Local News

  • Two arrested for 6-mile break-in

    Just why they thought it was a good idea isn’t clear.

    Sarah Russell, 26, of Louisville and Zachary Ethington, 19, of Eminence, pleaded not guilty on March 7 to charges connected to a burglary at Six Mile Jamboree. The two were caught along with a juvenile. Both Russell and Ethington were charged with 3rd degree complicity to commit burglary and 2nd degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Thornton indicted for DUI, wanton endangerment

    A Milton woman found asleep at the wheel of her still running car, with two small children in the back seat, in November has been indicted.

  • Four-Day Yard Sale to be held on Ky Hwy 55

    Residents and businesses along Ky Hwy 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 14th through April 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.


  • Wind catches burn pile flame, leads to field fire

    On Monday afternoon scanners blasted an alarm of a grass fire at the Smithfield Cemetery that was spreading.

    Lake Jericho fire chief Guy Coombs said Morris Clark, Jr. was clearing limbs and other debris at Smithfield Cemetery.

    The wind caught his burn pile and flames quickly spread toward the adjoining property of Minice McAlister. “It was lucky the fields were mowed around it,” Coombs said.

    He said Clark and his wife, June, fought it on their own using a yard rake and shovel, but couldn’t contain the fire.

  • Newspaper website switcing to paid model

    Beginning Wednesday, March 23, the Henry County Local website, www.hclocal.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site. The change was first announced by General Manager Jonna Spelbring Priester in a column on Feb. 23.

    The paper will offer valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus some on-line only features such as videos, slideshows, reader forums and more.  A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • KIPDA celebrating centenarians

    In honor of Older Americans Month, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is planning a Centenarian Celebration Day. The goal is to recognize and honor adults living in the KIPDA region who are 100 years of age or older. Exceptions will be made for residents who are 99, but will turn 100 this year.

    If you know of someone who would like to be recognized on this special day, please contact Jennifer Craig at (502) 266-5571 or by e-mail at jennifer.craig@ky.gov, no later than March 31. The location and date will be announced at a later date.

  • County GOP accepting jailer applications

    The Henry County Republican Party is seeking qualified applicants for the elected position of Henry County Jailer. The Henry County Republican Party Executive Committee is accepting applications through April 12, 2011.

  • Huff helps to raise diabetes awareness

    Mona Huff doesn’t feel like she’s going to be 64 in June — nor does she look it. A vibrant smile crosses her face when she talks about how good she feels.

    She’s a diabetic, and is one of an estimated 25.8 million Americans with the disease. Until June 2004, she was one of the estimated 7 million with the disease who have it and don’t even know it.

  • Losing it all for St. Baldrick’s

    Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day took a different twist last week at Henry County Middle School.

    The school decided to celebrate the holiday by helping fellow student Noah Mancuso, a cancer survivor, raise money for pediatric cancer treatment and research.

  • Caught drink-handed

    Probation officer Adam Johnson had a bit of a surprise when he went to see the popular local band Six Miles South at Phoenix Hill recently.