Local News

  • Leadership Henry County ready to pursue park project

    The discussion of which community project the members of Leadership Henry County should pursue went right down to the wire. Participants brainstormed a dozen ideas and then whittled them down to three: a Henry County oral history project packaged in a podcast; a flagpole at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park; and planting a variety of native trees for educational purposes at the park. The group decided on the arboretum about five minutes before their graduation began at the Henry County Chamber dinner Nov. 11.

  • CES says thank you on Veterans Day

    Second and fifth graders at Campbellsburg Elementary School teamed up for a Veterans Day program Friday that traced patriotic songs over the years, belting out such songs as “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “The Star Spangled Banner,””She’s a Grand Old Flag,” “America the Beautiful” and more. Above, the audience joined in on the national anthem. Brayden McGehee joined in to play “Reveille” and “Taps.”

  • Crawford faces kidnapping, drug charges

    A 43-year-old Shelbyville man faces charges from an alleged Nov. 2 kidnapping that began in Bedford and concluded in Pendleton, according to authorities. Kentucky State Police got involved when the victim escaped from the suspect vehicle at Love Stuff and called for help.
    Authorities arrested Robbie Cecil Crawford after receiving a call from Sandra Dawson, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, spokesman for KSP Post 5.

  • Zoeller to spend 10 years behind bars for rape

    Leo Zoeller dropped his gaze to a spot on the floor while two victim impact statements were read aloud in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday prior to his sentencing for first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sodomy against an 11-year-old victim. The amended charges were part of his plea deal after facing original charges of three counts of incest, rape in the first degree, two counts of sodomy in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree. Zoeller pleaded guilty to the lesser charges in August.

  • Cummings rides Republican wave to fiscal court

    The first female magistrate elected to Henry County Fiscal Court attributes at least a part of her historic win to the dominance of the Republican party at the polls in Kentucky and across the nation Nov. 8.
    As voters across the country defied predictions and public polling to send Republican Donald Trump to the White House, as well as those statewide who wrested the balance of power of Kentucky’s House of Representatives away from the Democrats, locals chose Terri Cummings over Tony Moffett to fill the fiscal court vacancy for the 4th District.

  • Local veterans can take an Honor Flight

    William Mason, 99, of Eminence recently hopped on a plane in Louisville with 35 of his fellow veterans and received a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital, courtesy of Honor Flight Bluegrass. Other veterans can receive the same VIP treatment, too.
    “They took me for a ride, took me sightseeing,” recalled Mason, the World War II veteran who served as an aviation machinist for the Navy at the Norfolk Naval Air Station in Virginia.

  • Veterans Day Salute
  • Coens find sweet success at Bazaar

    Homemade pumpkin rolls can make the holiday season bright for both the customers and the bakers’ family, according to Betty Jo and Doyle Coen.
    Though she learned most of what she knows about cooking from her mother while growing up in Henry County, the Coens actually brought the pumpkin roll recipe, long a favorite at the annual Holiday Bazaar, with them from California, when Betty returned to Kentucky in 2000.

  • Seven Counties merges with Centerstone

    Centerstone and Seven Counties Services recently announced that they will effectively combine their operations, creating a five-state, non-profit behavioral health organization serving more than 150,000 people of all ages annually, according to a news release. The affiliation was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both organizations.

  • Huge crowd attends Eminence school reunion

    Every five years, alumnus from Eminence Independent Schools celebrate with an all-classes alumni reunion. About 250 past graduates and their guests were in attendance at the EIS Alumni Reunion Saturday, which was held in the high school gymnasium. Guests were treated to appetizers provided by the school’s culinary classes, a catered meal, live music from Leo Mason and Nobody’s Business and tours of the renovated campus. The greatest number of alums in attendance were from the 60s and 70s.