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  • Kick-started

    A large turnout of citizens and public officials at the launch of fundraising to repair the Odd Fellows lodge roof raised hopes that the organizers will meet their goal to restore the building that housed the fraternal organization since 1886.
    New Castle city officials, represented by Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke and Joe Yates, the chairman of the preservation committee, have been working with members of Washington Lodge No. 1513 to find a way to replace the roof that collapsed after a heavy March snowstorm.

  • Changes being planned to 55 in Eminence

    While improving a dangerous curve on Hwy. 55 takes precedence in any widening project through Eminence, there are many more factors to take into account, Kentucky ransportation  and local officials discussed in an Aug. 12 planning meeting.
    Several city officials and Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent met with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and engineering firm URS to hear feedback in the preliminary planning process.

  • Fun Henry County events remain in full swing

    By Paul Cole

  • FEMA to provide assistance for flooding damage

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of July 11-20.

  • Celebrating Eminence Day
  • Rotary Foundation helps eradicate polio from Nigeria

    July 24 marked one year since the last case of wild poliovirus was found in Nigeria, the only remaining country in Africa where polio had never been stopped.
    This achievement could signal that the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a major milestone in global public health. Kentucky Rotarians have long supported efforts to end this crippling disease, through donations to The Rotary Foundation, fundraising activities, raising awareness, and polio immunization campaigns around the world.

  • Henry County qualifies for state flood clean up grant

    The Energy and Environment Cabinet announced Aug. 10 funding will be made available in emergency grants to help 24 flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by the July flood events, according to a news release.
    Counties will be eligible to request up to 110 percent of the preliminary damage assessment estimate for debris clearance that was provided to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received.

  • Levi Berg becomes the new Henry County Extension agriculture agent

    A desire to be near family, a love of horses, an interest in science and a recognition in the value of education all played a part in Levi Berg’s career path leading him to Henry County.
    After a lengthy search, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service chose Berg to fill the position of agricultural extension agent, the vacancy left by Steve Moore’s retirement.
    Due to his older brothers joining 4-H, Berg got involved in the club at an especially early age, at just 5 years old, and he followed that up by joining FFA in school.

  • Backpack ministry provides blessings

    Along with hefting schoolbooks home, about 100 elementary-aged Henry County school children carry a backpack full of snacks so they don’t miss a meal over the weekends.
    Now that school has resumed, Sulphur Christian Church threw a funds- and awareness-raiser Aug. 7 to promote the Campbellsburg Elementary School backpack program that six churches assist with, according to Pastor Jeff Maggard.   

  • Coming Home

    Seven-year-old chocolate lab mix Rusty, the beloved Simmons family pet, couldn’t quite make it back way home after a three-year absence. Fortunately, a family friend helped bridge the last five miles to make the happy reunion possible.
    A neglected looking Rusty showed up outside the Pendleton Dollar General store in early July after the free-roaming companion animal disappeared for nearly half his life, according to Sandy and Jimmy Simmons. They later learned this from their friend and neighbor Angela Hitt and store Manager Tonya Brewer.