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  • Garden Plot

    Henry County High School agriculture students dug into a community service project during one of their busiest times of the year, FFA Week.
    But when Mona Huff, Henry County community organizer for the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, asked ag teacher Lindsey Davie to assist in creating a garden at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle, the students ticked many items off the to-do list, such as building four raised beds out of cedar, hauling dirt and compost and planting the first crop of fruit and vegetables.

  • First class chosen for iLEAD school

    Nine Henry County students will join the first class at the iLEAD Academy, the regional career academy focusing on technology, math and advanced manufacturing that launches in the 2015-2016 school year.
    Superintendents of school districts in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties have cooperated to open Kentucky’s first regional career academy, so their students can experience the competitive advantages of a curriculum that will prepare them for the highest-demand, highest-wage jobs around.

  • Voters may pass on primary

    The May 19 Primary Election to select party candidates for governor and other statewide offices is expected to be a quiet affair in Henry County, according to County Clerk Shanda Archer.
    The primary ballot in Henry County includes:
    • Republican governor candidates Will T. Scott, Matt Bevin, James R. Comer and Hal Heiner• Democratic governor candidates Geoffrey M. Young and Jack Conway
    • Republican attorney general candidates Whitney H. Westerfield and Michael T. Hogan.

  • Bethlehem Post Office reprieved

    Those hoping the Bethlehem Post Office can stay open and continue to dispense its own special brand of Christmas cheer have reason to rejoice, according to U.S. Postal Service officials.
    It appeared that the Bethlehem location — called the most famous post office in Henry County for its name and its postmark with the manger scene — would lose its lease at the end of April.

  • NC city kills fee hike idea

    There were no angry outbursts. No citizens offered complaints. Not even any discussion was had among commissioners.
    When New Castle City Mayor Denny Benham invited commissioners to discuss last month’s proposed amendment to the city’s business license ordinance that would increase fees for certain businesses, there was a prolonged silence.
    At its April meeting, the commission proposed increasing the city’s business license fee to $50 annually, an increase of $15 for most businesses.

  • Missing Uncle Ed

    Dominick Ford, 18, of New Castle can’t help thinking about his Uncle Ed, who helped make Henry County High’s Tractor Day his favorite time of the school year.
    Uncle Ed, full name Ralph Ferguson, who recently passed away, would give Ford a ride during the popular event that encourages students to drive a tractor to school during FFA Week.
    “I like to ride the tractor with my uncle,” Ford said. “I miss him.”

  • Preventing alcohol abuse by teens
  • Impromptu hat
  • Eminence students earn STLP and robotics competition awards

    Eminence Independent School district may be small but it had a big showing at the State Student Technology Leadership Program Conference held at Rupp Arena on March 26, according to an EIS news release. Students from the district received seven awards with more than 6,000 students from all across the state competing.
    Tatiana Perez Harris won an award for serving on the State STLP Social Media Team.
    Megan Riley received an award for her live reporting from the stage at Rupp Arena.  

  • Interstate 71 work ongoing

    A median cable barrier project that will increase safety along  Interstate 71 began Monday, May 4.  
    In all, 24.5 miles of median cable barrier will be added along sections in Boone, Carroll, Henry and Oldham counties.
     “The median cable barriers are designed to help reduce the chances of crossover collisions,” said Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington.
    George B. Stone Company, LLC of Sharpsburg, Kentucky was awarded the contract on a low-bid of $3.1 million.