A semi truck knocked over a utility pole at the New Castle Kroger Thursday afternoon, causing a local power outage. According to the Duke Energy outage website, 1137 people lost power around 3 p.m. Thursday. Electricity was back on for most Duke customers by 8 p.m. There was also a brief out…

Knightstown park board meets Monday

The Henry County Community Foundation awarded $228,450 to current college students and those seeking higher education certification. Winners are listed below according to the scholarship they received.

SHIRLEY — As a girl growing up in Shirley, Lisa Smith always wanted to be a nurse. Her mom discouraged her from doing that, and Lisa settled for becoming a hairdresser, operating a home shop for a decade.

Documents stacked high greeted Henry County Commissioners and officials from Weigand Construction this week, as plans to construct a new Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center entered another important phase.

The Henry County Council’s job is to watch the money. The members of the council will vote on next year’s county budget at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

Class about Israel: Knightstown Friends Church sponsors class by David & Celia Burns called God’s Promise Fulfilled. Thirty-minute seminar, 6:30 p.m. every September Wednesday via zoom.com. Access meeting ID: 819 0908 0306. Password: KFC (all uppercase for password.)

The Environmental Public Health Office of the Henry County Health Department conducted seven routine inspections during the first week of September.

KNIGHTSTOWN — Enrollment is up at Charles A. Beard School Corp., so much in fact that board members Tuesday night voted to suspend acceptance of transfers from other districts.

Anyone who’s seen those Publishers Clearing House commercials on TV can be excused for dreaming about getting a knock on the door and $1,000 a day for life.

A year after being charged with 11 criminal offenses against child victims, Larry R. Herron, 84, has pleaded guilty to four felonies.

Knightstown library book sale Friday-Saturday

Class about Israel: Knightstown Friends Church sponsors class by David & Celia Burns called God’s Promise Fulfilled. Thirty-minute seminar, 6:30 p.m. every September Wednesday via zoom.com. Access meeting ID: 819 0908 0306. Password: KFC (all uppercase for password.)

The Environmental Public Health Office of the Henry County Health Department conducted eight routine inspections during the final week of August.

When Salem Shively first proposed an undeveloped area north of New Castle be used for a park back in 1919, reports are some scoffed and laughed. “Swamp” and “mud bog” were terms labeling the area then.

State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) encourages local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

MIDDLETOWN — Although this year’s FFA conventions have been unlike anything we have seen before, the Shenandoah chapter and its members have been able to find success! This year, the Shenandoah FFA chapter was recognized as a National 3 Star chapter, ranking in the top 5 percent of the natio…

Class about Israel: Knightstown Friends Church sponsors class by David & Celia Burns called God’s Promise Fulfilled. Thirty-minute seminar, 6:30 p.m. every September Wednesday via zoom.com. Access meeting ID: 819 0908 0306. Password: KFC (all uppercase for password.)

The Healthy Communities of Henry County board met outdoors Thursday to keep a safe distance while also enjoy some fruits of their labor. The board meeting took place on the National Road Heritage Trail in Lewisville.

Knightstown RDC meets Wednesday in Hoosier Gym

Class about Israel: Knightstown Friends Church sponsors class by David & Celia Burns called God’s Promise Fulfilled. Thirty-minute seminar, 6:30 p.m. every September Wednesday via zoom.com. Access meeting DI: 819 0908 0306. Password: KFC (all uppercase for password.)

U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) announced this week the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding a Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant of $22.5 million to the Indiana Department of Transportation to improve the infrastructure of Interstate 70.

On Monday evening, Henry County lost a deeply respected public servant and leader in Commissioner Kim Cronk. Our hearts are broken at Kim’s sudden passing, and our prayers and deepest sympathies are with his family, friends, and loved ones.

MILLVILLE — As with so many attractions, destinations and events during these recent COVID months, the Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum was shut down, missing almost three months of its season.

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SPICELAND — There is a theme to Scott Teague’s life. Whether it’s his service as Spiceland Volunteer Fire Department Chief, his work on the New Castle Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or his job as maintenance supervisor at Addison Place, the work boils down to one thing:

American Senior Communities has earned the 2020 Customer Approved award from Lincoln, Nebraska–based healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health.