Local News

  • Sewer costs thought to slow I-71 exit development

    The Campbellsburg and Pendleton exits on Interstate 71 have a lot of untapped potential to bring in commerce, but those interchanges still don’t have all the infrastructure companies look for when building in a new location, according to those familiar with development issues.

  • Hall murder case to be set for trial in Trimble County

    By Dave Taylor

    Landmark News Service

  • Loan puts New Castle closer to a utility project

    The city of New Castle is one step closer to its goal of funding a major sewer and water project that will keep the municipality in compliance with its permit requirements and prevent any additional fines from the Division of Water.
    The city recently learned its loan for $445,000 had been approved by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA), an agency that administers low interest loans for the construction, improvement and acquisition of sanitary sewer and water facilities and other types of infrastructure.

  • Christmas is Bethlehem’s time to shine

    Those who wish to celebrate in the true spirit of the Christmas season can find a special touch in Bethlehem.
    Two of Henry County’s most faithfully kept holiday traditions continue to have a place in the otherwise quiet community — the live nativity and the special manger scene postmark from the local U.S. Postal Service office.
    The Christmas season creates extra demand on the USPS as a matter of course and at the same time highlights the village that shares its name with the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

  • Meth lab found in Lockport; two charged

    Two people are facing multiple charges after Henry County Sheriff’s deputies found evidence of a meth lab in their home last Friday afternoon.
    Following an anonymous tip reporting possible meth making and drug use, Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies Kyle Stewart and Chase Dewitt arrived at the home at 5454 Harpers Ferry Road in Lockport Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.

  • Temp Worker

    A Campbellsburg man has assisted a vastly overscheduled Santa Claus with his personal appearances locally during the Christmas season since the late 1980s.
    Though Jamie Payton has lived in the same city — in fact, on the same property as he grew up on — his whole life and he can count the months he’s been away on one hand, he’s still pretty tight with Santa and the rest of the elves stationed at the North Pole.

  • Trask gets a bond after father’s plea

    A distraught father approached the bench in Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    “Them boys made a bad decision that night,” Robert Trask, Michael Trask’s father, said. “I already lost one son, and I’m set to lose another one.”
    Robert Trask pleaded with Judge Diana Wheeler, who was sitting in for Judge Karen Conrad, to release his son from jail and into his care.

  • The Dickens Christmas Festival is no humbug
  • Grant preserves county history

    Some Henry County history could last another 200 years after being spruced up through a Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Local Records Branch grant, according to County Clerk Shanda Archer.
    The $21,335 in state funds paid Peelers and Sons bookbinders from Bonham, Texas, for removing the acid from fiscal court order book pages dating back as far as 1839 and marriage records from 1901 to 1924, removing the mold, slipping each page into plastic sleeves and rebinding the pages.

  • Light Up Eminence