Local News

  • News briefs for Nov. 4, 2015

    Two new troopers join KSP ranks
    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 45 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort on Oct. 29, including two new troopers at Post 5 in Campbellsburg — Jared Payton of New Castle and Ricky Newsom of Harold.
    Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 880 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
    The new troopers are part of the agency’s 93rd cadet class.
    They reported for duty on May 24 in a class that consisted of 70 cadets.

  • Rotary recognizes Yeary’s years of community service

    Recognizing years of community service, the Rotary Club honored Dennis Yeary with an Andy Anderson Award at Henry Christian Church Monday.
    The award gets its name from the long-time Rotary member who came here from Shelbyville after becoming a manager for Kentucky Utilities, according to Rev. Michael Duncan, one of the presenters at the lunch meeting. Anderson became known for his generosity and his service, giving freely his donations, time and wisdom to missions both local and international through his church and Rotary.

  • Sweet treats

    Dozens of trick-or-treaters stopped at the Henry County Local Saturday as part of a long Halloween tradition in Eminence.  For many more photos from Halloween, pick up a copy of this week’s newspaper to get the special section.

  • Courts launch ‘rocket docket’

    A new procedure in the 12th judicial circuit could reap major benefits to court officers, legal counsel, defendants and even taxpayers by speeding up the process of resolving very specific cases.
    Termed the “rocket docket,” the procedure allows the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to identify appropriate cases to expedite through the arraignment, plea and sentencing phases of the accused.

  • HCPS may ban tobacco at facilities

    It might soon be against the rules to light up at Henry County Public Schools. At its last Board of Education meeting, members voted to give Superintendent Tim Abrams the go-ahead to draft policy to make the district tobacco-free.
    “We’ve talked about this for a couple of years now,” Abrams said. “I’m asking the board before I go down the path of working on policy and procedures, if this is something we want to pursue. I could present a draft policy to you in November and if approved, I would like it to go into effect Jan. 1, 2016.”

  • Arson charges filed in 2014 blaze

    Two people have been indicted on charges of arson from the part they may have played in forever changing the streetscape of downtown Eminence.
    Steven Reed, 27, of Pleasureville, and Yvonne Dawson, 63, of Bedford, were indicted by a Henry County Grand Jury on Oct. 23 alleging the two “committed the offense of arson in the second degree, a class B felony when with intent to destroy or damage a building, he/she intentionally started a fire at 5209 South Main Street in Eminence.”


  • Kentucky chooses Bevin

    When the polls closed in Henry County and 35 percent of all the county’s registered voters had cast their ballots, several of the state offices had been decided by a margin of less than five percent at a local level.

    However in two of the races, Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture, Henry Countians backed the Republican candidates by margins of 10 and 20 percent, respectively.

  • Henry County Goes to the Polls

    Henry County voters hit the polls Tuesday morning to vote for several state offices. Results of Tuesday’s voting will be available after the polls close Tuesday online at www.hclocal.com and on our Facebook page. Full results will be reported in next week’s Local.


  • News Briefs, October 28, 2015

    Road clean up Nov. 7

    Henry County’s annual fall road clean up will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at 8 a.m. Please drive carefully on this weekend as many people from non-profit organizations will be cleaning 200 miles of county roads. Funds for the road clean up are provided by the Litter Abatement Grant. Any questions should be directed to the county judge-executive’s office at 845-5707.

    Road work rescheduled

  • Bark in the Park benefits Relay For life

    The weather turned breezy, cool and rainy just in time for Bark in the Park, the Relay for Life event held Oct. 24 at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park, to recognize the companion animals that provide both friendship and positive health impacts for their families.