Today's News

  • More farm freedom needed

    In 2011, federal agents launched a sting operation on an Amish farmer.  Prof. Baylen J. Linnekin provides details of the raid:

     “Federal agents watched the home closely for a year, gathering evidence.  Then, in a pre-dawn raid, armed members from three agencies swooped in.

  • Taxes will be put to good use by library

    When it comes to setting tax rates, I can hear in my mind a litany of objections to any increase coming down the pike from my many years of reporting.

    The most common that arose within my hearing over the years goes something like this: “I don’t get any public services for the taxes I’m paying.”

    It seems to me that’s a gross exaggeration.

  • Wanted: More youth input for community planning

    By Paul Cole
    Henry County Chamber

  • FIVE Generations attend Brewer Family reunion
  • Absentee voting now available for Nov. 3 election

    Eligible voters may now cast mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s Nov. 3 General Election, according to a news release from the Office of the Secretary of State.
    Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    •  Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    •  Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
    •  Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted

  • New Castle commission takes four percent property tax hike

    With two commissioners absent, Mayor Denny Benham made the motion and cast the deciding vote to increase the city’s ad valorem taxes by 4 percent at the City of New Castle meeting last Monday.
    Commissioners Janet King and Harry Mitchell voted in favor of the increase. Commissioners Linda Golden and Phoebe Thurman-Thompson were absent.
    Last year’s tax rate of .185 cents per $100 of assessed value generated $54,664 in revenue for the city.

  • Local Buzz for 9-23-2015

    Church Activities
    and Services
    The church sanctuary at Eminence Christian Church, 5333 S. Main Street in Eminence is open each Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. for quiet prayer and reflection. All are welcome to come and go as time allows.
    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at LaGrange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive. LaGrange.

  • Public records for 9-23-2015

    KSP arrests
    Barry Marsee, 52, Smithfield — arrested Sept. 7 at 167 David Drive by Trooper Sturgil for alcohol intoxication
    Scotty Stevens, 43, La Grange — arrested Sept. 8 at Manor Drive by Trooper Ferris for execution of a warrant
    Tina Sharber, 52, La Grange — arrested Sept. 13 at West Cross Main Street, New Castle, by Trooper Dykes for DUI
    Douglas Ransdell, 38,  Crestwood — arrested Sept. 13 at Main Street, Campbellsburg, by Trooper Sturgil for speed and possession of marijuana
    EPD arrests

  • Henry County celebrates National Second Wind Dreams Day

    On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Henry County Second Wind Dreams celebrated the third annual National Second Wind Dreams Day by providing mini-Blizzards to the help of Dairy Queen with all of the residents and staff at Providence New Castle, Twin Oaks Assisted Living and the Henry County Senior Center.

  • Getting ready for another exciting year of 4-H activities

    By Cathy Toole, Henry County Extension Service