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Today's News

  • True Red, White and Blue

    By Jesse Harp and Melissa Blankenship

  • Gunnell made Ali’s funeral arrangements

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • Lodge wants project to last for an eternity

    The New Castle Odd Fellows lodge wants new members to see the 144-year-old fraternal organization remain active well into the future.
    Known for its Homecoming parade and picnic each August, the Washington Lodge 1513 has another long-running project to protect — the operation and maintenance of a cemetery that dates back to October 1901, according to information from Margaret Daniel, a historian for the lodge.

  • King: Crime in New Castle is ramping up

    About an hour before the most recent city commission meeting in New Castle, Bobby King saw a man peek into a neighbor’s windows then try to break into his garage.
    “In broad daylight, looking into people’s windows. I ran him off, but I know who he was and I called the police, too,” King told commissioners later that same day. “There’s no security. People I’ve talked to feel like we’re getting raped here in town, because we have no protection. What are you going to do for us?”

  • Ride to benefit baby Madison

    Last Days Motorcycle Ministry will hold a benefit bike ride on June 18 in an effort to support a Henry County family facing serious medical issues, according to a news release.
    Madison Grace, the month-old baby of Stephanie Mertz and Charles Miller, was born with a rare disease that affects one in 6,000 babies. A diagnosis of Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards Syndrome, usually results in death, but Madison is battling the disease.

  • DAV Auxiliary officers

    The Fourth District of the Kentucky Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary recently elected Jerry Cavanaugh to the post of district commander, according to a news release. Doug Noel was elected senior vice commander.  The Fourth District is comprised of Henry County and Northern Kentucky units.  Both men are members of the Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. For more information call (502) 222-4365 or visit Facebook/Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

  • New Castle's new high

    By Chris Brooke
    editor@hclocal.com
    New Castle firefighters and their helpers stood in traffic and held out a boot, threw a fish fry and went door-to-door to collect money for the WHAS Crusade for Children, but even they felt surprise at the total amount raised in the fire department’s name.
    New Castle became the top fundraiser for the 2016 crusade — more than any other fire department or any single donor — after contributing $311,787.63.

  • Fog covered site of fatal accident

    An accident on Highway 421 near its intersection with Highway 202 just on the edge of New Castle claimed the life of a Shelbyville woman early Friday morning.
    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard pronounced Patricia Washburn, 56 of Shelbyville, deceased at the scene after her car collided with a loaded recycled metals truck just after 5 a.m. Pollard confirmed that Washburn was wearing her seatbelt.
    The driver of the Stone Transport Inc. truck, John Tyler Murray, 31 of Alexandria, was uninjured and fully cooperative with officials on the scene.

  • More pupils leads to EIS budget growth

    Both the Eminence and Henry County school districts recently presented their tentative budgets for the 2016-17 school year to board members. While one district’s budget changed very little from last year, the other is experiencing significant growth.
    In just two school years, the budget for Eminence Independent Schools has increased by $1.35 million dollars. Superintendent Buddy Berry attributes nearly all of that increase to growth in student enrollment.

  • Twins earn Eagle Scout award at 12

    By Jesse Harp
    news@hclocal.com
    Twins Nash and Greyson Willenbrock, at only 12 years old, achieved something less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts ever do — they merited Eagle Scout status after a project that benefitted the Campbellsburg Fire Department.
    The brothers planned, raised the funds and coordinated the construction of gear lockers at the fire station in Campbellsburg, the scouts said. The lockers make it possible for the firefighters to quickly and efficiently retrieve their gear in times of emergencies.