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Today's News

  • A Time to Celebrate
  • First Day of School
  • New Castle receives National Register designation

    The National Park Service has added New Castle’s downtown to its National Register of Historic Places, according to an Aug. 15 news release from the Kentucky Heritage Council. The New Castle Historic District encompasses the virtually intact 19th century commercial district surrounding the Henry County Courthouse.
    New Castle’s application, written by Justin Carter of KIPDA, first won approval by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board in May before going to the National Park Service for final approval.

  • Betting the Farm

    When David and Deborah Clay bought a 42-acre farm near Point Pleasant in 2010, they didn’t know what to do with it until a thoroughbred mare trotted into their lives.
    Getting out of the gate with the one rescued racehorse led to the couple developing a stable of their own at D & D Drennon Creek Farm. Buying the land marked a return to Kentucky for David, who grew up in Louisville, after the couple retired from their military careers.

  • Everyone is welcome with homemakers

    The 93rd Annual Area Homemaker Meeting will be held on Oct. 11 in Bullitt County with morning refreshments to begin at 9:30 a.m.  
    The program will be presented by Steve Coomes, an award winning food, spirits and travel writer and the topic will be “Feast of Kentucky-Country Ham.”  
    Lunch will be catered by Linda Aldridge and the All the Way Shoppe.  The cost of the meeting is $15 and your checks made payable to the Henry County Homemakers must be turned in by Sept. 22.  

  • Louisville man charged after high-speed chase

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies caught up with a 31-year-old Louisville man, who had allegedly been lurking outside his ex’s Shelbyville home, in Eminence Friday evening after a high-speed chase.
    Deputies had received three calls to 42 Brookview Drive for harassment, and when they responded at approximately 6 p.m., they spotted the white Nissan with a loud exhaust they were looking for, according to reports from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

  • 4-H members learn by launching rockets

    By Cathy Toole

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Signatures spark grant investigation

    A Pleasureville-based non-profit formed to fight substance abuse among youth remains in limbo, pending the outcome of an investigation conducted by the federal Health and Human Service’s Office of the Inspector General.
    CARE Inc. launched “a youth leadership coalition” called KC Leaders, after receiving a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant in 2014.

  • Over the summer, Lineman, Vegh enrolled in PEPP Scholars

    From June 15 to July 16, Micah Lineman and Rachel Vegh of Henry County High School attended a highly competitive and very challenging four and a half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, according to a news release. The class average GPA was 3.89, with an average overall ACT score of 28.3 with an average Science ACT score of 27.9.

  • Keeping the garden and the orchard clean

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service