Local News

  • Earning their stripes

    As a special Christmas treat on Dec. 15, Campbellsburg Elementary School children closed out 2017 with candy cane making.
    Zane and Sandy Baz, their children and friends brought their candy making skills to the kids on their last day of school before winter break.
    Family friend Carolyn Corum, among the helper “elves” assisted the Bazes. She formerly worked with Sandy Baz in La Grange. The Corums got to know the Bazes and volunteered last year for the Campbellsburg Elementary event.

  • Friends For Michael bestows grant on NCES

    Come spring, work will begin to improve the playground at New Castle Elementary School to facilitate recreation there for disabled students, thanks to a grant from Friends For Michael.
    Friends and family of Michael Brent, who was paralyzed in a car accident at 18 years old, joined together to raise funds for others in Henry County with spinal cord injuries.
    Matthew Brent, Michael’s younger brother, is now the president of Friends For Michael, carrying on with the work began by Linda Berry and Cindy Norton, who founded Friends For Michael in 1997, after the accident.

  • NABVETS plans to occupy GUOFF lodge

    A new chapter of the National Association for Black Veterans, or NABVETS, has set up its headquarters in Henry County to provide services in the region, according to the commander and vice commander.

    The new chapter formed after Kathleen Curch-Gray moved from Louisville to Oldham County, and she wanted to continue her involvement with NABVETS, she said. That motivated her to form a new chapter to cover Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Owen, Gallatin, Carroll and Trimble counties.

  • Gift of Christmas Cruise Held Dec. 9
  • Briefs: Lisa's Christmas Closet opens Dec. 16

     Planners need local information for survey

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    The University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging needs input from Henry County residents to plan future services, according to a news release.

  • HCPS details weather closing information

    The decision to cancel school for inclement weather follows careful consideration by many representatives of Henry County Public Schools over an extended amount of time in conjunction with neighboring school districts, city, county and state road departments, local meteorologists and sometimes national weather experts, according to a news release.

  • Skills from a steel mill transfer well to a long arm quilter

     Having a precise skill from working at a steel mill for four decades transferred well to Roy Lee Lewis’ recent endeavor, Shooting Star Quilts, in which he shares duties with wife Barbara.

  • Young honored for 50 years with PFD

    The Pleasureville Fire Department recently christened its station after a volunteer who has responded to emergencies for five decades.

    A brand new, bright red sign bolted over the garage bays spells out in yellow letters the facility will now be known as the Wm. Rodney Young Fire Station.


  • Going to Rosine

    A local artist began painting the father of bluegrass music because her family history intertwined with his. Now, Malissa Beatty will contribute a mural to the Bill Monroe Museum to help commemorate his legacy.

    An organizer of the museum saw previous pieces Beatty painted of Monroe and reached out to her with a request to create a mural featuring the famous musician with his extended family at his homeplace in Rosine.

  • Authorities seeking hit-and-run driver who damaged Severn Creek bridge

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has closed the bridge over Severn Creek due to significant structural damage on several portions of the steel truss bridge due to an unidentified impact, according to a news release.