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Local News

  • MCDONALD’s Employee recognized
  • Labor force in Henry rises as unemployment falls

    State statistics indicate that unemployment rates dropped by 2 percentage points for Henry County when comparing January 2015 to the same period last year.
    Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Chamber membership grows as spring approaches

    Thank goodness that as I write this column, the temperature is great and the snow is gone (except for the piles made to clean the roads).  
    Our road workers deserve much gratitude for their hard work.  Thanks so much to all of you!
    I welcome Lee Family Chiropractic to the Chamber.  

  • Boy scout helps the help center
  • Theatre Downstream to present ‘It’s Complicated!’ March 19-22

    With two shows under their belts, the members of Henry County’s Theatre Downstream are excited to announce their next project: “It’s Complicated: An Evening of One Acts About Life, Love and Other Important Things,” according to a news release.

  • Passport fair scheduled for March 21 at the Eminence Post Office

    Warmer weather is right around the corner which means vacation season isn’t far behind.
    The postal service is making it more convenient for customers to travel internationally by holding passport fairs, including one at the Eminence Post Office March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.
    Customers have the option of applying for a passport book (good for all international travel) or the passport card (good only for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region and Bermuda).

  • Drennon creek or drennon lake?

    Drennon Creek as viewed from the left and right sides of the bridge on Franklinton Road near its intersection with Hwy. 202 under normal water levels. Below, following days of snowmelt and last week’s rainfall, the creek flowed up and out of its banks, resembling more of a lake as it filled up the creek bottom on both sides. The water has begun to recede.

  • Spring Cleaning
  • Missing Pieces

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the history of the Locker in New Castle could tell itself through two intriguing early 20th century photos.

  • Separate accidents shut down Ky. 146

    Two recent wrecks on Highway 146 held up traffic in Henry County, near the CSX railroad tracks and the Oldham County line.
    The first occurred March 2 at approximately 3:45 p.m. when Kentucky State Police received a report that a vehicle collided with a train.
    “Preliminary investigation states that the vehicle’s operator, Jeffrey S. Delahanty, 47, of La Grange, for unknown reasons, disregarded illuminated railroad crossing warning lights and collided with the engine of the train operated by CSX,” according to initial information by KSP.