Local News

  • Crusade awards grants to help students with disabilities

    Thanks to the firefighters who held out their boots and those who dropped their donations in, more than $65,000 will help local students with disabilities from the WHAS Crusade for Children, local educators say.
    All of $5,674,721 raised in the Crusade will support 191 organizations including schools and hospitals through 217 grants, according to a news release.

  • Local woman dies in crash on Hwy. 146

    A New Castle woman was killed in a single vehicle accident the morning of Friday, July 3, on Highway 146 near Safety-Kleen.
    According to the preliminary investigation, Sonya Justice, 47, was traveling from New Castle toward Pendleton when her vehicle left the right side of the road. Her car struck a tree stump, causing it to overturn. The vehicle came to rest upside down in the creek in front of Safety-Kleen near the facility’s entrance.

  • Same-sex marriage licenses will be issued

    While no same-sex couples have yet applied for a marriage license in Henry County, they will not be turned away when and if they do.
    Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer said that aside from a phone inquiry asking if her office would issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple, she, like other county clerks across Kentucky, was simply trying to get a handle on the changes and potential issues generated by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that homosexual couples have a constitutional right to marry.

  • Wreck kills 10-year-old girl

    A July 1 crash on Interstate 71 involving multiple vehicles at the 36 mile marker southbound claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl from Houghton, La., according to the Kentucky State Police.
    State police identified Bailey Spreights as the victim of the 1 p.m. accident that involved three commercial vehicles and three passenger cars, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, Post 5 spokesman. Earlier reports had said nine vehicles were involved.

  • News briefs: Campbellsburg Day rescheduled for Aug. 22

    Campbellsburg reschedules events

    Campbellsburg officials have rescheduled Campbellsburg Day and the official opening celebration of the community center, which were both rained out June 20.
    The grand opening is now set for July 11 at 4 p.m. with community center tours to follow. Campbellsburg Day will be held Aug. 22.

    Noyes earns honors at McKendree

    James Noyes, of Eminence, has been named to the McKendree University Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester for earning a grade point average of 3.60 or higher.

  • Chamber honors Wallace, introduces Cole

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce networking dinner and annual meeting, held June 30 at the Henry County Extension Office, was a time of transition. Many attended to pay tribute to retiring Director Pat Wallace’s 16 years of service. Chamber officials have attributed many advances in the local agency to Wallace’s tenure. State Rep. Rick Rand attended and presented a recognition from the Kentucky House of Representatives. Attendees of the chamber meeting could also get to know Paul Cole, who was recently hired as the new director.

  • Nashville singer to raise money for Meals on Wheels July 8

    Nashville performing singer-songwriter Scott Southworth will be singing songs and raising money for the local Tri-County Meals on Wheels program July 8 at the The Loft from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
    Meals on Wheels is a program of the Tri County Community Action Agency.
    Southworth performs regularly at Nashville venues like the Bluebird Café and Douglas Corner as well as all over the country and at songwriter festivals abroad, sharing his easy wit, original songs and quick humor with his audience, according to a news release.

  • Friends for Michael hold dinner, auction

    The Friends for Michael Spinal Cord Injury Organization held their eighth annual dinner and silent auction at the Olmstead in Louisville Thursday evening.
    The dinner and auction kick off the organization’s fundraising efforts for the year.
    Proceeds go to help those with spinal cord injuries.
    Henry County resident Tyler Daugherty spoke to the crowd about how the group had helped him by donating funds to have his truck outfitted so that he could be more independent.

  • HCPS will offer free meals

    Parents of preschool and elementary school students in Henry County will not have to endure a price increase for school breakfast or lunch next school year. Instead, they’ll get both for free.
    At its June meeting, the Henry County Board of Education acted on Superintendent Tim Abrams’ recommendation to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

  • Effort to save Odd Fellows lodge planned

    There’s an urgent feeling in New Castle the Odd Fellow’s Washington Lodge needs a new roof by winter, after it had a near-total collapse during a heavy snowstorm in March.
    In an attempt to figure out how to get the historic building’s crucial repairs started, representatives of the Odd Fellows, the city council, the Berry Center and the Henry County Historical Society gathered at the Locker June 24 with several state historic preservation officials to discuss ways to at least protect the building from the elements before freezing weather returns.