Local News

  • Family captures state fair prizes

    All three children of Jon and Sarah Adams of Bethlehem won ribbons for artwork at the Kentucky State Fair, according to information from the parents. Gabe, 15, won fifth place for sculpture in open class grades seven through nine. Grace, 11, won second place for her
    peacock painting in open class grades three through six. Abigail, 7, won third place for her bluebird painting in open class grades kindergarten through second.

  • News briefs: Drug take back day is Sept. 26

    Drug Take Back Day is Sept. 26 at KSP
     Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg will participate in the 10th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday Sept. 26, according to a KSP news release.  
    The program will take place at KSP Post 5, located at 160 Citation Lane, Campbellsburg, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
     Anyone wishing to turn in expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medication may do so at this location with no questions asked.  

  • Southworth’s Sept. 9 gig will support Meals on Wheels

    Nashville performing singer-songwriter Scott Southworth will perform and raise money for the local Tri-County Meals on Wheels program Sept. 9 at the The Loft, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    Southworth performs regularly at Nashville venues like the Bluebird Café and Douglas Corner as well as all over the country and at songwriter festivals abroad, sharing his easy wit, original songs and quick humor with his audience, according to a news release.

  • Henry County native Ireland named dean of Murray University libraries

    University announces that Ashley Ireland has accepted an offer to serve as the dean of University Libraries.
    Ireland, a 2001 graduate of Henry County High School and is the daughter of Brian and Vickie Ireland, replaced Dr. Adam Murray July 1, as she transitions from her current position as director of user and instruction services in the University Libraries, which she has held since 2012, according to a news release.
    Ireland received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Sociology as an honors graduate from Murray State University in 2005.

  • Historical Society to host storytelling program Sept. 15

    The Henry County Historical Society will celebrate September as Storytelling Month with a special program Sept. 15, hosted by Eleanor Sharp and featuring Cynthia Changaris of Louisville.

  • Baxter named top legal public servant

    Attorney General Jack Conway recently recognized Courtney Baxter, who serves as the commonwealth’s attorney for Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, as one of Kentucky’s leading public servants in the legal profession.
    Conway made the announcement during the three-day Kentucky Prosecutors Conference in August, which hosted nearly 700 prosecutors, staff and law enforcement officials across the state.
    Baxter received one of two 2015 Outstanding Commonwealth’s Attorney Awards, according to the attorney general’s office.

  • Real estate market on rebound

    Real estate agents say when demand for well-kept residential properties outstrips supply, that makes it a seller’s market. So, right now is a good time to have a single-family home for sale in Henry County.

  • Good Neighbor

    Doris Stanley, after a courtship carried out at Pincio Park and the Spanish Steps in Rome during World War II, married Webb Suter Stanley, a U.S. Army soldier, in October 1945. As a new bride, she made her way, alone, without speaking much English, to Campbellsburg to join her in-laws before her husband returned home.
    The international couple settled down on North First Street to raise two daughters and a son.

  • Tobacco contracts reduced

    On a day when you would normally find Clint Woods cutting or housing tobacco, he was in the barn fixing a tire on one of his tractors.
    Woods, like many Henry County farmers, is not growing tobacco this year because his annual contract wasn’t renewed by Philip Morris International, a primary tobacco buyer in this region. It wasn’t his choice, but he’s okay with it.

  • News briefs: Courthouse to close for Labor Day

    Courthouse to close for Labor Day
    The Henry County Courthouse and Annex building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day, according to county officials.