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Today's News

  • Annual fundraiser will honor Judy Lea

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Judy Lea thought of every Campbellsburg Elementary student as her own child.

    As a cafeteria manager, Lea kept more than canned goods on the shelves. In a closet, Lea kept shoes and coats for students who needed them. Lea couldn’t stand to see any of her children (Campbellsburg Elementary students) go without. Sometimes, the expense came out of her own pocket, but for Lea it didn’t matter.

  • Massie supports raw deal for milk

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has introduced legislation aimed at protecting farmers and keeping the federal government out of your milk.

    On Thursday, March 27, Massie joined a bipartisan effort of 19 other legislators for two bills: The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014, which would allow consumers to buy raw, unpasteurized milk across interstate lines.

  • General Assembly reports progress

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Following a grueling, weekend-long discussion of Kentucky’s new budget, the state legislators have finally come to an agreement. Among the approved projects is the addition to the Henry County Courthouse, as well as a new Kentucky Community and Technical College System campus in Carrollton.

  • Smith-Berry Winery wins awards at California competition

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Chuck Smith celebrated another successful year at a recent competition with one of Smith-Berry Winery’s wine winning Best in Class.

    Smith celebrated the showing of his Blackberry Wine, which won Best in Class at the San Francisco Chronicle’s competition.

  • Clerk gets numerous voter returns

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    With the primary election less than two months away, the Henry County Clerk’s Office has a received a high volume of voter notification mail returns.

    Henry County residents have 30 days prior to May 20 to correct the addresses on the voter registration records or risk not being able to vote in the primaries, or at the very least, having a difficult time casting their vote.

  • Homestead changes hands, services stay

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    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.

  • District 6 primary candidates

    Jerry Beasley:

    Which of the county resources (fire department, sheriff’s department, etc.) do you feel deserves the most attention, financially?

    The Henry County fire departments are on a volunteer, limited funding basis. EMS and the sheriff’s department are full-time funded and county supported. Also, economic development, parks and programs for youth.

    What do you feel the voters (citizens?) in your district want from their elected officials?

  • Doing good with wood

    By Will Phillips

    NEWS@HCLOCAL.COM

    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.

  • Zoning makes way for facility

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    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.

  • Governor appoints Scriber to board

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Governor Steve Beshear recently appointed several people to commissions and boards including Henry County Property Valuation Administrator Jason Scriber to the Geographic Information Advisory Council.

    Scriber will represent the Kentucky Association of Counties and replaces Tony Lindauer.

    How were you appointed?