Local News

  • Family honors ancestor, founder

    After witnessing American history in the making at the Siege of Yorktown and serving as an “indian spy” on the Kentucky frontier, Benjamin Perry became one of the first settlers of Port Royal and Henry County.

  • State offices up for grabs in Nov. 3 election

    Statewide offices of governor, secretary of state, attorney general and more will be at stake when polls open in Henry County for the Nov. 3 general election.

    All of Kentucky’s elected offices are contested, with a three-way race to find a successor for term-limited Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Drowning victim was four-year-old boy

    A four-year-old boy died days after he drowned in Lake Jericho.

    Jaxon Lindsey of La Grange, formerly of Shelbyville, had a pulse and heartbeat when he was airlifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville on Monday, Oct. 19, but he passed away last Thursday afternoon.

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife received information about a possible drowning last Monday and emergency personnel responded to the scene. 

  • Voters will decide if county goes wet

    The ballot for a Dec. 15 special election will ask voters one yes or no question: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in all precincts of Henry County?”

    The organizers circulated a petition among county voters to make the special election a reality, as required by state law. The petition ended up with 1,870 valid signatures, several hundred above the amount required, Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer said. 

  • Upgrades to Woods Pike set for Oct. 26 to Nov.1

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that KY 573 (Woods Pike Road) will be closed for one week beginning Oct. 26. KYTC maintenance staff will be repairing an approach at the bridge over the Salt River.
    KY 573 will be closed between Six Mile Creek Road and Union Church Road (mile points 10.6 to 10.7).  This closure is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. The roadway will be reopened by early evening on Sunday, Nov. 1.

  • Past Connections

    As Main Street enjoys a retail resurgence, a historian and author has delved into the city’s foundations in the 339-page Pleasureville Connection: 1784 to 2015.
    Pulling together information from histories, biographies, newspaper articles, oral history, interviews and numerous photographs, author Mike Grimes said the book sprang from a reaction he had to a 2013 remark by the Kentucky Travel blog.
    “Pleasureville appears to be heading for ghost town status,” it said.

  • News briefs for Oct. 21, 2015

    Absentee balloting for Nov. 3 is open
    In-person absentee voting for the Nov. 3 General Election is already open in many counties across the Commonwealth, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office.
    All counties must allow in-person absentee voting at least 12 working days before the election.
    Individuals who may be eligible to vote by in-person absentee ballot include:
    • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens who are absent from the county on Election Day

  • Fatal fire victim named

    The medical examiner’s office has identified the victim of an Aug. 26 fire that consumed a large log home on Galbraith Road.
    New Castle volunteer firefighters arriving on the scene of the blaze on a small gravel lane off Point Pleasant Road found the home fully involved.
    New Castle received assistance from Campbellsburg, Pleasureville, Lake Jericho and Eminence to battle the fire with extra manpower and trucks to haul water.

  • Child taken to hospital after drowning report

    Emergency personnel responded to Lake Jericho at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday after a 911 call reporting a possible drowning there.
    Kentucky State Police, Lake Jericho Fire Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Henry County EMS all responded to the scene after the caller alerted them to the possible drowning of a 4-year-old male.
    The child was flown by helicopter to Kosair Children’s Hospital in downtown Louisville for treatment.

  • Bike wreck kills Henry woman

    Salyersville Independent