Local News

  • AT&T to help market Campbellsburg commerce park

    As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Kentucky, AT&T and representatives from Kentucky I-71 Connected recently announced the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg has been designated “AT&T fiber ready,” according to a news release.
    The AT&T fiber ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

  • Fall Sweep set for Adopt-a-Highway

    Now that it’s officially fall, thousands of volunteers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway program will give the Commonwealth’s roadsides a “Fall Sweep” from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 to clear litter before it gets buried by leaves.

  • Battling addiction

    Pastors across the county hope Oct. 4 will be a changing day in people’s lives.
    Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program designed to address all addictions, will begin on Oct. 4. The program will be held every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at New Castle First Baptist Church, 47 East Cross Main in New Castle.
    Those who attend can expect a meal, worship and time in small-groups reflective of their addiction.

  • Frontier-era Facelift

    One of the earliest homes in New Castle is getting a facelift, just weeks after the National Parks Service recognized the downtown as historic.
    In the 1790s, James and Thomas Pearce, two pioneers from Virginia, built four two-storied log cabins and settled what would become New Castle, according to the recently approved application for the downtown’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Three of the four log cabins still stand, originally used as homes and trading posts, remaining the oldest buildings in town.

  • Redefining the ‘B’ word at HCMS

    It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot and is often misapplied, but administrators at Henry County Middle School want their students to understand exactly what bullying means.
    “Bulllying has become a catch-phrase,” said HCMS Guidance Counselor Kim Lineman. “Any time one person has a conflict with another, it’s called bullying, but there is a difference between bullying and peer conflict, which happens and is going to happen.”

  • Grant restricts use of The Locker for public

    Amvets of America is still looking for a location in which to establish a post, but it likely won’t be in The Locker in New Castle.
    Representative from Amvets attended the New Castle City Commission meeting Sept. 12 to present a proposal to the town to use the property at 24 Main Street as its post.

  • Celebrating a milestone birthday

    It’s not every day that someone gets to mark 100 years on this earth. But next month one resident at Twin Oaks Assisted Living will do just that, and administrators at the facility are asking the county to join in the centennial celebration.
    On Oct. 14, Aline Stivers will turn 100 years old, and Leanne Yancey, community manager of Twin Oaks, wants it to be a memorable occasion.

  • State halts most work on Ky. 146

    Despite including improvements on Highway 146 from Pendleton to New Castle earlier in the year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has now paused much of the planned work, at least until 2018.
    While some work will continue on 146, it will only involve right-of-way acquisition on the 153 to Lost Creek section and efforts related to moving utility lines, confirmed Andrea Clifford, KTC spokeswoman.

  • Kinderman is the chamber’s new director

    Holly Kinderman’s involvement with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce has grown steadily since she first started volunteering at the organization’s Kentucky State Fair booth to promote local businesses and attractions.
    Her commitment has increased to the point where she will take over as the chamber director Nov. 1, after Paul Cole’s resignation goes into effect.
    Known as the events manager at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire, Kinderman feels excited by the opportunity to promote Henry County as a whole.