Today's News

  • Voters may pass on primary

    The May 19 Primary Election to select party candidates for governor and other statewide offices is expected to be a quiet affair in Henry County, according to County Clerk Shanda Archer.
    The primary ballot in Henry County includes:
    • Republican governor candidates Will T. Scott, Matt Bevin, James R. Comer and Hal Heiner• Democratic governor candidates Geoffrey M. Young and Jack Conway
    • Republican attorney general candidates Whitney H. Westerfield and Michael T. Hogan.

  • Garden Plot

    Henry County High School agriculture students dug into a community service project during one of their busiest times of the year, FFA Week.
    But when Mona Huff, Henry County community organizer for the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, asked ag teacher Lindsey Davie to assist in creating a garden at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle, the students ticked many items off the to-do list, such as building four raised beds out of cedar, hauling dirt and compost and planting the first crop of fruit and vegetables.

  • Out on the dance floor
  • Patriotic Festival will honor WWII veterans

    William H. Mason, 97, of Eminence felt fascinated with airplanes as a youth, but felt less than enthusiastic about his service during World War II when the Navy tapped him as a stateside aviation machinist mate.
    Mason is one of several World War II veterans who will be recognized for his service during this year’s New Castle Patriotic Festival June 13, the 70th anniversary of the war’s conclusion.

  • First class chosen for iLEAD school

    Nine Henry County students will join the first class at the iLEAD Academy, the regional career academy focusing on technology, math and advanced manufacturing that launches in the 2015-2016 school year.
    Superintendents of school districts in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties have cooperated to open Kentucky’s first regional career academy, so their students can experience the competitive advantages of a curriculum that will prepare them for the highest-demand, highest-wage jobs around.

  • Postal patrons deliver during food drive
  • KTC announces work in Henry County

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warns motorists to drive safely while crews handle improvements on these Henry County highways:
    • Northbound Interstate 71 -  Lane closures and delays possible between mile points 24.7 and 28 due to anchor work for median cable barriers.  Lane closures are possible weeknights from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.  Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 mph.

  • Local businesses eligible for SBA disaster assistance

    U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015.

  • Connecting Kentucky to the world

    Three months ago, when the Washington Post ran a story comparing peak broadband internet speeds among the states, the news for Kentucky was not good: We came in last, behind Arkansas.  Our rate is half of what can be found in Virginia, which placed second.

  • Protecting our road funds

    At a recent House Rules committee hearing, one of my colleagues from New York declared that the potholes in the roads in her district are so bad, “you can lose your car in them.”  Kentuckians and Americans from all over the country agree. It is long past time that something was done to address the deplorable state of the highways and infrastructure in this country.