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Local News

  • True Red, White and Blue

    By Jesse Harp and Melissa Blankenship

  • Lodge wants project to last for an eternity

    The New Castle Odd Fellows lodge wants new members to see the 144-year-old fraternal organization remain active well into the future.
    Known for its Homecoming parade and picnic each August, the Washington Lodge 1513 has another long-running project to protect — the operation and maintenance of a cemetery that dates back to October 1901, according to information from Margaret Daniel, a historian for the lodge.

  • Gunnell made Ali’s funeral arrangements

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • Arson charge draws an Alford plea

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • News Briefs, June 8, 2016

    Library amensty offer ends Saturday

    For those unable to check out books from the Henry County Public Library because their dog ate their library book or they’ve misplaced an overdue movie, the current amnesty provided by the library could let you off the hook.

  • Kentucky Wounded Heroes thanks Hussey Copper

    To those injured on the battlefield or in the line of duty, Hussey Copper’s recent donation in support of a Kentucky Wounded Heroes bass fishing tournament at Guist Creek Lake means a lot, according to Chuck Reed, the non-profit’s director.
    Several representatives of Kentucky Wounded Heroes visited Hussey Fabricated in Eminence’s industrial park Wednesday to let company officials how important their $1,000 donation is to activities designed to support armed services members with combat injuries and police, fire and EMS personnel with line-of-duty injuries.

  • New Castle's new high

    By Chris Brooke
    editor@hclocal.com
    New Castle firefighters and their helpers stood in traffic and held out a boot, threw a fish fry and went door-to-door to collect money for the WHAS Crusade for Children, but even they felt surprise at the total amount raised in the fire department’s name.
    New Castle became the top fundraiser for the 2016 crusade — more than any other fire department or any single donor — after contributing $311,787.63.

  • Twins earn Eagle Scout award at 12

    By Jesse Harp
    news@hclocal.com
    Twins Nash and Greyson Willenbrock, at only 12 years old, achieved something less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts ever do — they merited Eagle Scout status after a project that benefitted the Campbellsburg Fire Department.
    The brothers planned, raised the funds and coordinated the construction of gear lockers at the fire station in Campbellsburg, the scouts said. The lockers make it possible for the firefighters to quickly and efficiently retrieve their gear in times of emergencies.

  • New Family Court Judge sworn in
  • Football history author will host book signing in Pleasureville June 2

    Michael K. Grimes takes readers back to the “wide-open” early days of football in Central Kentucky in his new book, “Did You Hear About the Game in Pleasureville?”
    It was an era before organized professional football, when teams played in state leagues, and high school teams often played college teams and the rules that govern the game today had not been created.
    A local historian and avid football fan who played the game in high school and college, Grimes, 50, lives in Pleasureville.