Local News

  • Silence doesn’t stop Stomper

    A deaf boxer puppy inspired Craig Hedges, 41, to tell about the funny, bittersweet and poignant challenges his family faced while teaching the dog sign language.
    Craig turned these experiences into a 26,000-word book for all ages after friends and family encouraged him to transform Stomper’s Facebook posts into the book: “Stomper: Listening in the Silence.” The theme is “how family can get through challenges by working together.”
    The Hedges family took in the dog as they moved from Maine to Evansville, Ind. Stomper has become an integral part of the Hedges clan.

  • Chat ‘n’ Nibble closes after losing lease

    Chat ‘n’ Nibble will no longer offer a place for food and fellowship after Dec. 31.
    After a total of 85 years in business in Eminence with 28 of that in the hands of the Ferguson family, the restaurant will close down before the landlords sell the building.
    As the founders of Ferguson’s Athletics sporting goods store in 1985, Alice and Tom Ferguson already had a history of entrepreneurialism in Eminence.
    After Tom along with Alice’s sister cooperated to buy the Chat ‘n’ Nibble in 1989, Alice’s sister operated the restaurant, leaving the Fergusons to pursue other work.

  • Courthouse expansion and renovation plans take shape

    The upcoming $10 million renovation and expansion of the Henry County Courthouse will provide a holistic approach to improving the facility for the public while preserving many of the historic features, according to the project manager with JRA Architects.

  • Cram the Cruiser holiday collection deemed a success

    The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive collected nearly 210 tons (419,507 lbs.) of food this year to help Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season — that’s 79,851 lbs. more than last year, according to a news release.

  • Youth accused of taking a weapon to school Dec. 14

    An 18-year-old Eminence Independent Schools student was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and drug paraphernalia after police got involved with a school incident, according to an arrest report.

    Eminence Police Officer John Bailey responded to assist two educators who were questioning a student Dec. 14.

    During their questioning and investigation, the educators chose to also search Marquis D. Moore’s book bag.

  • In 2017, Victory Hemp Foods set up shop in Henry County

    Chad Rosen pressed on with establishing a hemp foods processing facility in Campbellsburg to move his business forward in 2017.

    Though he considered building a new facility in the Henry County Commerce Park next to Trackside butcher shop, in the end Rosen decided his best option involved setting up shop for his business, Victory Hemp Foods, in an underutilized 6,000-square-foot facility, the nearby GROW building.

    Capstone Produce used the building before, but the facility had been vacant for about three years.

  • Card skimmer found on electronic teller at bank

    An observant ATM customer at an Eminence bank recently noticed the machine that dispenses cash had been tampered with and called police, according to information from Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.

    “The gentleman who called us, when he pulled his card out, [the extra card reader on the ATM] kind of moved,” the chief explained. “He called 9-1-1 and said there’s something wrong with this bank machine.”

  • Big Winter Blowout welcomes many library patrons

    The Henry County Public Library brought a huge crowd in out of the cold for the Big Winter Blowout Dec. 16. Children and families enjoyed dulcimer music, a visit with Santa, crafting and building Ole St. Nick out of Legos.

  • Bethlehem brightens Christmas for celebrants from near and far

    Signs of Christmas are everywhere — lights, parties, shopping and festivals. Still, when it comes to seasonal celebrations, Bethlehem’s shines brightly with the annual living nativity and a special postmark with camels, wise men and a star.
    Locals and visitors alike look forward each year to a living nativity complete with Biblical characters and live animals in the little town of Bethlehem, according to organizer Kevin Croxton. A tradition born 59 years ago, the nativity features local families and church members portraying the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wise men.

  • Earning their stripes

    As a special Christmas treat on Dec. 15, Campbellsburg Elementary School children closed out 2017 with candy cane making.
    Zane and Sandy Baz, their children and friends brought their candy making skills to the kids on their last day of school before winter break.
    Family friend Carolyn Corum, among the helper “elves” assisted the Bazes. She formerly worked with Sandy Baz in La Grange. The Corums got to know the Bazes and volunteered last year for the Campbellsburg Elementary event.