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Local News

  • News briefs: DAVA earns state commendations

    DAVA earns state commendations
    At the Kentucky DAVA State Convention, Henry County Unit 155 was recognized for having the third largest percentage of membership growth of all units within the entire state of Kentucky.

  • Summer reading program is cool

    Participants in the Henry County Public Library’s summer reading program enjoyed a carnival Saturday to celebrate the program’s completion. Lots of kids’ games, face painting, bouncies, performances by members of the Blue Moon Circus and more fun activities provided hours of entertainment.

  • Premiere of drama ‘Runoff’ set for July 23

    “Runoff,” the independent movie filmed in Henry County and other parts of the Bluegrass State, will have its Kentucky premiere July 23 at the Kentucky Science Center in downtown Louisville.

  • Pleasureville’s Farmers Market opens Friday

    Pleasureville has taken another step to grow as a retail destination with the opening of an indoor farmers market on Main Street.
    Two shops down from Pleasureville Hardware, connected to the Main Street Bakery & Café and through a door in back of Nanny & Papa’s Craft and Gift Shop, the Pleasureville Farmers Market has sold locally raised vegetables and grass-fed beef to customers during its soft opening. Judith Shaw, who lives in the Franklinton was among the first to stop in.

  • Harvest Showcase features fun, food, fellowship

    Besides being a recognition of agricultural heritage, Henry County Harvest Showcase features the best things in life — good food and good fellowship, as organizer Bonnie Cecil expressed it.
    The July 25 event at the fairgrounds will remind locals of their agricultural roots and let visitors experience the benefits of life in Henry County.
    Originally from Louisville, Cecil sought her own piece of the serenity here because she wanted a farm for children to camp on. Living here is all she could have imagined and more.

  • Clear water is on tap

    The cloudy water issue experienced by Henry County Water District #2 has been cleared up at the treatment plant, and workers have been flushing the distribution system to expel any residue, according to the chief operating officer.
    On July 17, employee Keith Morris drove down Hwy. 421, heading toward Pleasureville, stopping at three hydrants along the way, one at Harry Hill Park, one at the county fairgrounds and another by a field to open them for three or so minutes.

  • As floods recede

    After July 14 storms dumped up to six inches on eastern Henry County, flooding homes in Sulphur and causing significant damage to roads, county officials have made a local disaster declaration in order to receive relief funds.
    Henry County officials will seek both state and Federal Emergency Management Administration aid as it works to recover from flooding.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills local man

    A 22-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Campbellsburg on July 19, according to information from the Kentucky State Police.
    Emergency personnel responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Main Street in Campbellsburg at 7:48 p.m.
    Troopers identified the victim as John R. Allgeier IV of Smithfield. Trooper Jim Phelps conducted the investigation at the intersection of U.S. 421 and Lake Road.

  • Retirement means less missed sleep for Smith

    For the first time in nearly 40 years after July 31, William Smith’s phone won’t ring at 2 a.m. with reports of water line breaks.
    While grateful for having a job with the City of Eminence since June 1976, Smith feels glad he won’t have to leave his family during nights and holiday dinners to restore water service.

  • State police investigators are on a roll in CSI truck

    A new aid for Kentucky State Police Post 5 troopers to process complicated crime scenes is gassed up and ready to go when needed.
    Parked at the post in Campbellsburg, the Ford F-250 is a no-frills vehicle that should carry most everything for detectives and other troopers to conduct large-scale investigations.
    Post 5 Capt. Fred Williams picked up the truck in June from KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col. Jack Miniard in Frankfort for use in the region.