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Today's News

  • Fassio doesn’t ask why

    Lt. Col. Mark Fassio didn’t feel sorry for himself when, on his birthday in 2012, he learned he had a rare form of cancer.

    Fassio — in a demeanor usual to those who know him — never asked why, but why not?

    Diagnosis

    In May 2012, Fassio went to Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange due to rectal bleeding. Physicians thought Fassio had an inflamed bowel and that an ulcer caused the bleeding and sent him home.

  • Preservation Pedal will wheel in HC

    Preservation Kentucky will have cyclists riding through Eminence and New Castle Saturday as part of the organization’s annual Preservation Pedal bicycle ride.

    Rachel Kennedy, Executive Director of Preservation Kentucky, said the annual event showcases the state.

    “We want to get people out of their cars and look at historic places in a different way,” Kennedy said. “We want to promote cycling, historic places and local businesses and their economy.”

  • Take 5 Pete Raymer

    Basic bio

    Born in Middletown in 1922.

    Attended school in Smithfield and New Castle.

    WWII veteran; served in the U.S. Army’s Coastal Artillery at Miami Beach and the Philippines.

    How did you end up in Henry County?

  • Youth loves her honey money

    Emily Bratton loves her honey money.

    Craig and Shannon Bratton saw an opportunity for their daughter when a previous owner left behind a beehive.  The family now has five beehives and looks for the bees and their daughter to continue thriving.

  • Water rates to increase in New Castle

    New  Castle residents will notice a rise not just in the temperature in July, but in their water and sewer bills beginning July 15.
    The New Castle City Commission approved the second reading of the rate increase June 3. The new minimum water bill will increase from $23.72 to $26.08 per 2,000 gallons or less a month. The new water rate will apply in increments of 100 gallons or less after the minimum rate.

  • Documentary to air on KET featuring work done by conservationist Joe Guthrie

    Henry County native Joe Guthrie whose work with Carlton Ward and other conservationists attempting to raise awareness for the need to create a wildlife corridor in Florida was featured in the Henry County Local last summer will have a  documentary on the issue aired by KET Channel 68 (Insight Cable Channel 15) on at 5 p.m. June 23, and 4 p.m. June 27.
    The documentary follows the expedition that Guthrie and others took from the southern tip of Florida to the northern border with Georgia to highlight the dangers of development to Florida’s unique wildlife.

  • Phase I applications available till Tuesday

    The 2013 Phase I Tobacco Funds for Henry County are now available to Henry County Landowners/Farmers through an application/Scoresheet process.  The applications are available now through Tuesday, June 18, at the Henry County Extension Office.  To be included in the funding process, applications must be turned in to the Extension Office by 4 p.m., June 18.

  • Save money by reducing household food waste

    As we scrape uneaten food into the trash can after dinner every night or throw away moldy bread that we just didn’t get around to eating, many of us don’t see that wasted food as wasted money. But in fact, that’s just what it is.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reported that the amount of uneaten food in American homes and restaurants in 2008 was about $390 in wasted food per each U.S. consumer. This is more than the average American spends on food each month. 

  • Grief is painful but must be experienced

    Most of us know about “good grief” from Charles Schultz’s Peanuts cartoon. “Good grief, Charlie Brown.” More often than not, the comment was aimed at poor Charlie Brown’s ineptness. Perhaps we’ve all said it to someone... or perhaps said it to ourselves.

    In reality, can grief ever be good? It is a painful experience and a wrenching emotion. We experience it in the death of a loved one, in the death of a pet, in the loss of job or a dream, and in a myriad of other life experiences.

  • How the joes can compete with the pros

    I wrote a story about the Henry County Commerce Park and economic development a few issues ago.

    Budget restraints continuously challenge small towns and stand as one of the greater hurdles on the development obstacle course. I heard from many sources that a small budget limited the county, the towns and more widely local merchants from drawing business here.