Local News

  • Ohio man charged with ‘homicide’ in March 13 wreck

    A 21-year-old Dayton, Ohio, man had been traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour prior to a March 13 wreck on Interstate 71 that killed a La Grange man on his way to work at General Butler State Park, Kentucky State Police say.
    The dining room supervisor at the park, Andrew Persayni, 74, of La Grange had switched shifts with a fellow worker who wanted to attend a Special Olympics event that day.

  • Save a Lot expected to open in Eminence

    A new Save a Lot store will take the place of Norm’s Food World, according to members of the Wood family.
    The family planned to close the long-time Eminence grocery in mid-April after selling off all the inventory and equipment.
    Even before Norm’s closed its doors for the last time, a banner out front announced a new store was coming.

  • Input sought on regional master plan for the arts

    Residents of the Greater Louisville Region, including Henry County, are invited to take part in an online survey related to the development of a Master Plan for the Arts, according to representatives of greaterlouisvillearts.com.  
    The public is encouraged to share their thoughts, hopes and desires for the future of arts and culture in our community through the completion of a short, anonymous online survey, open now through midnight on April 30. To take the survey, visit http://tiny.cc/louartsplan.

  • Bevin expected to sign felony expungement bill

    Legislation that would allow those convicted of low-level felonies to ask the court to permanently seal — or expunge — their records is on its way to becoming law, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.

  • House: Education cuts behind stalemate

    Following the recent announcement by legislative leaders that budget talks had reached an impasse, Kentucky’s House leadership announced that they are committed to reaching a deal by April 15 that would protect public education while financially strengthening the state’s retirement systems, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.

  • Bethlehem Post Office receives accessibility upgrades
  • One injured in March 31 crash

    Kentucky State Police, Eminence Fire, Henry County EMS and Henry County Sheriff’s Office all responded to a March 31 single-vehicle accident in the curve on Hwy. 55. First responders had to cut the driver out of the Ford Explorer, which had apparently run off the road, overcorrected, hit a utility pole guy wire and overturned, according to Trooper Jim Mitchell. The driver complained of head, back and neck pain. She was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital. Officials shut down 55 for several hours until a live electric line could be repaired.

  • Drennon line undergoing improvement

    Replacing a 48-year-old water line along Drennon Road will mean fewer service disruptions for the nearby Henry County Water District customers in the future, says water district Director Jimmy Simpson.
    The 3.5-mile project is part of the water district’s ongoing line replacement program, and Simpson said the new, larger line will mean less aggravation for both customers and the water district work.

  • ‘The Seer’ film wins acclaim

    In “The Seer,” informed by the writing of Wendell Berry, Director Laura Dunn trained her lens on stories that tell the difficulties farmers face in an increasingly industrialized field.

  • Pub to be sold April 23

    The winning bidder at an April 23 auction will own a brand-new business and the only pub in New Castle, according to SVN Menish Auctions.
    Leslie’s Pub, launched just months ago by owners Janet and Bobby King, as well as the building that houses it, will be sold at an on-site auction slated for 11 a.m..