Local News

  • Bus monitor pleads to sex acts charge

    A former Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) employee entered an Alford plea in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday to resolve the sex abuse charges against her.
    Tara Nutter, who was employed by HCPS as a bus monitor beginning in August of 2015, was accused of engaging in sex acts with an 18-year-old male student. However, the charges did not stem from that relationship, which was allegedly consensual, but from the fact that Nutter and the student engaged in those sex acts while on the school bus where other students under the age of 16 could have witnessed them.

  • Rain holds off long enough for the Derby Hat Parade

    Despite an long stretch of rain that soaked everything during the days leading up to the Kentucky Derby, the precipitation ceased long enough on May 4 for the elementary students at Eminence Indepedent Schools to continue with the tradition of the Derby Hat Parade.

  • Kinship care conference to share ideas with grandparents, guardians

    Family members raising a relative’s child may find the free Grandparents Raising Grandchild and Kinship Family Conference helpful, according to organizers with KIPDA.
    The conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, at the Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway in Louisville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • Lockport Masons participate in the Great Day of Service
  • State report: More Henry County residents are returning to the workforce

    A strengthening national and regional economy has created a healthy employment boost for Henry County residents, the executive director of Kentuckiana Works says.
    Employment appears to be rising pretty much across the board in the region surrounding Louisville with companies increasingly having to compete for workers, Kentuckiana Work’s Michael Gritton said.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary Students top off their derby week

    Younger students students at Campbellsburg Elementary School show their derby spirit through its Derby Hat Parade May 5 as the older children cheered them on.

  • Children eat for free in summer feeding program

    Kentucky State University officials, with help from local partners, hope to feed 400 Henry County youth in a summer feeding program.
    Gidgett Sweazy, director of KSU’s efforts, benefitted from the input from Henry County native Ashley Craigmyle, who’s working with KSU Extension Service, while reaching out to the community about the summer program.
    In the past, the feeding program has stayed on the KSU campus, serving summer camps there, but this time officials wanted to take it on the road to underserved communities.

  • Local survivor invited to Oaks

    Along with a special hat that a friend made for her visit to Churchill Downs, Bridgitte Raisor bought a pair of boots to walk in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade Friday.
    Though steady rain made the conditions less than ideal, Raisor took it in characteristic stride. After overcoming invasive ductal carcinoma, breast cancer, her experience confirmed that it’s important to always try to face adversity with positivity.

  • Library receives $2 million grant for new facility

    Years of planning by Henry County Public Library officials to build a new, larger, modern facility recently paid off by landing a $2 million grant from the state, according to Director Jessica Powell.
    This will allow construction on the $3.3 million, 12,400-square-foot facility on the east side of East Broadway to begin, probably in spring 2018, on property the library board bought five years ago. The grant will pay the debt service on the building for 20 years.

  • HCSO takes back unused drugs

    In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) participated in a drug take back day this weekend. Pictured, Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens and Sgt. Chase Dewitt prepare to transport the 134 pounds of drugs collected in Henry County Saturday. The unwanted drugs will be properly disposed of at a regional facility in Lexington.