Local News

  • "It's not a close call"

    District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler will enter her decision in the competency hearing for murder suspect Warren Stone.

    Stone, 57, is charged with the February 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

  • In the right place, at the right time

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Easter Sunday evening, Jon and Tracey Park of Eminence decided it was time for a late-evening snack.

    Their trip to the Eminence Dairy Queen would help return 87-year old Don W. Taylor to his northern Kentucky home.

    Taylor had been reported missing when he didn’t return to his Florence home after attending Easter morning church services. He evidently lost his way, and ended up at Dairy Queen in Eminence several hours later.

  • Reports say Stone is not competent

    General Manager

    Whether or not an Eminence man is competent to stand trial is a decision now in the hands of a judge.

    On Thursday, April 23, Henry County District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler heard testimony in the competency hearing of Warren D. Stone. Stone, 56, of Eminence, is charged with the February 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

    Clinical psychologist J. Robert Noonan testified during the hearing that Stone is not, and likely never will be, competent to stand trial.

  • Committee finds ‘simple mistakes’ in permits

    General Manager

    A county-initiated look into building permits has found, and corrected, problems brought to the Henry County Fiscal Court’s attention earlier this year.

    In February, Mill  Creek Road resident Russell Loaring approached Fiscal Court with concerns about building permits and whether or not they were issued properly.

  • Life-101 - you be the judge!

    The Henry County High School senior project is a culminating exit program for all of our students demonstrating a senior’s ability to write, speak, apply knowledge, problem solve and use real world skills such as time management, organization, problem solving and risk taking. 

    It’s time for each senior to be judged by a three to five judge panel made up of community members/leaders, parents, mentors, and administrators.

    Judy Rice is in the process of arranging the Senior board panels for these students and needs your help.

  • Campbellsburg Fire Department damaged in fire

    Staff writer/photographer

    A fire has destroyed the second floor of the Campbellsburg Fire Department, and damage to the remainder of the department is under examination.

    Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said a fire was discovered on the second floor of the Campbellsburg Firehouse shortly after midnight Thursday, April 30.

  • April is sexual assault awareness month

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    According to Corissa Phillips, Director of Communications for The Center for Women and Families, one out of every nine Kentucky women has been raped in her lifetime. That statistic does not include alcohol or drug facilitated rape, attempted rape, statutory rape or other forms of sexual violence.

  • EPD cracks concession capers

    Staff writer/photographer

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 19, someone broke into the Eminence Independent Schools ball park concession stand, taking merchandise stored within and leaving a big mess behind.

  • Five generations with the same name

    The Henry County Historical Society recently received a packet of genealogical materials from Myrtle Rucker Carroll of Portland, Tenn., concerning the lineage of the Rucker Family of Defoe.

  • Check us out on Twitter!!!


    Check out the Henry County Local’s sports department Twitter account at www.twitter.com/hcsports. It is updated throughout the week with upcoming sporting events, results and news. The account is mainly used for Henry County-related postings, including the high schools in the county — Henry County High School and Eminence High School.

    Twitter is a service that allows on-line communication through the exchange of short sentences. There are only 140 characters allowed with each posting, which keeps them quick and simple.