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Today's News

  • Armstrong wins sweet sixteen scholarship

    submitted

    Eminence High School senior Shelby Armstrong was one of four students out 366 applicants from across the state to win a Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Scholarship at this year’s Boys’ Sweet Sixteen.

    Jenna Hammons, Director of Marketing for Whittaker Bank Corporation of Kentucky said, “The hard work and commitment to your studies, extracurricular activities and your community set the bar for what all students should strive for.”

  • Sports Brief-Hosey fifth in national archery tournament

    Submitted

    Henry County Middle School student Halyley Hosey, 13, competed in the National Field Archery Association Indoor National Tournament in Louisville on March 15-16 and finished fifth in the Youth Female Bowhunter Freestyle division.

    Competitors shot two rounds totaling 120 arrows over the course of two days.

  • Sports Brief-Hadden, Klempner compete in Match Play tournament

    Staff

    Alex Hadden, 12, won the 10th annual MDGT/KIA Match Play Championship at Seneca Golf Course in Louisville on Sunday. Hadden won his quarterfinal round 3 &2 over Brion Tinsley, and th en defeated Bryson Frank 1 up in the semifinals before overcoming a lost ball on the first hole to defeat Jack Thomas 2 up in the finals.

  • Clerk gets numerous voter returns

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    With the primary election less than two months away, the Henry County Clerk’s Office has a received a high volume of voter notification mail returns.

    Henry County residents have 30 days prior to May 20 to correct the addresses on the voter registration records or risk not being able to vote in the primaries, or at the very least, having a difficult time casting their vote.

  • Homestead changes hands, services stay

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle has changed owners. Now known as Providence of New Castle, Homestead founder Russell Louden sold the facility to a nursing home conglomerate out of San Diego, California. Administrator Jill Fallis would like to assure Henry County, though, that the quality of service will not change.

  • Zoning makes way for facility

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    With a recent zoning change at Henry County Fiscal Court, a meat processing and retail facility in Henry County moved one step closer to becoming a reality.

    Henry County could see ground broken at the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg by summer for a USDA-inspected meat-processing facility, which may open by spring 2015.

    Two Trimble County farmers, Chris Wright and John Edwards, have a dream to put Henry County and the surrounding area farmers competitively into the meat retail arena.

  • Doing good with wood

    By Will Phillips

    NEWS@HCLOCAL.COM

    Students are building more than their grade point averages at Henry County High School. Woodworking teacher Andrew Shearer’s class is working on a very special project that he hopes will strengthen ties within the community.

    The class is building furniture that will be donated to local daycares. Shearer said that he came up with the idea when a friend of his who works at a daycare told him how much daycare furniture costs out of catalogs.

  • Economic development is Eminence's future

    Jon Park

    Guest Columnist

    In 2011, the Henry County Fiscal Court, in a great effort led by Magistrate Nick Hawkins, was considering a new justice center for the county.

    A who’s who of Henry County notables, then, Chief Deputy Clerk Gina Lyle, Attorney Joe Yates, Ricky Doyle, Justin Atchison, and New Castle Mayor Denny Benham all spoke in favor of the project.

  • State legislators want to work for your benefit

    If the state’s budget is the most important legislation that the General Assembly approves every two years, enacting the state’s road plan is a close second.

    As with the budget, the goal is to find the best use for a limited amount of resources.  This is an area where Kentucky generally gets high marks, however, based on an annual national study by the Reason Foundation that ranks the quality of each state’s highway system.  We came in 14th overall last year, with no state having a better quality of rural interstates.

  • Letter to the editor

    New contact for History Center