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Today's News

  • Is Henry County any better off today than four years ago?

    By Jon Park

    Remember when Ronald Reagan asked the question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago” during the debate with President Jimmy Carter in 1980?

    I ask you that question, Henry County:  Are you better off than you were four years ago? What about the past eight?  Under the leadership of the Henry County Judge Executive, who has been in office for 11 years, is Henry County better off than it was in 2002?

  • Which Jesus are we following?

    Since the beginning of February, I’ve been preaching my way through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as recorded in Matthew 5-7. The sermons have caused me grief. Jesus has high expectations. The sermons have also caused some grief for my church members.

  • New Castle Commission gives relief and reward

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The New Castle City Commission passed an ordinance giving a year-end bonus to the city’s employees and monetary compensation for full-time employees on individual anniversary dates.

    The New Castle City Commission Monday passed and proposed ordinances relating to rewards for city employees and relief for residents.

  • Ready and happy to be a part of the staff

    Moving to a new town is an odd sort of feeling. There is a bittersweet sensation of leaving the old for the new. It feels almost like a betrayal to your home, like you’re choosing the flashy new town over the old one.

  • Public records for the week of March 12

    Sheriff Arrests

    Christina Suff, FTP, FTC, arrested by Rick Nelson on March 6.

    EPD Arrests

    Gary Myers of Bedford, arrested March 9, by Officer Kemper on Main Street and charged with 4th degree assault domestic violence, minor injury.

  • Homemade with Heart

    By Will Phillips

    NEWS@HCLOCAL.COM

    Anytime a new restaurant opens, it’s important to get off on the right foot and realize if ran properly, the money will come later.

    S & S BBQ opened in December of last year, and it is beginning to get its footing.

  • Assembly reports progress

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s state legislators recently celebrated victories in the 2014 General Assembly with bill passages and state budget progress.

    A bill sponsored by Sen. Paul Hornback limiting the sale of electronic cigarettes passed the state senate by a 36-2 vote March 6. Senate Bill 109 prohibits the sale of vaporized nicotine and electronic cigarettes to minors and places the products under the umbrella rules and regulations of tobacco products.

  • Take 5 with Emory Eldridge

    Basic bio

    Beavercreek, Ohio native

    Carrollton resident since 1987

    Georgetown graduate double-major

    religion and accounting

    Past pastor at New Liberty Baptist

    Concord Baptist Church

    Current pastor at Gracepoint Church

    549 Carmon Creek Road, Campbellsburg

    How did your path begin to becoming a pastor?

  • Heroin forum addresses regional problem

    By Alix Mattingly

    Landmark News Service

    Addiction is not often a topic for casual conversation, but local leaders are hoping to change that.

    “If you would have told me a year ago that I would be in Oldham County giving a talk on heroin I would have given you a blank stare,” Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones said.

    Jones was speaking to the approximately 100 people who had gathered at North Oldham High School Auditorium on Thursday night for a panel discussion entitled Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response.

  • New minister: A community resource

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Smithfield Baptist Church has a new pastor. Bo Irvin moved to Smithfield in February with his wife Elizabeth, daughter Olivia, and newborn son Bo, he plans to immediately begin making a difference in his community and church.

    “We want to be a great resource in the community, and we want to build friendships and relationships.” Irvin said, regarding what he feels is his church’s place in the community of Smithfield and Henry County at large.