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Today's News

  • New Castle to make safe routes with grant

    Kids in New Castle will soon have a safer walk to school.
    The City of New Castle secured a federal Safe Routes to School grant in the amount of $250,000 that will allow it to install an approximately 2,600-foot sidewalk connecting the town’s elementary school to residents of the Castle Creek Subdivision.

  • Fund to help fire victims

    After William and Becky Debord of Bethlehem lost their home and all its contents in a New Year’s Eve fire, a relief fund has been set up in their name at the Commonwealth Bank and Trust East Branch in Shelbyville.
    Deborah L. Ellis who owns Ellis Farms in Shelby County knows the Debords because William works for her on her horse farm and wants to help them.
    She noted that the Debords had no insurance.
    “They’re the nicest dang couple you ever want to meet,” she said.

  • Help wanted in finding Suspects

    In the early morning hours of December 27, 2014, two unknown individuals unlawfully used stolen credit cards at the Shelbyville Kroger and Huck’s Food and Fuel, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
    Purchases between the two businesses exceeded $700.  
    The suspects, possibly a caucasian male and African-American female, are believed to be driving a small gray or silver SUV.  
    Photographs obtained from the security camera footage show the individuals sought by the Kentucky State Police in connection with this offense.

  • Relay for Life kickoff set for Jan. 18

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Henry County will host a kickoff event on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at Henry County Extension Office as volunteers and participants launch fundraising efforts for the year.
    The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers, and will feature speakers from the community who have benefited from the funds raised at Relay For Life as well as American Cancer Society staff partners on the programs and services available to Henry County residents.

  • Moving aside

    After a lifetime in agriculture and a 40-year career making farm visits and presenting field days, Extension Agent Steve Moore will retire Feb. 3, completing four decades of service to Henry County.
    Moore grew up on a farm in Danville, where he helped raise beef cattle and tobacco.
    He remembers putting up a lot of hay and chopping a lot of thistle in the pasture as a kid.
    The family had both a Guernsey and a Jersey dairy cow.

  • Will 2015 bring growth?

    Gov. Steve Beshear touted 2014 as the year Kentucky recovered from the Great Recession, but growth remained concentrated in the state’s two biggest cities while rural areas like Henry County lagged behind.
    Looking back at last year, Beshear issued an upbeat message about the state of Kentucky’s economy. He cited the commonwealth’s unemployment rate falling to 6 percent for November, the lowest rate in more than six years, down from the high of 10.7 percent in the depths of the recession.

  • New Year’s Eve fire destroys Lockport home

    A Lockport couple was left homeless following a house fire on New Year’s Eve.
    On the afternoon of Dec. 31, the Kentucky River Fire Department responded to a report of a home on fire on Bethlehem Road. When Fire Chief Bill Reardon arrived on scene, the structure was already being consumed by fire.
    “There were flames shooting out of the back when I got here,” Reardon told other firefighters on the scene.
    After some tense on-scene research, it was determined no one was in the mobile home at the time, but three dogs were killed in the fire.

  • Following trend in state, Henry County unemployment falls

    With the unemployment rate for Henry County dropping a half of a percentage point in November over the year prior, the local figures followed the trend that most of the rest of Kentucky enjoyed in more people finding work, according to the state Office of Employment and Training.
    Only one county didn’t show falling unemployment in the monthly year-over-year comparison released by the state.

  • Tire fire damages vehicles, too
  • Elected county officials, deputies take the oath

    Newly elected county officials including Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer and Fiscal Court Magistrates Jason Stanley and Rickey Timberlake recently joined the re-elected officials plus their deputies for a mass swearing in Dec. 31 by Judge Karen Conrad in the courtroom.