Local News

  • EIS progressing on renovations

    Staff writer/photographer

    Facilities Manager Darrell Scriber told EIS board members last week that work is progressing on the elementary school’s major renovations.

    He reported that new, energy-efficient windows have arrived and work crews are in the process of removing the old ones.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Fiscal Court asks P&Z commissioner to resign

    General Manager

    The Henry County Fiscal Court has given a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission 30 days to resign or be removed from his post.

  • Grand Jury partially indicts Velazquez

    General Manager

    A Carrollton man charged in connection to a fatal drunk driving accident will not stand trial for manslaughter.

    In March, Estevan Velazquez, 25, of Carrollton was charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury, a class D felony, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second offense, a class B misdemeanor. He also was charged with second degree manslaughter and operating on a suspended or revoked license.


  • Renaissance Faire kicks off Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you’re looking for a little entertainment a lot closer to home, the Kentucky Highlands Renaissance Faire begins this weekend.

    The annual event features food and drink, games and shows, and several vendors.

    On Saturdays and Sundays from June 5 through July 11, the festival will be in full swing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Need a daycation? Try a drive-in movie

    Staff writer/photographer

    This summer may be a good time to explore some novel “daycation” options. Since budgets are still tight and a trip to the beach possibly hazardous to your health, why not get creative close to home.

    The Stanford Drive-In and Flea Market is a 75-mile drive that offers first-run movies and great flea market deals.


  • Henry County Fair kicks off Friday

    General manager

    At around the same time many Henry Countians will gather at Henry County High School for the Relay For Life event, the first event of the 2010 edition of the Henry County Fair will be underway.

    The fair starts Friday at 6 p.m. with the open dairy show, and runs through Saturday, July 3.

    Admission on most nights of the fair will be $10 again this year, except for Friday night, when there is no admission, Saturday, when the admission is just $8, and Tuesday evening when admission drops to $6 for family night.

  • Make a Splash this summer and read!

    “Make a Splash-READ!” Explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games, and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and pools and the creatures that live there. The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to children ages preschool through sixth grade, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, and more.  Parents of infants and toddlers can join the Wee Readers program which focuses on the six early literacy skills that every child needs in order to become successful readers.

  • County added to FEMA list

    General Manager

    Thanks to a declaration by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, residents and businesses in eastern portions of Henry County may qualify for federal help.

    FEMA added Henry County to a list of state declared disaster areas late last month.

    The declaration, which includes 61 counties throughout Kentucky, came as the result of flooding in May.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling (502) 845-2858.

  • Nostalgia reignites cruising interest

    Staff writer/photographer

    After a six-year absence, cruising in Eminence might make a comeback.

    A Facebook group calling itself “We miss cruising Eminence” has seen a groundswell of support from people nostalgic about cruising the city’s streets on weekends.

    Now the mostly over-30 group says it wants to bring back cruising this Friday, June 4.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Eminence woman entered pageant on a whim, now to represent Kentucky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Anna Thompson leads a hectic, happy life that is about to get even more hectic.

    The 2008 Eminence graduate attends Jefferson Community College in Shelbyville, recently attained a certification in Phlebotomy and continues to pursue a career in the medical field. Activities at Henry Christian Church take up much of her time on weekends.

    It surprised even Anna when she decided to enter the 2010 Miss Plus America contest. “This is a totally new experience for me,” she said.