Today's News

  • 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.

  • Minigrants strengthen personalized learning at Henry schools

    Fifteen teachers in Henry County spent last year working on strategies to give each student a voice and a choice in how they learn. As they return to their classrooms, they are armed with new resources to zero in on what works, according to a news release from the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.

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  • Turning up the volume on recycling

    Many people who had been stumped about how to get rid of their large, old television sets took advantage of Eminence Speaker’s community electronics recycling event.
    With the electronics company ramping up its own recycling program, company officials decided to open participation to the community a service by allowing residents to dispose of a wide range of electronic items with the Sept. 15 event.

  • 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.