Local News

  • 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'


    Although the first nativity was a quiet affair with just a few visitors, Bethlehem’s annual live nativity draws hundreds to the small town to see the scene recreated over the course of four nights leading up to Christmas. Each night three shifts of 12 volunteers each take their places to stand in the solemn scene while music and scripture can be heard over a loudspeaker. 

  • Historic barn to be dismantled, relocated, preserved

    More proof that Henry County still has an impressive crop of historic barns came Dec. 19 when Bailey Construction began dismantling a structure that might date back to the late 1700s.

    Similar to the situation in which a Low Dutch barn inspired Six-Mile Creek Distillery outside of Defoe, Mike Bailey said a barn outside of Bethlehem caught the attention of Willett Distillery in Bardstown.

  • Benham plans second retirement

    Tommy Benham, 76, will cap off a lifetime of work with his second retirement, this one from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, to care for his wife.

    From a young age, Benham has taken on many jobs and volunteer responsibilities.

  • Cause unknown in fatal crash

    By Chris Brooke


    Kentucky State Police continue to search for a cause in a fatal accident on Interstate 71 in Henry County Dec. 17, according to the KSP Post 5 spokesman.

  • Hiring help: A one-stop shop for youth needing careers

    Before hooking up with the Kentucky Youth Career Center in August, Lana Johnson couldn’t decide whether she wanted to go into nursing or criminal justice. She knows now, after participating in an internship program and other services provided by the KentuckianaWorks program.
    She needed help before she spent money on additional schooling to become career ready. The Kentucky Youth Career Center provided her with valuable insight into what she needed, and didn’t stop there.

  • Westport man faces charges in drunken break-ins and thefts

    A Westport man with a penchant for chewing gum now faces several charges after he allegedly attempted to rob two homes Saturday night.
    Kentucky State Police received a call from a homeowner on Castle Highway shortly before 9 p.m. on Dec. 17.
    The caller advised that a man had been found in the driveway of the home and was being “detained” until police could arrive.
    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens arrived on the scene to find Michael S. Mings, 22, of Westport face down with his hands behind his back.

  • Craftily Keeping Christmas

    With the stroke of a paintbrush, Debbie Hargrove continues to spread Christmas cheer with an artistic holiday tradition.
    For more than a decade, Hargrove used her talents to decorate ornaments to go on the tree.

  • Man who tried to shock girlfriend was out on bond

    A 23-year-old Pleasureville man faces multiple charges for allegedly trying to use a curling iron to electrocute his girlfriend while she was taking a bath.
    A complaint made to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office accused Gregory S. Preston of trying to kill Cynthia Miller on Dec. 8 during an argument.
    “While she was taking a bath, the defendant [Preston] proceeded to plug in a curling iron and throw it in the bathtub, where said girlfriend was located,” the warrant said.

  • Parham, Sudduth honored for DUI stops

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 205 law enforcement officers from 175 agencies across the state for their efforts to target impaired drivers, including the Eminence Police Department and the Post 5 of the Kentucky State Police based in Campbellsburg.
    Local officers honored include Phillip Parham of the Eminence Police Department and KSP Trooper Matt Sudduth.

  • Henry County High School opens its doors to the community