Today's News

  • Laughter, honors on the menu at Cooperators’ Dinner

    Thursday night the Henry County Conservation District hosted its annual Cooperator’s Dinner Meeting at which the district showcases the year’s activities and recognizes those who have contributed to the agency’s programs. After a meal, attendees heard a presentation on the history of Lake Jericho by Greta Steverson, district conservationist, and then a humorous program by Walt Reichert of the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • Interest building in Eminence

    Development and property management company Woda Group is seeking assistance from the Kentucky Housing Corporation to pursue a 40-unit apartment complex for seniors in Eminence. Vice President Tammy Stansbury says if Woda can land the state tax credits that could lead to a $5 million investment in the city.

  • Troopers arrest 1 in pot bust

    A 47-year-old New Castle man was arrested on drug-related charges at his home Sept. 24 after the Kentucky State Police received an anonymous tip, according to a news release from KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg.
    Following up on the tip, troopers went to a home on Fallen Timber Road and that led to them obtaining a warrant to search inside.
    “During the search of the residence, approximately six pounds of processed marijuana, hundreds of imported seeds, scales, packaging and 25 mature marijuana plants were located,” according to the news release.

  • Leslie’s Pub to serve BBQ in NC

    Along with barbecue and hospitality, the founders of Leslie’s Pub hope the new business will help serve up more commerce to New Castle.
    Janet King came up with the idea to open the tavern at 18 S. Main Street with the full cooperation and support of Smoke Doctors’ Tony Moffett, who will supply the barbecue.

  • AT&T gives to iLead ‘Maker Space’

    By Tim Hendrick
    Landmark News Service
    The AT&T Foundation and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative have teamed up to extend the economic benefits of the maker movement across Kentucky’s I-71 corridor through the iLEAD Academy.

  • JROTC tackleS emergency medical aid scenario
  • Health department tips for dealing with bedbugs

    With bed bugs continuing to cause infestations in Kentucky, the North Central District Health Department recommends a heightened level of awareness and action to get rid of the pests.
    Bed bugs are recognizable as having reddish-brown, oval-shaped, flattened bodies about a quarter of an inch long, according to information from the health department. Easily mistaken for ticks or roaches, bed bugs feed mostly at night on the blood of people and animals.

  • News briefs: Wilson retires from the Army

    Wilson retires from the Army after 22 years
    Lieutenant Colonel Mark A. Wilson, originally of Pleasureville, retired after more than 22 years of service, according to a news release from the Army.
    He joined the service in February 1992 and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as many stateside assignments.
    His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.

  • New Henry County library overdue

    The decision on the Henry County Public Library tax rate for the upcoming year hinged on a plan to build a new facility in Eminence, according to Director Jessica Powell. She indicated a new library is overdue.
    As required by state law, Powell appeared before the Henry County Fiscal Court at its Sept. 15 meeting to apprise them of the library’s chosen tax rate.
    As the library has its own taxing authority, state law does not require any additional approval from the fiscal court.

  • Pleasureville man seriously injured in high-speed accident

    A high-speed accident on Hillspring Road in Pleasureville caused serious injury to a 25-year-old man, according to a Kentucky State Police report.