Tag: Courier article

Harbor Freight on its way to New Castle

Harbor Freight Tools confirmed this week they will open a new location in Henry County in the next few months. The tool and accessory company plans to move into 1709 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle. Local residents may remember when this location was a Staples or the JT Mega Discount […]

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Pull up a seat & have a cold one

Maybe it’s a craft beer aficionado looking for the next great local taste, a novice to beverages who wants to try something new, or a family looking for a fun downtown experience where they can connect with others. Whoever sits down, Mike and Teresa Schembre hope area patrons will be […]

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Knightstown Masonic building finds new life

The red brick structure at the northwest corner of Main and Jefferson began in 1900 as Golden Rule Lodge No. 16, replacing the previous Masonic Lodge which was destroyed by fire the year before. Today, 122 years later, entrepreneur Jonathan Jones is rapidly transforming the 3-story Knightstown landmark into the […]

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A Downtown Renaissance

To even the most casual observer, downtown New Castle is experiencing a renewal. Corey Murphy, President and CEO of the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation, can feel it. “There’s so much energy downtown,” Murphy said as he provided progress updates at Monday’s city council meeting. With several initiatives […]

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NineStar receives $81,600 OCRA grant to expand rural broadband

NineStar Connect is continuing to spread high-speed internet throughout rural Henry County thanks to the state’s new Indiana Connectivity Program. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently awarded a total of $88,337 to NineStar Connect, through the co-op’s subsidiary Central Indiana Communications. Of that sum, $81,600 will […]

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Keep the ‘Heart of Entrepreneurship’ beating: Workshop is Oct 25

The only thing harder than spelling “entrepreneur” is being one. The Dictionary.com definition of the word is “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.” Henry County Creates, the local partnership of organizations designed to promote innovation and […]

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High-speed internet keeps expanding in Henry County

New Lisbon Broadband and Communications, part of New Lisbon Holdings, Inc., is continuing to close the ‘digital divide’ by bringing always-on, high speed internet to rural Henry County residents. In 2020, NLBC was approved for a Next Level Phase 2 grant in the CR250E and CR 300S area of Henry […]

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Businesses will be popping by downtown New Castle

A newly designed building has popped up in downtown New Castle. The “Popped” pop-up shop is a unique shop coming to 1102 Broad Street that will be ever changing. New faces and businesses will be there to welcome you to a different experience frequently. The Popped pop-up shop will be […]

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Ivy Tech continues to help Henry County

Jeannie Hamblin-Fox from New Castle Ivy Tech was at the Henry County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday to talk about how much Ivy Tech does for Henry County. Hamblin-Fox has worked for Ivy Tech for 23 years and is a Henry County resident. She said, “I really believe in what Ivy […]

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BRAP funds 10 downtown projects

Downtown New Castle may be looking a little different thanks to the Building Renovation Assistance Program (BRAP). Local businesses are painting, renovating, and upgrading with funds from BRAP. BRAP is a program that was designed to help downtown New Castle businesses renovate their buildings to better downtown. BRAP was created […]

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