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Today's News

  • 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?

  • New library director ready to make waves

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County Public Library’s new Library Director, Jessica Powell, may have gotten her degree in New York City, but she’s excited to be working in Henry County.

    Powell is new to the position of Library Director, but has been serving as the interim director since December. She’s been officially hired as the full time director now, though, and is doing her best to help the library move forward.

  • State Senate Republican Candidate Series

    Paul Hornback

    AGE: 56

    PARTY: Republican

    CURRENT ROLE:

    State Senator

    FAMILY: Wife,

    Patricia, and 2 children

    Budget, health-care costs are key issues

    By Todd Martin

    Landmark News Service

    Paul Hornback has spent the past four years figuring out how to work around and fix inefficiencies in Frankfort, and he said he believes he’s just getting started.

  • New Castle Elementary celebrates Down Syndrome Day

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day and the students at New Castle Elementary had a very special reason to celebrate.

    McKinley Paynter, a third grade student at New Castle who has Down Syndrome, has become a favorite amongst his classmates.

  • Defense hints at strategy

    editor@hclocal.com

    Defense indicates entrapment could be a strategy for the Henry County woman who allegedly solicited a murder for hire against her ex-husband.

    Shirley Truman, 68, of New Castle stood before Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad and announced her position against ex-husband Donnie Trail.

    “For the record, I want them to know I wouldn’t harm a hair on his head,” Truman said.

  • Jeffries recognized statewide

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Melissa Jeffries has been working for the Henry County Public Schools system for the last decade. And recently, she was acknowledged by the state as the Kentucky School Nurse of the Year. To hear Jeffries tell it, though, her job has always been rewarding, even without the hardware to prove it.

  • Community center may open for C’burg Day

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Campbellsburg City Council hopes to have the community center ready in time for Campbellsburg Day in June, but according to Mayor Rex Morgan more preliminary work still needs to be done.

  • Hometown Pizza wall art part of the community

    By Alix Mattingly

    Landmark News Service

    Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in it’s second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”