Local News

  • The sun sets on another Henry County Fair
  • News briefs for July 5, 2017

    Bookmobile schedule
    The Henry County Public Library has recently released an updated schedule for its bookmobile, effective this summer. Evening and weekend hours are:
    •First and third Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Eminence Village
    •Second and fourth Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Windy Hills Apartments
    •First and third Thursdays from 4 to 4:55 p.m. at Lake View Apartments
    •First and third Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Campbellsburg Community Center
    •Second and fourth Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Osage Estates

  • Henry considers, Eminence modifies drug testing policy

    While county government, churches and local support groups are engaging in a battle against substance abuse in Henry County, schools are also making policy changes to join the fight.
    Both districts recently reviewed policies regarding random drug testing in schools, making changes to suit their respective student populations.

  • All students can now eat for free

    Every child enrolled in either Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) or Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) can eat two meals a day at school for free next year.
    Both districts recently added onto the participating schools in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), part of the National School lunch Program (NSLP) administered by the U.S.D.A.

  • Couple strives to serve community and family through business

    To the Fitzgerald family, Sammy’s Bakery in Eminence is much more than a place to offer handmade donuts and coffee. It’s an investment in family, in community and in an underused craft.
    Micah and Kyla Fitzgerald, parents of four, worked meticulously and lovingly to revamp the former Sam’s Place service station into their own sustainable business in order to bring balance to their work and family lives.

  • Body found on Bates Lane; police await autopsy results

     An autopsy may provide investigators with an indication why the body of a 59-year-old man was found June 30 in a field near Bates Lane in Henry County, according to the Kentucky State Police (KSP).

    KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a 911 call at approximately 7:45 p.m. reporting a deceased male in the field, found near a vehicle, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, a spokesman for the state police.

  • Campbellsburg Day 2017

    Campbellsburg residents were treated to a day of parades, food, live entertainment and general community fellowship with Saturday’s Campbellsburg Day. Held in the center of town, the parade traveled down Main Street, booths and vendors were set up along the breezeway between downtown shops, food vendors parked behind the central shopping center and several bounce houses and rides were located in the grassy area behind the parking lot.

  • Relay For Life

    Kristen Lowry/Special to the Local


    The community gathered at the Henry County High School track complex for the Relay For Life fundraiser event Saturday night. This year, organizers moved the event from Friday to Saturday and paired it with a car show in an effort to garner new interest, make the event more convenient to attend, and of course, to raise more money for cancer research and patient services. 

  • 2017 Henry County Fair Pageant Preview

    Gearing up for the Henry County Fair pageants, several contestants attended first-week rehearsals last Wednesday and Thursday. Contestants who were not able to attend the rehearsals submitted photographs. Rehearsals were held again this week, 

    with a final mandatory practice and deadline to enter as Saturday, July 1.  

  • School Briefs, June 28, 2017

    Eastern’s video wins

    The “Litterless Lunch Club” video created by Eastern Elementary School students Marley Cobb, Abril Lopez, Olyvya Sykes-Uriarte and Carrie Stewart won second place in the Paradigm Challenge and $2,000, which will be split between the four students. 

    The team barely missed being sent to Los Angeles for the awards program.

    Biano makes dean’s list