Local News

  • Joyful Noise

    The Henry County High School choir members recently distinguished themselves in the Sing ‘n’ Joy competition in Princeton, N.J., while competing against other college and high school choirs from around the world.

  • The Burrows family prays for a miracle

    The Burrows family hopes for a miracle with father David’s esophageal cancer similar to the steady improvement they’ve seen with son Noah’s leukemia treatment.
    In case something happens to him, David made plans to keep his family as financially secure as he can while hoping for the best at the same time. He wants to see Noah through to the end of his chemotherapy regimen and daughter Jessica graduate from Murray State University soon and get married this fall.

  • Circuit court clerk’s office earns recognition from Trust for Life

    The Henry County Circuit Court Clerk’s office earned “gold status” in the 2016 Legends Campaign by going the extra mile to support the lifesaving mission of organ donation, according to a news release.

  • Fallen Timber to close Feb. 28

    Fallen Timber Road to close Feb. 28

  • Henry County Republicans host chili supper
  • Weather spotters class set for New Castle March 2

    The New Castle Fire Department will host a Skywarn class at its station March 2 at 7 p.m.
    Skywarn is a nationwide volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters, according to a news release. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

  • ‘A Better Henry County’ forming March 4

    Organizers ask if Henry County residents want to share their thoughts and create “A Better Henry County,” with the first step being a March 4 community meeting at the Locker in New Castle.
    Any thoughts local residents about want to share about improving the community are welcome. Organizer Bobby King, in a post on social media, indicated possible topics could include more policing and public safety, economic development and providing jobs for youth in the county.

  • ‘Everybody’s welcomed at Second Baptist’

    What began as a “radical and bold” request by slaves to hold their own worship service grew into to a place of “fellowship, love and acceptance,” at Second Baptist Church in Campbellsburg, according to the pastor and church history.
    Both blacks and whites attended the early church in Campbellsburg, then known as Sulphur Forks Baptist, which dated back to 1803, according to a paper written by Rev. Robert Thomas. But then-slaves had no say in the church and had to stay in the balcony during services, so they sought religious independence of their own.

  • KState offers Henry County a new agent

    For years Henry County has benefitted from having three University of Kentucky extension agents offering programs in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development and family and consumer sciences.
    Now an initiative of Kentucky State University could grow the number of agents stationed here to four.

  • Art from Scratch

    With a scalpel as her main artistic tool, Kathy Conroy’s wildlife pictures and portraits contain a high degree of surgical precision.
    Her medium of scratchboard, a masonite board coated with white clay and underneath a thin layer of blank India ink, makes the difference in the level of fine detail Conroy can capture when creating the fur of a bobcat or the feathers of a great blue heron.
    Armed with her scratchboard and her blade, Conroy also draws on a deep well of patience.