Local News

  • White House invites Rosen to summit

    A New Castle entrepreneur who continues to spread the word about industrial hemp as a nutritious food recently celebrated some victories of his own.
    Chad Rosen recently met with several political and business leaders and rebranded his product lines under the banner of ending the “war on hemp.”

  • Hemp takes root in local farm fields

    Growing industrial hemp serves as an experiment for one New Castle farmer — in part, as a test to find out whether the emerging crop can turn a profit in the future.
    John Emerson Smith of New Castle has plowed two fields — a one-acre plot dedicated for the extraction of cannabidiol oil and a second nine-acre tract for Victory Hemp Foods.
    A long-time tobacco grower — “since I was old enough to walk,” as he put it — Smith has branched out into other agricultural pursuits. He finds his old crop frustrating to work these days.

  • Local Buzz June 29

    Clubs & Organizations

    Henry County Amateur Radio Emergency Service meetings are the third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Henry County Public Library, 172 Eminence Terrace, Eminence.

    The Henry County Rod & Gun Club meets the last Thursday of each month from March through October. Meetings start at 7 p.m. at the club house located on Sunnyside Road in Smithfield. Memberships are available. For more information, call (502)-845-7256 or Facebook/Henry County Rod & Gun Club Lake.

  • Shark visit a swimming success

    By Jesse Harp


  • Reading program takes a Shakespearean turn

    By Jesse Harp


  • Summer sun and fun at renaissance Faire

    By Jesse Harp


  • First ABC license expected

    It appears Ben and Dana Freeman are on track to open the first package liquor store outside of Eminence after Henry County voted to go wet last December.
    They have already set up shelves, coolers, a cashier’s counter and a drive-through window at First and Last Korner, at Interstate 71 Exit 34 outside Campbellsburg. They prepared the space for when the beer cave gets installed in the newly renovated space next to their existing business, Kountry Korner Kafe.

  • Henry County Fair Pageant Contestants

    Miss Henry County Fair is Monday, July 4, 7 p.m.

    Contestant Kayla Marie is not pictured

    Miss Teen Henry County is Wednesday, July 6, begins after Miss Pre-Teen

    Miss Pre-Teen Henry County is Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

    Little Miss and Mister is Monday, July 4, held during the intermission of Miss Henry County

  • Motorcycle wreck kills Sulphur man

    A Sulphur man lost his life in a motorcycle accident last week.
    George Jaehnigen, 58, was traveling east on Fallen Timber Road last Monday at about 9:30 p.m. when the motorcycle he was operating left the road.
    Jaehnigen, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital in critical condition. He passed away the following morning.
    According to Kentucky State Police, alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident, and the investigation is still on-going.

  • ‘Sub par’ homes face new regs

    People will no longer be able to treat a portable shed, boat or recreational vehicle as a permanent residence, if Henry County Fiscal Court completes a process it started at its June 21 meeting.
    Magistrates heard from zoning official Jody Rucker and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Josh Clubb on several proposed changes to county zoning regulations and building codes to deal with this and other issues.