Local News

  • As floods recede

    After July 14 storms dumped up to six inches on eastern Henry County, flooding homes in Sulphur and causing significant damage to roads, county officials have made a local disaster declaration in order to receive relief funds.
    Henry County officials will seek both state and Federal Emergency Management Administration aid as it works to recover from flooding.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills local man

    A 22-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Campbellsburg on July 19, according to information from the Kentucky State Police.
    Emergency personnel responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Main Street in Campbellsburg at 7:48 p.m.
    Troopers identified the victim as John R. Allgeier IV of Smithfield. Trooper Jim Phelps conducted the investigation at the intersection of U.S. 421 and Lake Road.

  • Retirement means less missed sleep for Smith

    For the first time in nearly 40 years after July 31, William Smith’s phone won’t ring at 2 a.m. with reports of water line breaks.
    While grateful for having a job with the City of Eminence since June 1976, Smith feels glad he won’t have to leave his family during nights and holiday dinners to restore water service.

  • State police investigators are on a roll in CSI truck

    A new aid for Kentucky State Police Post 5 troopers to process complicated crime scenes is gassed up and ready to go when needed.
    Parked at the post in Campbellsburg, the Ford F-250 is a no-frills vehicle that should carry most everything for detectives and other troopers to conduct large-scale investigations.
    Post 5 Capt. Fred Williams picked up the truck in June from KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col. Jack Miniard in Frankfort for use in the region.

  • All aboard

    Campbellsburg Station should see more traffic now that city leaders officially welcomed all aboard to the new community facilities and activities at a ribbon cutting July 11.
    While the community center has been in use for several months, council members put off the celebration until after all work was completed on the picnic pavilion and other related components. Then the rain delayed both the community center opening and Campbellsburg Day on June 20. Campbellsburg Day is now scheduled for August 22.

  • Storms bring torrential rain and inundate Sulphur

    “I think my dresses will be okay because they were hanging up,” said 6-year-old Nicole McLennan, whose Sulphur home was flooded Monday night. “But my toys are gonna be soaked.”
    Her father, Chris McLennan, lived in Sulphur when it flooded in 2004 following a tornado that ripped through Eminence and dropped several inches of rain in other parts of the county. He decided to leave his home on Fallen Timber Road Monday night, knowing what might happen. Others chose not to move to higher ground and found themselves trapped by rising floodwaters.

  • Riggs tries to suppress ‘confession’ to troopers

    True to his word, attorney Nathan Riggs appeared in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday with a motion to suppress evidence against his client William Fitzgerald.
    Fitzgerald faces one charge of sexual abuse, first degree, victim under 12 years of age stemming from an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact with a 4-year-old.
    At his preliminary hearing in June, Riggs argued that his client’s arrest was problematic and created grounds to suppress some of the evidence generated by it.

  • Training funds available for high paying jobs

    Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region, including Henry County, gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday.
    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.

  • Henry County Fair pageant results
  • Henry County Fair Pageant Results