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Today's News

  • Spring cleaning can include straightening up old financial records

    Many people have an annual spring cleaning routine that includes washing windows, cabinets and woodwork.  This year, take time to also “clean-up” your financial records. Sort through your financial paperwork and identify old statements that can be shredded or thrown away.
    Remember, it is always a good idea to shred any paperwork that contains personal information, especially bank account, credit card or other financial information.  

  • By composting, make your own fertilizer at home

    Are you trying to figure out what to do with those fallen leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste? Don’t throw this in the trash.
    Try home composting. Home composting is an easy way of recycling nutrients back into your soil.
    The results of home composting is a high quality compost/fertilizer that can easily be applied to your soil.
    Before starting home composting, you need to understand what composting is.

  • Adult education and career services are available to locals

    The services and programs of the Kentucky Career Center, Adult Education, Kentucky Career Youth Center and Work and Learn are available to Henry and Shelby County residents who have employment and/or work needs, according to a news release from Henry County Adult Education. They provide a wide range of services that are all free.  
    Together, these programs provide career advice on getting a job or a better paying job.  

  • School briefs for Feb. 22, 2017

    Several locals make the UK dean’s list
    Students from Henry County to make the University of Kentucky dean’s list included Sydney L. Abrams, Sean McCoy Adams, Kelley Rose Berry, Jacob K. Buckley, Heather Ryann Calhoun, Kennedy Anne Fitzgerald, Luke Crimmins Gardiner, Ryan Mitchell Gidzinski, Jennifer C. Harney, Matthew Wayne Hasty, Jaycie Cheyanne Heath, Kaylee Rae Kroyer, Harold E. Shoop III, Lexington Mary Souers, Tiffany Nicole Thomas, Rachel Lorraine Vegh, Charles Bradley West and Lauren Nicole Wood, according to information from UK.

  • Fallen Timber to close Feb. 28

    Fallen Timber Road to close Feb. 28

  • Henry County Republicans host chili supper
  • Weather spotters class set for New Castle March 2

    The New Castle Fire Department will host a Skywarn class at its station March 2 at 7 p.m.
    Skywarn is a nationwide volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters, according to a news release. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

  • ‘A Better Henry County’ forming March 4

    Organizers ask if Henry County residents want to share their thoughts and create “A Better Henry County,” with the first step being a March 4 community meeting at the Locker in New Castle.
    Any thoughts local residents about want to share about improving the community are welcome. Organizer Bobby King, in a post on social media, indicated possible topics could include more policing and public safety, economic development and providing jobs for youth in the county.

  • ‘Everybody’s welcomed at Second Baptist’

    What began as a “radical and bold” request by slaves to hold their own worship service grew into to a place of “fellowship, love and acceptance,” at Second Baptist Church in Campbellsburg, according to the pastor and church history.
    Both blacks and whites attended the early church in Campbellsburg, then known as Sulphur Forks Baptist, which dated back to 1803, according to a paper written by Rev. Robert Thomas. But then-slaves had no say in the church and had to stay in the balcony during services, so they sought religious independence of their own.

  • KState offers Henry County a new agent

    For years Henry County has benefitted from having three University of Kentucky extension agents offering programs in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development and family and consumer sciences.
    Now an initiative of Kentucky State University could grow the number of agents stationed here to four.