Local News

  • 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
  • Leadership Henry County ready to pursue park project

    The discussion of which community project the members of Leadership Henry County should pursue went right down to the wire. Participants brainstormed a dozen ideas and then whittled them down to three: a Henry County oral history project packaged in a podcast; a flagpole at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park; and planting a variety of native trees for educational purposes at the park. The group decided on the arboretum about five minutes before their graduation began at the Henry County Chamber dinner Nov. 11.

  • CES says thank you on Veterans Day

    Second and fifth graders at Campbellsburg Elementary School teamed up for a Veterans Day program Friday that traced patriotic songs over the years, belting out such songs as “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “The Star Spangled Banner,””She’s a Grand Old Flag,” “America the Beautiful” and more. Above, the audience joined in on the national anthem. Brayden McGehee joined in to play “Reveille” and “Taps.”

  • Crawford faces kidnapping, drug charges

    A 43-year-old Shelbyville man faces charges from an alleged Nov. 2 kidnapping that began in Bedford and concluded in Pendleton, according to authorities. Kentucky State Police got involved when the victim escaped from the suspect vehicle at Love Stuff and called for help.
    Authorities arrested Robbie Cecil Crawford after receiving a call from Sandra Dawson, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, spokesman for KSP Post 5.

  • Zoeller to spend 10 years behind bars for rape

    Leo Zoeller dropped his gaze to a spot on the floor while two victim impact statements were read aloud in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday prior to his sentencing for first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sodomy against an 11-year-old victim. The amended charges were part of his plea deal after facing original charges of three counts of incest, rape in the first degree, two counts of sodomy in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree. Zoeller pleaded guilty to the lesser charges in August.

  • Cummings rides Republican wave to fiscal court

    The first female magistrate elected to Henry County Fiscal Court attributes at least a part of her historic win to the dominance of the Republican party at the polls in Kentucky and across the nation Nov. 8.
    As voters across the country defied predictions and public polling to send Republican Donald Trump to the White House, as well as those statewide who wrested the balance of power of Kentucky’s House of Representatives away from the Democrats, locals chose Terri Cummings over Tony Moffett to fill the fiscal court vacancy for the 4th District.

  • Local veterans can take an Honor Flight

    William Mason, 99, of Eminence recently hopped on a plane in Louisville with 35 of his fellow veterans and received a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital, courtesy of Honor Flight Bluegrass. Other veterans can receive the same VIP treatment, too.
    “They took me for a ride, took me sightseeing,” recalled Mason, the World War II veteran who served as an aviation machinist for the Navy at the Norfolk Naval Air Station in Virginia.