university students can also get communicable diseases says Dr. Patty Swiney, a Kentucky family physician and mother who testified alongside House Health and Welfare Chair Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, recently in support of Wuchner’s House Bill 147.

  • ‘God is working’ at Main Street Baptist

    Main Street Baptist Church in New Castle serves as “a place where God is working,” an inspiring place for worshippers, according to the associate pastor.
    The same spiritual desire that led to the creation of the church back in 1801 remains alive today, said Michael Rodgers, associate pastor. At the time, slaves and sharecroppers came together to provide a place to worship, both for themselves and for future generations.