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  • Friends for Michael hold dinner, auction

    The Friends for Michael Spinal Cord Injury Organization held their eighth annual dinner and silent auction at the Olmstead in Louisville Thursday evening.
    The dinner and auction kick off the organization’s fundraising efforts for the year.
    Proceeds go to help those with spinal cord injuries.
    Henry County resident Tyler Daugherty spoke to the crowd about how the group had helped him by donating funds to have his truck outfitted so that he could be more independent.

  • HCPS will offer free meals

    Parents of preschool and elementary school students in Henry County will not have to endure a price increase for school breakfast or lunch next school year. Instead, they’ll get both for free.
    At its June meeting, the Henry County Board of Education acted on Superintendent Tim Abrams’ recommendation to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

  • Effort to save Odd Fellows lodge planned

    There’s an urgent feeling in New Castle the Odd Fellow’s Washington Lodge needs a new roof by winter, after it had a near-total collapse during a heavy snowstorm in March.
    In an attempt to figure out how to get the historic building’s crucial repairs started, representatives of the Odd Fellows, the city council, the Berry Center and the Henry County Historical Society gathered at the Locker June 24 with several state historic preservation officials to discuss ways to at least protect the building from the elements before freezing weather returns.

  • Rotary club recognizes Johnson

    Michael Duncan, Eminence Rotary Club Foundation Chairman, recently presented Rotarian Terry Johnson with the Paul Harris Fellow Award. A Paul Harris Fellow is an award given to a Rotarian in recognition of a donation to the Rotary Foundation of at least $1,000. The funds thus donated are used to support a number of Rotary projects aimed at educational and humanitarian programs around the world. The Eminence Rotary Club has been recognized for one of the highest per capita levels of Paul Harris Fellows in the district.

  • Hillsboro Road to close Monday for bridge work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office recently announced closure of KY 997, also known as Hillsboro Road, in Henry County due to bridge replacement.
    A contract was recently awarded to replace the bridge over White Sulphur Fork at mile point 1.9 near Hebron Creek Road.
     KY 997 is scheduled for closure at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6. A signed detour will be in place via KY 157, KY 1606 and US 421.
    KYTC awarded this construction project to Certified Construction Company of Kentucky LLC in the amount of $140,496.  

  • Three New Castle men charged with growing pot

    Three New Castle men have been charged with cultivating marijuana on their properties following a tip received by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
    Last Wednesday afternoon, Henry County Sheriff Deputy Chase Dewitt followed-up on a report of possible marijuana plants at a residence at 738 East Cross Main in New Castle. Upon arrival, the homeowner, David Woodrum Sr., gave Dewitt permission to search the property and admitted he was growing marijuana for his “personal use.”

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  • Budget message raises new tax idea

    In order to position the City of Campbellsburg for new opportunities and growth, Mayor Rex Morgan talked about the need to raise funds through an employment-based tax.
    Morgan discussed the idea in his budget message prior to the second reading and approval of the revenues and expenses for fiscal year 2015-16 at the city council’s June meeting.

  • Homemaker honored
  • Avian flu outbreak leads to restrictions

    State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has enacted restrictions on bird sales and movement in Kentucky to protect Kentucky’s poultry industry and bird population from the current avian influenza outbreak.

    “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Stout said. “Poultry is Kentucky’s leading agricultural commodity, and we will do everything we can to keep our commercial and backyard poultry industries secure.”