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Local News

  • Berry Center bookstore opens in New Castle

     New Castle provides another opportunity to shop local with the recent opening of the Bookstore at The Berry Center on Main Street.

    Bookstore Manager Mary Jane Yates felt building up business and activity in the heart of Henry County will have important benefits for the community.

  • Henry County schools honor veterans

     

    Henry County High and Middle School students, along with community members, gathered in the gym at the high school for a ceremony to recognize and thank local veterans Tuesday morning. Veterans were recognized individually, then acknowledged as a group, earning a standing ovation from all in attendance. 

  • Tip leads to several drug charges

     An anonymous tip to the Kentucky State Police led to a search for illegal drug activity at a trailer park and multiple charges being placed against two Pleasureville residents Nov. 6.

  • Henry County Election Day 2014 round up

     

    Two close finishes — where the vote tallies only differed by less than 46 votes between the opponents — kept the suspense high through most of Election Day in Henry County. 

  • FitzGerald in singing contest

     

    It may not be American Idol, but for local singer Micah Blaine FitzGerald the singing competition he’s in carries much more meaning.

  • Robbery charges going to grand jury

     

    By Kenny Colston

    Landmark News Service

  • Program for seniors celebrates golden years

     Staff Report

    Local seniors will have an opportunity to learn how to embrace their golden years through an upcoming educational program.

  • Rolling success story

     

    This time last year, Sandi West was burning the midnight oil and she was a little worried.

    “We worked up to the last minute. I was excited, but extremely nervous,” West said. “I didn’t know how people would respond.”

  • Heating assistance program opens enrollment

    Two LIHEAP programs provided nearly $110,000 worth of assistance to Henry County residents last winter, according to information from Tri-County Community Action Agency. Enough requests came in for the crisis program, it ran out of funds a month early.
    Tri-County will begin taking applications for the subsidy funding in the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program in November, said Pam Sage, the LIHEAP director. There’s a sign up  schedule that begins Nov. 3 for those whose last name starts with A or B and continues through Dec. 11.

  • Jobless rates down in all 120 Ky. counties

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to a news release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    State officials note this is the second consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties, the news release noted. Last month was the first time on record this had happened.