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Today's News

  • Henry Chamber welcomes two new members

    By Paul Cole

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • Gatewood Plantation digs into history April 23

    The Oldham County History Center will host an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, according to a news release. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County.
    The Gatewood Plantation was the last place where Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north.
    He later moved to  Ipswich, Canada, where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • Campbellsburg man faces multiple burglary charges in Oldham and Jefferson

    Oldham Era Staff Report

    A man caught in the act of breaking into a residence by the Pewee Valley police chief was indicted with more than 20 counts of burglary after he was found to have been involved in a string of other Oldham and Jefferson County break-ins and crimes, according to press releases.
    Several of the burglaries also involved two of his brothers, a release stated.

  • Arts and crafts guild holds spring show

    The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild held a spring show on Saturday at the fairgrounds. Several vendors offered their wares for upcoming occasions like graduation, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

  • Eastern Elementary strives to make relay Recess goal
  • Micro clinics help form healthy habits

    The winners are shaping up at the Health and Wellness Coalition’s “micro clinics,” according to organizers. Everybody who learned more healthy habits and can stick to them will earn a prize of better health.
    When the Henry County Diabetes Coalition transformed itself into the health and wellness coalition to address more chronic diseases, it set up micro clinics to further support participants in programs like the Biggest Loser.

  • Plant sale could grow a greenhouse

    Selling a bumper crop of tomatoes, peppers and flowers would help the Henry County High School agriculture class grow its greenhouse program, teacher Lindsey Davie said.
    The annual spring plant sale, which begins on April 26 this year, typically brings in a lot of green to provide financial support to agricultural classes, she said. At the end of this season, the proceeds could help raise a whole new year-round, hydroponic greenhouse.

  • Evaluation is part of defense

    In a rather unusual move, defense attorney Alan Zaring has asked the Henry County Circuit Court to order the victim in an alleged rape to be evaluated by a medical expert to see if she is fit to testify in her own case and on her own behalf.
    Curtis Sanford was charged with burglary, second degree and attempted rape, first degree after allegedly breaking into a New Castle woman’s home and attacking her in an attempt to rape her in September of 2014, according to the arrest report by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

  • History in the making

    The fact that New Castle has preserved much of its downtown commercial buildings qualifies it for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a nomination submitted by the Kentucky Heritage Council to the federal government.
    Community members and city leaders have long maintained the well-preserved commercial district that grew up around the courthouse, which gives New Castle a unique identity. The community can capitalize on this rare, virtually-intact 19th century commercial district and use it to help guide the city’s future, they believe.

  • Adult ed offering GED testing scholarship

    Henry County Adult Education can assist students with scholarships for GED testing, including math, reading, language arts, science and social studies, according to Site Coordinator Betty Rankin.
    The regular price for each test is $30. This will be available from April 15 through June 1.
    For more information, call (502) 686-0724 to get started or to continue your GED today.