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Local News

  • What to expect Nov. 8 when you go to the polls

    All properly registered voters in Henry County can participate in the Nov. 8 presidential election, and there are plenty of local races to be decided, too.
    Pundits are divided whether the negative rhetoric that has characterized the presidential contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will depress voter turnout on Election Day.
    County Clerk Shanda Archer has heard a lot of talk about voter fraud and computer hacking, but she has confidence that the voting machines being used in Henry County are sound.

  • Work on Odd Fellows building to resume soon

    After a delay to get a commercial building permit for the Washington Lodge, officials working to get a new roof on the Odd Fellows’ building in New Castle expect construction to resume soon.
    Contractor Jeff Perry received the contract to put a new roof on the historic building after a heavy snowfall caused the old one to collapse about 18 months ago, recalled Jeff Thoke, the New Castle Main Street manager who’s also assisting the Odd Fellows.

  • Shoppers head to the Bazaar for their holiday gifts

    For Christmas shopping in Henry County, it’s hard to beat the wide array of offerings at the Holiday Bazaar, which was held at the fairgrounds Saturday.

  • Farm Service Agency makes changes to crop reporting, deadlines

    Farmers accustomed to waiting until June or July to file their acreage usage report to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) should note the deadline has moved up to Nov. 15, less than two weeks away, according to information from the Henry/Oldham FSA office.

  • Wildcat Marching Band goes out on a high note
  • Ahead of the Game

    At each home varsity game, there’s a man roaming the Henry County High School sidelines who took some hits on the Wildcats’ field himself. He keeps careful tabs on the athletes and how they’re performing on the gridiron — but he’s not the coach.
    In fact, Andrew Stethen attends all of the high school’s home games for all varsity sports, plus travels with the football team when they’re away, in an effort to keep all the athletes as healthy as possible.

  • Cuties in Costumes

    Cuties in costumes took over the streets of Eminence for a few hours for Halloween Monday evening.

     

    Halloween pictures of trick-or-treaters taken at the Henry County Local office will appear in the Nov. 9 edition of the newspaper.

  • Woods brings her design passion to Eminence store

    After Fabulous Furniture and Flooring in Eminence opened in December, owner Barbara Woods said that locals don’t have to look outside of Henry County for furnishing and design help.
    Having lived here for 40 years, attended Henry County schools since fifth grade, worked as a nurse at Homestead and hosted regular yard sales outside of her Victorian-era home, Woods said she knows the needs of her hometown.

  • Abrams to lead state retired teachers

    Saying it was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up, Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) Superintendent Tim Abrams recently announced he will retire at the end of this school year to become the executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA).
    Coincidentally, he will be following familiar footsteps into the role. Currently Dr. Bob Wagoner holds the position with KRTA, but had been the superintendent of HCPS 15 years ago, when Abrams was tapped to be his replacement.

  • The untold story of a WWI hero

    The memory of Fielding Vories Meek carried on in Smithfield well after he died on a World War I battlefield, a medic trying to save the lives of American soldiers.
    An often-repeated story recalls his last day working on the family farm on Giltner Road before shipping off to join the medical corps.
    As recorded in “Henry County, Kentucky, 1798-1995” by Ruth Clark, Meek put on a brave face for his family members as he helped store hay bales.