Local News

  • Stuck in line? Not for long

    General Manager

    Motorists sitting in long lines on U.S. 421 soon will see some relief.

    Thanks to a set of perfect circumstances, turn lanes will be installed in front of the schools.

    Construction on two turn lanes — one into each entrance to the schools — is slated for this summer.

    Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said he was excited about the project, which is something the district has sought for several years.

  • Stone could be released June 1

    General Manager

    An Eminence man charged with murder soon may be released from jail.

    Warren Stone, 56, was in Henry County District Court Monday for Judge Diana E. Wheeler’s ruling on his competency. But that ruling did not come, and Wheeler continued the case to June 1.

    Stone is charged with the Feb. 29, 2008, murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

  • AFJROTC provides discipline, caring

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dressed in sweaty t-shirts and gym shorts, JROTC leaders Lt. Col. Mark Fassio and MSgt. Kevin (Sarge) McClure sprawled comfortably on office chairs.

    Veterans of both the military and teaching high school, they had just finished playing a game of basketball with their considerably younger counterparts, the cadets.

  • Smithfield to name park for Morgan

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mayor Kenny Baker said Smithfield residents, local dignitaries plus friends and family will be on hand to honor Robert W. Morgan’s patronage of the City of Smithfield Park on Saturday, May 30.

    “Over the course of more than 30 years,” he said, “he let the city use the existing park.”

    Smithfield commissioner Saundra Smith said Morgan and his wife, Rose, have since donated the part of the park where the playground stands.

  • Hancock and Waits to remain open

    Staff writer/photographer

    At least one of Henry County’s two auto dealers learned last week that they were safe from closure.

    Hancock and Waits Chrysler dealership employees were on pins and needles awaiting notification from ailing auto giant Chrysler about whether or not they would be a casualty of industry-wide shutdowns.

  • Relay For Life events

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.


  • Eastern, HCMS going to national meet

    Staff writer/photographer

    Students from two Henry County schools will face off against each other — and the rest of the state — for a chance to represent Kentucky at the We The People...Project Citizen national competition later this year.

    Last Thursday, the 18-member Student Government Club from HCMS competed with two Eastern Elementary School fifth grade teams at Eastern.

    “I think we have a great shot at winning the competition,” Jordan Lewellen, an HCMS eighth grader said.

  • On the trail again

    General Manager

    It was a blend of old ways and new, patience versus impatience.

    As a wagon train of eight to ten mostly homemade wagons trundled south on U.S. 421 toward Turners Station Road, two vehicles swung out on a blind curve to pass the slower moving wagons, mules and horses.

    It didn’t seem to phase the wagon riders, however, who kept on at their steady pace.

    Earlier, the group gathered in the parking lot of the Campbellsburg Consignment Shop for a not-so-quick lunch of pizza and tall tales.

  • ‘We do it for the children’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Fire departments in Henry County are gearing up for another year of collecting money for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said despite the major setback of a fire at the Campbellsburg firehouse recently, the department will conduct its charitable effort as usual. “We’re not going to miss a beat this year,” he said. “We’ll just have to work a little harder.”

  • Henry County Public Schools to hold Young Composers Concert

    HCPS will hold a Young Compsers concert, sponsored by the Henry County Youth Service Center and the Henry County Band Boosters in partnership with the University of Louisville School of Music


    The concert will be held Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m., in the Henry County Middle School commons area and will featuring the music of Henry County Middle School and High School Student Composers.