Local News

  • New auction business to emphasize social elements

    Auctions are a social event as much as a time to shop, said the owner of Cassity’s on Main Street in Eminence. While adding to his collections of silver coins and antique firearms, Steve Cassity picked up many friends along the way, too.
    At times attending as many as five auctions a week in the region, Cassity decided to host his own weekly sales.

  • Report: Henry County among Kentucky’s healthiest

    Living in Henry County can be good for your health, as compared to the rest of the state, according to a national study from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The findings say that Henry County has the 16th best health outcomes in Kentucky.
    The County Health Rankings compare counties within each state on more than 30 factors that impact health, including such social determinants as education, jobs, housing, exercise, commuting times and more.

  • Workforce coaching available at library

    Kentuckiana Works offers a wide array of career coaching services at the Henry County Public Library on Monday mornings, according to Micah Howard, the workforce development agency’s outreach coordinator and facilitator.
    Kentuckiana Works officials encouraged locals to obtain certified production technician training last fall in order to qualify for high paying jobs at GE as part of an outreach effort here. After that, Howard set up shop to meet with Henry County job seekers on a weekly basis.

  • Tips to avoid common accidents that lead to poisoning

    Ever accidentally brushed your teeth with pain relief cream? If so, you’re not alone.
    You might think it’s mostly kids who are victims of accidental poisonings, but adults actually account for nearly half of the 60,000 calls to the Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center each year. Ashley Webb, director of the Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center and a board-certified clinical toxicologist, said many of those calls are from Kentuckians age 65 and older.
    Of those calls, 85 percent are for medication mistakes.

  • Two caregivers arrested in cases involving children

    A member of a Campbellsburg family now faces a charge of abuse, just weeks after her husband was accused of rape in an unrelated incident, according to the Kentucky State Police (KSP).
    Kathy Heitzman was charged with abuse March 15, after authorities and child protective services responded to a report about a child living in the household showing signs of injury, according to KSP’s Trooper Josh Lawson. This was one of two incidents just one day apart from each other in which local police responded to a report with child protective services and charged a caregiver.

  • Veteran visits Frankfort
  • State park worker dies in car wreck

    A 74-year-old La Grange man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at about 6 a.m. Sunday morning on Intersate 71 in Henry County near the 25 mile marker.
    Kentucky State Police report that the vehicle driven by Andrew Persanyi was rear-ended by another vehicle driven by Corey Shores, 21 of Dayton, Ohio, as both were traveling northbound on the interstate. Both vehicles left the road and Persanyi’s car overturned causing him to be ejected from the vehicle.

  • Conservation district recognizes poster, writing winners

    The Henry County Conservation and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation announced the art and writing award winners March 10 in a gathering at the 4-H building.
    The contest with the theme of “The Wild Side of Kentucky” attracted 593 entries for the art contest and 25 for the writing, Allan Bryant told the audience of nearly 100 people. All local students are encouraged to submit an entry. Winning entries receive cash prizes, certificates and t-shirts.
    Students from Eastern, Eminence and New Castle elementary schools submitted entries for the art contests.

  • Gatewood sworn in

    Donna Gatewood, who has previously served as a commissioner for the City of New Castle, was sworn in to serve in that office again by the city’s attorney, Joe Yates, at last Monday night’s meeting. Gatewood fills a seat vacated by the resignation of Janet King, who cited “conflicts of interest” as her reason to step down as a commissioner in a letter to the mayor.

  • Water and sewer repairs in the works for New Castle

    It’s a costly endeavor, but one the city feels it has to undertake.
    At its monthly meeting last Monday, the City of New Castle voted to pursue grant funding that would allow it to make much-needed repairs to its aging water and sewer systems.
    “We’ve got to do some work on our sewer systems to stay in compliance,” said Scot Treece, public works director for New Castle.  “What I’m asking you tonight is to vote to allow me to pursue an application to receive some grants to help us get the work done.”