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  • Patriotic Festival to honor WWII vets

    Though the New Castle Patriotic Festival will offer a parade, food, arts, crafts and music on June 13, the real attraction will be the 25 World War II veterans in attendance.
    Organizers hope that people will come out and use the opportunity to honor these veterans on this 70th anniversary year of the end of the second World War, according to Jeff Thoke, New Castle’s Main Street manager and one of the festival’s organizers.

  • Primary outcome unchanged

    Henry County vote totals did not change during a recanvass requested by two statewide candidates in close Primary Election races.
    Henry County Board of Elections officials and interested onlookers gathered in the office of Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer May 28 to watch the recanvass in two races from the May 19 primary election for Kentucky governor and commissioner of the agriculture.

  • Animals for Learning held at Henry High

    Henry County High School agriculture students in grades 9 through 11 became the teachers when they presented information from their own projects to sixth-graders from the middle school at Animals for Learning on May 29. According to ag teacher Lindsey Davie, her students must have a project with an animal at home. The ag students set up 1.5-minute presentations with horses, dogs, chickens, turtles, goats and more. Each of the stations posed a simple question to the sixth-graders, such as how many eggs can a chicken lay a year, or how many babies can a rabbit have?

  • Saying good-bye to Eminence High
  • Veterans honored with Memorial Day service

    On Memorial Day, the Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary presented a program to honor those who had served in our country’s military. Rain moved the program from the Courthouse Lawn to the New Castle United Methodist Church, but the program itself moved the hearts of those who attended.

  • We Care holds sign-ups May 28

    A representative of the We Care energy-saving program through LG&E and KU will sign-up those eligible for assistance at the Henry County Help Center May 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    We Care offers weatherization and conservation advice at no cost to those who qualify, according to information from the program.
    Energy conservation efforts can include air and duct sealing and insulation; attic and wall insulation; water heater insulating jackets; energy-efficient water devices; heating and central air conditioning tune-ups; and more.
    Those eligible include:

  • Henry County’s Biggest Loser produces lots of winners

    Henry County’s Biggest Loser went through a make-over during it’s eighth season, according to a news release from community organizer Mona Huff.
    Based on the popular television show about weight control, Biggest Loser found success in helping participants take off many pounds, only to gain weight back later.
    So, organizers made the decision to change the focus from weight loss to focus on learning healthy lifestyles, the news release said. Losing pounds might be slower, but the end results would be more beneficial over the long term.

  • Director to seek more involvement in Chamber

    Paul Cole’s tenure as director of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce will be all about encouraging involvement.
    After living in his adopted community of New Castle for two years, he saw the opportunity to give back and to become more involved himself.
    When he follows retiring Pat Wallace beginning July 1, Cole hopes to attract more members and get more people involved in the organization.
    Born in New Marion, Ind., Cole had already been acquainted with this area when he and his wife bought a home in Henry County in 2012.

  • Wreck kills Pendleton man

    John Hoffman, 73 of Pendleton, was killed in a car accident at the 35-mile marker on I-71 North Sunday afternoon.
    According to KSP, the vehicle was towing a boat on a trailer when the trailer began swaying. The driver, Mark Baldwin, 52 of La Grange, lost control of the vehicle and it overturned in the median.
    Hoffman, a passenger in the car, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, KSP said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard.

  • Two Hearts

    My Baby, My Baby, a book about two children born with heart defects, is a story of love, faith and family the authors hope may bring healing to others.
    Written by mother and daughter Alma Bramblett Allen and Jennifer Bramblett Sturgeon, the book recounts the impact on the family of their time with Allen’s son Michael, born with Down’s Syndrome, and later, Sturgeon’s daughter Keylee, born with a heart defect that required almost immediate intervention by doctors.