Local News

  • AMVETS wants to start post

    Two veterans approached representatives of the Henry County Fiscal Court and gave them an American flag at the July 19 county meeting. While there, the veterans asked for the magistrates’ blessing to create an AMVETS post in New Castle.
    Joe Whitfield and Jim Hogan say they need as much support as they can get in the community in their effort to create a non-profit, all-volunteer AMVETS chapter here to serve the needs of veterans in Henry, Shelby and Oldham counties, Whitfield indicated.

  • Working on the Railroad

    CSX, in a fairly ambitious undertaking, brought out equipment, workers and contractors to do maintenance in replacing ties all along its tracks in Henry County during the week of July 18. CSX’s equipment had to perform such tasks as grading rock, removing spikes, lifting the rails and putting down and placing the new ties under the tracks so the rails could be secured again. CSX brought in many different pieces of large equipment in on its own dedicated train.

  • End of summer is nigh
  • Eminence police investigates two shootings

    Eminence Police Department officers continue to investigate two recent shootings, according to police reports. In a July 12 incident, an Eminence man was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
    At approximately 6:48 p.m., Chief Kevin Kemper responded to a call from a woman who reported “her husband had taken too much medication and was acting out,” according to Officer John Bailey, who is investigating the incident.
    At the time, she was in a blue, four-door passenger vehicle that her husband was driving.

  • Hats Off Day offers free entry to the Horse Park event and activities

    The 14th annual Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day – featuring free, family-friendly events designed to celebrate the horse – is Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, according to a news release.
    The 2016 Hats Off Day theme is “Horses in Hollywood” and features a red carpet walk for costumed horses as well as look-alikes mimicking famous horses such as Seabiscuit.

  • More campers attend Sheriffs’ Ranch

    Henry County campers in attendance from July 17 to 22 at the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch included Chelsey Richie and Elizabeth Nichols.  Also pictured are Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens and daughter Macey, who transported the campers, and Ranch Head Counselor Kayla Mayfield.

  • Rotary elects new officers
  • New Castle thrift shop must keep goods off the sidewalk

    By Jesse Harp


  • Lodge still needs help with its roof

    The Grand United Order of the Odd Fellows won’t have to weather another winter without a roof, if donors help raise another $30,000, according to organizers of the Save the Washington Lodge campaign.
    Organizers continue to push to save the historic building the fraternal organization has occupied since 1886 and preserve it for the future. The fundraising work began after a heavy snowstorm caused the roof to collapse in March 2015.

  • Though summer ends, reading is year-round

    By Jesse Harp