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Local News

  • KYTC awards three maintenance projects

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for roadway maintenance on three routes in Henry County, according to a news release. Work is scheduled to begin this week as crews apply preventative maintenance treatment on Ky. 1359, Hillspring Road.

  • Fire destroys a trailer on Gest Road

    Four Henry County fire departments responded to a report of a structure fire at 2284 Gest Road at 2:21 a.m. Sept. 1, according to emergency officials.

  • Courthouse work could start next summer

    Efforts surrounding the Henry County Courthouse expansion and renovation project continue to drag on, but local officials have a rough idea about the project’s timeline, according to Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.

    Eminence officials reacted positively last fall after receiving word that the old Cook’s store building on Broadway would be the most likely place for the courts and related offices to move to when the courthouse renovations finally begin.

  • Help sought to win County Challenge Walks

    Henry County had an off year in 2016 after four straight years of winning the Kentucky Coalition of Health Communities’ annual County Challenge Walks Sept. 16, according to a local organizer.

    As more competitors enter the friendly contest, a community organizer wants to see Henry County re-establish its previous dominance in the event as a show of community pride and wellness.

  • News briefs: Baxter to preside over prosecutor's group

    Baxter to preside over prosecutor’s group

    At the annual prosecutor’s conference this year, Courtney T, Baxter, commonwealth’s attorney  for the 12th Judicial Circuit, which includes Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, was elected to serve as president of the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association.  

  • Firefighters lay their fallen brother to rest

    By Kristen Lowry

    KLowry@hclocal.com

  • King resigns from C-burg City Council

    Campbellsburg City Council will have to find a replacement for member Richard King, who’s resignation the council accepted in a special meeting Aug. 29, called to discuss personnel matters.

    King confirmed his resignation in writing, which referred back to a conversation on Aug. 14.

  • State road projects still going slowly

     After being delayed a year, funding issues at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted vast portions of two major local projects on down the road, according to information from KYTC spokeswoman Andrea Clifford.

  • Striking a Chord

    By Kristen Lowry

    KLowry@hclocal.com

    Robby Cox got his start at a high school talent show. 

    Cox remembers the moment vividly — his band, which included a cousin and a friend, played “Free Bird” for a crowd of nearly 500 kids in the high school auditorium.  

  • Warrant service at Pollitt Circle leads to arrests

     An effort to serve a warrant at Pollitt Circle by Henry County Sheriff’s deputies and probation and parole officers led to three arrests and recovery of drug-related items, according to Sgt. Chase Dewitt.

    “They knew somebody with a felony warrant was down there,” Dewitt explained. “Upon going to the residence, one of them ran around the back of the house, ran inside. I ran around back and could hear a commotion in the back room.”