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  • Disc golf league looks to ace local interest

    New Castle Christian Church minister Tommy Lanham loved disc golf so much that when he looked for a job he also looked for the nearest disc golf course.

    “I was looking in February 2010 for a position and I looked for the nearest disc golf course,” Lanham said. “The nearest course was either Frankfort or Louisville. When I did the leadership class with Pat Wallace and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, I convinced them to put in a course at Harry Hill Park in 2011 as our project.”

  • HCPS hopes to train students, teachers, parents to be leaders

    The Henry County Public School District will start training its school employees and parent volunteers as leaders in a program based on Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

    The Leader in Me program facilitates the principles of Covey’s philosophy into an educational model that empowers teachers, students, parent volunteers and the school system’s employees.

  • Henry County Fair 4-H, FFA and Homemaker categories

    GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS - 2013 HENRY COUNTY FAIR

    1. The Fairgrounds will be open for the reception of all articles for exhibition in the 4-H, FFA and Open Class with the exception of livestock from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Monday July 1st 2013 entries to be made in the 4-H Center Exhibition Hall.

  • Relay for Life

    The 2013 Relay For Life included students who participated in the first Relay Recess campaign throughout the county. The student participation made a large impact on fundraising totals. Eastern Elementary raised more than $4,000 .
    As of Monday, June 24, Henry County’s Relay For Life has reached 94 percent of its goal totaling a little more than  $67,000.

     

  • Fees: Gone to the dogs

    Fees at the Henry-Trimble County Animal Control Shelter soon will increase.

    Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt said the fees will be adjusted, pending approval of both counties.

    For the first time, the shelter is considering fees for owners who surrender multiple animals.

  • Center’s price tag increases

    Exterior work related to the Campbellsburg Station community center could cost an additional $20,000 because of site drainage issues.

    Harold Bratton told city council members Monday night that the site’s drainage issues are more complex than initially believed.

  • Take 5 with Dennis Yeary

    Basic bio

    Graduated from Henry County in 1967.Vice-chairman Board of Adjustments for Planning and Zoning 19 years. Telecommuications 30 years.
    Vietnam War veteran. Served in the 1st Air Cavalry Division 1969-1971.
    Family operated a dairy and tobacco farm on Steve Wood Road.

    Why do you like the east end of the county?

  • Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee

    Lt. Col George Martin Jessee has just as much local lore and legend as any Civil War figure.

    A historical marker near the entrance into New Castle from Campbellsburg sums up only a part of Jesse’s military career, but not some of his more daring achievements.

    Jessee eloped at 19 with his future wife Betty Foree,  who was 14-years old. Every historical reference to Betty Foree mentions her living with her sister, Lydia Foree Bullard.

  • Elementary student wins KET contest

    Sydney Raymer loves animals.

    Her love for animals, reading and drawing made her stand out when she entered The KET Young Writer’s contest.

    The annual competition happens every spring. The competition is open to kindergarteners through 5th graders.

    Raymer competed against 546 other entries with her submission, “A Zebra Named Ally” and secured third place in the fourth-grader category.

    Requirements vary from each grade. Raymer had to write a story with a minimum of 150-400 words and illustrate the story herself.

  • Repeat offender hid under clothes

    While serving a warrant on an Oldham County man in a Campbellsburg home for allegedly manufacturing meth a second time, Kentucky State Police found a meth lab and the man hiding underneath a pile of clothes.

    On Tuesday, June 11, KSP came to 223 Summit Road in Campbellsburg to serve Brandon Price, 20, of La Grange with a warrant for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.