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  • Absentee voting is underway in in Kentucky

    Absentee voting is now under way for Kentucky’s Nov. 8 general election, according to a news release from the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office.
    Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    • Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    • Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
    • Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted

  • No Tech Time

    When the Camp Fire day- and after-school care program met during the fall break last week, Director Joy Royalty said

  • Smithfield candidates are write-ins

    Smithfield has a new mayor, and one of his first tasks in office is to let his fellow city residents know the write-in candidates who will join him on the Smithfield City Council.
    Greg Gephart, who has served as a city council member for more than two years, will serve out the remainder of Les Bryant’s term.
    “I resigned,” Bryant explained. “I was mayor for almost 12 years and that’s enough. Let someone else have a shot at it.”
    Gephart was sworn in as Bryant’s replacement two weeks ago.

  • Kinderman is the chamber’s new director

    Holly Kinderman’s involvement with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce has grown steadily since she first started volunteering at the organization’s Kentucky State Fair booth to promote local businesses and attractions.
    Her commitment has increased to the point where she will take over as the chamber director Nov. 1, after Paul Cole’s resignation goes into effect.
    Known as the events manager at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire, Kinderman feels excited by the opportunity to promote Henry County as a whole.

  • State halts most work on Ky. 146

    Despite including improvements on Highway 146 from Pendleton to New Castle earlier in the year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has now paused much of the planned work, at least until 2018.
    While some work will continue on 146, it will only involve right-of-way acquisition on the 153 to Lost Creek section and efforts related to moving utility lines, confirmed Andrea Clifford, KTC spokeswoman.

  • KSP promotes White

    Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Chad White, a New Castle resident (left), received his promotional certificate from KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders (right) on Sept. 16. An 18-year veteran of the agency, White is director of the Administrative Division at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. A native of Shelbyville, White is a 1992 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 1996 graduate of Georgetown College. He is the son of James and Velma White of Shelbyville.

  • Historic tax credits explained
  • ‘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.