Local News

  • Bookmobile to add new stops

    The Henry County Public Library Bookmobile will try to reach some new patrons by adding a few new stops in the community this fall.
    The bookmobiles evening and weekend hours now include:
    • First and third Tuesdays – 6 to 7 p.m. at Eminence Village
    • First and third Thursdays – 5 to 5:55 p.m. at Lake View Apartments
    • First and third Thursdays – 6 to 7 p.m. at Campbellsburg Community Center
    • Second and fourth Thursdays – 6 to 7 p.m. at Osage Estates

  • Judge candidate can’t use ‘Seal’

    By Machaela Ballard
    Landmark News Service

  • Henry Central’s class of 1961 holds reunion
  • Martell’s math idea takes flight after award, grant

    For his idea to teach math through a flight-training program, a Henry County Middle School educator has received an innovative teaching award, one of two in Kentucky, according to a news release.

  • Quick bridge replacement now unlikely

    Replacing the Wolfpen Road bridge is no longer on the fast track, after the Henry County Fiscal Court voted at a special meeting Sept. 6 to condemn property for a new stream crossing, according to Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.
    If the Henry County Fiscal Court had been able to reach an agreement with a property owner on buying his land, the new bridge project could have been completed in 2016, Brent said after the meeting. The time it will take for the condemnation process to wrap up is unknowable.

  • Obesity is a weighty problem

    Editor’s note: This adapts a report by Melissa Patrick of Kentucky Health News. The Henry County Local’s Chris Brooke contributed to this article.

    A big chunk of Kentucky’s population is fat and getting fatter, which in turn makes people sicker, according to health researchers.

  • Challenge Accepted

    In a healthy competition, walkers took steps Saturday to make sure a traveling trophy remains in Henry County for the fifth time.
    Good turnout and dedicated participants have helped Henry County win the County Challenge Walk in each of the four previous years, according to Mona Huff, community organizer for the Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities.

  • Sanford pleads in rape case

    Although he maintained his innocence, Curtis W. Sanford pleaded guilty in a 2014 case that alleged he tried to rape a New Castle woman in her home.

  • Local business hosts night at the ballgame
  • News brief: Woods and Waters Land Extravaganza set

    Woods and Waters Land Extravaganza set for Sept. 10

    Woods and Waters Land Trust (WWLT) invites everyone to the eighth annual Land Extravaganza at the Bradley Family’s Indian Ridge Farm, 996 Green Wilson Road, Frankfort, on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m., according to a news release.
    WWLT, a membership organization open to everyone, works to protect the forested lands and riparian areas in the lower Kentucky River watershed, which includes Henry County.