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  • Singers Entertain Providence, Twin Oaks residents

    Both Providence and Twin Oaks in New Castle recently hosted singers for the entertainment of residents. At Providence, sponsored by Second Wind Dreams, Dick Wood sings in the style of Frank Sinatra and entertains at nursing homes on Thursdays. One man band Don Stegemiller of Rising Sun, Ind., performed at Twin Oaks.

  • KSP Post 5 remembers fallen Henry County trooper

    On Thursday, May 15, KSP Post 5 conducted a memorial service for fallen Trooper Delano G. Powell at his burial site at Sulphur Cemetery in Henry County, according to a news release.  
    Present at the service were troopers, detectives and civilian personnel from Post 5, Pastor Michael Duncan who officiated the service, and friends and family of fallen Trooper Powell including his widow Barbara Teague and his son Stewart Powell.   
    Trooper Delano G. Powell, age 28, was fatally shot July 8, 1965, while serving a warrant in Breathitt County.

  • Eminence plans for the future with 2016 budget

    Eminence’s 2015-2016 proposed budget includes earmarking funds for future improvements to Coach D Park and beginning to save funds for the eventual purchase of a firetruck, according to discussion at the May 11 council meeting.
    Mayor Drane Stephens discussed these items in his budget message, which projects about $1.7 million in revenue in the general fund with approximately $1.34 million in expenses, leaving an estimated balance of $377,392.

  • Memorial Day program to honor veterans

    The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will remember Henry County veterans with a special Memorial Day program May 25 at the Henry County Courthouse.
    Col. Hal Lamberton, commander of the 238th Regional Training Institute and director of logistics for the Kentucky National Guard who served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, among others, will serve as the featured speaker, according to organizers.
    The Eminence Singers will provide music. The Henry County EMS Color Guard will present the flag.

  • FoodPort to engage regional farmers

    How to bring farmers together with potential customers at the West Louisville FoodPort served as the main topic of discussion at a May 12 meeting of City of Louisville, representatives of Seed Capital Kentucky, the Berry Center and county officials from the region held at the Locker in New Castle.

  • KTC announces work in Henry County

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warns motorists to drive safely while crews handle improvements on these Henry County highways:
    • Northbound Interstate 71 -  Lane closures and delays possible between mile points 24.7 and 28 due to anchor work for median cable barriers.  Lane closures are possible weeknights from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.  Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 mph.

  • Local businesses eligible for SBA disaster assistance

    U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015.

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  • Patriotic Festival will honor WWII veterans

    William H. Mason, 97, of Eminence felt fascinated with airplanes as a youth, but felt less than enthusiastic about his service during World War II when the Navy tapped him as a stateside aviation machinist mate.
    Mason is one of several World War II veterans who will be recognized for his service during this year’s New Castle Patriotic Festival June 13, the 70th anniversary of the war’s conclusion.