Local News

  • County grows 2.4%

    In the last decade Henry County grew — but not by much.

    According to data released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau, Henry County’s population increased by just 356 people to 15,416, a change of 2.4 percent from 2000. The increase marked the lowest growth rate since the 1990 census, which reflected a 0.7 percent increase in population from 1980.

  • Turners Station resident is looking for a few good Friends

    Betsy Packard is looking for a few Friends.

    That’s Friends of the Quaker variety, mind you.

    Packard, who is new to Henry County, has attended the Lexington (Quaker) Religious Society of Friends gatherings for several years.  Frankfort Friends also are a part of that group. Packard said there are about 90 people on the Lexington rolls with weekly attendance of between 40 and 50. Louisville has a chapter as well.

  • Pleasureville to raise sewer deposit for renters

    Pleasureville commission members split down the middle on the decision whether to raise sewer/water deposits.

    Pam Bramblett and Diane Perry voted yea while Shawn Mertz and R.L. Wilson voted nay.

    Mayor Rodney Young was the unwilling tiebreaker on the controversial vote.

    At issue was an ordinance doubling deposits for renters only. Homeowners still will pay a $60 deposit, while it will increase to $120 for non-owner tenants.

  • Chilton sentenced in federal court

    A Turners Station woman was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison last month on charges that she defrauded her company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, of Turners Station, previously entered a guilty plea to wire fraud. She was the manager of a lending business in Shelbyville.
    Chilton admitted to U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves that she took approximately $648,525 from her employer, Pioneer Credit Company. Judge

    Reeves ordered Chilton to repay Pioneer Credit all of the money she stole.

  • Campbellsburg Baptist offering computer training

    Campbellsburg Baptist Church will hold a six-week computer training seminar. The course is open to the public, and will provide participants with the information that may be needed to pass Microsoft Training Certification tests that may be helpful when job hunting.

    The sessions will be led by George Banks, owner and operator of Computer Hawks of New Castle, Eminence and Louisville. Banks is a Microsoft Certified Instructor.

    The training sessions begin at 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the church and will run for six weeks.

  • Develop Posture and Core Strength

    Fight the effects of gravity and weak postural muscles with Bones for Life®!  Build core muscles and bone density, stand taller, and move with more grace.  The Bones for Life® program is being offered in Shelby County through a collaboration of the UK Extension Office and Shelby Fit for Life. 

  • Homestead Nursing Center receives 5-Star ranking

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated the nursing home five-star rating system for Nursing Homes.
    Only the country’s top 16 percent of nursing homes achieved a 5-star rating, the highest rating a facility can earn. The rating is established to provide consumers with guidance as to the level of service the facility provides.

  • Four-day yard Sale to be held on Ky. 55

    Residents and businesses along Kentucky 55 in the counties of Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marion, Taylor, Adair and Russell are welcome to participate and join in a four day yard sale being held April 14-17 along Hwy 55. Each participating person or business is responsible for promoting the event in their own county, however the Finchville Ruritan Community Center is sponsoring the event and can post a map to let others know where you are. For more information please call (502) 834-7754.

  • A penny for a penthouse? It’s mission Inn-possible

    Submitted by Michael Blunk
    For the Henry County CARE Team

  • Local Buzz for 3/30/11

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Blood Drive
    Red Cross blood drive at New Castle Christian Church from 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12.

    Chamber of Commerce
    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking dinner on Tuesday, March 29.
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.