Local News

  • Perry recognized for her volunteerism

    A sick grandmother once needed to make her medical appointment at Hope Health Clinic with her 6-year-old granddaughter in tow on a bitter cold winter day, according to clinic Administrator Janet Warren. Besides her health needs, the grandmother had a problem — her only operating vehicle didn’t have a back window.
    Warren might not have noticed, but when chatting with the visitors, she made a comment about the child still being in clothes people don’t usually wear in public.

  • Mary Poppins to take flight

    Making Mary Poppins soar in The Theatre Downstream’s next production is just part of the magic in store for audiences Dec. 1 through 4, according to directors Ashley Raymer-Brown and Kevin Whitt.
    The community theatre group threw themselves into the ambitious work of making the musical, partly based on the Disney movie, an evening of quality family entertainment.

  • Anti-drug effort leads to grief support group

    With Celebrate Recovery established to help people overcome addictions, two women are working to create a grief support group for Henry County.
    Barbara Minton and Bonnie Ethington met at a Celebrate Recovery organizational meeting, brought together with other faith leaders by Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to find a way to battle the growing substance abuse epidemic.

  • Pride in Henry County Arts set for Nov. 27

    The post-Thanksgiving gathering, scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Eminence Christian Church, is certain to make participants feel pride in the arts and performers from Henry County, hence the name.
    Martha Tarry Simpson, one of the organizers, said the participating artists, who are either from Henry County or have local ties, enrich the community.

  • Kenny graduates from KSP academy

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 39 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort recently. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 911 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
     The new troopers are part of the agency’s 94th cadet class. They reported for duty on May 22 in a class that consisted of 66 cadets. Twenty-seven resigned during the rigorous 23-week training cycle that followed. Six women started the program and four completed the training.

  • Honored for community service

    Rev. Michael Duncan received this year’s Ronnie Lucas Community Service Award for his long-time service as chaplain for the Eminence Fire Department. Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens presented the award at the November Eminence City Council meeting.

  • Durbin meets pence

    Soon after the ballots were cast in last Tuesday’s presidential election, Henry County Help Center Director Joe Durbin got to meet and take a selfie with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

  • New Castle residents can now raise chickens in the city

    For years, residents in New Castle have not been allowed to keep livestock. That will now change but only by a hair, or feather in this case.
    After its approval, the amended livestock ordinance will allow residents to keep up to five chickens per household. There are conditions, however.

  • Eminence Odd Fellows theft suspect heads to court in separate incident

    A separate complaint has been filed in Henry County District Court against a 58-year-old Pleasureville man already facing a charge of theft by unlawful taking, more than $10,000, according to a warrant.
    Richard D. Rynes recently waived his right to a preliminary hearing in district court, sending a case involving an alleged theft of more than $100,000 from the Eminence Lodge 140 of the International Order of the Odd Fellows to the grand jury.

  • Henry County High School honors veterans