Henderson County

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A judge has ordered Kentucky State Police to disclose 9-1-1 call records from the day a 23-year-old woman went missing in Henderson County more than 20 years ago. 

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A group proposing a natural gas plant in Henderson County is continuing to seek contracts needed to secure financial backing to build the facility.

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A major food processing corporation is expanding operations in Henderson County, in a project expected to create 66 jobs. 

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  A Henderson County man has pleaded guilty to driving through a Memorial Day cross display. Anthony Burrus was arrested on May 28th after police said he knocked down about 150 crosses and destroyed another 20 when he drove through a Memorial Day display in the city's Central Park. The crosses had names of veterans listed on them.

 

Police caught Burrus on security camera footage, that shows Burrus driving a 1979 Ford Thunderbird through the cross display. Police later tracked down the car with Burrus inside.

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Upgrades to the Pennyrile Parkway continue Monday for Interstate 69 through Hopkins, Webster and Henderson Counties. 

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Custom Resins is doubling the size of its Henderson plant and creating 40 new jobs. Governor Matt Bevin announced today the company is investing up to $12 million dollars to build a 100,000 square foot addition.

The Henderson County public school system is preparing to lay off teachers for next year. 

The exact number of positions affected is unknown, though cuts are planned at every school.

Public Information Officer Julie Wisher says the school system is over-staffed.

"What we've done is realign ourselves with the staffing formulas that are set out by the Kentucky Department of Education," adds Wisher.  "In the past we had gone over those formulas."

Wisher says the school district has also absorbed the cost of programs previously funded by grants. 

In order to balance next year’s budget, Henderson County schools must reduce expenses by $6.7 million. 

Official layoff notices will be going out at the end of next week.  The cuts are expected to affect only non-tenured staff.

Meanwhile, the Board of Education will meet in special session Thursday morning to discuss the budget and cost savings.

Fiscal Courts in Coal Counties Get Refunds

Aug 7, 2014
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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 34 fiscal courts in the Commonwealth will receive refunds from mining permit and acreage fees.  Eight counties in our region will receive refunds totaling $58,377.

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Texas Gas Transmission is planning to build a 30 mile natural gas pipeline through Henderson County, Kentucky. Known as the Southern Indiana Market Lateral, it will extend from Texas Gas mainline facilities in southern Henderson to Posey County, Indiana, to serve the new Midwest Fertilizer and SABIC Innovative Plastics plants.

The merger of the Henderson Chamber and Northwest Kentucky Forward that happened at the first of the year means another cooperative economic development group joins the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance in taking our region's issues to Frankfort. You hear Kyndle and you think of the digital readers, but with a Y, it's an acronym for the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership and Engagement. Kate Lochte speaks with Chief Executive Officer, Brad Schneider on Sounds Good today, beginning with an event in 2012 that got the ball rolling.

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