Local News

  • King resigns from C-burg City Council

    Campbellsburg City Council will have to find a replacement for member Richard King, who’s resignation the council accepted in a special meeting Aug. 29, called to discuss personnel matters.

    King confirmed his resignation in writing, which referred back to a conversation on Aug. 14.

  • State road projects still going slowly

     After being delayed a year, funding issues at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted vast portions of two major local projects on down the road, according to information from KYTC spokeswoman Andrea Clifford.

  • Striking a Chord

    By Kristen Lowry


    Robby Cox got his start at a high school talent show. 

    Cox remembers the moment vividly — his band, which included a cousin and a friend, played “Free Bird” for a crowd of nearly 500 kids in the high school auditorium.  

  • Warrant service at Pollitt Circle leads to arrests

     An effort to serve a warrant at Pollitt Circle by Henry County Sheriff’s deputies and probation and parole officers led to three arrests and recovery of drug-related items, according to Sgt. Chase Dewitt.

    “They knew somebody with a felony warrant was down there,” Dewitt explained. “Upon going to the residence, one of them ran around the back of the house, ran inside. I ran around back and could hear a commotion in the back room.”

  • HCSO seeking assailant after assault report

    Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputies have repeatedly patrolled and canvassed the area around Port Royal Road and Batts Lane, after a motorist reported an assault by an unknown male occurred there, according to Sgt. Keith Perry.

    The incident occurred Aug. 28 around midnight when a subject was driving in the Port Royal Road area when he had to stop because of a person who was blocking the way, Perry said. 

  • A temporary stay, the shelter tries to find new homes for strays

    By Kristen Lowry


    Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt cradles an Australian shepherd in his arms and carries her to the last available kennel. The dog was a stray, picked up overnight. Thirteen other dogs bark loudly as he passes. 

    It’s a typical morning for Flinkfelt. The shelter’s 14 kennels are already full, and by 10 a.m., two more people have called requesting to drop off their dogs. 

  • CFR mourns loss of McBride

    By Kristen Lowry


    A Campbellsburg firefighter died in what officials say is the first line-of-duty death of a firefighter in the county. 

    Thomas McBride, 60, died of an apparent heart attack while participating in search and rescue training in Campbellsburg Thursday night. 

    McBride had spent 14 years serving as a firefighter for three different departments, including ten years at Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue.

  • Man suspected of luring local teen for sex

    A 36-year-old St. Matthews man has been charged with trying to procure a minor for sex, after a citizen intervened in a recent situation at Coach D Park in Eminence, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.

    Vien Chi Lam is being held at Oldham County Jail while the investigation continues.

  • Locals show livestock in the Kentucky State Fair
  • Leachman to bring the community together

    By Kristen Lowry


    With new hours, new fitness classes and a new director, Campbellsburg Community Center is making changes to bring the community together. 

    Samantha Leachman, who began as the director of the Campbellsburg Community Center in July, said she has seen more potential in the center since she moved to Campbellsburg three years ago.