Local News

  • Quick bridge replacement now unlikely

    Replacing the Wolfpen Road bridge is no longer on the fast track, after the Henry County Fiscal Court voted at a special meeting Sept. 6 to condemn property for a new stream crossing, according to Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.
    If the Henry County Fiscal Court had been able to reach an agreement with a property owner on buying his land, the new bridge project could have been completed in 2016, Brent said after the meeting. The time it will take for the condemnation process to wrap up is unknowable.

  • Obesity is a weighty problem

    Editor’s note: This adapts a report by Melissa Patrick of Kentucky Health News. The Henry County Local’s Chris Brooke contributed to this article.

    A big chunk of Kentucky’s population is fat and getting fatter, which in turn makes people sicker, according to health researchers.

  • Challenge Accepted

    In a healthy competition, walkers took steps Saturday to make sure a traveling trophy remains in Henry County for the fifth time.
    Good turnout and dedicated participants have helped Henry County win the County Challenge Walk in each of the four previous years, according to Mona Huff, community organizer for the Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities.

  • Sanford pleads in rape case

    Although he maintained his innocence, Curtis W. Sanford pleaded guilty in a 2014 case that alleged he tried to rape a New Castle woman in her home.

  • Local business hosts night at the ballgame
  • News brief: Woods and Waters Land Extravaganza set

    Woods and Waters Land Extravaganza set for Sept. 10

    Woods and Waters Land Trust (WWLT) invites everyone to the eighth annual Land Extravaganza at the Bradley Family’s Indian Ridge Farm, 996 Green Wilson Road, Frankfort, on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m., according to a news release.
    WWLT, a membership organization open to everyone, works to protect the forested lands and riparian areas in the lower Kentucky River watershed, which includes Henry County.

  • Wright, a Pleasureville veteran, takes an Honor Flight

    Hundreds of patriotic, flag-waving citizens gave two local veterans ─ and 41 other Kentucky veterans ─ a welcome home Saturday that they will never forget, according to a news release.

  • Odd Fellows theft heads to the grand jury

    A 58-year-old Pleasureville man has been accused of writing checks to himself from the accounts of the Eminence Lodge 140 of the International Order of the Odd Fellows, according to police reports.
    After an investigation, Kentucky State Police charged Richard D. Rynes with theft by unlawful taking, more than $10,000 but under $1 million.
    Rynes wrote checks from the Odd Fellows Lodge account to himself, the arrest report states.

  • Long-time HCPS team retires simultaneously

    All at once last Wednesday, Henry County Public Schools lost more than 50 years worth of institutional knowledge from the central office with two simultaneous retirements.
    Donna Gosser began her career as the secretary at Campbellsburg Elementary School. After seven years there, she transferred to the board of education office where she served as the administrative assistant to the assistant superintendent for another 25.

  • Celebrating Labor Day

    With delicious food recently served up on the grill, extra time in the boat or backyard, and parties with friends and family, it is easy to forget that Labor Day is more than just an excuse for a long weekend on the first Monday in September.
    The national holiday was created to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers.
    Following what can be considered one of the darkest chapters in U.S.A. labor history, Labor Day was first celebrated in the late 19th century and was officially adopted as a federal holiday in 1894.