Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Edhub on target

    Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education members were treated to a walk-through of the Edhub after their meeting last Tuesday night. 


    Still under construction, the largest expansion and renovation project the district has ever undertaken remains on schedule to open and be available for use at the beginning of the next school year.

  • 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.

  • Food truck rolls into Henry County

    Though it’s a “café on wheels,” Rollin’ Ruby’s may become a relatively permanent part of the Henry County business environment.

    Owner Eva Pace of Westport feels welcome when she parks her food truck next to the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle or pulls into Eminence. As long as the community has a hankering for her brand of comfort food, she’ll continue to make the two cities regular stops.

  • Help Center honors volunteers
  • What you need to know if you get a letter from the IRS

    Each year, the IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. If you receive correspondence from them here are some tips that they want you to be aware of:

    Don’t panic. You can usually deal with a notice simply by responding to it.

    Most IRS notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice has specific instructions, so read your notice carefully because it will tell you what you need to do.

  • News Briefs, April 27, 2016

    KSP Encourages Citizens to Turn in Unused RX Drugs During National ‘Take Back’ Program

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.  Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.  

  • History in the making

    The fact that New Castle has preserved much of its downtown commercial buildings qualifies it for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a nomination submitted by the Kentucky Heritage Council to the federal government.
    Community members and city leaders have long maintained the well-preserved commercial district that grew up around the courthouse, which gives New Castle a unique identity. The community can capitalize on this rare, virtually-intact 19th century commercial district and use it to help guide the city’s future, they believe.

  • 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.