Local News

  • Colonial Trade Faire set for June 4,5 at Oldham History Center

    The Colonial Trade Faire will once again feature merchants dressed in period clothing, selling handcrafted 18th century wares June 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release.
    Trade faire participants will camp the Oldham County History Center grounds adjacent to the Oldham County Courthouse where the 17th annual Arts on the Green will take place.

  • Patriotic Fest set for June 11

    The New Castle Patriotic Festival, scheduled for June 11, will recognize the 75-year anniversary of the United States entry into World War II with a salute to veterans, according to organizers.
    “The New Castle Patriotic Festival Committee invites you to be a part of this special event beginning with a parade at 11 a.m. in which all veterans are welcome to participate,” a news release said. “The grand marshals are Henry County Korean War veterans. Following the parade we will introduce the WWII veterans.”

  • Smith-Berry Winery can sell unopened bottles at Harvest Showcase

    A local agritourism-related business may sell its value-added farm product at this year’s Henry County Harvest Showcase at the fairgrounds July 30.
    Though officials with at the Henry County Fiscal Court worried there may be some liability concerns when they first heard the request in April to sell wine from Smith-Berry Winery, those evaporated after the county’s insurance provider assured the officials it would be an acceptable pursuit at the harvest showcase.

  • An Eagle Takes Flight

    A project to bring Eastern Elementary students closer to nature took wing when Boy Scout Caleb Potts got involved, and it helped him earn his Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
    Potts knew he wanted to be in scouting as early as age 5.

  • Voters choose Sanders

    Henry County Democrats voting for their preferred presidential candidate gave Bernie Sanders a convincing win during the Kentucky primaries held May 17.
    The hard fought race for the Democratic presidential nomination between Sanders and Hilliary Clinton could go all the way to the party’s national convention, and Kentucky just about split down the middle for the two competitors for the party’s nod to face apparent Republican nominee, Donald Trump, in the fall.

  • Campbellsburg wants to avoid budget shortfall

    With the failure of the employment flat tax idea, Campbellsburg isn’t getting the revenue it needs to avoid a shortfall, according to a discussion of the fiscal year 2016-17 budget at the city’s May 16 council meeting
    Because expenses exceed revenue, Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan told the council members he expects savings accounts and certificates of deposits “will need to be liquidated to have the necessary operating funds for the year.”

  • Accused in Hall murder appear in Trimble court

    By Dave Taylor

    Landmark News Service

  • Correction

    Due to an editor’s error, a detail in the article about organ donation in the May 4 edition was incorrect. While the Brandon Browning family had planned to be together on Dec. 12, 2006, it was not due to a birthday celebration, but a time of family fellowship.  


    The Henry County Local apologizes for and regrets the error.  

  • Henry County Republicans host annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner
  • Save-A-Lot opens its new grocery in Eminence

    Even as company and local officials cut the ribbon for the new Save-A-Lot store in Eminence May 13, the cashiers inside were already operating all four lanes to serve shoppers who came out on opening day.
    Campbellsville-based Saver Group, which operates 52 groceries in five states, saw an opportunity to locate in Eminence after Norm’s Food World shut its doors.
    Eminence is just the kind of community that the Saver Group likes to serve, President Larry Noe said.