Local News

  • A Trail of Treats

    Trail & Treat, a free trick-or-treating event hosted by Henry County government and local businesses and organizations, brought out a variety of Disney princesses, comic book heroes and classic Halloween characters Friday afternoon at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park outside of New Castle. Children walked the trail around the park, visiting 50 stations offering goodies, and ended at the pavilion for face-painting, popcorn and hot chocolate. 

  • Help Center Volunteers recognized

    The Henry County Help Center recently honored Martha Lewis, center, as the Volunteer of the Quarter for her efforts in distributing food to locals. Also recognized were nominees Ashley Roberts and James Dills.

  • KSP honors Clark

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders presented Smithfield resident Shelly Clark with a Police Communications Support Award on Oct. 12. A 19-year veteran of the agency, Clark is a Police Telecommunications Shift Supervisor at KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg. She is the daughter of Tommy and Terri Meredith of La Grange and Karen Burk of Louisville.

  • McAllister’s horror story contains a hidden message

    Doris McAllister hopes her new horror book will bring some souls to the Lord, but also acknowledges “Our Father Satan” has inspired concern from family and friends.
    Formerly of Henry County, now living in Arizona to help her son raise two children, McAllister said the goal with her work of fiction is to “preach in reverse.” Ultimately, the story of her protagonist, Cora, who was kidnapped by demons as a young child, involves her choosing good over evil.

  • Trooper raises donations with elvis tribute act

    Detective Endre Samu of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 presented a check to Denise Anthony, executive director of Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center, after he held a special fundraising event as a Elvis tribute artist, according to a KSP news release. Samu also presented a check to Captain Jeff Medley, Commander of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 for the “Shop with a Trooper Program.” Samu recently held an Elvis-themed benefit concert at City Place in La Grange.

  • Training Heats Up
  • Program turns an iPod into memory tool

    Henry, who suffers from dementia, sits alone and unresponsive in a nursing home. A caregiver approaches the elderly man and places a set of headphones over his ears and turns on an iPod.
    Henry’s favorite music is piped through the headphones and the man lights up. He picks up his dropped head, opens his eyes wide, hums and sings along, and rocks in rhythm with the music.

  • Alleged meth makers arrested in Port Royal

    A call to Kentucky State Police led to the discovery of a meth lab in Port Royal, according to a KSP press release.
    On the afternoon of Oct. 13, dispatchers at KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured at a residence on Port Royal Road. Troopers and detectives arrived at the home to discover several items used to make methamphetamine, as well as an inactive clandestine meth lab, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine itself, according to KSP Trooper Josh Lawson.

  • EMS will add fee for those who don’t ride

    We are taught from an early age to dial 911 in the event of an emergency, but on nearly 400 occasions this year, a Henry County EMS has been dispatched to a situation that has not resulted in an ambulance ride to the hospital.
    Called non-transports or refusals, these calls cost the county but not the caller. That will change Dec. 1
    At the Henry County Fiscal Court meeting Oct. 18, Magistrate Scott Bates explained to the court the costs associated with making these ambulance runs that result in no revenue for the time and effort expended by Henry County EMS.

  • COMPASS to guide users to treatment

    A new program of the Tri County Community Action Agency (TCCAA) hopes to provide assistance to individuals and families struggling with addiction.
    The COMPASS program serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties with a focus on offering guidance, support and resources to anyone interested in treatment for substance abuse.