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Today's News

  • Battling addiction

    Pastors across the county hope Oct. 4 will be a changing day in people’s lives.
    Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program designed to address all addictions, will begin on Oct. 4. The program will be held every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at New Castle First Baptist Church, 47 East Cross Main in New Castle.
    Those who attend can expect a meal, worship and time in small-groups reflective of their addiction.

  • Grant restricts use of The Locker for public

    Amvets of America is still looking for a location in which to establish a post, but it likely won’t be in The Locker in New Castle.
    Representative from Amvets attended the New Castle City Commission meeting Sept. 12 to present a proposal to the town to use the property at 24 Main Street as its post.

  • Frontier-era Facelift

    One of the earliest homes in New Castle is getting a facelift, just weeks after the National Parks Service recognized the downtown as historic.
    In the 1790s, James and Thomas Pearce, two pioneers from Virginia, built four two-storied log cabins and settled what would become New Castle, according to the recently approved application for the downtown’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Three of the four log cabins still stand, originally used as homes and trading posts, remaining the oldest buildings in town.

  • Twin Oaks celebrates

    The week of Sept. 11 through 16 was National Assisted Living Week, and residents at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle held daily activities in alignment with the theme of “Staying Connected.”
    Monday was Art Day at Twin Oaks. Local artist Sharon Silvers provided an art class to help residents get connected with their artistic sides. The halls were also decorated with examples of photography.
    Tuesday was Health Day and a guest speaker from Kindred Home Health lead a discussion on basic health problems.

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  • Celebrating a milestone birthday

    It’s not every day that someone gets to mark 100 years on this earth. But next month one resident at Twin Oaks Assisted Living will do just that, and administrators at the facility are asking the county to join in the centennial celebration.
    On Oct. 14, Aline Stivers will turn 100 years old, and Leanne Yancey, community manager of Twin Oaks, wants it to be a memorable occasion.

  • HCHS students tour the technical side of Louisville

    According to their website, the vision of the Kentucky Board of Education is to “ensure that all students reach proficiency and graduate from high school ready for college and careers.”  Preparing students for their future after graduation is not only a priority, but a passion at Henry County High School.  

  • Eastern Elementary Students of the Month

    August students of the month at Eastern Elementary include, front, from left: Carter Marlette, Olivia Drawbaugh, Marley Cobb, Diamond Kelley and Abigail Adams. Back: Sophie Drawbaugh, Kahlie Gonzalez, Kelli Booth and Riley Denny.

  • Pig Out at NCES

    Miss Pigglesworth, aka Miss Piggy, visited New Castle Elementary School Friday for Pet Club. Sara Wilkerson displayed her multi-tasking abilities by feeding the visting pot-bellied pig with one hand while raising her other hand to offer an answer to a question.

  • All Henry County Schools now certified as energy efficient

    Campbellsburg Elementary School has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. With this most recent designation, all of Henry County’s school buildings are now ENERGY STAR certified.