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Today's News

  • New Castle may hike fees for some

    Business owners in the city of New Castle may soon be asked to pay a little more for their annual business licenses, but certain types of businesses may be required to pay considerably more.

  • Marching On

    The top family team from the 2014 March for Babies in Greater Louisville will take steps to have an even greater impact on the March of Dimes fundraiser again this year.
    The Perrys of Eminence will participate in the May 9 event at the Big Four Lawn in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. This signals Aimee Perry’s ninth year of participating in many March of Dimes activities, after her first son, Ryan, was born prematurely in 2006.

  • Barring a miracle, post office could close

    The most famous U.S. Post Office in Henry County will close, but at least one person is holding out for a miracle.
    Many holiday revelers from near and far have sought out the special Christmas postmark from Bethlehem, Ky., since it started in the 1940s. That’s only one of the ways the community post office is special, said Charles Spencer Wood, who serves as postmaster relief there.

  • PSA, silent film earn STLP awards for Henry County media students

    Henry County media students won State Student Technology Leadership Program awards after sharing their cinematic vision in the educational contest.
    Izabelle Miller and Justice Kirk entered their haunting public service announcement against teen drinking and driving and took first place.
    Terralynn Smith, Bo Wagner, Frankie Taylor and Rachel Vegh won second place in features for “The Vamp and The Falcon,” a silent film homage that follows a gangster-and-moll couple who victimize an unsuspecting bartender.

  • Back in the saddle

    The Henry County Saddle Club hosted a horse fair and show Saturday at the fairgrounds. The event drew riders and enthusiasts from around the region.

  • Backyard Politics

    Scott stands out as other GOP gubernatorial candidates struggle to distinguish themselves during anOldham Co. debate.

    By Rae Hodge
    Landmark News Service
    LA GRANGE — Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. presidency April 7 from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of La Grange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful.  

  • Craft Guild Hosts Spring Art Show

    The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild hosted its first ever Spring Craft Show on Saturday at the fairgrounds.

  • ‘Elvis’ has left Providence’s building

    When Elvis tribute artist Don Goodfleisch appeared at Providence New Castle on April 10, some people couldn’t resist the music. Twin Oaks nursing home resident Bonnie Key for one, at right in red, grabbed a partner and started dancing, but other residents took a more laidback approach. Goodfleisch visited New Castle as part of Second Wind Dreams activities, a Henry County group designed to boost the quality of life of seniors. Second Wind Dreams has made more than 300 wishes of Henry County people come true.

  • Pleads guilty, feels targeted

    Before his sentence for drug trafficking offenses involving methadone, Steve Edward McFarland told the Henry County Circuit Court Thursday he felt ill-treated by authorities after helping others through drug addictions.  
    McFarland appeared in court Thursday before Judge Karen Conrad for sentencing.
    He was charged with four counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance for the methadone, one count of second degree trafficking in a controlled substance for Buprenorphine and one count possession of a defaced firearm.

  • Grim Reality

    As prom approaches, Henry County High School students heard a sobering message about personal responsibility when getting behind the wheel.
    Throughout the school day April 13, the Grim Reaper grabbed 12 students out of class, not be be seen again until an assembly in the gym. Then, the Grim Reaper snuffed out 11 of their lives, like so many candles, due to poor decisions by drivers using alcohol or drugs in different dramatic scenarios.