Local News

  • Silly Safaris delights at the library

    Coyote Chris from Silly Safaris delighted and thrilled large audiences in attendance at the Henry County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program June 19.

  • Sheriff's Ranch welcomes Henry campers
  • Kentucky safety standards raised for child seats

    A new child safety seat law takes effect today, June 24, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
    Governor Steve Beshear signed the booster seat bill into law on June 15, requiring children younger than 9 and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat.
    The bill requires law enforcement officers to issue citations to violators with a $30 fine, although no court costs will be assessed. In addition, violators will have the option to purchase a booster seat instead of paying the fine.

  • Wallace to retire after 16 years at chamber

    Innovations that have increased the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s profile — and the community’s along with it — originated during Pat Wallace’s term, say those who have worked with the retiring director.
    Wallace’s last day will be June 30, ending her 16-year tenure at the quarterly chamber dinner at the Henry County Extension Office, which begins at 6 p.m.
    Being chamber director became Wallace’s second career after her 32 years as a teacher with Henry County Public Schools.

  • Old stores to become ed facility

    Eminence Independent Schools will soon be the owner of the Deli Plus strip mall, although what they plan to do with it is yet to be determined.
    EIS is set to close on the property that previously contained a gas station/convenience store and several retail outlets this Friday, providing the district another series of options to consider to round out their expansion project.

  • Storm can't retake field

    Kentucky Storm couldn’t recover their good position with the Henry County Fiscal Court due to a fight and shooting that occurred after the June 13 football game, though no members of the home team were involved.
    Authorities made no immediate arrest after the incident at the Henry County recreation park between two members of the visiting Indiana Trybe football team resulted in a non-life threatening head wound to Guy Brown of Indianapolis.

  • Fight, shooting follows football game

    The drama at a semi-pro football game held in New Castle Saturday evening happened off the field when two representatives of the Indiana Trybe fought and one ended up being hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the head, according to information from the Kentucky State Police.
    Personnel from KSP, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Henry County EMS responded to the scene after the initial report of an assault on Park Road at the recreation and services park after a football game between the Kentucky Storm and the Trybe.

  • Saliba to be grand marshal at Campbellsburg Day

    Editor's note: Campbellsburg Day has been postponed from its original date of June 20 because of predicted storms for that day. The Henry County Local will announce the new date once it is decided upon.


  • Crash ends pursuit into Oldham County

    Allegedly caught on radar doing 20 miles per hour over the speed limit Hwy. 22 in Eminence, a suspect led police officers on a chase the evening of June 7 until he wrecked in Oldham County, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    The incident began at 7:30 p.m. when Officer Phillip Parham clocked a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee at 55 in the 35 mph zone near the school.
    “[Parham] got behind it and turned his blue lights on,” Kemper said. “[The suspect] accelerated to about 65 or 70 and just kept going.”

  • Wreck at Cross Main and Center leads to charges, property damage

    A New Castle man has been charged with driving under the influence and wanton endangerment after he crashed his car into a building Thursday afternoon.
    According to witness statements, Jacob Brown drove past the New Castle Welding Shop on Center Street shortly after 1 p.m. He then turned around and came back north on Center Street at a high rate of speed and disregarded the stop sign at the road’s intersection with Hwy. 146, also known as Cross Main Street.