Local News

  • Fire departments dedicate Crusade totals to Lucas

    Local fire departments collected just over $70,000 for this year’s Crusade for Children. While Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue made the trip to Louisville to drop their donations, other departments traveled as a group to a satellite site at Shelby County High School to drop off and announce their totals.

    Henry County departments lined up and provided the following totals:

    Campbellsburg Fire Department $9,365.20

  • Citizens support hemp

    Many Henry County residents didn’t need much persuasion to agree with the idea Chad Rosen advocated for all last week on the courthouse lawn —  allowing Kentucky farmers to once again grow industrial hemp in their fields.
    Rosen represents Hemp Foods America as managing partner, a business trying to establish itself initially as an importer of nutritious products made from hemp.

  • Community asked to ‘Paint the Town Purple’ for Relay

    Henry County Relay for Life 2015 organizers are asking the community to “Paint the Town Purple” in the lead up to the Friday, June 19, event at the Henry County High School track, beginning at 7 p.m., according to a news release.
    During the week of June 15 to 19, organizers ask that community members tie a purple bow, put up a poster or incorporate the color purple into a home or business as the main event in Henry County’s fight against cancer approaches, according to information from Event Chair Lori Brewer.

  • Authors tell how to ‘defeat the raptors’

    Calling all lovers of film, literature, kittens and dinosaurs, especially Jurassic Park, Ashley Raymer-Brown and Rachael Yeager, part of the production team behind the international film, “No Lost Cause” will be appearing at the Sixth and Main Coffee House in Shelbyville, Saturday, June 13 from 2 to 4 p.m., according to a news release.
    They will be signing copies of their newly released memoir, The Why Not Philosophy: Or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God, and Defeat the Raptors.


    As is tradition on the last day of school, students at New Castle Elementary School closed out the year with a bash with bouncies, games, snacks and a pet porcine who goes by the name Miss Piggy. 

  • Library kicks off summer with robotics

    More than 50 people attended the Henry County Public Library’s first Summer Reading Program on robotics June 8.  

  • Moore in the running for Miss Kentucky

    By Amanda Manning
    Landmark News Service
    Ever since she was four years old, Erica Moore has been competing in pageants. The Henry County High School and Centre College alum will be competing in her biggest pageant in a few weeks – Miss Kentucky.
    If she wins, she will advance to compete in the Miss America Pageant on September 13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • Dalton first in his family to go to college

    Dalton Kemble spent most of his freshman year sleeping through class.
    Niki Whitaker, a collaborative teacher in one of his classes that year at Henry County High School, remembers laying her head down on the desk next to Dalton’s to try to talk to him.
    “I said, ‘You have a 27 in this class. You are too smart for that. What’s going on?’” Whitaker said.

  • Fallow Ground

    Much of the photography showing lush farmlands and vistas of beautiful rolling hills in the independent film, “Runoff,” captured on celluloid are views Henry County residents enjoy everyday.
    The experience of shooting the movie about a family struggling to keep their farm solvent proved an enjoyable one for its producer, in terms of cinematography, as well as the peoples’ cooperation with the film crew.

  • CES and WaterStep fight disease, save lives

    With dirty water causing illness and death in developing countries, students at Campbellsburg Elementary have stepped in to help find a solution.
    Partnering with WaterStep.org in Louisville, an organization which has helped bring over 46 million gallons of safe water to 23 countries, the students collected 182 pairs of shoes to donate to the cause. Fifth-grade members of the Campbellsburg Student Council turned over several bags of shoes to WaterStep volunteer Bob Holden of Sulphur May 29.