Local News

  • Fiscal court magistrate makes history

    In becoming a Henry County magistrate, Rickey Timberlake only wanted to help the people. He didn’t set a goal of breaking new ground by becoming the first African American to serve on fiscal court.
    As he sees it, this office simply provides him with another avenue to give back to the community.

  • Fire destroys Robinson Farm Equipment in Eminence

    Wind gusts propelled flames, dense black smoke and intense heat through Robinson’s Farm Equipment in Eminence and threatened several nearby homes on South Main during the March 31 blaze.
    Fanned by the winds and fueled by the contents at Robinson’s, the blaze consumed the structure in about an hour after the 12:20 p.m. alarm went out to Henry County fire and emergency personnel.
    Two people inside the store during lunchtime noticed the smoke and fled.

  • Bad weather extends the school year

    After a wild winter with record snowfall, both school districts in the county have modified their school calendars to get in all their required instructional time.
    According to regulation, schools must accrue 1,062 hours of instructional time.  Both districts had already scheduled more than the required number of hours into their calendar and have some flexibility in scheduling their make-up days.

  • Jailer bill can't break out of House committee

    Legislators worried about some county jailers slacking off on the job ran out of time to win approval for a Senate bill meant to increase accountability for the constitutional office during the 2015 General Assembly session, but it will be reintroduced in 2016.
    The schedule called for legislators to wrap up their work in Frankfort March 23-24.
    Senate Bill 184, drafted by state Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, gained the support of the full Senate and had a first reading before the House’s Committee on Local Government before the session’s end.

  • Watershed Moment

    Students learn best when they get to wade into their lesson and get their feet wet, such as when the eighth grade science class at Henry County Middle School goes outside the classroom for their hands-on water quality studies.

  • Campbellsburg school to get upgrades

    When Campbellsburg Elementary students come back to school in the fall, they’ll walk into a brighter, better place to learn.
    “Improving the learning environment has been proven by study after study to be a very important factor in increasing student achievement.  It also improves morale of students, teachers and parents,” said Tim Abrams, superintendent of Henry County Public Schools. “Henry County is a wonderful community with awesome kids; they deserve nothing less than a top notch education in a top notch facility.”

  • News Briefs: Paving work to take place on Hwy. 389

    Paving work to take place on Hwy. 389
    Workers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Henry County will greet spring by making resurfacing part of Hwy. 389 one of the year’s first road projects, according to spokeswoman Andrea Clifford. Lane closures and delays are possible are possible on Hwy. 389 between KY 561 and the bridge over Woodcock’s Branch (mile points 0 to 2) and between mile points 7 and 8 (near KY 22) due to asphalt resurfacing, she said.
    Tri-County board members needed

  • Rotary holds 23rd annual Farm City Day March 23
  • Road crews smooth out the rough patches

    Plenty of sunshine and snow melt means pothole season has arrived for Henry County roads.
    It still felt a little cool out as the sun started to emerge from the haze at about 9 a.m. March 12 on Hwy. 202 as a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crew continued to work their way north, near Smith-Berry Winery.
    Joe Mobley, Bradley Lyons and James Waford shoveled and raked the cold mix into a cluster of potholes in the blacktop as Kent Wilson inched the dump truck forward toward the community known as Drennon.

  • McIntosh donates his 240th pint

    Normally, a Red Cross blood donor might receive cookies and juice after they give, but a Sulphur resident received a slice of cheesecake with a candle on top at his most recent donation.
    John McIntosh reached two milestones on March 6. He donated pint number 240, for a lifetime total of 30 gallons, the same day as he turned 80 years old.