Local News

  • Got snow photos?

    Did you build a really cool snow man (or snow creature)? Did you have an epic snowball fight? Or do you have photos from Tuesday's snow that you think are fantastic?

    Send us your photos, and we'll put them on the Web site in a slide show, and some could be published in the Feb. 17, 2010, issue of the Local!


    E-mail your photos to editor@hclocal.com!

  • Free tax prep at TCCAA

    Free tax preparation will be offered to anyone over the age of 60, regardless of income level, at the Tri-County Community Action Agency Senior Life Enrichment Center at the Henry County Park, New Castle from 9 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, Feb. 16.

    People of any age with incomes less than $49,000 per year also may participate.

    For more information, call coordinator Margaret Mullins at (502) 845-7808.

  • Chamber to give awards at March meeting
  • Public Records for the week of December 2, 2009


    Eusebio Zaval Perez, 68, Eminence, and Ruth Ann McCoy, 62, Eminence.

    Beau David Joseph Maria, 25, Eminence, and Nicole Renee Martin, 24, Eminence.

    Noberto Rolando Cravens, 45, Turners Station, and Rhonda Lee Cravens, 44, Turners Station.

    Gail Everett Middleton, 61, Mt. Washington, and Denzell Ellis, 72, Campbellsburg.

    Damon Turner, 31, New Castle, and Jennifer Turner, 27, Shelbyville.

    Maurice D. Payton, 62, Frankfort, and Mary M. Metts-Payton, 64, Eminence.

  • CASA training will be in March

    The 2009/2010 Henry County Fiscal Court budget appropriated $1,000 to the CASA Program for Henry County.  Court Appointed Special Advocates is a primarily volunteer organization that advocates for children of abuse and neglect in Family Court.  The CASA program is in dire need of volunteers to advocate for those children of Henry County.  The next training is in March.  Please call as soon as possible for more information at, 502-225-4424 or you may also go to www. casariverregion.org.


  • HCPL wooing library lovers

    Staff writer/photographer

    Library lovers can demonstrate their affection this month by writing their sentiments on pink paper hearts at the Henry County Public Library.

    “They can write why they love the library,” director Joe Schweiss said, “then we’ll decorate the walls with the hearts.”

    Schweiss said the library belongs to the people of Henry County now more than ever.

  • Local groups still collecting supplies for Haitian relief efforts

    Staff writer/photographer

    More than a month after an earthquake devastated the small island nation of Haiti, efforts to provide relief to Haitian citizens continue.

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency has teamed with Go Ministries and Edge Ministries to assist in Haitian earthquake relief. Both work in tandem with Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.

    Henry County coordinator Margaret Mullins said the focus is on collecting medical and food supplies.

  • Hancock & Waits closes

    Staff writer/photographer

    Another local business has closed its doors, citing the poor economic climate.

    Though Hancock and Waits Chrysler was spared the axe when Chrysler shut down nearly 800 dealerships in 2009, the business closed its doors for good last Thursday.

    Finance manager Shawn Bright said the general economy and flat new car sales  precipitated the move by owners Randy Hancock and Jim Waits, who declined a request for an interview.

  • ‘That’s a mistake, there’s no way’

    General Manager

    It was news that stopped Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams in his tracks.

    Working out on his treadmill after putting in a full day at the office on Jan. 7, Abrams received a call from a fellow superintendent. That colleague had just left a meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly’s House Committee on Education, in which Henry County High School had been identified as one of the 12 “persistently low-achieving schools.”

  • KSP arrests 7 more in theft cases

    General Manager

    Seven more individuals have been arrested in connection with a string of criminal activity in southern Henry County.

    A total of eight juveniles and one adult have been arrested on charges tied to vehicle thefts and break-ins in New Castle, Pleasureville and other areas. The nine arrested have been hit with 21 total charges, and some of the juveniles are middle-school students.