Today's News

  • Battle of the Bluegrass tractor pull coming Sept. 5

    This Saturday, Sept. 5, the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Series (BOB Series) heads to the Henry County Fairgrounds in New Castle.
    “There are a ton of pulling fans that have wanted us to pull in New Castle for years, and this Saturday, the BOB Series will give the fans a great new event in New Castle” BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell said.  “These are the pullers that are seen regularly on NBC Sports, so fans at this event will see, many for the first time, some of the biggest names in the sport of pulling.”

  • Upcoming events and activities happening in Henry County

    ri-County Diabetes Challenge Walk on Saturday, Sept. 12:  This fun event will be held at the new Henry County Recreational Park outside of New Castle.  Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the walk is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
    There is no charge and walkers will be given a pedometer at registration so they can log their steps during the hour-long walk.  At the end of the walk, steps are recorded and tallied.  

  • Soil pH and the importance of applying lime

    By Levi Berg

  • 4-Hers produce champions at Kentucky State Fair

    By Cathy Toole

  • KSP HQ calls on Woosley to oversee 911 statewide

    Kentucky State Police leaders have tapped the KSP Post 5 communications supervisor as a go-between for the state agency and those local governments that it provides 911 services for.
    Kevin Woosley, who had worked at Post 5 since 2001, accepted the offer to fill the newly created position of 911 business and financial manager working out of the state police headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Blue Ribbons
  • EIS’s Berry considered for top Ky. education position

    “I believe being a finalist has been a testament to all the hard work of our students and staff at Eminence and of our focus on creating the future of what schools can be. I feel Kentucky stands poised for unprecedented educational achievements. While I’m disappointed to not be chosen, Kentucky is, and always will be, my home and I can’t thank the Kentucky Board of education enough for allowing me to be a part of the conversation for its future. I fully support and trust their expertise on whomever they select to lead Kentucky’s schools.”

  • HC schools feel forced to hike taxes

    The members of the Henry County School Board reluctantly approved a 4 percent tax rate increase at a special hearing Thursday night.
    “I don’t want to do it, but we don’t have a choice,” board member Harold Bratton said. “If we don’t do it this year, that’s money we’ve lost from now on.”

  • Galbraith Road fire claims one life

    A Texas woman is thought to have lost her life in a fire Friday night. Human remains were found in the burnt log home Saturday after the fire was contained.

    According to Kentucky State Police, circumstantial evidence points them to an identification of the victim, but they will decline to make an official announcement until the state medical examiner’s office can do so with certainty.

  • Taking care of veterans should be a priority

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.

    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy.  The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.