Local News

  • Schools restart in August

    Students returning to Henry County and Eminence schools this fall will find a few changes happened during their summer vacations.
    Work continues on building a new wing on Eminence Independent Schools, the former KFC got torn down and the district acquired the old DeliPlus strip mall.
    Nine Henry County students will attend the newly opened iLead Academy, the regional school focusing on math and technology skills through project-based learning. The Henry County Board of Education named Randy Hartford as the new school resource officer at the high school.

  • A harvest of another kind

    One potential attraction to Saturday’s Henry County Harvest Showcase includes the haircut and beard trim that Henry County Help Center Director Joe Durbin will submit to at 2 p.m. as part of a successful fundraising campaign for the non-profit food pantry. Organizers set goals of trimming Durbin’s full beard if donors gave $5,000 and cutting his long hair if donors came up with another $5,000. Both goals have been surpassed. As a bonus, Help Center supporter Charles Clark has volunteered for a shave and a haircut at the showcase, too.

  • Friends For Michael poker Run

    On Saturday morning Friends for Michael held their sixth annual poker run, which started at Henry Christian Church outside of New Castle in Eminence and finished at Scriber’s Station after a two-hour ride through Owen County, Frankfort and Shelbyville.

  • Rotary welcomes new officers

    Jeff Miniard of Cedar Lake Lodge served as president of Eminence Rotary for the 2014-2015 year. At the July 6 meeting, Terry Johnson presented Jeff with a plague for his past year of service. The club honored and thanked Jeff not only for his service, but for the countless hours he put into this position during the year. Above, at the July 6 Eminence Rotary Club meeting, Jill Fallis, incoming president for 2015-2016 and Mike Patel, incoming president-elect for 2016-2017 were inducted into their new positions.

  • News briefs: DAVA earns state commendations

    DAVA earns state commendations
    At the Kentucky DAVA State Convention, Henry County Unit 155 was recognized for having the third largest percentage of membership growth of all units within the entire state of Kentucky.

  • Summer reading program is cool

    Participants in the Henry County Public Library’s summer reading program enjoyed a carnival Saturday to celebrate the program’s completion. Lots of kids’ games, face painting, bouncies, performances by members of the Blue Moon Circus and more fun activities provided hours of entertainment.

  • Premiere of drama ‘Runoff’ set for July 23

    “Runoff,” the independent movie filmed in Henry County and other parts of the Bluegrass State, will have its Kentucky premiere July 23 at the Kentucky Science Center in downtown Louisville.

  • Pleasureville’s Farmers Market opens Friday

    Pleasureville has taken another step to grow as a retail destination with the opening of an indoor farmers market on Main Street.
    Two shops down from Pleasureville Hardware, connected to the Main Street Bakery & Café and through a door in back of Nanny & Papa’s Craft and Gift Shop, the Pleasureville Farmers Market has sold locally raised vegetables and grass-fed beef to customers during its soft opening. Judith Shaw, who lives in the Franklinton was among the first to stop in.

  • Harvest Showcase features fun, food, fellowship

    Besides being a recognition of agricultural heritage, Henry County Harvest Showcase features the best things in life — good food and good fellowship, as organizer Bonnie Cecil expressed it.
    The July 25 event at the fairgrounds will remind locals of their agricultural roots and let visitors experience the benefits of life in Henry County.
    Originally from Louisville, Cecil sought her own piece of the serenity here because she wanted a farm for children to camp on. Living here is all she could have imagined and more.

  • Clear water is on tap

    The cloudy water issue experienced by Henry County Water District #2 has been cleared up at the treatment plant, and workers have been flushing the distribution system to expel any residue, according to the chief operating officer.
    On July 17, employee Keith Morris drove down Hwy. 421, heading toward Pleasureville, stopping at three hydrants along the way, one at Harry Hill Park, one at the county fairgrounds and another by a field to open them for three or so minutes.