Local News

  • First ABC license expected

    It appears Ben and Dana Freeman are on track to open the first package liquor store outside of Eminence after Henry County voted to go wet last December.
    They have already set up shelves, coolers, a cashier’s counter and a drive-through window at First and Last Korner, at Interstate 71 Exit 34 outside Campbellsburg. They prepared the space for when the beer cave gets installed in the newly renovated space next to their existing business, Kountry Korner Kafe.

  • Henry County Fair Pageant Contestants

    Miss Henry County Fair is Monday, July 4, 7 p.m.

    Contestant Kayla Marie is not pictured

    Miss Teen Henry County is Wednesday, July 6, begins after Miss Pre-Teen

    Miss Pre-Teen Henry County is Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

    Little Miss and Mister is Monday, July 4, held during the intermission of Miss Henry County

  • Motorcycle wreck kills Sulphur man

    A Sulphur man lost his life in a motorcycle accident last week.
    George Jaehnigen, 58, was traveling east on Fallen Timber Road last Monday at about 9:30 p.m. when the motorcycle he was operating left the road.
    Jaehnigen, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital in critical condition. He passed away the following morning.
    According to Kentucky State Police, alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident, and the investigation is still on-going.

  • ‘Sub par’ homes face new regs

    People will no longer be able to treat a portable shed, boat or recreational vehicle as a permanent residence, if Henry County Fiscal Court completes a process it started at its June 21 meeting.
    Magistrates heard from zoning official Jody Rucker and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Josh Clubb on several proposed changes to county zoning regulations and building codes to deal with this and other issues.

  • Campbellsburg premium payers to see higher insurance tax

    Working to avoid a shortfall while finalizing the fiscal year 2016-17 budget, the  Campbellsburg City Council has decided on a way to ensure new revenue comes in, according to a discussion at the June 20 meeting.
    Mayor Rex Morgan had expressed a concern during the city council’s May meeting that officials might have to start using cash in savings accounts and certificates of deposit to pay expenses in the upcoming budget.

  • HC Middle added to schools’ free meals program

    Parents of Henry County Middle School students won’t have to remember to send lunch money to school for their children this school year – meals at the middle school will be free.
    At the June board meeting of Henry County Public Schools, members voted to add the middle school to its Community Eligibility Program, adding the school to all three elementary schools at which students can eat breakfast and lunch at no charge.

  • Cheap and Close: Things to do in Henry County

    By Jesse Harp


  • Super Summer School

    By Jesse Harp


  • Heroic Effort

    The community came together Friday night to celebrate its heroes and instill hope during the annual Relay For Life, held around the Henry County High School track. The super hero-themed event raised nearly $40,000 for the American Cancer Society, while its participants walked lap after lap and had fun from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Local Buzz, June 22

    Church Activities and Services

    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Bible study each Wednesday at 1 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry T.V. show. It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132.

    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.

    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.