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  • Scouts complete community service projects, reach Eagle

    Two members of Boy Scout Troop 421, Ethan Cole Smith and Russell Beverly, recently attained Eagle Scout, according to a news release.
    Smith’s Eagle Scout Leadership Project involved building and installing five benches along the walking trail in Eminence. He supervised several Scouts who assisted in installing the benches.
    Smith graduated from Henry County High School. He chose to pursue a career as an engineer, soon to attend Speed School.

  • New Year’s Eve fire destroys Lockport home

    A Lockport couple was left homeless following a house fire on New Year’s Eve.
    On the afternoon of Dec. 31, the Kentucky River Fire Department responded to a report of a home on fire on Bethlehem Road. When Fire Chief Bill Reardon arrived on scene, the structure was already being consumed by fire.
    “There were flames shooting out of the back when I got here,” Reardon told other firefighters on the scene.
    After some tense on-scene research, it was determined no one was in the mobile home at the time, but three dogs were killed in the fire.

  • Will 2015 bring growth?

    Gov. Steve Beshear touted 2014 as the year Kentucky recovered from the Great Recession, but growth remained concentrated in the state’s two biggest cities while rural areas like Henry County lagged behind.
    Looking back at last year, Beshear issued an upbeat message about the state of Kentucky’s economy. He cited the commonwealth’s unemployment rate falling to 6 percent for November, the lowest rate in more than six years, down from the high of 10.7 percent in the depths of the recession.

  • Moving aside

    After a lifetime in agriculture and a 40-year career making farm visits and presenting field days, Extension Agent Steve Moore will retire Feb. 3, completing four decades of service to Henry County.
    Moore grew up on a farm in Danville, where he helped raise beef cattle and tobacco.
    He remembers putting up a lot of hay and chopping a lot of thistle in the pasture as a kid.
    The family had both a Guernsey and a Jersey dairy cow.

  • Elected county officials, deputies take the oath

    Newly elected county officials including Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer and Fiscal Court Magistrates Jason Stanley and Rickey Timberlake recently joined the re-elected officials plus their deputies for a mass swearing in Dec. 31 by Judge Karen Conrad in the courtroom.  
     

  • Tire fire damages vehicles, too
  • Lion's Club wraps up Christmas

     

    Santa waved at the children gathered at the annual New Castle Lions Club toy giveaway on Christmas Eve at New Castle Christian Church. Children chose several toys to take home, were given a goodie bag with fruit and candy, told the Christmas story and sat on Santa’s lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas.

  • Remember this? A look back at 2014

     Wicked Weather

    The Polar Vortex hit Henry County hard in January, leading to temps in the teens and wind chill readings averaging -4 degrees. The frigid temperatures led both school districts in the county to cancel school.

  • Donation boosts club’s activities

     

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  • Commitment to continued service in 2015

     

    In 2015, I resolve not to make any New Year’s resolutions.