Local News

  • Traffic concerns aren’t enough to halt Thorntons rezoning

     Questions raised about the Thorntons travel center proposed for the Interstate 71 at Pendleton — mostly road and traffic conditions — did not deter the Henry County Planning and Zoning Commission at its July 12 meeting from recommending approval for the zoning change needed to develop the 5,500-square-foot store.

  • Science, reading enlightens library’s summer carnival

    By Kristen Lowry

  • Trooper Brewer earns recognition for helping to keep Kentucky roads safer

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, including a Kentucky State Police trooper from Post 5 in Campbellsburg, according to a news release.

  • By request, Eminence may allow golf carts to take to certain streets

    A citizen request has put Eminence City Council on a path that may end up authorizing the use of golf carts on streets with 25 mph speed limits, under certain conditions.

    Council members first began researching golf carts after the June meeting, when Robert Heightchew appeared to ask for a way to make them street legal.

  • Still haulin’ after all these years

    A tow truck serves as the most appropriate vehicle to use during a proverbial drive down memory lane with Scott Burrows about the success of his multi-generational family business in Sligo. 

    Working anywhere else than Burrows Wrecker Service and Burrows Garage, founded in 1917, never even occurred to Scott.

  • Contestants’ full pulls make the pedal pull a competitive event

     In a compettive event for the children July 5, several participants mastered the art of achieving full pulls, so Jason Ray had to complete three full pulls before he was declared the winner of his age group. Emma Tingle concentrates on her run. Contestants found if the front wheels turned on their tractor it was hard to recover. Zayton Newton focuses on his pulling goal.

  • News briefs for July 12, 2017

    Community and Farmers Market Day set for July 21
    Healthy food and healthy living will come together at a special event, the Henry County Community and Farmers’ Market Day, to be held Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Henry County Health Department, according to organizers.

  • New Castle tries again to drive out public nuisances

    Still facing wild, overgrown and cluttered properties after implementing a nuisance ordinance in 2015, the New Castle City Commission members may retool its rules to address a broader set of undesirable conditions.
    Commission members held a first reading of the amendments at the July 3 meeting. City Attorney Joe Yates noted the new proposal added 2.5 pages of definitions, outlines the conditions that can be declared nuisances and states the procedure the code enforcement officer can use to correct them.

  • Her Crowning Glory

    Jenna Jo Jeffries has always been a girly girl.
    “Jenna’s always been the little girl who walked around on the back porch in my high heels and little dresses, and she’d watch herself walk in the glass door of the porch,” said Jenna’s mother, Renee Jeffries.

  • Roberts resigns from Pleasureville

    Pleasureville City Commission will appoint a new representative within 30 days as a member recently resigned seven months into his term.
    During the commission meeting July 6, Mayor Rodney Young and City Attorney Bill Brammell acknowledged receiving a letter of resignation from Howard Roberts, who had been elected for the first time to the city commission last November.