Local News

  • An Eagle Takes Flight

    A project to bring Eastern Elementary students closer to nature took wing when Boy Scout Caleb Potts got involved, and it helped him earn his Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
    Potts knew he wanted to be in scouting as early as age 5.

  • Voters choose Sanders

    Henry County Democrats voting for their preferred presidential candidate gave Bernie Sanders a convincing win during the Kentucky primaries held May 17.
    The hard fought race for the Democratic presidential nomination between Sanders and Hilliary Clinton could go all the way to the party’s national convention, and Kentucky just about split down the middle for the two competitors for the party’s nod to face apparent Republican nominee, Donald Trump, in the fall.

  • Campbellsburg wants to avoid budget shortfall

    With the failure of the employment flat tax idea, Campbellsburg isn’t getting the revenue it needs to avoid a shortfall, according to a discussion of the fiscal year 2016-17 budget at the city’s May 16 council meeting
    Because expenses exceed revenue, Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan told the council members he expects savings accounts and certificates of deposits “will need to be liquidated to have the necessary operating funds for the year.”

  • Accused in Hall murder appear in Trimble court

    By Dave Taylor

    Landmark News Service

  • Correction

    Due to an editor’s error, a detail in the article about organ donation in the May 4 edition was incorrect. While the Brandon Browning family had planned to be together on Dec. 12, 2006, it was not due to a birthday celebration, but a time of family fellowship.  


    The Henry County Local apologizes for and regrets the error.  

  • Henry County Republicans host annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner
  • Save-A-Lot opens its new grocery in Eminence

    Even as company and local officials cut the ribbon for the new Save-A-Lot store in Eminence May 13, the cashiers inside were already operating all four lanes to serve shoppers who came out on opening day.
    Campbellsville-based Saver Group, which operates 52 groceries in five states, saw an opportunity to locate in Eminence after Norm’s Food World shut its doors.
    Eminence is just the kind of community that the Saver Group likes to serve, President Larry Noe said.

  • A Heart for Children: Jones raises money for Ugandan home

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Taking It to the Streets

    Henry County High School celebrated its annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day on Friday. More than 30 students chose to trade in their usual conveyances to school with a variety of farm tractors.

  • EPD officers in line for salary hike

    Eminence’s 2016-17 fiscal year budget proposes perhaps the city’s largest ever salary increase for patrol officers, Mayor Drane Stephens said at the city council’s May 9 meeting.
    As proposed, the budget projects general fund revenue of nearly $1.77 million and expenses at $1.35 million.
    The budget includes lesser pay hikes for other employees, but puts the emphasis on police officers because Eminence had fallen far behind other governments in the region, he noted while summarizing the proposal.