Local News

  • Cheap and Close: Things to do in Henry County

    By Jesse Harp


  • Amateur radio group signals its willingness to help

    By Jesse Harp


  • Family fights disease for baby Madison

    By Jesse Harp


  • Weed killer use leads to violations

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture cited AT&T for two violations involving Rainbow weed killer after rain washed the herbicide from a substation in New Castle into a woman’s garden there.
    North Main Street resident Donna Feltner, the complainant, now wonders where residual herbicide from other AT&T substations around Henry County and the state may end up after heavy rains.

  • Lockport’s Million-Gallon Office

    David Warfield’s Lockport office near Six Mile Creek measures approximately 36 feet wide by 145 feet long and can fill with one million gallons of water in about 20 minutes.
    Now a resident of Owenton, Warfield credited his youth as a “river rat” at Gestville in getting hired by the Kentucky River Authority to serve as the lock master at Lock and Dam No. 2.
    Warfield couldn’t think of a more ideal place to work than the Kentucky River at Lockport.

  • Campbellsburg Day helps kick off the summer

    Campbellsburg Day, which happened just a couple days before the change of seasons, helped officially usher in summer as temperatures started heating up during the June 18 celebration. The temperatures didn’t scare many from participating in the parade — just one element of a day’s worth of activies.

  • Ride to benefit baby Madison

    Last Days Motorcycle Ministry will hold a benefit bike ride on June 18 in an effort to support a Henry County family facing serious medical issues, according to a news release.
    Madison Grace, the month-old baby of Stephanie Mertz and Charles Miller, was born with a rare disease that affects one in 6,000 babies. A diagnosis of Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards Syndrome, usually results in death, but Madison is battling the disease.

  • DAV Auxiliary officers

    The Fourth District of the Kentucky Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary recently elected Jerry Cavanaugh to the post of district commander, according to a news release. Doug Noel was elected senior vice commander.  The Fourth District is comprised of Henry County and Northern Kentucky units.  Both men are members of the Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. For more information call (502) 222-4365 or visit Facebook/Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

  • King: Crime in New Castle is ramping up

    About an hour before the most recent city commission meeting in New Castle, Bobby King saw a man peek into a neighbor’s windows then try to break into his garage.
    “In broad daylight, looking into people’s windows. I ran him off, but I know who he was and I called the police, too,” King told commissioners later that same day. “There’s no security. People I’ve talked to feel like we’re getting raped here in town, because we have no protection. What are you going to do for us?”

  • True Red, White and Blue

    By Jesse Harp and Melissa Blankenship