Local News

  • Jobless rates down in all 120 Ky. counties

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to a news release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    State officials note this is the second consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties, the news release noted. Last month was the first time on record this had happened.

  • News Briefs

    Road Clean Up
    Henry County’s annual fall road clean up is scheduled for Nov. 1, beginning at 8 a.m..
    Organizers ask that motorists around the county drive carefully as many volunteers from non-profit organizations will pick up litter on 170 miles of roads.
    Funds have been provided by the Litter Abatement Grant.
    For more information, call the Henry County Judge-Executive’s Office at (502) 845-5707.

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  • Hometown Pizza's 'Every Slice Matters' benefits Help Center

    Hometown Pizza will serve up assistance to the homegrown, faith-based service that helps others in Henry County.
    Through their “Every Slice Matters” effort, the regional restaurant chain with a location in Eminence decided to look at the needs of the Henry County Help Center, according to Donna Sabo, director of marketing at Hometown.
    Henry County Help Center has taken on the mission of providing food assistance to more than 1,300 citizens and hundreds of families across the county.

  • Local Buzz Week of Oct. 29

    Church Services
    Pleasureville Baptist Church will host revival services Nov. 2-5. Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., evening services at 7 p.m. Rev. Scott Smith, will be the evangelist.
    Campbellsburg Baptist Church will celebrate International Day of Prayer on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. with speaker Brad Rumer and worship leader Peggy Rumer. They will also be collecting donations for Bibles Unbound, a group that sends Bibles overseas.

  • Creating more awareness of pancreatic cancer

    After a six-month battle, Judy Mason Sparrow, 69, passed away from pancreatic cancer. That’s when her granddaughter, Catherine McKinley, decided to be an advocate for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
    McKinley serves as the community engagement chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Her role is to engage the local community by bringing awareness to this specific type of cancer.

  • 'Fire and brimstone' preacher visits

    Author and re-enactor, Eddie Price, presented to a packed house at last week’s Henry County Historical Society meeting.  Price portrayed a member of the congregation at the Cane Ridge Revival of 1801.  This Bourbon County revival is proclaimed as one of the top five events to impact Kentucky’s history.  It introduced “fire and brimstone” preaching to the lands West of the Appalachian and was attended by as many as 25,000 people at a time when Kentucky’s population was only half a million.

  • Lockport man arrested

    An elderly man has been arrested in connection with an incident that happened last Thursday at the Shelbyville Walmart.
    Alexander Fisher, age 84, of Lockport, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old and resisting arrest.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Meadows said that Fisher did not know the child, who is 10 years old, but he apparently just targeted her while she and her parents were shopping at Walmart.

  • Team 'Fat Azz' winners in Biggest Loser contest

    The seventh annual year-end celebration for the Biggest Loser contest was held Sept 29. First place went to the team “Fat Azz” who lost a total of 10.20 prcent of their body weight totaling 110.7 pounds.  The group consisted of Tom and Kelsey Mings, Natalie and Paul Hanley, Dee Dee New and Ben Roberts (pictured at right). 
    The second team winner was “3 Guys Big as 5.”  They came in at 9.02 percent loss of their body weight totally 81.8 pounds.  The members of that team were Billy Quire, Alan Winchell and Jim Graham. 

  • Adult education expands class offerings in Eminence

    JCTC’s Henry County Adult Education will expand its Eminence location hours to four days a week to better help students there.
    Beginning Nov. 1, the hours at the Eminence Christian Church location will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will add about a day’s worth of time for clients 16 and older to come in for GED preparation, college prep, academic skills brush-up, National Career Readiness Certificate preperation and more.

  • Historical marker restored to its 'house'

    Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution Saturday rededicated the circa-1930s marker that commemorated “the religious and civic center of the Low Dutch Company,” at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse.
    The plaque originally placed by the Bland Ballard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recalls in a few words the purchase of 6,800 acres for the Low Dutch to form a religious colony in what would become Henry and Shelby counties.