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  • GOP nearly sweeps election

    Henry County and Kentucky made history twice on Election Day.
    Not only did they vote to put a Republican in the governor’s mansion, the first in 40 years, they also placed the very first African-American in a statewide office in lieutenant governor-elect Jenean Hampton.
    Of the six state offices on the ballot, four went to Republicans while two will be held by Democrats.

  • The Louisville Agricultural Club honors moore
  • KET TV show decorates Hwy. 55 with scarecrows

    A few scarecrows featured in scenes on an educational television show continue to provide fall entertainment along Hwy. 55 between Eminence and Shelbyville.
    Buck O’Connor, who developed “A Day in Buck’s Big World” for Kentucky Educational Television, first came to the area to produce several segments on how corn grows from planting to harvest with the help of Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville and the Ellis farm outside Eminence.
    One of the shows involved several scarecrows coming to life in the kid-friendly production.

  • Henry County GOP sets presidential caucus date

    In keeping with the official rules of the Republican Party of Kentucky, the Henry County Republican Party at its Oct. 13 meeting voted to hold a presidential caucus, Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release.
     Henry County Republican Party Chairman Jon Park was elected to be the caucus chairman.
     The Henry County Presidential Caucus will take place at the Henry County 4-H Building in New Castle.

  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day
  • KSP honors Campbellsburg man

    Campbellsburg resident Donald Webster (center) received a Properties Management and Supply Technical Support Service Award from Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (right) and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (left) on Oct. 21. A property officer II at the Kentucky State Police Supply Branch in Frankfort, Webster is a nine-year veteran of the agency. A 1998 graduate of Henry County High School, he is the son of Bruce and Sandy Webster of Pendleton.

  • New Castle tackles parking issues

    Parking along Main Street in New Castle, with the exception of the courthouse square, is posted as two-hour parking, but some people are not following that rule.
    “We’re getting a lot of business people complaining about parking,” Mayor Denny Benham said at the recent city commission meeting. “So it’s time that we do something about it.”
    Benham said that drivers are not complying with the posted two-hour limit, despite the signs.

  • Tindle plans to relax after 18 years at Campbellsburg Grocery

    Approximately 175 friends and admirers came to see Lucille Tindle at Campbellsburg Grocery Nov. 3 as she closed out her 18 years of employment with the store.
    Tindle’s duties involved putting out the produce at the downtown store for owner Stephan Smith. In fact, it was her idea that she should work there.

  • Community dedicates accessible park path

    Even after the handicapped accessible pond path at the recreation and park officially opened Nov. 5, members of the Henry County Leadership Class of 2014 plan to work together into spring to complete the final touches.
    Six leadership class members plus its coordinator celebrated the opening of the 140-foot-long, 4-foot-wide path that leads to a landing at the pond with a ribbon cutting at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park Thursday afternoon.

  • Oil change ministry can help change lives, organizers say

    Changing oil can change lives, said organizers of the second annual oil change ministry, held Oct. 24 by the Henry County Baptist Association, or HCBA, according to a news release.
    Organizers called the effort to treat single parents and guardians to a free oil change a huge success, the news release said. Baptist association representatives asked local churches to provide ideas for those from their areas who could be helped through this ministry, with 13 recipients participating.