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Today's News

  • Fire destroys Robinson Farm Equipment in Eminence

    Wind gusts propelled flames, dense black smoke and intense heat through Robinson’s Farm Equipment in Eminence and threatened several nearby homes on South Main during the March 31 blaze.
    Fanned by the winds and fueled by the contents at Robinson’s, the blaze consumed the structure in about an hour after the 12:20 p.m. alarm went out to Henry County fire and emergency personnel.
    Two people inside the store during lunchtime noticed the smoke and fled.

  • Hemp food project puts down roots

    Having secured an option on eight acres in the Henry County Commerce Park for a hemp food products processing facility, entrepreneur Chad Rosen will turn his attention to raising capital for the project estimated at more than $4 million.
    Rosen met members of the Henry County Fiscal Court’s Economic Development Committee April 2 to sign the paperwork and pay the $4,000 for the option. The agreed to purchase price is $5,000 an acre.

  • Eastern students fight cancer with ‘Relay Recess’

    The halls of Eastern Elementary School rang with cheers for cancer survivors April 3 as students contributed to the fight against the disease with a Relay Recess.
    Students looked happy to be doing their part through the Relay for Life event, even though drenching rains kept the walkers inside.
    Beginning with a schoolwide assembly in the cafeteria, teacher Diane Dunavan shared her experience in surviving cancer.

  • Fire destroy's Bert's Garage
  • Easter Egg Hunting

    New Castle Christian Church opened its doors to the community to host an Easter Egg hunt for all ages and hid about 1,500 eggs. The Szczepan family participated, and Eliza, 2, and Brody, 15 months, check out what their eggs contained afterwards in the church gym.

    Gracie Lucas, 7, removes the treats from inside the eggs to give them back to be reused next year.

    Macy Prenn, 5, of Eminence, found some eggs on a parked car overlooked by other hunters. Malachi Thomas, 6, reaches into a planter to grab an egg.

  • Henry County proclaims April Donate Life Month

    With 998 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant, there is no better time to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, according to a news release from Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle.  
    Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky are trying to boost the number of organ donors during April, which is also National Donate Life Month.

  • Fiscal court magistrate makes history

    In becoming a Henry County magistrate, Rickey Timberlake only wanted to help the people. He didn’t set a goal of breaking new ground by becoming the first African American to serve on fiscal court.
    As he sees it, this office simply provides him with another avenue to give back to the community.

  • Energy Stars

    Members of the New Castle Elementary Energy Team feel empowered in teaching their fellow students about electricity generation, efficiency, conservation and safety.
    One year after a group of New Castle fourth-graders won an all-expense-paid tour of Washington, D.C., as a part of the National Elementary Rookie of the Year Award, energy team members planned and held an energy fair in the school’s gym March 27.

  • A finger-lickin' good meal

    Volunteers from Second Wind Dreams served up a special meal of KFC fried chicken plus a visit from Col. Sanders look-a-like, Bob Thompson, from Lawrenceburg, for residents of both Providence and Twin Oaks in New Castle March 27. Second Wind Dreams strives to improve the quality of life of seniors by making some of their wishes come true. Every resident plus staff at the two residential living centers received a meal, which included 175 pieces of fried chicken, plus 50 chicken strips, as well as fried okra, mashed potatoes and a biscuit. 

  • Volunteers make help center award possible