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  • Plant sale could grow a greenhouse

    Selling a bumper crop of tomatoes, peppers and flowers would help the Henry County High School agriculture class grow its greenhouse program, teacher Lindsey Davie said.
    The annual spring plant sale, which begins on April 26 this year, typically brings in a lot of green to provide financial support to agricultural classes, she said. At the end of this season, the proceeds could help raise a whole new year-round, hydroponic greenhouse.

  • Evaluation is part of defense

    In a rather unusual move, defense attorney Alan Zaring has asked the Henry County Circuit Court to order the victim in an alleged rape to be evaluated by a medical expert to see if she is fit to testify in her own case and on her own behalf.
    Curtis Sanford was charged with burglary, second degree and attempted rape, first degree after allegedly breaking into a New Castle woman’s home and attacking her in an attempt to rape her in September of 2014, according to the arrest report by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

  • History in the making

    The fact that New Castle has preserved much of its downtown commercial buildings qualifies it for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a nomination submitted by the Kentucky Heritage Council to the federal government.
    Community members and city leaders have long maintained the well-preserved commercial district that grew up around the courthouse, which gives New Castle a unique identity. The community can capitalize on this rare, virtually-intact 19th century commercial district and use it to help guide the city’s future, they believe.

  • Legal Aid Network has programs to assist veterans

    The Legal Aid Network of Kentucky, which includes the state’s four legal aid programs, announces the launch of Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans, a program that encourages Kentucky lawyers to volunteer their time and skill to help our state’s low-income veterans resolve civil legal problems in the areas of consumer law, family law, government benefits and housing, according to a news release.

  • Equestrians plan local stop in cross-state ride

    From May 6 to 15, three Kentucky women will be traveling on horseback and carriage from Sadieville to Perryville, passing through seven counties on the trip, including Pleasureville in Henry County May 8 to May 10, according to a news release.
    It is part of a Cross Kentucky Ride that they began in 2014.
    Edith Conyers will be driving her caravan pulled by two Haflinger ponies, Ginny Grulke will be riding her Morgan horse, and Anne Husted will be the crew, moving an RV from point to point for overnight stays.

  • Carrollton liquor stores to expand to Pendleton exit

    A Carrollton company has applied for a package alcohol license to expand to the Pendleton area at the request of some Henry County customers, according to Hemal Kumar Soni, a partner in the venture.
    “We have three liquor stores in Carrollton,” he said. “We have a lot of customers come from Henry County to Carrollton, and they always ask if we want to come to Henry County and open up a store.”
    With the new wet status approved by voters in December, that opportunity has come.

  • Bart Smith Road home destroyed in april 5 fire

    On April 5, many firefighters from six departments responded to 390 Bart Smith Road, after a report of a house fire near the Henry-Oldham county line at approximately 2 p.m. Volunteers from Lake Jericho, Campbellsburg, New Castle, Eminence, Ballardsville and personnel from La Grange, plus Henry County EMS, spent hours working to extinguish the flames that engulfed the wood structure. Family members on social media said the home belonged to Arvil and Geneva Duncan. The home was a total loss. The cause of the fire is not known.

  • One killed, one critically injured in interstate 71 crash

    UPDATE: Kentucky State Police have confirmed that Jordan Mefford, the driver of the passenger vehicle struck by the tractor-trailer in Tuesday's accident, died overnight while receiving treatment, according to Trooper Josh Lawson.

  • Republicans tap Park for Cleveland

    An Eminence man and Henry County Republican Party leader will attend the Republican National Convention this July and help choose a platform and presidential candidate.
    Jon Park will serve as one of 46 delegates representing Kentucky in nominating the Republican candidate who will appear on the presidential ballot in November.

  • Bookmobile to hit the streets

    Summer 2016 Bookmobile schedule

    • Eminence Village – first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
    • New Castle – second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
    • George Mason Apartments – first and third Thursdays at 4 p.m.
    • Campbellsburg Community Center – first and third Thursdays at 6 p.m.
    • Port Royal – second and fourth Thursdays at 4 p.m.
    • Osage Estates – second and fourth Thursdays at 6 p.m.