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  • Developing an eye for beauty

    Whenever Bryan Payton takes a hike or sets out in his kayak, he casts an appraising eye over the country, looking for good photos while staying active. 

    After he discovered a skill for capturing colorful sunsets, animals in the wild, mists coming off of waterfalls, old barns still standing in rolling fields, Payton went out and bought a camera to push his picture-taking abilities even further.

  • Meat processing facility marks one-year anniversary

     

  • Collectibles valued at 'roadshow'

    Dr. R.E. Wells, who is a teacher for UK Extension Services and who has been in the antiques business for nearly 50 years (pictured at right), held an antiques appraisal, similar to the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow,” at the Henry County Extension Office Sept. 30. Several participants brought out family heirlooms, and Wells discussed what the items were and how much they’re worth. 

     

  • Golden resigns from New Castle

    At the October meeting of the New Castle Commission, Linda Golden, who has been a commissioner continuously since Jan. 2009, submitted her resignation. In her tenure, Golden served on several of the town’s committees including personnel, MainStreet and economic development and fire and safety. She has also volunteered for many years on the town’s festival committee. Here, city attorney Joe Yates gives Golden a hug and thanks her for her time and dedication to the city of New Castle.

  • KSP needs assistance on Bedford case

    The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault investigation, according to a KSP news release.
    On Sept. 20, shortly after 10 p.m., Kentucky State Police received a call reporting that an adult female had been sexually and physically assaulted in the community of Bedford.  
    The incident occurred on West Avenue and the victim walked to the Valero gas station on U.S. 42 to report the incident.

  • Absentee voting is underway in in Kentucky

    Absentee voting is now under way for Kentucky’s Nov. 8 general election, according to a news release from the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office.
    Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    • Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    • Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
    • Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted

  • No Tech Time

    When the Camp Fire day- and after-school care program met during the fall break last week, Director Joy Royalty said

  • Smithfield candidates are write-ins

    Smithfield has a new mayor, and one of his first tasks in office is to let his fellow city residents know the write-in candidates who will join him on the Smithfield City Council.
    Greg Gephart, who has served as a city council member for more than two years, will serve out the remainder of Les Bryant’s term.
    “I resigned,” Bryant explained. “I was mayor for almost 12 years and that’s enough. Let someone else have a shot at it.”
    Gephart was sworn in as Bryant’s replacement two weeks ago.

  • Kinderman is the chamber’s new director

    Holly Kinderman’s involvement with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce has grown steadily since she first started volunteering at the organization’s Kentucky State Fair booth to promote local businesses and attractions.
    Her commitment has increased to the point where she will take over as the chamber director Nov. 1, after Paul Cole’s resignation goes into effect.
    Known as the events manager at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire, Kinderman feels excited by the opportunity to promote Henry County as a whole.

  • State halts most work on Ky. 146

    Despite including improvements on Highway 146 from Pendleton to New Castle earlier in the year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has now paused much of the planned work, at least until 2018.
    While some work will continue on 146, it will only involve right-of-way acquisition on the 153 to Lost Creek section and efforts related to moving utility lines, confirmed Andrea Clifford, KTC spokeswoman.