Local News

  • News briefs for Sept. 28, 2016

    Conference to focus on meaning of gospel
    New Castle Christian Church, in partnership with other local churches, will host the Recover Conference Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the conference, and it is open to all.
    “Essentially, the idea behind the conference is the church in America has largely lost its understanding of the Bible, and we’re trying to recover an understanding of what the Bible actually teaches,” according to New Castle Christian’s pastor, Trask Murphy, who is an organizer of the conference.

  • AT&T to help market Campbellsburg commerce park

    As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Kentucky, AT&T and representatives from Kentucky I-71 Connected recently announced the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg has been designated “AT&T fiber ready,” according to a news release.
    The AT&T fiber ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

  • Runners rush to help Friends for Michael
  • Flying Eastern (Elementary) Airlines
  • Her business is in the bag

    Each time Lois Stickler relocated her sewing career zipped in a different direction. After moving to Henry County in 2014, she’s got her new business in the bag.
    Stickler and husband Jeffrey decided to buy a Dutch colonial home north of New Castle after he retired from his job at MetLife in New York City, when the company wanted him to work from a Florida office.
    Rather than stay with the company, the Sticklers decided it was time to be closer to their son who lives in Ballardsville and runs his own construction company.

  • Magistrates add temporary housing clause in 1st read

    Language inserted into a planning and zoning proposal will allow county residents to temporarily live in a camper or recreational vehicle while they build a new house, based on a discussion at the Sept. 20 Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.
    The magistrates split even after adding compromise language to the proposal meant to keep residents from living in substandard housing. This required Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to cast the deciding vote at the fiscal court meeting.

  • School bus cameras to capture passing motorists

    If a motorist passes a Henry County Public Schools bus with the stop arm out, educators will go to the video in order to prosecute the offender.
    District leaders have made the investment to install cameras on the exterior of an undisclosed number of school buses in order to keep students safe, explained Kevin Whitt, transportation director.
    Placed just under the stop arm, the camera captures images of the make and model of the vehicles, the license plates and the drivers who pass when the flashing red lights are on and the stop sign is out.

  • 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.

  • Battling addiction

    Pastors across the county hope Oct. 4 will be a changing day in people’s lives.
    Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program designed to address all addictions, will begin on Oct. 4. The program will be held every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at New Castle First Baptist Church, 47 East Cross Main in New Castle.
    Those who attend can expect a meal, worship and time in small-groups reflective of their addiction.

  • Celebrating a milestone birthday

    It’s not every day that someone gets to mark 100 years on this earth. But next month one resident at Twin Oaks Assisted Living will do just that, and administrators at the facility are asking the county to join in the centennial celebration.
    On Oct. 14, Aline Stivers will turn 100 years old, and Leanne Yancey, community manager of Twin Oaks, wants it to be a memorable occasion.