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Local News

  • News briefs for January 9, 2007

    Two Arrested for Multiple Henry County Burglaries

    Troopers from KSP Post 5 arrested two individuals after receiving several burglary complaints in the Pleasureville and Bethlehem area in the month of December.

  • Commission, Renaissance supporters debate value of program

    General Manager

    After a two-hour discussion on the merits of the Renaissance on Main meeting Monday night, the New Castle City Commission agreed to hold a special meeting Jan. 24 to vote on a letter of committment to the program.

    The meeting began with a request from Dave Stahl that the commission approve the letter, which would allow Renaissance on Main to continue. The letter is a necessary part of the group's recertification process.

    Stahl said he was speaking for himself, as well as Marty Stahl who he said was dedicated to the Main Street Renaissance.

  • Landmark to sell its properties

    Landmark News Service

    Landmark Communications Inc., owner of the Henry County Local and its parent division, Shelbyville-based Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., has announced the decision to explore selling its properties.

    The company, based in Norfolk, Va., confirmed media reports late Jan. 2 that it had hired two national investment firms, JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers, to "assist us in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of Landmark's businesses," according to a memorandum sent to employees.

  • Troopers receive constant training in use of force

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    It's a situation all Kentucky State Police officers are trained to handle - at any time, an officer may have to fire his or her weapon.

    That scenario occurred on Dec. 29, when KSP Sergeant Howard Rice and Trooper Kyle Moffett shot, and killed, 39-year-old Darrell Corley.

  • Trapped no more ... Boyer Lane to get relief

    General Manager

    Residents along Boyer Lane in Campbellsburg may, after many years, no longer be trapped by stopped trains.

    The road intersects with a CSX rail line, and at times throughout the years, trains will stop on the tracks, leaving many residents in the twelve homes on the road trapped with no way out.

    During last week's Fiscal Court meeting, Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent informed the court that after several meetings with CSX about Boyer Lane, residents would finally get some relief.

  • Star display is a tribute to daughter

    By Matt Goldman

    Staff Writer and Photographer

    Fonda Powell's eyes speak volumes; more than any words ever could. They are a striking shade of light blue, but are softened from years of grieving. Her eyes have a distinctive type of sadness about them; one that could only be brought on by the loss of a child.

    Powell remembers the night clearly. It was Nov. 20, 1993. Her daughter Angela Oakley - just 20 years old was married and had two young boys - recently bought a car with money she had earned from waiting tables.

  • Early Christmas- New Henry County Senior Citizens Center is open

    General Manager

    Henry County senior citizens received an early Christmas gift last week when the ribbon was officially cut on the new Henry County Senior Citizens Center in the new Henry County Park on U.S. 421.

  • Need Pasture/Hayland Renovation due to Drought? Funding is Available!

    The Henry County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program beginning Jan. 2, 2008 and continuing through Jan. 25, 2008.

    For more information, stop by your local conservation district office located at:

    1125 Campbellsburg Road

    New Castle, KY 40050

    Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Phone: 502-845-2890.

  • New community choir brings churches, community together

    Staff Writer and photographer

    Thanks to Barry Miller and a dedicated group of singers, there has been a bit more music in New Castle these days.

    In October, Miller, who has a bachelor's degree in music education and a masters in church music from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, decided to form the New Castle Community Chorus. Not long after, he found that many people in the area were very interested.

  • Eminence Independent School District Local Planning Committee to hold public meeting

    On behalf of the Eminence Independent School District's Local Planning Committee, the Eminence Board of Education will convene a Local/State Public Hearing to review the proposed District Facilities Plan. The hearing will be held on the 23rd day of January, 2008 at the Eminence Board of Education Office at 6 p.m. local time. This hearing will be for the purpose of recording testimony concerning the District Facilities Plan.