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  • Family meals: Commit to ‘Dining In’

    The Norman Rockwell painting of the family sitting around the dinner table seems to have been relegated to bygone days.  
    The busier we get, the harder it is to have a family meal.  
    Dec. 3 has been designated as “Dining In Day” and hopes to help us realize just how important family meals are.
    According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, there are some benefits to eating as a family, including better school success, instilling family values and dealing with weight concerns.  

  • Burn ban in effect

    Out-of-control wildfires and extremely dry conditions have led approximately 100 Kentucky counties to issue a ban on open burning, including Henry, according to the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

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  • Foree Animal Clinic achieves high mark

    Foree Animal Clinic has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Foree Animal Clinic earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

  • Woman’s club helps library one last time
  • Crusade honors New Castle
  • John Berry Jr., former state senator, stood up to the establishment

    John M. Berry Jr., who passed away Oct. 27, had a reputation for standing up to powerful interests to do what was right, whether during his time as a Kentucky state senator, as a citizen or as an attorney.
    “My uncle, friend and law partner passed away yesterday,” attorney Berry Baxter posted on his Facebook page. “He was never a big man but he was truly a giant.”
    When serving as a page in the statehouse as a youngster, Baxter first got an indication of the respect afforded to his uncle in Frankfort.

  • Flat tax idea returns to Campbellsburg

    The idea for the Campbellsburg City Council to hold a first reading of a revised employment tax at the Oct. 17 meeting got delayed when met with objections, even anger, from elected officials.
    Needing to close a revenue deficit, city officials first proposed to enact an employment flat tax in 2015, which would have required most businesses in Campbellsburg to pay an annual tax based on its profit margins, plus monthly withholding from its workers based on the amount they earn.

  • A Trail of Treats

    Trail & Treat, a free trick-or-treating event hosted by Henry County government and local businesses and organizations, brought out a variety of Disney princesses, comic book heroes and classic Halloween characters Friday afternoon at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park outside of New Castle. Children walked the trail around the park, visiting 50 stations offering goodies, and ended at the pavilion for face-painting, popcorn and hot chocolate. 

  • Help Center Volunteers recognized

    The Henry County Help Center recently honored Martha Lewis, center, as the Volunteer of the Quarter for her efforts in distributing food to locals. Also recognized were nominees Ashley Roberts and James Dills.