Local News

  • Citizens save the life of a trapped animal

    Several locals teamed up to rescue an animal recently when they pulled a deer out of a well in eastern Henry County.
    While at the firehouse on Oct. 26, Pleasureville Fire Chief Denny Washburn received a call from his cousin Eddie Kidwell, who asked for advice.

  • Coach D Park addition will make a splash

    After the long-awaited $60,000 state grant came through, Eminence officials hope to make a splash with a new feature in Coach D Park by next Memorial Day, Mayor Drane Stephens said.
    Eminence had a false start on this project five years ago, when city officials received notification they had gotten the Department of Local government grant to help pay for a water feature commonly called a “splash pad” or a “sprayground,” Stephens recalled. State officials changed their minds and switched that award to another city.

  • Locals can take ‘Pride’ in talents

    h the community at the cultural event of the season — Pride in Henry County Arts.
    The event has been scheduled for Nov. 29, beginning at 2 p.m., in Eminence Christian Church. Martha Tarry Simpson, one of the organizers, said the participating artists, who are either from Henry County or have local ties, enrich the community.

  • Special treatment

    New Castle’s wastewater treatment processes can handle regular sewage, but customers continue to flush many things that should go in the trash instead, Henry County Middle School science students learned on a recent field trip.
    This debris still gets sent to the landfill, but only after it causes expensive breakdowns and potential health threats, Eric Tharp’s students learned after an onsite visit with New Castle Public Works Director Scot Treece and Katie Haven from the Kentucky Division of Water.

  • GOP nearly sweeps election

    Henry County and Kentucky made history twice on Election Day.
    Not only did they vote to put a Republican in the governor’s mansion, the first in 40 years, they also placed the very first African-American in a statewide office in lieutenant governor-elect Jenean Hampton.
    Of the six state offices on the ballot, four went to Republicans while two will be held by Democrats.

  • The Louisville Agricultural Club honors moore
  • KET TV show decorates Hwy. 55 with scarecrows

    A few scarecrows featured in scenes on an educational television show continue to provide fall entertainment along Hwy. 55 between Eminence and Shelbyville.
    Buck O’Connor, who developed “A Day in Buck’s Big World” for Kentucky Educational Television, first came to the area to produce several segments on how corn grows from planting to harvest with the help of Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville and the Ellis farm outside Eminence.
    One of the shows involved several scarecrows coming to life in the kid-friendly production.

  • Henry County GOP sets presidential caucus date

    In keeping with the official rules of the Republican Party of Kentucky, the Henry County Republican Party at its Oct. 13 meeting voted to hold a presidential caucus, Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release.
     Henry County Republican Party Chairman Jon Park was elected to be the caucus chairman.
     The Henry County Presidential Caucus will take place at the Henry County 4-H Building in New Castle.

  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day
  • KSP honors Campbellsburg man

    Campbellsburg resident Donald Webster (center) received a Properties Management and Supply Technical Support Service Award from Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (right) and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (left) on Oct. 21. A property officer II at the Kentucky State Police Supply Branch in Frankfort, Webster is a nine-year veteran of the agency. A 1998 graduate of Henry County High School, he is the son of Bruce and Sandy Webster of Pendleton.