Today's News

  • Homestead changes hands, services stay

    By Will Phillips


    Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle has changed owners. Now known as Providence of New Castle, Homestead founder Russell Louden sold the facility to a nursing home conglomerate out of San Diego, California. Administrator Jill Fallis would like to assure Henry County, though, that the quality of service will not change.

  • Zoning makes way for facility

    By Brad Bowman


    With a recent zoning change at Henry County Fiscal Court, a meat processing and retail facility in Henry County moved one step closer to becoming a reality.

    Henry County could see ground broken at the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg by summer for a USDA-inspected meat-processing facility, which may open by spring 2015.

    Two Trimble County farmers, Chris Wright and John Edwards, have a dream to put Henry County and the surrounding area farmers competitively into the meat retail arena.

  • Doing good with wood

    By Will Phillips


    Students are building more than their grade point averages at Henry County High School. Woodworking teacher Andrew Shearer’s class is working on a very special project that he hopes will strengthen ties within the community.

    The class is building furniture that will be donated to local daycares. Shearer said that he came up with the idea when a friend of his who works at a daycare told him how much daycare furniture costs out of catalogs.

  • Economic development is Eminence's future

    Jon Park

    Guest Columnist

    In 2011, the Henry County Fiscal Court, in a great effort led by Magistrate Nick Hawkins, was considering a new justice center for the county.

    A who’s who of Henry County notables, then, Chief Deputy Clerk Gina Lyle, Attorney Joe Yates, Ricky Doyle, Justin Atchison, and New Castle Mayor Denny Benham all spoke in favor of the project.

  • State legislators want to work for your benefit

    If the state’s budget is the most important legislation that the General Assembly approves every two years, enacting the state’s road plan is a close second.

    As with the budget, the goal is to find the best use for a limited amount of resources.  This is an area where Kentucky generally gets high marks, however, based on an annual national study by the Reason Foundation that ranks the quality of each state’s highway system.  We came in 14th overall last year, with no state having a better quality of rural interstates.

  • Letter to the editor

    New contact for History Center

  • Public record for the week of March 26

    Sheriff Arrests

    Travis Collinge, FTA, diversion violation, arrested by Keith Perry 3/20.

    KSP Arrests

    Christopher C. Payton, 25, of Pendleton was arrested on 3/22 by Trooper Brewer on Pendleton Road in Sulphur and charged with DUI 2nd-aggravated; careless driving; speeding 5 mph over the limit.

    Harold R. Mutter, 60, of Indiana was arrested on 3/23 by Trooper Hindman on I-71 southbound, Campbellsburg and charged with DUI 1st and careless driving.

    EPD Arrests

  • 4-H provides community, communication

    A broad range of communications expertise is a vital skill for today’s youth and tomorrow’s adults. 4-H helps youth improve their quality of speech and association with others, whether one-on-one in a job interview or providing a keynote address in a banquet hall.

  • Keep your livestock healthy this spring season
  • Spring clean your way to a healthier you

    Many of us would love to work more physical activity into our schedules, but between responsibilities at work and home, it can be hard to squeeze it in. The 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week most health and wellness experts recommend may seem impossible.

    Not helping matters were the short days and cold weather associated with winter. Fortunately, spring is upon us and with that comes longer days and warmer weather to encourage more outdoor physical activity.