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  • Steel Tech: From small beginnings

    Staff writer/photographer

    In the beginning, there was just one steel slitter in an 8,000 square foot warehouse. There was no crane, only a forklift.

  • The life and adventures of Henry Bibb

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry Walton Bibb was born in, or near, New Castle in 1815. Bibb was the son of Kentucky State Senator, James Bibb. He grew up to be a respected writer, editor and newspaper publisher.

    It should have been a typical success story. Not so for Henry Bibb.

    He was the illegitimate mulatto son of a slave and a white man born in the early 19th century. He, of course, was not acknowledged as Bibb’s son and grew up a slave.

  • Eminence pastor witnessed, lived black history

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was 1964 and the young Rev. Wilbert Goatley had been pastor of the First Baptist Church in Eminence six short years.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was scheduled to speak at a large civil rights rally at the state capitol in Frankfort and Goatley and other activists in the area prepared for the visit. “We carried eight carloads from this church,” he said. “We met in the churches and ended our rallies singing ‘We Shall Overcome.’”

  • Historical Society Gala set for March 21

    General Manager

    The Henry County Historical Society would like to say thank you.

    Or, at least, that will be the theme of their annual fundraising gala set for March 21 at Smith-Berry winery.

    With a “Gratzi! Henry County” theme, the event will include an Italian based meal as well as live and silent auctions.

  • Mr. Goodwin goes to Washington

    Staff writer/photographer

    A passion for journalism, both print and broadcast has earned an HCHS senior a trip to Washington.

    Brandon Goodwin, a senior at Henry County High School, has already come a long way and is still going places. An Oklahoman transplanted to Franklinton,  Goodwin soon will travel to Washington, D.C., to collect a scholarship for outstanding work in the field of journalism.

  • Grayson rallies with Henry Co. GOP

    Staff writer/photographer

    It may only be February 2009, but for some in Henry County, it’s perfect time to plan for the November 2010 elections.

    Members of the Henry County Republican Party gathered at the Henry County Courthouse Feb. 10 to discuss strategies aimed at claiming some of the local offices to be decided Nov. 2, 2010. Henry County GOP Chairman Rex Morgan said the number of registered Republicans in the county is up by at least 10 percent.

  • Emergency funds available through TCCAA

    Tri County Community Action Agency has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. TCCAA has been chosen to receive $12,000 for emergency food and shelter programs in Henry County. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in apply ing for EFSP program funds must contact Bryan Raisor at (502)845-7808 by Feb. 24.

     

  • Relay for Life Kickoff to feature columnist Byron Crawford

    Henry County Relay For Life Kick Off is scheduled for Monday, February 23. The event will be held at the 4-H building at the Henry County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. This year’s featured speaker will be Byron Crawford.

  • You are not Alone

    Staff writer/photographer

    One night, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Dana Rose woke to find her husband Russ staring at her. She asked why he was doing so. He answered simply. “It’s my job to take care of you,” he said.

    It’s been nine months since the 41-year old mother found a lump while showering. “I think it was kind of a thing from God,” she said. “I found this lump two months before time for my physical.”

  • New Castle extending brush disposal

    New Castle residents will be allowed to bring brush and limbs downed from the winter storm to the city lot at East Cross Main until Saturday, Feb. 28. The lot will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.