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Henry County will participate in READI; Project planning starts next week

New Castle Henry County Economic Development President Corey Murphy has been going to neighboring cities and New Castle Council meetings to ask for their participation in new READI program. The Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) was launched by the state in order to regionalize areas around the […]

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TS Tech wants to expand; Council agrees to further process

TS Tech made its way to New Castle in 2007. Back then, they promised 300 jobs; today, TS Tech employs 463 people. At Thursday’s county council meeting, there was talk about possibly expanding the local factory. The plan for TS Tech is to add an additional 167,000 sq. ft. which […]

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EDC members learn of possible new jobs in Middletown

A Middletown building with a revered past will soon be site of a brighter economic future for northwestern Henry County. At the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. March meeting, board members learned that the second-largest community will be the new home for BCW Supplies, an Anderson company wanting to […]

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More local properties being transformed by 2nd EPA grant

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, former business properties are coming back to life, thanks in large part to the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. At a recent EDC meeting, board members learned that another Environmental Protection Agency grant is helping transform places suspected of contamination into new […]

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Local EMS crews busier than ever

What started with Chuck Wood and his one-ton Dodge panel truck on Dec. 8, 1944 has evolved into a versatile, multi-faceted daily lifesaver for Henry County. The New Castle-Henry County Emergency First Aid Unit made more than 6,700 runs in 2020. Josh Russell, the unit’s director, recently gave the New […]

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EDC hoping to get another round of COVID relief funds

After going to bat for the city of New Castle, the local economic development office wants to take a swing at helping businesses in the county. Last week, members of the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Board of Directors authorized the local office to serve as a “sub-recipient” in another […]

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Parks board wants to pursue new bond issue

In an era of caps and circuit breakers that limit property taxes, it’s anything but a nasty four-letter word. On the contrary. In many cases, it’s a God-send. B-o-n-d. Monday night, members of the New Castle Parks and Recreation Board listened intently to a presentation by local Economic Development president […]

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New city BoAC takes off as sole operator of airport

Lift-off of a new Board Aviation Commissioners officially came at 6:30 p.m. Monday. For the first time, a newly appointed city board met and organized, putting Marlatt Field clearly under New Castle’s supervision. For more than 40 years, the airport had been a joint city-county operation. County officials, charged with […]

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