Local News

  • Henry County Fair — a photographic round up

    A round up of scenes on the midway, in the livestock arena and at the pedal tractor pull from the Henry County Fair 2015.

  • Several new Kentucky laws being enforced

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session went into effect at the end of June, according to a news release from the Kentucky Legislative Research Council.
    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.
    Laws that recently took effect include:

  • Friends of Eminence Cemetery needs help

    The Eminence Cemetery could use some community assistance for perpetual care, said the chairman of the cemetery board.
    That help could take the form of donations or volunteerism.
    Upkeep of the cemetery, chartered in 1860 by the Kentucky General Assembly, requires funding, board Chairman Jim Petitt explained.
    The cemetery has interest earning accounts set up, but in this economy the revenue coming from them has diminished and the cemetery has actually had to cash some certificates of deposit to pay for necessary work.

  • Crusade awards grants to help students with disabilities

    Thanks to the firefighters who held out their boots and those who dropped their donations in, more than $65,000 will help local students with disabilities from the WHAS Crusade for Children, local educators say.
    All of $5,674,721 raised in the Crusade will support 191 organizations including schools and hospitals through 217 grants, according to a news release.

  • Local woman dies in crash on Hwy. 146

    A New Castle woman was killed in a single vehicle accident the morning of Friday, July 3, on Highway 146 near Safety-Kleen.
    According to the preliminary investigation, Sonya Justice, 47, was traveling from New Castle toward Pendleton when her vehicle left the right side of the road. Her car struck a tree stump, causing it to overturn. The vehicle came to rest upside down in the creek in front of Safety-Kleen near the facility’s entrance.

  • Same-sex marriage licenses will be issued

    While no same-sex couples have yet applied for a marriage license in Henry County, they will not be turned away when and if they do.
    Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer said that aside from a phone inquiry asking if her office would issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple, she, like other county clerks across Kentucky, was simply trying to get a handle on the changes and potential issues generated by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that homosexual couples have a constitutional right to marry.

  • Wreck kills 10-year-old girl

    A July 1 crash on Interstate 71 involving multiple vehicles at the 36 mile marker southbound claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl from Houghton, La., according to the Kentucky State Police.
    State police identified Bailey Spreights as the victim of the 1 p.m. accident that involved three commercial vehicles and three passenger cars, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, Post 5 spokesman. Earlier reports had said nine vehicles were involved.

  • News briefs: Campbellsburg Day rescheduled for Aug. 22

    Campbellsburg reschedules events

    Campbellsburg officials have rescheduled Campbellsburg Day and the official opening celebration of the community center, which were both rained out June 20.
    The grand opening is now set for July 11 at 4 p.m. with community center tours to follow. Campbellsburg Day will be held Aug. 22.

    Noyes earns honors at McKendree

    James Noyes, of Eminence, has been named to the McKendree University Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester for earning a grade point average of 3.60 or higher.

  • Chamber honors Wallace, introduces Cole

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce networking dinner and annual meeting, held June 30 at the Henry County Extension Office, was a time of transition. Many attended to pay tribute to retiring Director Pat Wallace’s 16 years of service. Chamber officials have attributed many advances in the local agency to Wallace’s tenure. State Rep. Rick Rand attended and presented a recognition from the Kentucky House of Representatives. Attendees of the chamber meeting could also get to know Paul Cole, who was recently hired as the new director.

  • Nashville singer to raise money for Meals on Wheels July 8

    Nashville performing singer-songwriter Scott Southworth will be singing songs and raising money for the local Tri-County Meals on Wheels program July 8 at the The Loft from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
    Meals on Wheels is a program of the Tri County Community Action Agency.
    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.