Local News

  • Henry County Fiscal Court bids farewell to departing magistrate

    The Henry County Fiscal Court bade departing magistrate Nick Hawkins a fond farewell as he resigned in August to take a leadership position with the Communication Workers of America union in Georgia.

  • SBA offers storm assistance in Henry County

    The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides on July 11 to 20.

  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Downstream’s latest production

    The Theatre Downstream and Henry County High School will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances will be at the John W. Smith Auditorium at Henry County High School.
    “The cast is a mixture of both veteran theatre actors and students from the surrounding area,” according to a Theatre Downstream news release about the production. “With 426 shows and over 300 years of combined theatrical experience, this show promises to be an exceptional experience not to be missed.”

  • A cool day in Campbellsburg

    The August weather for the rescheduled Campbellsburg Day last Saturday, after being rained out of its regular date in June, could not have been much more comfortable. The community celebration attracted many Henry County Fair queens, imaginary princesses, firefighters, a superhero, football players, businesses, politicians and a crowd of locals.

  • Spanish students in for cultural experience

    While Aurora Benavente-Beamonte of Benicassim, Spain, teaches Spanish at Henry County High School, she’s also immersing herself in American culture to benefit her English students back home.
    Teaching at her fourth location in the United States, Benavente has seen a lot of the country and made a lot of friends.

  • Court creates a sentence for images showing a minor

    Originally charged with nine counts of possessing or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, Edward C. Satterly accepted a plea deal from the Commonwealth’s Attorney and was sentenced Thursday in Henry County Circuit Court.
    Satterly pleaded guilty to three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of wanton endangerment, first degree.
    The violation was in November of 2013 and Satterly was arrested by Kentucky State Police in April of 2014, according to records in the court case file.

  • A special kind of Homecoming
  • Get rid of the junk, New Castle citizens say

    Yards full of junk cars, trash, tall weeds and more.
    Citizens approached the New Castle City Commission at its August meeting to ask if something could be done about that sort of flotsam and jetsam in the yards in town.
    “There’s a yard on East Cross that’s got pallets, old cars and trucks and even an ambulance in the yard,” said Garrett Woods. “It’s fairly unsightly.”
    Another resident reinforced why it was important to keep yards in town looking up to code, at the very least.

  • Hawkins resigns from Henry Fiscal Court

    As Magistrate Nick Hawkins prepared to resign his elective office and to relocate to Henry County, Ga., he reflected on how many people from his home supported and inspired him to do for others.
    He saw a chance to help many people a leadership position for the southeastern district of the Communications Workers of America, an international labor union representing 700,000 workers in telecommunications, information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing and more.

  • Builders raise new sanctuary in Smithfield

    A new sanctuary for Smithfield Baptist Church soars toward the heavens after a week of work by the Baptist Builders, Blake-Moore Construction and church members.
    Having long ago demolished the sanctuary that dated back to 1871, the beginning of construction on Aug. 8 released a lot of pent-up prayers. Members decorated the framing and the foundation with Bible verses, personal messages and children’s hand prints in many magic marker colors.