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  • Memorial Day program to honor veterans

    The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will remember Henry County veterans with a special Memorial Day program May 25 at the Henry County Courthouse.
    Col. Hal Lamberton, commander of the 238th Regional Training Institute and director of logistics for the Kentucky National Guard who served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, among others, will serve as the featured speaker, according to organizers.
    The Eminence Singers will provide music. The Henry County EMS Color Guard will present the flag.

  • FoodPort to engage regional farmers

    How to bring farmers together with potential customers at the West Louisville FoodPort served as the main topic of discussion at a May 12 meeting of City of Louisville, representatives of Seed Capital Kentucky, the Berry Center and county officials from the region held at the Locker in New Castle.

  • KTC announces work in Henry County

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warns motorists to drive safely while crews handle improvements on these Henry County highways:
    • Northbound Interstate 71 -  Lane closures and delays possible between mile points 24.7 and 28 due to anchor work for median cable barriers.  Lane closures are possible weeknights from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.  Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 mph.

  • Local businesses eligible for SBA disaster assistance

    U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015.

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  • Patriotic Festival will honor WWII veterans

    William H. Mason, 97, of Eminence felt fascinated with airplanes as a youth, but felt less than enthusiastic about his service during World War II when the Navy tapped him as a stateside aviation machinist mate.
    Mason is one of several World War II veterans who will be recognized for his service during this year’s New Castle Patriotic Festival June 13, the 70th anniversary of the war’s conclusion.

  • Garden Plot

    Henry County High School agriculture students dug into a community service project during one of their busiest times of the year, FFA Week.
    But when Mona Huff, Henry County community organizer for the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, asked ag teacher Lindsey Davie to assist in creating a garden at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle, the students ticked many items off the to-do list, such as building four raised beds out of cedar, hauling dirt and compost and planting the first crop of fruit and vegetables.

  • First class chosen for iLEAD school

    Nine Henry County students will join the first class at the iLEAD Academy, the regional career academy focusing on technology, math and advanced manufacturing that launches in the 2015-2016 school year.
    Superintendents of school districts in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties have cooperated to open Kentucky’s first regional career academy, so their students can experience the competitive advantages of a curriculum that will prepare them for the highest-demand, highest-wage jobs around.

  • Voters may pass on primary

    The May 19 Primary Election to select party candidates for governor and other statewide offices is expected to be a quiet affair in Henry County, according to County Clerk Shanda Archer.
    The primary ballot in Henry County includes:
    • Republican governor candidates Will T. Scott, Matt Bevin, James R. Comer and Hal Heiner• Democratic governor candidates Geoffrey M. Young and Jack Conway
    • Republican attorney general candidates Whitney H. Westerfield and Michael T. Hogan.