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Today's News

  • Chamber honors Wallace, introduces Cole

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce networking dinner and annual meeting, held June 30 at the Henry County Extension Office, was a time of transition. Many attended to pay tribute to retiring Director Pat Wallace’s 16 years of service. Chamber officials have attributed many advances in the local agency to Wallace’s tenure. State Rep. Rick Rand attended and presented a recognition from the Kentucky House of Representatives. Attendees of the chamber meeting could also get to know Paul Cole, who was recently hired as the new director.

  • Friends of Eminence Cemetery needs help

    The Eminence Cemetery could use some community assistance for perpetual care, said the chairman of the cemetery board.
    That help could take the form of donations or volunteerism.
    Upkeep of the cemetery, chartered in 1860 by the Kentucky General Assembly, requires funding, board Chairman Jim Petitt explained.
    The cemetery has interest earning accounts set up, but in this economy the revenue coming from them has diminished and the cemetery has actually had to cash some certificates of deposit to pay for necessary work.

  • News briefs: Campbellsburg Day rescheduled for Aug. 22

    Campbellsburg reschedules events

    Campbellsburg officials have rescheduled Campbellsburg Day and the official opening celebration of the community center, which were both rained out June 20.
    The grand opening is now set for July 11 at 4 p.m. with community center tours to follow. Campbellsburg Day will be held Aug. 22.

    Noyes earns honors at McKendree

    James Noyes, of Eminence, has been named to the McKendree University Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester for earning a grade point average of 3.60 or higher.

  • Nashville singer to raise money for Meals on Wheels July 8

    Nashville performing singer-songwriter Scott Southworth will be singing songs and raising money for the local Tri-County Meals on Wheels program July 8 at the The Loft from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
    Meals on Wheels is a program of the Tri County Community Action Agency.
    Southworth performs regularly at Nashville venues like the Bluebird Café and Douglas Corner as well as all over the country and at songwriter festivals abroad, sharing his easy wit, original songs and quick humor with his audience, according to a news release.

  • Several new Kentucky laws being enforced

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session went into effect at the end of June, according to a news release from the Kentucky Legislative Research Council.
    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.
    Laws that recently took effect include:

  • Henry County Fair Pageant Results
  • Effort to save Odd Fellows lodge planned

    There’s an urgent feeling in New Castle the Odd Fellow’s Washington Lodge needs a new roof by winter, after it had a near-total collapse during a heavy snowstorm in March.
    In an attempt to figure out how to get the historic building’s crucial repairs started, representatives of the Odd Fellows, the city council, the Berry Center and the Henry County Historical Society gathered at the Locker June 24 with several state historic preservation officials to discuss ways to at least protect the building from the elements before freezing weather returns.

  • Crash ends pursuit into Oldham County

    Allegedly caught on radar doing 20 miles per hour over the speed limit Hwy. 22 in Eminence, a suspect led police officers on a chase the evening of June 7 until he wrecked in Oldham County, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    The incident began at 7:30 p.m. when Officer Phillip Parham clocked a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee at 55 in the 35 mph zone near the school.
    “[Parham] got behind it and turned his blue lights on,” Kemper said. “[The suspect] accelerated to about 65 or 70 and just kept going.”

  • Three New Castle men charged with growing pot

    Three New Castle men have been charged with cultivating marijuana on their properties following a tip received by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
    Last Wednesday afternoon, Henry County Sheriff Deputy Chase Dewitt followed-up on a report of possible marijuana plants at a residence at 738 East Cross Main in New Castle. Upon arrival, the homeowner, David Woodrum Sr., gave Dewitt permission to search the property and admitted he was growing marijuana for his “personal use.”

  • HCPS will offer free meals

    Parents of preschool and elementary school students in Henry County will not have to endure a price increase for school breakfast or lunch next school year. Instead, they’ll get both for free.
    At its June meeting, the Henry County Board of Education acted on Superintendent Tim Abrams’ recommendation to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).