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  • Auction of New Castle business cancelled, still up for grabs

    The sale of Leslie’s Pub in New Castle has drawn considerable interest, according to auctioneer Bill Menish. So much so, it nearly sold before it was to be auctioned.

  • Apartment complex gets tax credits

    The Kentucky Housing Corporation has granted the Woda Group the tax credits it needed to build a $6.7 million apartment complex for seniors in Eminence, according to Vice President Tammy Stansbury.

    With a presence in 13 states and an office in Shelbyville, the development, construction and management company is a leading affordable housing provider, said Stansbury, who leads the Woda’s operations in Kentucky. 

  • Community asked to join fight against drugs

    Incarcerating people who suffer from substance abuse addiction hasn’t solved the drug problem, so concerned Henry County citizens will gather April 28 at Henry Christian Church to see if there’s another way.

    Addressing a problem as pervasive as substance abuse will require the community to work together, said Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent. 

  • Gatewood Plantation digs into history April 23

    The Oldham County History Center will host an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, according to a news release. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County.
    The Gatewood Plantation was the last place where Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north.
    He later moved to  Ipswich, Canada, where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • Campbellsburg man faces multiple burglary charges in Oldham and Jefferson

    Oldham Era Staff Report

    A man caught in the act of breaking into a residence by the Pewee Valley police chief was indicted with more than 20 counts of burglary after he was found to have been involved in a string of other Oldham and Jefferson County break-ins and crimes, according to press releases.
    Several of the burglaries also involved two of his brothers, a release stated.

  • Arts and crafts guild holds spring show

    The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild held a spring show on Saturday at the fairgrounds. Several vendors offered their wares for upcoming occasions like graduation, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

  • Eastern Elementary strives to make relay Recess goal
  • Micro clinics help form healthy habits

    The winners are shaping up at the Health and Wellness Coalition’s “micro clinics,” according to organizers. Everybody who learned more healthy habits and can stick to them will earn a prize of better health.
    When the Henry County Diabetes Coalition transformed itself into the health and wellness coalition to address more chronic diseases, it set up micro clinics to further support participants in programs like the Biggest Loser.

  • Plant sale could grow a greenhouse

    Selling a bumper crop of tomatoes, peppers and flowers would help the Henry County High School agriculture class grow its greenhouse program, teacher Lindsey Davie said.
    The annual spring plant sale, which begins on April 26 this year, typically brings in a lot of green to provide financial support to agricultural classes, she said. At the end of this season, the proceeds could help raise a whole new year-round, hydroponic greenhouse.

  • Evaluation is part of defense

    In a rather unusual move, defense attorney Alan Zaring has asked the Henry County Circuit Court to order the victim in an alleged rape to be evaluated by a medical expert to see if she is fit to testify in her own case and on her own behalf.
    Curtis Sanford was charged with burglary, second degree and attempted rape, first degree after allegedly breaking into a New Castle woman’s home and attacking her in an attempt to rape her in September of 2014, according to the arrest report by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.