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Today's News

  • Flat tax idea returns to Campbellsburg

    The idea for the Campbellsburg City Council to hold a first reading of a revised employment tax at the Oct. 17 meeting got delayed when met with objections, even anger, from elected officials.
    Needing to close a revenue deficit, city officials first proposed to enact an employment flat tax in 2015, which would have required most businesses in Campbellsburg to pay an annual tax based on its profit margins, plus monthly withholding from its workers based on the amount they earn.

  • Chelsey’s Eggs to share in USDA Value Added Producer Grant

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) is one of 29 organizations across the U.S. that has been awarded a Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) to provide technical and business development assistance in rural areas.USDA announced that over $1.7 million in USDA Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) funds have been awarded to Kentucky agribusinesses, including Chelsey’s Eggs in Pleasureville.

  • FDA makes changes to its veterinary feed directive

    The Food and Drug Administration is amending its animal drug regulations regarding veterinary feed directive drugs.
    This new rule limits “medically important antimicrobial drugs” to the treatment, control and prevention of disease, but does not allow weight gain or feed efficiency claims.
    This rule also states that the use of medically important antimicrobials will have veterinary oversight.
    This means that you will not be able to purchase over-the-counter medicated feeds for livestock without having a Veterinary Feed Directive.

  • Local holiday shopping spree is round the corner

    The weather is cooler, the holiday lights are beginning to twinkle at area stores, and it is time to think about those dreaded words – holiday shopping!  
    No longer do those have to be words that put fear into the hearts of men and women.  
    The 24th annual Extension Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Henry County Homemakers Organization, will help you fill up those stockings with no problem at all.
    The event will be held at the Henry County 4-H Fairgrounds building on Highway 421 on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Scavenger hunt teaches music appreciation
  • A Trail of Treats

    Trail & Treat, a free trick-or-treating event hosted by Henry County government and local businesses and organizations, brought out a variety of Disney princesses, comic book heroes and classic Halloween characters Friday afternoon at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park outside of New Castle. Children walked the trail around the park, visiting 50 stations offering goodies, and ended at the pavilion for face-painting, popcorn and hot chocolate. 

  • Local Buzz, Oct. 26, 2016

    Church Activities

    Bethlehem Baptist Church is hosting a hayride, soup supper and outdoor family movie (weather permitting) on Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair. This event is free.

    Eminence Baptist Church will have its annual Trick or Truck Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.  There will be games, food, safe trick-or-treating and fun for everyone.   

  • Public Records, Oct. 26, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Quincy Goodlett, 37, Pendleton — arrested Oct. 18 at Pendleton Road by Trooper Whalen for trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, meth; and trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, heroin

    Deidre Hayden, 23, Turners Station — arrested Oct. 18 at Pendleton Road by Trooper Whalen for a probation violation 

  • Kentucky's Forests

    Over the last 50 years, usually around the time fall colors are in full bloom, state and federal officials dedicate a week to highlight all of the products our forests provide.

    Kentucky, of course, has been blessed more than most states.  Trees cover nearly half of our 25 million acres, and we are among the nation’s leaders – and first in the South – when it comes to hardwood production. 

  • The best protection against a rigged election

    Major newspapers across the country have made their endorsements in the Nov. 8 presidential election, and now the Henry County Local wants to offer its own recommendation to all the registered voters out there.

    About 150 newspapers with a circulation of 20,000 or more have declared their support for the Democrat, Hillary Clinton, in the race for the highest office in the land over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, according to articles posted on the “Business Insider” website.