Today's News

  • 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

  • Protecting your fields during feeding season

    By Levi Berg, Henry County Extension Service

  • Limestone Land Trust launches conservation efforts in Henry

    Kentucky lost nearly a million acres of farmland between 2007 and 2012, the highest percentage decrease in farmland of any state in the United States, according to the Census of Agriculture.  That’s equivalent to 45 acres of farmland every day, according to the American Farmland Trust.  Every county in our region has streams, rivers or lakes that are too polluted or unsafe for swimming or fishing.  

  • Unemployment rate continues its downward trend

    Unemployment rates fell in 118 Kentucky counties between June 2014 and June 2015, but rose in Hancock and Russell counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.7 percent. It was followed by Fayette, Owen and Shelby counties, 4.1 percent each; Boone, Oldham and Scott counties, 4.2 percent; Spencer County, 4.3 percent; and Anderson, Campbell and Jessamine counties, 4.4 percent each.

  • Area Republicans gather in support of party