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  • Concerns raised about New Castle’s appearance

    While appearances may not be everything, New Castle commissioners discussed several ways to improve the looks of their city Monday night.

    Theresa Skinner of the United Citizens Bank brought concerns about the condition of downtown buildings, specifically the Odd Fellows Lodge. “The white building across from the bank needs a lot of work,” she said. “Birds get in and then can’t get out.”

  • Celebration Kids is May 14; includes male beauty pageant

    A family event that has become tradition in Henry County is the Celebration Kids Fundraiser for the Henry County CARE Team.

    The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

    Children will enjoy playing in the bouncy room and slide, interacting with animals in the petting zoo plus lots of old-fashioned games.

  • News Brief

    The 29th Annual New Castle Spring Fling will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 11. There will be arts and crafts, flea markets, exhibits and food booths.  Booths are still available.

    The Spring Fling parade will begin at Henry County High School. If you or your club, would like to have a float or be in the parade, please contact the Spring Fling committee.

    Live entertainment will be available throughout the day, and there’s still room for more bands, cloggers, linedancers, tumblers and more.

  • News Brief

    At 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, the Eminence High School Drama Club will perform “The High-Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy” in the EHS gym.  Admission is $3 per person.  Approximately 30 EHS students are involved in the production, either as actors or stage crew.  Please come out and support their efforts!

  • They say we look alike...

    With Mother’s Day approaching we thought we’d ask the Local’s Facebook friends to send us their pictures of mother-daughter look alikes. Do you have a look alike photo?
                        Send it in to editor@hclocal.com!

  • Eminence’s Doane named clerk of the year

    Had the Kentucky Municipal Clerk Association’s Clerk of the Year Award been available sooner, Eminence City Clerk Sandy Doane probably would not have had to wait 30 years to receive one.

    She is only the third recipient of the annual prize.

  • ‘Surface Slide Only’

    The topsoil shift at Lake Jericho dam is a ‘surface slide only,’ according to a state official.

    The ruling from the Kentucky Division of Water’s Marilyn Thomas meant the evacuation order for Sulphur was lifted, and residents could return to their homes.

  • 5” by the bucket

    According to the five-gallon bucket in the back of Emergency Management Director Bruce Owen’s pick-up truck, New Castle had received at least five inches of rain over the weekend.

    “It’s a wonderful measuring device,” he said.

    Owens and his bucket were right according to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network. New Castle got 6.21 inches between Monday, April 18 and Monday, April 25, 5.23 from Friday through Monday morning.

  • June 30 KHS deadline is looming

    The June 30 end-of-contract date between Henry County and the Kentucky Humane Society is rapidly approaching.

    Magistrate Roger Hartlage, who is leading the county’s committee on animal control, said last week that the county is waiting for Valleyview Landfill to sign a piece of property over to Trimble County. From there, Henry and Trimble Counties will function under an inter-local agreement to operate an animal shelter that will serve residents in both counties.

  • A walk for kids in need

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region serving Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties is proud to announce the 1st CASA Walk: A Walk for Kids in Need. The CASA Walk is a family-friendly, 3-mile event to support to the CASA mission, which is to support and promote volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children. The walk will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at Seven Counties Services (2141 Spencer Court) in La Grange. Participants can pre-register by visiting www.casarr.org/walk. Event-day registration begins at 8:15 a.m.