Today's News

  • C-burg man dies when boat sinks

    An afternoon of fishing turned tragic for three brothers last Thursday afternoon.
    Rick Baker, 70 of Campbellsburg, was fishing on Lake Jericho with two of his brothers when the boat they were in began experiencing mechanical issues, according to Lake Jericho Manager Larry Ramsey. Baker managed to get his brothers ashore but he stayed with the boat near the boat dock.

  • Test scores mixed for local schools

    School districts were recently provided their annual school report cards tracking their scores for the Unbridled Learning Assessment and calculating their accountability results from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    The numbers for both districts in Henry County are a mixed bag. While some schools showed improvement, others declined in their academic performance. While some grade levels excelled at particular subjects, others struggled to meet the pace of state averages.

  • New Heights

    Coincidence reached new heights when two veteran firefighters bought an old Harrods Creek ladder truck they had once responded to emergencies with.
    Now Phil Shad, 71, a current New Castle Fire Department volunteer, and his friend Rick Albers, 60, of Goshen, use their new acquisition to respond to parades, festivals and community events.
    Both men have long histories with fighting fires and developing bonds with their brothers and sisters in public safety.

  • Eminence native earns Centers for Disease Control safety award

    When Centers for Disease Control workers responded to West Africa to quell the spread of deadly ebola, Eminence native Mark Wilson helped train them in the safety procedures needed to protect themselves from the hemorrhagic fever.
    Wilson also trained some of the CDC screeners deployed at U.S. airports who conducted health checks necessary to detect any passengers from West Africa who might have become infected during 2014’s ebola epidemic.

  • Deputy’s car hydroplanes on 146

    eriff’s deputy wrecked his cruiser Sept. 29 but suffered no injuries.
    At about 4:45 p.m., Deputy Matt Cravens was traveling on Highway 146 with his emergency equipment lit on his way to a 911 call for a domestic dispute on Mt. Olivet Road. As he approached the intersection of Highway 153 at a speed of about 35-45 miles per hour, a box truck turned toward him, crossing over the center line.

  • Call leads to Bedford bust

    Kentucky State Police troopers responded to a Trimble County home Sept. 30 after an emergency call from a woman in Pendleton, which led to arrests for illegal drugs and kidnapping, according to a KSP news release.
    “A call of a woman in distress at the Pilot truck stop on Pendleton Road led troopers to a residence in Bedford,” KSP said.  “During the course of their investigation, it was determined that the woman had allegedly been held against her will at the residence where alleged illegal drug activity had taken place.”

  • Berry Center bookstore to host art exhibit

    The Bookstore Gallery at The Berry Center will exhibit the tapestries of Tori S. Kleinert and the ceramic art of Amy M. Baker through Jan. 15, following a reception Oct. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m., according to a news release
    “Internationally acclaimed tapestry weaver Tori S. Kleinert of Turners Station will present her most recent work,” it said.  “Her 30 years of experience in hand weaving and spinning, paired with vibrant color choices, give each piece a special voice.”

  • Lyle to serve as treasurer for organ donor program

    Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle will serve as treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, according to a news release.  
    Created by Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks in 1992, the Trust For Life is a statewide 501c(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates and encourages Kentuckians to register as organ and tissue donors to save lives.

  • Eastern observes World Milk Day
  • Pugh inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame

    A former state commander of the Department of Kentucky Veterans of Foreign Wars with ties to Henry County was inducted into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame, Sept. 26, according to a news release.
    Carlos Pugh, the widower of Alma Clubb Pugh, formerly of Bethlehem, served as chairman of the Red Cross, chairman of the Frankfort Planning and Zoning Board and received the Volunteer of Frankfort Award from the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce after serving in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1970.