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Today's News

  • Churches work together to deliver love in a shoebox

    Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, packed up and ready for shipping, took up one wall of Henry Christian Church’s fellowship hall on the first stop as a part of the international outreach.

  • Efforts continue to save Odd Fellows Lodge

    Two recent accomplishments should cause fundraising on a new roof for the Odd Fellows Washington Lodge to pick up the pace, according to Jeff Thoke, New Castle Main Street manager.

  • Team player

    Jared McBurney is a huge sports fan according to anyone who knows him. He is a big fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Indianapolis Colts. And he is not above trash talking fans of other sports teams.

    “He knows I like the Steelers and since they are not doing so well this year, he comes in every Monday and lets me know about it,” Eminence High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chris Nethery said with a laugh.

  • Campbellsburg proposes new tax

    The proposed employment flat tax in Campbellsburg would have workers making $1,000 to $1,500 a month paying $10 each month under the new tax, according to a draft considered by the city council at its Nov. 16 meeting.

  • Three charged in murder

    Three Henry County men have been charged in the murder of a La Grange woman who was reported missing last Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    John Downey, 30 of New Castle, was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, assault first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

    Joshua Sparkman, 30 of Campbellsburg, was charged with assault first degree.

  • Mystery surrounds brothers' deaths

    Officials have yet to determine what killed two brothers and left a third incapacitated and very ill.

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, a concerned individual stopped at 469 River Road in Lockport to check on the occupants. Upon entering the home, two men were found unresponsive and a third was “very sick,” according to the 911 dispatch.

  • Meet the Wildcats draws large crowd

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County High School basketball teams introduced themselves Nov. 18 with the second annual Meet the Wildcats night at the Henry County High School gymnasium.

    The event featured music from the Henry County High School pep band, the Henry County High School cheerleaders performing their award-winning routine, JROTC presenting the colors and Brianna Heightchew singing the national anthem.

    Before the high school teams were introduced, the Henry County Middle School girls and boys teams were introduced to the large crowd on hand.

  • Local Buzz, Nov. 18, 2015

    Church Activities and Services

    Sligo Baptist Church will host Handshakes and Pancakes on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 65 N. 42 Loop in Pendleton. This free breakfast is held on the third Saturday of each month. Enjoy coffee, juice, milk, eggs, cheesy grits, eggs, pancakes, bacon and sausage links.  For more information, call Pastor Mark at (502) 773-0272.

  • Public Records, Nov. 18, 2015

    KSP arrests

    Alan Hortenbury, DOB 5/8/1984, Pleasureville — arrested Nov. 10 at Salt Creek Road by Trooper Ferris for a warrant

    Kevin Hillerich, DOB 12/14/1987, Louisville — arrested Nov. 12 at the Interstate 71, 38 mile marker, north bound, by Trooper Dykes for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Shopping at small businesses can make big impact on local economy

    By Tom Underwood

    Every year, Gallup asks people how much confidence they have in various institutions.

    The results aren’t surprising. Only 8 percent had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress. Big business scored 21 percent. That’s no better than TV news.