Local News

  • A new use for Cook’s? Probably not very soon

    So far, in terms of the Henry County Courthouse renovation and expansion, community members have expressed the most excitement about the court functions temporarily moving to Eminence.
    As planning continues on the best way to provide more space for courts and the related offices since 2014, the idea the district and circuit courts taking over the former Cook’s pharmacy and hardware store in Eminence has generated the strongest reactions.

  • Christmas light show is for two good causes

    Sam Capasso of Pendleton is dreaming of a bright Christmas, to paraphrase the famous holiday tune. As bright as the 30,000-light display he creates in his front yard.
    As the creative mind behind Hickory Hollow Lights, a computerized Christmas show on a quiet subdivision street, Capasso tries to imagine how seasonal songs can translate into a cascade or a chase of twinkling lights.
    “I work on this all year,” he said. “This is my hobby.”

  • Campbellsburg’s mayor resigns in budget impasse

    With no solution to Campbellsburg’s deficit in sight, Mayor Rex Morgan announced he will step down in hopes the new council and mayor scheduled to take office in 2017 will find a way forward.
    Morgan favored raising more revenue through increasing the insurance premium tax 3 percent and by instituting an employment flat tax.
    City council agreed to raise the insurance tax by 2 percent, but balked at the employment tax idea — both when it arose in 2015 and again when it resurfaced in October.

  • Craft distillery to open in early 2017

    Henry County Board of Adjustments Findings on Six-Mile Creek Distillery’s conditional use
    Six-Mile Creek Distillery will:

    • have a maximum of 15 full-time and 15 part-time employees
    • operate its bed and breakfast 24 hours a day and seven days a week
    • operate its visitors center from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., six days a week
    • have a maximum production of 1,200 barrels annually
    • have a maximum of 5,000 barrels of spirits stored at the facility

  • Perry recognized for her volunteerism

    A sick grandmother once needed to make her medical appointment at Hope Health Clinic with her 6-year-old granddaughter in tow on a bitter cold winter day, according to clinic Administrator Janet Warren. Besides her health needs, the grandmother had a problem — her only operating vehicle didn’t have a back window.
    Warren might not have noticed, but when chatting with the visitors, she made a comment about the child still being in clothes people don’t usually wear in public.

  • Mary Poppins to take flight

    Making Mary Poppins soar in The Theatre Downstream’s next production is just part of the magic in store for audiences Dec. 1 through 4, according to directors Ashley Raymer-Brown and Kevin Whitt.
    The community theatre group threw themselves into the ambitious work of making the musical, partly based on the Disney movie, an evening of quality family entertainment.

  • Anti-drug effort leads to grief support group

    With Celebrate Recovery established to help people overcome addictions, two women are working to create a grief support group for Henry County.
    Barbara Minton and Bonnie Ethington met at a Celebrate Recovery organizational meeting, brought together with other faith leaders by Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to find a way to battle the growing substance abuse epidemic.

  • Pride in Henry County Arts set for Nov. 27

    The post-Thanksgiving gathering, scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Eminence Christian Church, is certain to make participants feel pride in the arts and performers from Henry County, hence the name.
    Martha Tarry Simpson, one of the organizers, said the participating artists, who are either from Henry County or have local ties, enrich the community.

  • Kenny graduates from KSP academy

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 39 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort recently. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 911 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
     The new troopers are part of the agency’s 94th cadet class. They reported for duty on May 22 in a class that consisted of 66 cadets. Twenty-seven resigned during the rigorous 23-week training cycle that followed. Six women started the program and four completed the training.

  • Honored for community service

    Rev. Michael Duncan received this year’s Ronnie Lucas Community Service Award for his long-time service as chaplain for the Eminence Fire Department. Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens presented the award at the November Eminence City Council meeting.