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Today's News

  • Check your tax withholding

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the tax cuts and jobs act passed by Congress in December.
    Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year.
    The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.
    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:
    • Two-income families.

  • Local Buzz March 14, 2018

    Church Activities
    David Stahl will perform a concert at Bethlehem Baptist Church, located at 210 Woods Pike, March 18 at 8 a.m. The concert will include a blend of traditional hymns, contemporary choruses and a country song or two.

  • HCHS march to region tops hoops preview

    sports@hclocal.com

    The highlight of the 2017-18 basketball season came near the end when Henry County and Carroll County played a thrilling double-overtime contest that saw the Wildcats pull out a 78-74 win to advance to the district championship game and earn a spot in the regional tournament.

    It was that kind of season for the Wildcats. 

  • Warming up to spring sports season

     It felt like a long winter to me. It wasn’t particularly snowy and while we had a few cold snaps, it wasn’t particularly cold; it was just long this year. 

    Whatever the reason, I am ready for spring and all that it brings in the way of outdoor activities. 

    For me, that is covering high school softball, baseball and track and riding my bike around the county.

  • New fishing regulations for 2018 impact local lakes

     A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Teachers have enough to do in school without packing

    In years past, I was “one of those people” who didn’t like guns. I still don’t, but after meeting my husband — he grew up as an Indiana farm boy — I understand why people have them.
    Ron and his father used a rifle to shoot at “varmints” that got into the family garden and the crops.
    The rifle also served as protection against home invaders because they lived in an isolated area.
    Ron’s extended family also hunt deer, something I found appalling until I learned how many families use deer as their only meat for the year.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary honors students of the month
  • Henry County schools academic teams sweep in regionals

    Henry County Public Schools’ elementary academic teams recently competed at the regional Governor’s Cup, sweeping one portion of the competition to finish first, second and third. In the Future Problem Solving (FPS) competition, Eastern placed first, followed by Campbellsburg in second and then New Castle in third. The teams and their individual competitors won other honors as well. In a separate regional competition, Henry County Middle School placed fifth in quick recall, third in FPS and eighth overall.

  • Faul Farm provides advice on raising chickens to the Future Farmers of America

    Henry County Public Schools’ Future Farmers of America students took a field trip to Riverside Faul Family Farm in Sulphur March 9 to learn about raising chickens. The farm raises layers and broilers, manager Andre Faul Jr. said. He buys chicks and raises them in the farm’s pastures.
    After the birds have eaten everything that isn’t nailed down, usually every three to four days, he moves the coops by trolley to another section for fresh nutrition. “That’s healthier for the chickens and healthier for the consumers,” he explained.

  • Fire contained to porch in Bethlehem

    On March 12, the Pleasureville Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the back porch of a residence in Bethlehem.
    The fire was caused by an electrical socket on the back porch of the home owned by Ray and Elaine Whitaker. Ray Whitaker was able to put the fire out using a garden hose just before the PFD arrived.
    “We had only been home about 45 minutes,” he said. “I had just gone to lay down when our dog started going crazy and I got up to see if someone was at the door. That’s when I saw the fire.”