Local News

  • Cheap and Close: Coach D Park

    By Jesse Harp


  • Wheelchair van to help Miskell be more mobile

    A Gofundme campaign will take a New Castle woman with multiple sclerosis part of the way to buy a van capable of transporting a wheelchair, improving her quality of life, a family member says.
    Jeanie Downey Miskell, a 1991 Henry County High School graduate, was diagnosed with the disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause a loss of mobility in 1996 at 23 years old, daughter Stephanie Nutter said.  Miskell’s husband of 26 years, Delbert, is her primary caregiver, and they also get assistance from their 17-year-old son, Tanner.

  • Chamber honors several members’ years of service

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and networking dinner last Tuesday night, at which exiting board members were recognized, new board members introduced, the budget approved and the membership entertained and informed by a guest speaker from the Office of Agricultural Policy.

  • Dual credit scholarships to help local students

     The Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship Program will, for the first time, provide funds for dual credit scholarships for students in all 173 school districts, including Eminence and Henry County, starting next year, according to state officials and local educators.
    For the first time in the state’s history, the scholarship funds will pay for dual credit opportunities for every Kentucky senior at no cost to the student for the 2017 and 2018 school years, Gov. Matt Bevin and Educational and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner said at a recent announcement.

  • Reigning over the Fair

    Although many of Monday night’s activities at the Henry County Fair were cancelled due to wet weather, a few events proceeded as scheduled. The fair continues nightly through Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. each day. See next week’s Local for a full recap of the Henry County Fair, including all pageant winners.

  • White House invites Rosen to summit

    A New Castle entrepreneur who continues to spread the word about industrial hemp as a nutritious food recently celebrated some victories of his own.
    Chad Rosen recently met with several political and business leaders and rebranded his product lines under the banner of ending the “war on hemp.”

  • Hemp takes root in local farm fields

    Growing industrial hemp serves as an experiment for one New Castle farmer — in part, as a test to find out whether the emerging crop can turn a profit in the future.
    John Emerson Smith of New Castle has plowed two fields — a one-acre plot dedicated for the extraction of cannabidiol oil and a second nine-acre tract for Victory Hemp Foods.
    A long-time tobacco grower — “since I was old enough to walk,” as he put it — Smith has branched out into other agricultural pursuits. He finds his old crop frustrating to work these days.

  • Local Buzz June 29

    Clubs & Organizations

    Henry County Amateur Radio Emergency Service meetings are the third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Henry County Public Library, 172 Eminence Terrace, Eminence.

    The Henry County Rod & Gun Club meets the last Thursday of each month from March through October. Meetings start at 7 p.m. at the club house located on Sunnyside Road in Smithfield. Memberships are available. For more information, call (502)-845-7256 or Facebook/Henry County Rod & Gun Club Lake.

  • Shark visit a swimming success

    By Jesse Harp


  • Reading program takes a Shakespearean turn

    By Jesse Harp