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Today's News

  • Local Landmark Lost

    Staff writer/photographer

    One of the last remaining historic Campbellsburg buildings is gone.

    The old L&N train depot in Campbellsburg burned to the ground early Monday, Oct. 26. The building was one of the few that survived a tornado in 1974 that levelled most of the town’s older buildings.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Seth Willis said the 911 call came into Post 5 at approximately 12:30 a.m.

  • Henry County Youth Football League

    Campbellsburg 26, Pleasureville 0: The Campbellsburg Bengals improved to a perfect 7-0 on Saturday with a 26-0 shutout win over the Pleasureville Colts in the varsity division of the Henry County Youth Football League.

  • Final eight-man game?

    Playing in what might have been their final eight-man football game, the Eminence Warriors blew past North Hardin Christian, 58-18, on Friday night to win the unofficial Kentucky State Eight-Man Series Championship and end the regular season with a 7-3 record.

    As teams all across Kentucky close out the regular season this Friday, the Warriors have a bye. They will then open the Class A playoffs against Ludlow at home on Nov. 6. Eminence lost to Ludlow in the first round last year and have never won an 11-man playoff game.

  • Now playing on YouTube ... HCHS FFA

    Staff writer/photographer

    Advisor Lindsey Cottrell is asking people to help HCPS Future Farmers of America members add dollars to their department by voting on videos made by local students.

    The videos are on YouTube and winners will be determined by how many “hits” each video receives.

    This is the second year for the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board’s YouTube Video Contest, but the first for HCHS to participate.

  • GA has oversight responsibility

    The first priorities of the General Assembly may be to write the law and the budget that guides state government, but it also has an oversight responsibility as well.

    Over the years that has led to the creation of eight committees that monitor a variety of programs, ranging from Medicaid to the way we spend our portion of the multi-billion dollar settlement the states reached with the major tobacco companies in the late 1990s.

  • Make sure you get the whole story

    I know many of you in Henry and surrounding counties have seen or signed a petition to remove Greg Derossett from his current position, or any other position that he may hold in this county. I am concerned that many of you do not know the whole story as to why this petition is being passed around by Mr. Bob Cook who resides on Scobie Lane in New Castle.

  • We should have a right to live on our property

    Having a few problems here in Henry County. You might remember us if you read the article about the windmills and solar in the Henry County Local. I don’t know how many of you have run across this but here goes. My wife and I are both disabled, we had to put up the wind and solar, and then started building our home. Because of a horse back riding accident with my wife, it was delayed in starting.

  • Tort reform critical to health care reform

    For months, members of Congress and the American public have hotly debated the right way to reform our health care system.  We all agree that there are steps that can be taken to improve health care to make it more affordable and accessible, but the devil is in the details.  It is critical that we find the right prescription for reform without adding to our climbing debt and deficit. One of the essential elements to successful reform that will reduce cost within our current health care system is comprehensive medical liability reform “tort reform.”

  • Public Records for the week of October 21, 2009

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department arrests

    Joseph A. Callis, manufacturing meth; first degree trafficking in a controlled substance; two counts of wanton endangerment; possession of meth percursor; possession of drug paraphernalia, arrested by Rick Nelson on 10/9.

    Beau D. Maria, failure to appear; perjury, first. Arrested by Rick Nelson on 10/12.

    Tabatha Barnes, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 10/12.

    Lisa Way, theft by deception less than $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 10/12.

  • HCPS to add bus route to Eminence

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools soon will add an abbreviated bus route to operate after school between Henry County High School and Eminence.

    HCPS transportation director Bruce Gentry said the goal is to ease afternoon crowding.

    Gentry said buses bound for Pendleton, Smithfield and Jericho are affected on a regular basis.