Local News

  • Fund to help fire victims

    After William and Becky Debord of Bethlehem lost their home and all its contents in a New Year’s Eve fire, a relief fund has been set up in their name at the Commonwealth Bank and Trust East Branch in Shelbyville.
    Deborah L. Ellis who owns Ellis Farms in Shelby County knows the Debords because William works for her on her horse farm and wants to help them.
    She noted that the Debords had no insurance.
    “They’re the nicest dang couple you ever want to meet,” she said.

  • New Castle to make safe routes with grant

    Kids in New Castle will soon have a safer walk to school.
    The City of New Castle secured a federal Safe Routes to School grant in the amount of $250,000 that will allow it to install an approximately 2,600-foot sidewalk connecting the town’s elementary school to residents of the Castle Creek Subdivision.

  • Growers need to get ready for farmers market

    Here are several opportunities for people who are regulars with the Farmers Market or for those of you who are thinking it might be something you are interested in.

  • Epcot at EIS

    Eminence Independent Schools recently completed one of the final steps needed to break ground on an historic $8 million expansion and renovation project. The board voted to approve bids and approve the sale of bonds that secures the funding for the project.
    “As excited as I am about it, I’m more excited about what we’re going to do with it,” EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry said. “The way we are transforming student learning is the most exciting.”

  • Were 2014 rain amounts good for farms?

    Farmers reported nice yields on practically every crop in 2014. So, how did the year stack up with local rainfall?   
    To answer that question, we’ve researched the data collected in several reporting stations scattered around Henry County.  
    The reporters are local farmers and homeowners who use a special rain gauge to measure precipitation to the nearest one hundredth of an inch on a daily basis.   
    The reporting system is CoCoRaHS, short for the Collaborative Community Rain, Hail and Snow network.

  • Officials: Jailers save money

    Don’t count on finding savings from merging the duties of jailers with the sheriff’s office here, Henry County officials say. If anything, they believe that would cost taxpayers more.
    Kentucky’s constitution requires the election of jailers to serve their counties— even in the 41 counties around the state without jails.

  • Relay for Life kickoff set for Jan. 18

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Henry County will host a kickoff event on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at Henry County Extension Office as volunteers and participants launch fundraising efforts for the year.
    The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers, and will feature speakers from the community who have benefited from the funds raised at Relay For Life as well as American Cancer Society staff partners on the programs and services available to Henry County residents.

  • Help wanted in finding Suspects

    In the early morning hours of December 27, 2014, two unknown individuals unlawfully used stolen credit cards at the Shelbyville Kroger and Huck’s Food and Fuel, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
    Purchases between the two businesses exceeded $700.  
    The suspects, possibly a caucasian male and African-American female, are believed to be driving a small gray or silver SUV.  
    Photographs obtained from the security camera footage show the individuals sought by the Kentucky State Police in connection with this offense.

  • Reaching out with a Helping hand


    Henry County native David Morgan and his son Frankie, a Trinity High School freshman, recently delivered food and toiletries to the Henry County Help Center. The items were donated by the Saint Mary’s Academy boys and girls basketball teams.

  • Following trend in state, Henry County unemployment falls

    With the unemployment rate for Henry County dropping a half of a percentage point in November over the year prior, the local figures followed the trend that most of the rest of Kentucky enjoyed in more people finding work, according to the state Office of Employment and Training.
    Only one county didn’t show falling unemployment in the monthly year-over-year comparison released by the state.