Local News

  • Tobacco contracts reduced

    On a day when you would normally find Clint Woods cutting or housing tobacco, he was in the barn fixing a tire on one of his tractors.
    Woods, like many Henry County farmers, is not growing tobacco this year because his annual contract wasn’t renewed by Philip Morris International, a primary tobacco buyer in this region. It wasn’t his choice, but he’s okay with it.

  • News briefs: Courthouse to close for Labor Day

    Courthouse to close for Labor Day
    The Henry County Courthouse and Annex building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day, according to county officials.

  • Rod and gun club raffle winner

    Mike Spradling is the winner of the Henry Golden Boy Rifle commemorating the Henry County Rod and Gun Club’s 50th anniversary, according to information from Linda Noel. This one-of-a-kind rifle was factory engraved especially for the Rod and Gun Club. The winning ticket was drawn at the close of the Eminence Day Celebration, Aug. 8.

  • Battle of the Bluegrass tractor pull coming Sept. 5

    This Saturday, Sept. 5, the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Series (BOB Series) heads to the Henry County Fairgrounds in New Castle.
    “There are a ton of pulling fans that have wanted us to pull in New Castle for years, and this Saturday, the BOB Series will give the fans a great new event in New Castle” BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell said.  “These are the pullers that are seen regularly on NBC Sports, so fans at this event will see, many for the first time, some of the biggest names in the sport of pulling.”

  • KSP HQ calls on Woosley to oversee 911 statewide

    Kentucky State Police leaders have tapped the KSP Post 5 communications supervisor as a go-between for the state agency and those local governments that it provides 911 services for.
    Kevin Woosley, who had worked at Post 5 since 2001, accepted the offer to fill the newly created position of 911 business and financial manager working out of the state police headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Blue Ribbons
  • EIS’s Berry considered for top Ky. education position

    “I believe being a finalist has been a testament to all the hard work of our students and staff at Eminence and of our focus on creating the future of what schools can be. I feel Kentucky stands poised for unprecedented educational achievements. While I’m disappointed to not be chosen, Kentucky is, and always will be, my home and I can’t thank the Kentucky Board of education enough for allowing me to be a part of the conversation for its future. I fully support and trust their expertise on whomever they select to lead Kentucky’s schools.”

  • HC schools feel forced to hike taxes

    The members of the Henry County School Board reluctantly approved a 4 percent tax rate increase at a special hearing Thursday night.
    “I don’t want to do it, but we don’t have a choice,” board member Harold Bratton said. “If we don’t do it this year, that’s money we’ve lost from now on.”

  • Galbraith Road fire claims one life

    A Texas woman is thought to have lost her life in a fire Friday night. Human remains were found in the burnt log home Saturday after the fire was contained.

    According to Kentucky State Police, circumstantial evidence points them to an identification of the victim, but they will decline to make an official announcement until the state medical examiner’s office can do so with certainty.

  • Wade raises hands in silent praise

    Jackie Wade’s ministry involves speaking in pictures as a way to include more deaf people in church services.
    A resident of Campbellsburg since marrying her husband, retired minister Sanford, a little more than two years ago, Wade teaches a basic sign language class at the Campbellsburg Community Center on Tuesday evenings with Joy Willoughby assisting.
    It was Wade’s first husband who opened her eyes to the difficulties the deaf face in life, how much their lack of hearing excludes them from activities and interactions with others.