Local News

  • Dawson to serve 10 days in jail

    For her probation violation, Yvonne Dawson, who entered an Alford guilty plea to the charges of arson and trafficking in a controlled substance, will serve 10 days in jail.

  • Winchester dedicated his life to education

    Many were familiar with Roy Winchester’s public persona as a tough, pragmatic educator, coach and administrator, but only a few got to see another side of the man who gave over 50 years of service to Henry County Public Schools.

  • Book details 1936 murder, trial of Lt. Gov. Denhardt

    Ann DAngelo dedicated six years of her life investigating the facts behind the Nov. 6, 1936, shooting death of La Grange widow and businesswoman Verna Garr Taylor in Pendleton, and the author chronicles her findings in “Dark Highway: Love, Murder and Revenge in 1930s Kentucky.”

  • Developing an eye for beauty

    Whenever Bryan Payton takes a hike or sets out in his kayak, he casts an appraising eye over the country, looking for good photos while staying active. 

    After he discovered a skill for capturing colorful sunsets, animals in the wild, mists coming off of waterfalls, old barns still standing in rolling fields, Payton went out and bought a camera to push his picture-taking abilities even further.

  • Meat processing facility marks one-year anniversary


  • Collectibles valued at 'roadshow'

    Dr. R.E. Wells, who is a teacher for UK Extension Services and who has been in the antiques business for nearly 50 years (pictured at right), held an antiques appraisal, similar to the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow,” at the Henry County Extension Office Sept. 30. Several participants brought out family heirlooms, and Wells discussed what the items were and how much they’re worth. 


  • Golden resigns from New Castle

    At the October meeting of the New Castle Commission, Linda Golden, who has been a commissioner continuously since Jan. 2009, submitted her resignation. In her tenure, Golden served on several of the town’s committees including personnel, MainStreet and economic development and fire and safety. She has also volunteered for many years on the town’s festival committee. Here, city attorney Joe Yates gives Golden a hug and thanks her for her time and dedication to the city of New Castle.

  • KSP needs assistance on Bedford case

    The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault investigation, according to a KSP news release.
    On Sept. 20, shortly after 10 p.m., Kentucky State Police received a call reporting that an adult female had been sexually and physically assaulted in the community of Bedford.  
    The incident occurred on West Avenue and the victim walked to the Valero gas station on U.S. 42 to report the incident.

  • Absentee voting is underway in in Kentucky

    Absentee voting is now under way for Kentucky’s Nov. 8 general election, according to a news release from the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office.
    Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    • Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    • Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
    • Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted

  • No Tech Time

    When the Camp Fire day- and after-school care program met during the fall break last week, Director Joy Royalty said