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  • Hair-raising fundraiser to benefit help center

    Henry County Help Center organizers hope the public will donate to a fundraising campaign where the end result could be a shaved and shorn executive director.
    If the current campaign reaches $5,000, help center Director Joe Durbin will shave his trademark beard. If the donations reach $10,000, Durbin has agreed to cut his hair and beard.

  • Police chase began in Henry

    A Cincinnati, Ohio, man was transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital April 5 after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing from troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg.  
    While traveling north on I-71 in Henry County near the 36 mile marker, Trooper Barrett Brewer observed a vehicle approaching from behind at an extremely high rate of speed.  Trooper Brewer conducted a traffic stop at the 39 mile marker.  

  • April 20 is the deadline to register for primary election

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20, according to a news release from the office of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.
    In order to be eligible to vote, individuals must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen,
    • Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day,

  • Henry County proclaims April Donate Life Month

    With 998 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant, there is no better time to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, according to a news release from Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle.  
    Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky are trying to boost the number of organ donors during April, which is also National Donate Life Month.

  • Easter Egg Hunting

    New Castle Christian Church opened its doors to the community to host an Easter Egg hunt for all ages and hid about 1,500 eggs. The Szczepan family participated, and Eliza, 2, and Brody, 15 months, check out what their eggs contained afterwards in the church gym.

    Gracie Lucas, 7, removes the treats from inside the eggs to give them back to be reused next year.

    Macy Prenn, 5, of Eminence, found some eggs on a parked car overlooked by other hunters. Malachi Thomas, 6, reaches into a planter to grab an egg.

  • Fire destroy's Bert's Garage
  • Eastern students fight cancer with ‘Relay Recess’

    The halls of Eastern Elementary School rang with cheers for cancer survivors April 3 as students contributed to the fight against the disease with a Relay Recess.
    Students looked happy to be doing their part through the Relay for Life event, even though drenching rains kept the walkers inside.
    Beginning with a schoolwide assembly in the cafeteria, teacher Diane Dunavan shared her experience in surviving cancer.

  • Hemp food project puts down roots

    Having secured an option on eight acres in the Henry County Commerce Park for a hemp food products processing facility, entrepreneur Chad Rosen will turn his attention to raising capital for the project estimated at more than $4 million.
    Rosen met members of the Henry County Fiscal Court’s Economic Development Committee April 2 to sign the paperwork and pay the $4,000 for the option. The agreed to purchase price is $5,000 an acre.

  • A finger-lickin' good meal

    Volunteers from Second Wind Dreams served up a special meal of KFC fried chicken plus a visit from Col. Sanders look-a-like, Bob Thompson, from Lawrenceburg, for residents of both Providence and Twin Oaks in New Castle March 27. Second Wind Dreams strives to improve the quality of life of seniors by making some of their wishes come true. Every resident plus staff at the two residential living centers received a meal, which included 175 pieces of fried chicken, plus 50 chicken strips, as well as fried okra, mashed potatoes and a biscuit. 

  • Politicians support JCTC campus project