Local News

  • EIS held up as a national model for education

    Although President Barack Obama’s administration is coming to a close, initiatives enacted by the Department of Education (DOE) under his presidency will continue. That would be the hope of educators from Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) who have played a significant role in those efforts.

  • Eminence is now the longest-serving school board in Kentucky
  • Spreading cheer to children

    Members of the New Castle Lions Club took time from their own Christmas celebrations to spread cheer to children in the community. As they do each year, members hosted a gift giveaway for area children on Christmas Eve. Each child left the New Castle Christian Church with at least three toys, a gift bag with fruit, candy and personal hygiene products, and a visit from Santa.

  • 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'


    Although the first nativity was a quiet affair with just a few visitors, Bethlehem’s annual live nativity draws hundreds to the small town to see the scene recreated over the course of four nights leading up to Christmas. Each night three shifts of 12 volunteers each take their places to stand in the solemn scene while music and scripture can be heard over a loudspeaker. 

  • Historic barn to be dismantled, relocated, preserved

    More proof that Henry County still has an impressive crop of historic barns came Dec. 19 when Bailey Construction began dismantling a structure that might date back to the late 1700s.

    Similar to the situation in which a Low Dutch barn inspired Six-Mile Creek Distillery outside of Defoe, Mike Bailey said a barn outside of Bethlehem caught the attention of Willett Distillery in Bardstown.

  • Benham plans second retirement

    Tommy Benham, 76, will cap off a lifetime of work with his second retirement, this one from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, to care for his wife.

    From a young age, Benham has taken on many jobs and volunteer responsibilities.

  • Cause unknown in fatal crash

    By Chris Brooke


    Kentucky State Police continue to search for a cause in a fatal accident on Interstate 71 in Henry County Dec. 17, according to the KSP Post 5 spokesman.

  • Hiring help: A one-stop shop for youth needing careers

    Before hooking up with the Kentucky Youth Career Center in August, Lana Johnson couldn’t decide whether she wanted to go into nursing or criminal justice. She knows now, after participating in an internship program and other services provided by the KentuckianaWorks program.
    She needed help before she spent money on additional schooling to become career ready. The Kentucky Youth Career Center provided her with valuable insight into what she needed, and didn’t stop there.

  • Westport man faces charges in drunken break-ins and thefts

    A Westport man with a penchant for chewing gum now faces several charges after he allegedly attempted to rob two homes Saturday night.
    Kentucky State Police received a call from a homeowner on Castle Highway shortly before 9 p.m. on Dec. 17.
    The caller advised that a man had been found in the driveway of the home and was being “detained” until police could arrive.
    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens arrived on the scene to find Michael S. Mings, 22, of Westport face down with his hands behind his back.

  • Craftily Keeping Christmas

    With the stroke of a paintbrush, Debbie Hargrove continues to spread Christmas cheer with an artistic holiday tradition.
    For more than a decade, Hargrove used her talents to decorate ornaments to go on the tree.