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Today's News

  • Storm fins home in Henry County

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Kentucky Storm semi-pro football team is entering its third year of existence and has finally found a place to play in Henry County.

    The team has been based in Henry County for the past two years but did not have a football field to play on in the county. The first season, the team played at Daniel Field in Shelbyville and last year they played at Flaget Field in Louisville.

    This year the team will play at the football field in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park in New Castle.

  • Sharpshooters win big at Spencer

    Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled with 24 team members to Taylorsville on Saturday, May 16, to compete in shotgun, archery, .22 rifle, air pistol, and .22 pistol at the Spencer County Invitational. The competition drew participants from surrounding counties and was the first competition of the season.

    The Sharpshooters had a successful day, with numerous team members bringing home trophies, including some first-time winners.

    The next competition will be at Washington County June 6.

  • 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.

  • Local voters choose Bevin in primary

    While the leading Republican candidate for governor had a close statewide race in the May 19 Primary Election, Matt Bevin enjoyed a large margin over his opponents in Henry County.
    In fact, Henry County voters cast a total of 273 ballots for Bevin, giving him 72 more votes than his closest opponent, Hal Heiner.
    Across Kentucky, Bevin carved out the narrowest of victories with only 83 votes over the next most popular candidate, James R. Comer, the current commissioner of agriculture, out of a total of 214,187 ballots cast among all four Republicans in the race.