Local News

  • Library News

    The temperature has dropped and winter is in full force! Don’t worry, there’s lots of indoor fun to be had at the library! 


    Story Time is sure to keep little ones happy every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am. They’ll enjoy stories, crafts, and songs in this 45 minute event! 


  • Getting fit ... and more

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 11 a.m. Eminence resident Mark Zimmerman climbed onto a treadmill at the Eminence Community Center. A bank of windows in the fitness room set high on the wall provided privacy as well as sunlight.

    Fifteen minutes into his routine he ramped up the incline and speed settings, providing more bang for his cardiovascular buck.

    He was sweating, but talked easily about his recent physical transformation.

    Zimmerman quit smoking a year ago, and decided to kick his health up another notch.

  • Juveniles arrested in connection with ongoing crimes in southern Henry County

    The suspects behind multiple crimes in southern Henry County have been arrested.

    The Kentucky State Police issued a press release Tuesday afternoon stating that “several juveniles” were arrested for a series of ongoing crimes. The arrests, made off of an investigation of vehicle break-ins and thefts, were made by KSP Trooper Jim Mitchell.

    The suspects are believed to have been involved in stealing vehicles from the Pleasureville, Defoe and Eminence areas, as well as from northern Shelby County.

  • Need a break?

    Staff writer/photographer

    An underused model apartment at Twin Oaks Assisted Living now serves another purpose.

    Twin Oaks director Phyllis Smith said the model apartment inspired an innovative idea that would further serve Henry County’s older population.

    She said senior citizens who still live on their own sometimes find themselves in need of a place away from home to stay temporarily. That notion gave rise to the idea of using a suite of rooms at Twin Oaks for that purpose.

  • N.C. to look at hydrant replacement

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Castle may have to dig deep to replace five of its more than 40 fire hydrants within the district.

    Commissioner Denny Benham said several hyrdrants are working but will not drain.

    “We can’t hardly crank the stem on one of them to get it open,” he said.

    New Castle’s public works director Scot Treece said it probably would be best to replace them at a cost of about $3,000 each.

  • U.S. 421 bridge reopens

    Three months after construction was originally scheduled to be completed, the U.S. 421 bridge in Campbellsburg has reopened.

    According to a press release issued by the Kentucky Department of Transportation Tuesday morning, the bridge reopened on New Year’s Eve.

  • A Wii bit of fun

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County’s Life Enrichment Center is known locally as the senior center, but Activities Director Debbie Drury wants residents to know it belongs to everyone in the county.

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency’s senior program does use the facility every week day, and it appears to be the “cool” place to be for the over-60 set.

  • Commission squabbles over liens

    General Manager

    Property maintenance rules in Pleasureville are about to get tougher.

    An amended property ordinance intended to give the city more oomph in the enforcement of property maintenance was approved on first reading by the Pleasureville Commission Monday night.

    But conversation about the ordinance was strained for at least the second month in a row.

  • Three more file for May 2010 primary

    Updated listing of candidates who have filed for elected offices so far:

    • Richard Smith,Turners Station filed Dec. 28 for jailer.

    • Gary Carnes, Pendleton, filed Dec. 28 for jailer.

    • Guy S. Coombs, Smithfield, filed Dec. 30 for District 2 magistrate.

    Residents interested in filling for the primary election have just three weeks left to do so — the deadline to file for the May primary is 4 p.m., Jan. 26.

  • A look back at 2009


    Replacement of the historic truss bridge connecting Henry and Owen counties at Gratz began. The bridge was one of 429 bridges in the United States built in 1931. Heavy truck traffic from Liter’s Quarry made its replacement a priority. The project is slated for completion in 2010.