http://www.hclocal.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en AMVETS wants to start post http://www.hclocal.com/content/amvets-wants-start-post Two veterans approached representatives of the Henry County Fiscal Court and gave them an American flag at the July 19 county meeting. While there, the veterans asked for the magistrates’ blessing to create an AMVETS post in New Castle. Joe Whitfield and Jim Hogan say they need as much support as they can get in the community in their effort to create a non-profit, all-volunteer AMVETS chapter here to serve the needs of veterans in Henry, Shelby and Oldham counties, Whitfield indicated. End of summer is nigh http://www.hclocal.com/content/end-summer-nigh <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dj_hi_def.jpg" alt="DJ Hi-Definition" title="DJ Hi-Definition" align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> Working on the Railroad http://www.hclocal.com/content/working-railroad <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/feeding_the_dogs.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> CSX, in a fairly ambitious undertaking, brought out equipment, workers and contractors to do maintenance in replacing ties all along its tracks in Henry County during the week of July 18. CSX&rsquo;s equipment had to perform such tasks as grading rock, removing spikes, lifting the rails and putting down and placing the new ties under the tracks so the rails could be secured again. CSX brought in many different pieces of large equipment in on its own dedicated train.</p> Tax rates left the same in cash crunch http://www.hclocal.com/content/tax-rates-left-same-cash-crunch Henry County will continue to live off its savings while facing a decline in EMS revenue and an increase in expenses to house inmates at regional jails, after a discussion about the county’s tax rates at the July 19 fiscal court meeting. Judge-Executive John Logan Brent shared a financial update with the magistrates after closing out the county’s 2016 fiscal year at the end of June. RNC comes together in Cleveland http://www.hclocal.com/content/rnc-comes-together-cleveland <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bevins_selfie.jpg" alt="A selfie taken by Gov. Matt Bevin with the Kentucky delegation at the Republican National Convention includes Jon Park of Eminence, at the right side of the frame in the third row. Also pictured on the floor of the presidential nominating convention held in Cleveland are Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, in front of Park, and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, behind and to the left of Park." title="A selfie taken by Gov. Matt Bevin with the Kentucky delegation at the Republican National Convention includes Jon Park of Eminence, at the right side of the frame in the third row. Also pictured on the floor of the presidential nominating convention held in Cleveland are Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, in front of Park, and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, behind and to the left of Park." align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> Blanford arrested for confrontation http://www.hclocal.com/content/blanford-arrested-confrontation An Eminence man who shot himself in the chest during a confrontation with police July 12 now faces criminal charges, according to information from the Eminence Police Department. Chief Kevin Kemper, Officer Phillip Parham and a Kentucky State Police trooper responded to a call from an Eminence woman who reported her husband was “acting out,” as well as a second report of an aggressive driver nearly running another vehicle off the road on Main Street. Coffee makes EIS history as first assistant superintendent http://www.hclocal.com/content/coffee-makes-eis-history-first-assistant-superintendent Eminence Independent Schools don’t shy away from making history and this upcoming school year is no exception. Not only will the school be debuting its largest renovation project ever in the Edhub, students, parents and staff will be introduced to the district’s first assistant superintendent, although many will already know him. Thom Coffee, who previously served the district as the instructional supervisor, will now take on additional responsibilities and fill a role made necessary by exponential growth and changing needs for administrative support, said EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry. Murder case stalls pending DNA testing results http://www.hclocal.com/content/murder-case-stalls-pending-dna-testing-results In Trimble County Circuit Court last Thursday, the cases of five individuals accused in the murder of a La Grange woman were continued pending DNA results. John Downey, of New Castle, is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. Bobby Long, also of New Castle, faces charges of murder and abuse of a corpse. Joshua Sparkman, of Campbellsburg, is charged with first-degree assault.