Local News

  • 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.

  • Rod and gun club raffle winner

    Mike Spradling is the winner of the Henry Golden Boy Rifle commemorating the Henry County Rod and Gun Club’s 50th anniversary, according to information from Linda Noel. This one-of-a-kind rifle was factory engraved especially for the Rod and Gun Club. The winning ticket was drawn at the close of the Eminence Day Celebration, Aug. 8.

  • Battle of the Bluegrass tractor pull coming Sept. 5

    This Saturday, Sept. 5, the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Series (BOB Series) heads to the Henry County Fairgrounds in New Castle.
    “There are a ton of pulling fans that have wanted us to pull in New Castle for years, and this Saturday, the BOB Series will give the fans a great new event in New Castle” BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell said.  “These are the pullers that are seen regularly on NBC Sports, so fans at this event will see, many for the first time, some of the biggest names in the sport of pulling.”