Local News

  • Graduation rates a mixed bag in Henry County

    According to a new federal formula for determining graduation rates, Henry County’s two school districts are on both sides of the state average.

  • New Castle Elementary ‘looks like a new building’

    When New Castle Elementary School students head back to school today, they’ll walk into a building that’s practically new.

    “What kids are going to see when they come back is new tile flooring throughout the hallways and cafeteria, new paint on all the classroom walls, new ceilings and lighting throughout the entire building,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. “It’s much brighter... but that does not complete the project.”

  • Teen dies from ATV wreck

    A Pleasureville family is in mourning after their teenage son was killed in a weekend accident.

    Greg Davis, 16, died as a result of injuries sustained when the ATV he was riding collided with another ATV on Wilson Road. Davis was flown by Stat Flight to University of Louisville Hospital, where he later died.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the accident also injured Davis’ passenger, who was not identified. The passenger was taken to Jewish Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the driver of the other ATV was not injured.

  • Capstone Produce Auction celebrates grand opening

    As Amish families prepared their produce — watermelons, tomatoes, squash, okra and more — for Friday morning’s regular produce auction at Capstone Produce, some special visitors milled about.

    Those visitors included representatives from the state department of agriculture, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, Valu-Market representative Derek Robinson, and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. And all were on hand for the grand opening of Capstone Produce Auction, and celebrating getting local food to regional businesses.

  • It’s hot outside, but 72 Degrees year round for Browns

    Just over two years ago, Robert and Sabrina Brown had their home weatherized.

    While having their home evaluated through the Tri-County Community Action Agency’s home weatherization program, they got a unique offer.

    “They actually were out here to evaluate our house,” Robert Brown said, “and (the inspector) wanted to look at the heating and air (unit).”

  • Next stop? Campbellsburg station

    When the Campbellsburg train depot burned down in October 2009, it left a hole on the city’s Main Street.

    Though it hadn’t been used in years for much more than storage, the depot stood as a symbol of the city’s heritage for many residents.

    Tuesday night, the city’s government was poised to make a step toward restoring at least a piece of that heritage.

  • ‘Having a stroke isn’t the end of the world’

    On Nov. 8, 2010, Claude Salisbury was lying in bed, looking at his LED alarm clock. Suddenly, he said, his thought process just stopped.

    Salisbury sat up, leaned back and looked at his hand. He tried to will it to move, but it wouldn’t. In fact, he couldn’t feel his arm. He went to stand up and his legs failed him.

  • Magisterial district lines to be redrawn

    According to the 2010 census, population in Henry County didn’t grow as much as it shifted from east to west.
    Growth in the county was very low, about 300. But the population shift was considerable.
    Because of that population shift, the county must redraw its magesterial district lines. The lines, while redrawn this year, would not take effect until 2013.

  • Holy Branch Gourds: A family affair

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    General Manager
    Holy Branch Gourds started, as so many things do, as a children’s project.
    Bonnie Lander already had a passing interest in painting gourds, but she turned that interest into a project for her children when they were young. But, as so often happens, as the children aged, they got interested in other things.
    The business formally began in 1983, and has grown from painted gourds to... just about anything.

  • HCHS students to get schedules next week

    Henry County High School students may pick up schedules July 26- 28. Pick up times are:
    July 26 and 27 – 1 to 7 p.m.
    July 28 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Students must pay instructional fee of $60 when picking up schedules.
    Students on free/reduced lunch are not required to pay instructional fee.
    Parking passes can also be purchased at this time for $5 each. Parents and students will park in the front parking lot and enter through the front entrance.