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Local News

  • What to expect Nov. 8 when you go to the polls

    All properly registered voters in Henry County can participate in the Nov. 8 presidential election, and there are plenty of local races to be decided, too.
    Pundits are divided whether the negative rhetoric that has characterized the presidential contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will depress voter turnout on Election Day.
    County Clerk Shanda Archer has heard a lot of talk about voter fraud and computer hacking, but she has confidence that the voting machines being used in Henry County are sound.

  • Work on Odd Fellows building to resume soon

    After a delay to get a commercial building permit for the Washington Lodge, officials working to get a new roof on the Odd Fellows’ building in New Castle expect construction to resume soon.
    Contractor Jeff Perry received the contract to put a new roof on the historic building after a heavy snowfall caused the old one to collapse about 18 months ago, recalled Jeff Thoke, the New Castle Main Street manager who’s also assisting the Odd Fellows.

  • Shoppers head to the Bazaar for their holiday gifts

    For Christmas shopping in Henry County, it’s hard to beat the wide array of offerings at the Holiday Bazaar, which was held at the fairgrounds Saturday.

  • Farm Service Agency makes changes to crop reporting, deadlines

    Farmers accustomed to waiting until June or July to file their acreage usage report to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) should note the deadline has moved up to Nov. 15, less than two weeks away, according to information from the Henry/Oldham FSA office.

  • Wildcat Marching Band goes out on a high note
  • Ahead of the Game

    At each home varsity game, there’s a man roaming the Henry County High School sidelines who took some hits on the Wildcats’ field himself. He keeps careful tabs on the athletes and how they’re performing on the gridiron — but he’s not the coach.
    In fact, Andrew Stethen attends all of the high school’s home games for all varsity sports, plus travels with the football team when they’re away, in an effort to keep all the athletes as healthy as possible.

  • Cuties in Costumes

    Cuties in costumes took over the streets of Eminence for a few hours for Halloween Monday evening.

     

    Halloween pictures of trick-or-treaters taken at the Henry County Local office will appear in the Nov. 9 edition of the newspaper.

  • Woods brings her design passion to Eminence store

    After Fabulous Furniture and Flooring in Eminence opened in December, owner Barbara Woods said that locals don’t have to look outside of Henry County for furnishing and design help.
    Having lived here for 40 years, attended Henry County schools since fifth grade, worked as a nurse at Homestead and hosted regular yard sales outside of her Victorian-era home, Woods said she knows the needs of her hometown.

  • KSP captures alleged carjacker

    A carjacking suspect allegedly tried to elude the Kentucky State Police on Interstate 71 Thursday morning, but ended up in a ditch near the Henry-Oldham county line, according to a KSP news release.
    The incident began at 8:28 a.m. when a trooper saw a silver Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of speed south on I-71 at the 42 mile marker, according to information provided by Trooper Josh Lawson, a spokesman for KSP Post 5 at Campbellsburg.
    The trooper chased and attempted to stop the vehicle.

  • Defense attorney asks court to throw out Heitzman’s indictment

    Based on a statement made during a presentation of his charges to a Henry County Grand Jury, the attorney for Robert R. Heitzman has filed a motion to dismiss his indictment.
    Heitzman was indicted in January 2016 on a single charge of first-degree rape with a victim under the age of 12. The charge stemmed from an allegation that Heitzman, now 60 years old, had raped a relative whose date of birth was Oct. 14, 1968, in the late 1970s when he was 19 or in his early 20s.