Local News

  • Fire and rain: Looking back at 2015, Pt. 1

    Take a look at the stories that were captured in the pages of the Henry County Local this past year.

  • No more tobacco at HCPS

    When school is back in session Jan. 4, one major change will be implemented at all Henry County Public Schools.  There will be no tobacco use allowed at any event, in any building or on any school-owned property.
    The Board of Education voted on the tobacco-free campus policy Dec. 21, but the decision was not a unanimous one.

  • County votes yes to expanded alcohol sales

    In a special election Dec. 15 to determine whether or not to allow expanded alcohol sales in every precinct in Henry County, voters resoundingly chose to become a “wet” county.

    By a vote of 1,469, or 60 percent, to 970, or 40 percent, residents voted yes to expanded alcohol sales.  Voter turnout of 22 percent doubled the prediction made by Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer, which supporters of the measure pointed to as a vote for economic development.

  • No new taxes for Campbellsburg

    The proposed employment flat tax in Campbellsburg, scheduled for a second reading and adoption Monday night, failed to garner enough support from council members to be passed.

  • Sheriff fights for funding at fiscal

    Saying he needed more funds to pay for more patrols and public service, Sheriff Danny Cravens asked the Henry County Fiscal Court to reconsider holding his funding at 2014-2015 levels.

    Cravens’ request came at the Dec. 15 fiscal court meeting after Judge-Executive John Logan Brent had already noted the county’s general fund is in the red for the year. Magistrates also approved County Clerk Shanda Archer’s budget with minimal discussion that day.

  • Eastern Henry County landmark burns to the ground

    When Helen Doss woke up in the middle of the night early Friday morning, she thought her porch light was on.

    “I looked out the window to check it and it wasn’t the porch light,” Doss, who lives in a house across from and overlooking the former Woody’s Grocery Store, said. “Woody’s was on fire and the flames were that bright I could see them from up here.”

  • Multiple arrests made in roundup

    Several individuals in the region received a rather rude awakening last Wednesday morning when law enforcement came knocking on their doors to serve arrest warrants.

    “Usually we’re out late at night. Beginning at 6 a.m. gave us an element of surprise when people don’t expect to see the state police,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson. “The element of surprise also increases officer safety and historically results in less resistance.”

  • Trash collection schedule

    Rumpke’s waste and recycling collection will be delayed due to Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

    Rumpke service will not be affected on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of Christmas week. Service will not occur on Christmas day, Friday, Dec. 25, and collection will be delayed to Saturday. 

  • Teacher arrested for meth

    Over the weekend, a former Eminence Independent Schools teacher, Kristan (Lively) Smith was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.


    Smith, who is currently employed as a math teacher at Bullitt Central High School was arrested Saturday morning by Hillview Police. She faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance, first degree.

  • Road department employees honored