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Today's News

  • Man arrested on sex abuse charges

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives arrested a Henry County man Wednesday after he was charged with raping a minor.

    Leo Francis Zoeller, 47, of Campbellsburg was charged with 1st degree rape with a victim under the age of 12, 1st degree sodomy and 1st degree sexual abuse.

    Detective Tim Moore arrested Zoeller at his home on Drennon Road on charges resulting from incidents allegedly spanning a two-month period beginning in June 2012.

  • Reigle-Hillebrandt

     Scott and Genny Reigle, announce the engagement of their daughter Allison Reigle to Anthony Hillebrandt, son of Anthony and Jennifer Hillebrandt.

    The bride-elect is employed by Michelle P. Waiver as a respite caregiver.

    The groom is employed by First Stop Urgent Care in LaGrange as a medical assistant.

    An October 2014 wedding is planned at Grace Baptist Church in LaGrange.

  • Buck-Miskell

    Wayne Buck, Mt. Olivet and Patricia Morrison, Pleasureville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Buck to Dylan Miskell, son of Denise and Lorry Hansen, New Castle and the late Dean and Cathey Miskell.
    The bride-elect is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University majoring in child and family studies with a concentration in birth to six-year-old teaching.
    The groom is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University majoring in physical education with a concentration in P-12 teaching.

  • Henry County Middle School Student of the Week: 7th grader Hannah Head

    Have a favorite subject in school?

    Math. It’s easy. We have a self-pace program where you go at your own speed.

    Favorite activity outside of school?

    Riding my bike.

    What do you want to be when you grow up?

    A veterinarian. I love animals, and I hate to see them hurt.

    Do you have any pets?

    I have two pets. A dog named Speckles and a cat named Angie.

    Do you like video games?

    No, not really.

    Do you have a favorite movie?

  • Henry county Middle school robotics teams
  • Programs provide networking in the industry

    Almost all our agriculture enterprises are encompassed in research, teaching and education programs at one of Kentucky’s two land grant institutions. While UK has the majority of the enterprises and the extension service, KSU has been working with some of the more ‘non-traditional’ types of farming, including goats, pawpaws and aquaculture. They have also had an award winning method of showing, demonstrating and teaching through the decade old ‘Third Thursday Thing.’

  • A quick lesson in the Ukraine situation

    By Mark Fassio

    For those of you wanting a little insight regarding the current Russian involvement in Ukraine, here’s one person’s opinion/viewpoint. I taught International Relations at West Point for three years, have a Masters in National Security Studies, and have worked with (and against) the Russians for about 20 years, to include a UN peacekeeping mission in the Georgian Republic. I am by NO means as “qualified” as the current Administration’s crack experts, but I think I know enough to get on a soapbox, so here goes.

  • Is Henry County any better off today than four years ago?

    By Jon Park

    Remember when Ronald Reagan asked the question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago” during the debate with President Jimmy Carter in 1980?

    I ask you that question, Henry County:  Are you better off than you were four years ago? What about the past eight?  Under the leadership of the Henry County Judge Executive, who has been in office for 11 years, is Henry County better off than it was in 2002?

  • Which Jesus are we following?

    Since the beginning of February, I’ve been preaching my way through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as recorded in Matthew 5-7. The sermons have caused me grief. Jesus has high expectations. The sermons have also caused some grief for my church members.

  • New Castle Commission gives relief and reward

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The New Castle City Commission passed an ordinance giving a year-end bonus to the city’s employees and monetary compensation for full-time employees on individual anniversary dates.

    The New Castle City Commission Monday passed and proposed ordinances relating to rewards for city employees and relief for residents.