Today's News

  • Judge reduces bond in arson case

    His medical condition prompted Henry County Circuit Judge Karen Conrad to grant furloughs for doctor’s appointments, but she declined to release accused arsonist Steven Reed from jail without paying a substantial bond.
    In Circuit Court Thursday after entering a not guilty plea for his client at his arraignment, Reed’s attorney Ed Bourne cited his client’s medical condition as a reason for him to be released with a significant reduction in his bond amount, initially set at $10,000 full cash, down to 10 percent of that amount.

  • Coach D Park addition will make a splash

    After the long-awaited $60,000 state grant came through, Eminence officials hope to make a splash with a new feature in Coach D Park by next Memorial Day, Mayor Drane Stephens said.
    Eminence had a false start on this project five years ago, when city officials received notification they had gotten the Department of Local government grant to help pay for a water feature commonly called a “splash pad” or a “sprayground,” Stephens recalled. State officials changed their minds and switched that award to another city.

  • Citizens save the life of a trapped animal

    Several locals teamed up to rescue an animal recently when they pulled a deer out of a well in eastern Henry County.
    While at the firehouse on Oct. 26, Pleasureville Fire Chief Denny Washburn received a call from his cousin Eddie Kidwell, who asked for advice.

  • New Castle Elementary students sing their thanks to veterans
  • Buying at the Bazaar

    During one of the first opportunities to get out and shop for the holidays, many people thronged the 23rd annual Henry Couny Extension Holiday Bazaar, held at the Henry County 4-H building at the Fairgrounds Nov. 14. The 31 indoor booths were chocked full of arts, crafts, food and more and the space not taken up by gifts and seasonal decorations held a crowd of shoppers, many of whom carried a shopping bag or two.

  • Smith Receives Ronnie Lucas Memorial Award
  • Smoke Doctors hold canned food drive
  • GOP nearly sweeps election

    Henry County and Kentucky made history twice on Election Day.
    Not only did they vote to put a Republican in the governor’s mansion, the first in 40 years, they also placed the very first African-American in a statewide office in lieutenant governor-elect Jenean Hampton.
    Of the six state offices on the ballot, four went to Republicans while two will be held by Democrats.

  • Special treatment

    New Castle’s wastewater treatment processes can handle regular sewage, but customers continue to flush many things that should go in the trash instead, Henry County Middle School science students learned on a recent field trip.
    This debris still gets sent to the landfill, but only after it causes expensive breakdowns and potential health threats, Eric Tharp’s students learned after an onsite visit with New Castle Public Works Director Scot Treece and Katie Haven from the Kentucky Division of Water.

  • Locals can take ‘Pride’ in talents

    h the community at the cultural event of the season — Pride in Henry County Arts.
    The event has been scheduled for Nov. 29, beginning at 2 p.m., in Eminence Christian Church. Martha Tarry Simpson, one of the organizers, said the participating artists, who are either from Henry County or have local ties, enrich the community.