Local News

  • Local Buzz June 29

    Clubs & Organizations

    Henry County Amateur Radio Emergency Service meetings are the third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Henry County Public Library, 172 Eminence Terrace, Eminence.

    The Henry County Rod & Gun Club meets the last Thursday of each month from March through October. Meetings start at 7 p.m. at the club house located on Sunnyside Road in Smithfield. Memberships are available. For more information, call (502)-845-7256 or Facebook/Henry County Rod & Gun Club Lake.

  • ‘Sub par’ homes face new regs

    People will no longer be able to treat a portable shed, boat or recreational vehicle as a permanent residence, if Henry County Fiscal Court completes a process it started at its June 21 meeting.
    Magistrates heard from zoning official Jody Rucker and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Josh Clubb on several proposed changes to county zoning regulations and building codes to deal with this and other issues.

  • Heroic Effort

    The community came together Friday night to celebrate its heroes and instill hope during the annual Relay For Life, held around the Henry County High School track. The super hero-themed event raised nearly $40,000 for the American Cancer Society, while its participants walked lap after lap and had fun from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Local Buzz, June 22

    Church Activities and Services

    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Bible study each Wednesday at 1 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry T.V. show. It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132.

    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.

    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Friends For Michael hold ninth annual dinner and auction
  • Family fights disease for baby Madison

    By Jesse Harp


  • Weed killer use leads to violations

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture cited AT&T for two violations involving Rainbow weed killer after rain washed the herbicide from a substation in New Castle into a woman’s garden there.
    North Main Street resident Donna Feltner, the complainant, now wonders where residual herbicide from other AT&T substations around Henry County and the state may end up after heavy rains.

  • Lockport’s Million-Gallon Office

    David Warfield’s Lockport office near Six Mile Creek measures approximately 36 feet wide by 145 feet long and can fill with one million gallons of water in about 20 minutes.
    Now a resident of Owenton, Warfield credited his youth as a “river rat” at Gestville in getting hired by the Kentucky River Authority to serve as the lock master at Lock and Dam No. 2.
    Warfield couldn’t think of a more ideal place to work than the Kentucky River at Lockport.

  • Ride to benefit baby Madison

    Last Days Motorcycle Ministry will hold a benefit bike ride on June 18 in an effort to support a Henry County family facing serious medical issues, according to a news release.
    Madison Grace, the month-old baby of Stephanie Mertz and Charles Miller, was born with a rare disease that affects one in 6,000 babies. A diagnosis of Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards Syndrome, usually results in death, but Madison is battling the disease.

  • DAV Auxiliary officers

    The Fourth District of the Kentucky Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary recently elected Jerry Cavanaugh to the post of district commander, according to a news release. Doug Noel was elected senior vice commander.  The Fourth District is comprised of Henry County and Northern Kentucky units.  Both men are members of the Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. For more information call (502) 222-4365 or visit Facebook/Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.