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  • Shutdown update: USDA FSA opens temporarily

    Henry County’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) FSA office, is currently open. The federal government shuttered the local office the Friday before New Year’s Day due to the ongoing shutdown, now near a 4-week mark. 

    However, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sent a press release announcing “many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.”

  • New Cut Road receives some relief

    Henry Countians received good news last week when it was announced that New Cut Road, a contentious road project, would be opened again.

    It was announced at the fiscal court meeting on Jan. 15 that the county received emergency road aid funding of $150,000 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The original aid request identified eight sites on the county road that connects Highway 202 and Highway 193, but with news from the state, the plan was revised.

  • AT&T rolls out wireless internet in Pleasureville

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    AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Henry County.

     This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations across 18 states with plans to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020.

  • Victims of convicted construction company owner speak out

     A resolution still hasn’t been made in the cases involving a Campbellsburg-based contractor, who was indicted by grand juries in four counties on theft charges.

    Jason Whitaker, owner of Whitaker Concrete and Construction, appeared in front of Judge Karen Conrad in Trimble County on Thursday to discuss his case.

  • Miniature toys, momentous idea: Company signs to move into commerce park

    Henry County natives, who made their living by owning a farm toy company, are bringing their successful business back home.

    Christopher and Alissa Burnett, owners of Burnett’s Farm Toys, signed an option agreement Jan. 9 with Henry County Fiscal Court to build a warehouse and showroom on Lot 2 at the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg.

    The 1.038-acre lot was sold to the couple, who lives in Bedford, for $15,000 and will be located across from The Milkhouse Creamery.

  • Pleasureville Dollar General Store to open in February

    Editor's note: A previous version of this story had an incorrect opening date for Dollar General. We apologize for the error.

    Pleasureville will soon reap the benefits of having a new dollar discount store in their own back yard.

    Dollar General, which broke ground in November on Castle Highway next to Limestone Bank, will open at 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to Mike Thompson, general manager. The first full day of service will be Feb. 14.

    The store will offer an expanded food section, to include produce, said Thompson.

  • Plea deal on table for man accused of kidnapping

    Timothy Lynn Baer received a reprieve of sorts last Thursday.

    A newly appointed public defender represented Baer at a pretrial conference in Henry County Circuit Court.

    Elizabeth Curtin, previously a public defender (PD), represented the defendant before her recent retirement, and the new PD asked for more time to review his client’s file.

    A plea deal of 35 years is on the table, which was not addressed at this hearing.

  • Newly-elected New Castle mayor takes his seat

    Two familiar faces new to New Castle government attended the first New Castle Commissioners meeting of the year Jan. 7.

    Newly-elected Mayor Bobby King and Commissioner Charles Sevier took their seats on the commission to a standing-room-only audience.

    King replaced Denny Benham. The new mayor defeated Benham by the narrowest of margins—one vote, and Sevier unseated Dr. Donna Gatewood in the November election.

  • Local law firm best in elder law, client satisfaction

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    The American Institute Of Legal Counsel has recognized the exceptional performance of Kentucky’s Elder Law Firm, Brammell & Clubb, PSC as 2018’s 10 Best Legal Firm for Client Satisfaction.

  • The Theatre Downstream: You’ve been summoned for jury duty

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    As the final show of their fifth season, The Theatre Downstream is proud to present 12 Angry Jurors. The show, written by Reginald Rose, has been adapted from the classic “12 Angry Men” by Sherman L. Sergel. The play follows the story of 12 jurors and their discussions following a perplexing murder trial. As written by Rose, it originally aired as a teleplay for Studio One on CBS in 1954. The film, released in 1957, was nominated for three Oscars and four Golden Globes.