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Local News

  • ‘Sub par’ homes face new regs

    People will no longer be able to treat a portable shed, boat or recreational vehicle as a permanent residence, if Henry County Fiscal Court completes a process it started at its June 21 meeting.
    Magistrates heard from zoning official Jody Rucker and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Josh Clubb on several proposed changes to county zoning regulations and building codes to deal with this and other issues.

  • Heroic Effort

    The community came together Friday night to celebrate its heroes and instill hope during the annual Relay For Life, held around the Henry County High School track. The super hero-themed event raised nearly $40,000 for the American Cancer Society, while its participants walked lap after lap and had fun from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Local Buzz, June 22

    Church Activities and Services

    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Bible study each Wednesday at 1 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry T.V. show. It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132.

    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.

    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Friends For Michael hold ninth annual dinner and auction
  • Family fights disease for baby Madison

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • Weed killer use leads to violations

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture cited AT&T for two violations involving Rainbow weed killer after rain washed the herbicide from a substation in New Castle into a woman’s garden there.
    North Main Street resident Donna Feltner, the complainant, now wonders where residual herbicide from other AT&T substations around Henry County and the state may end up after heavy rains.

  • Lockport’s Million-Gallon Office

    David Warfield’s Lockport office near Six Mile Creek measures approximately 36 feet wide by 145 feet long and can fill with one million gallons of water in about 20 minutes.
    Now a resident of Owenton, Warfield credited his youth as a “river rat” at Gestville in getting hired by the Kentucky River Authority to serve as the lock master at Lock and Dam No. 2.
    Warfield couldn’t think of a more ideal place to work than the Kentucky River at Lockport.

  • News Briefs, June 8, 2016

    Library amensty offer ends Saturday

    For those unable to check out books from the Henry County Public Library because their dog ate their library book or they’ve misplaced an overdue movie, the current amnesty provided by the library could let you off the hook.

  • Kentucky Wounded Heroes thanks Hussey Copper

    To those injured on the battlefield or in the line of duty, Hussey Copper’s recent donation in support of a Kentucky Wounded Heroes bass fishing tournament at Guist Creek Lake means a lot, according to Chuck Reed, the non-profit’s director.
    Several representatives of Kentucky Wounded Heroes visited Hussey Fabricated in Eminence’s industrial park Wednesday to let company officials how important their $1,000 donation is to activities designed to support armed services members with combat injuries and police, fire and EMS personnel with line-of-duty injuries.

  • New Castle's new high

    By Chris Brooke
    editor@hclocal.com
    New Castle firefighters and their helpers stood in traffic and held out a boot, threw a fish fry and went door-to-door to collect money for the WHAS Crusade for Children, but even they felt surprise at the total amount raised in the fire department’s name.
    New Castle became the top fundraiser for the 2016 crusade — more than any other fire department or any single donor — after contributing $311,787.63.