Local News

  • ‘A mini-Harvest Showcase’

    The Locker hosted what Henry County Extension Service’s Maryellen Garrison compared to a “mini-Harvest Showcase” last Saturday. In other words, organizers wanted the Fall Harvest Day to emphasize local vendors, produce and crafts.

  • News briefs for Oct. 5, 2016

    Odd Fellows to offer favorite recipes as fundraiser

  • Burning ban now in effect

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, nearly 1,500 wildfires occur in the state of Kentucky based on the 10-year average, according to a news release.

  • Washington Lodge welcomes NAACP President

    Raoul Cunningham, president of the Kentucky State Conference NAACP and president of Louisville Branch NAACP, visited New Castle Oct. 1 to speak at a breakfast fundraiser for the Washington Lodge. Odd Fellow Danny Fisher presents Cunningham with a gift as a guest speaker for the lodge.

  • Conservation District honors Loaring, Croxton
  • Stivers will celebrate 100 years on Oct. 14

    Aline Stivers, a resident of Twin Oaks Assisted Living, is just days away from marking a milestone in her life that few ever reach. On Oct. 14, Stivers will turn 100 years old.
    “I didn’t set a goal that I wanted to live to be 100, I’ve just lived each day as it comes and tried to live a good, clean life,” Stivers said. “I’ve never drank and never smoked, neither one. And I’ve always gone to church. I’m still a member down at Bethlehem Baptist. I’m supposed to be the oldest member there now.”

  • Forging Her Own Way

    Debbie Hinds of Pendleton crafted her own way forward when jewelry sales became common at the art shows where she set up booths. Her lightbulb moment for her new offerings came from her homemade candles.
    The way she makes her Copper Tree Studio candles ensures they appeal to customers both aesthetically as a decorative piece for the home and pleasant for the odors from the essential oils she uses.

  • Substance abuse help starts with SOS for Addictions

    Families facing an addiction crisis need to know where to go for assistance, Kim Hinkel knows from personal experience. To close that informational gap, she took it upon herself to launch a website called SOS for Addictions.
    Though Hinkel admits she’s not a technology expert, she had the idea after seeing a commercial for Angie’s List, a site dedicated to sharing consumer reviews of local businesses.

  • Henry High, Middle get highest marks ever on school report card

    When the Kentucky Department of Education released the school report cards for 2015, it showed big gains at both Henry County High and Middle schools.
    The school report cards show, among other things, how well schools and districts met required performance goals on educational objectives based on results on standardized testing. The state keeps tabs on how well the schools do meeting the “annual measureable objectives,” which go up every year.

  • Fall Sweep set for Adopt-a-Highway

    Now that it’s officially fall, thousands of volunteers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway program will give the Commonwealth’s roadsides a “Fall Sweep” from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 to clear litter before it gets buried by leaves.