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Today's News

  • Courthouse expansion and renovation plans take shape

    The upcoming $10 million renovation and expansion of the Henry County Courthouse will provide a holistic approach to improving the facility for the public while preserving many of the historic features, according to the project manager with JRA Architects.

  • Public Record Dec. 27, 2017

    Church Activities
    Sulphur Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

    Civic Organizations
    Eminence Rotary Club meets at noon at Henry Christian Church every Monday.
    The New Castle Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Buddy’s Place in New Castle.

  • Local Buzz Dec. 27, 2017

    Church Activities

    Sulphur Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange. Civic Organizations Eminence Rotary Club meets at noon at Henry Christian Church every Monday.

    The New Castle Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Buddy’s Place in New Castle.

    Pleasureville Masonic Lodge No. 410 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Lodge Hall, 105 Main St., Pleasureville.

  • Adult relationships with grandparents are mutually beneficial

    One of the many benefits of living longer is grandparents get to see their grandchildren become adults.
    While scientists have conducted much research about the benefits and effects of positive relationships between grandparents and their young grandchildren, until recently little research had been conducted about the relationships between grandparents and adult grandchildren.
    Recent studies show that positive relationships between these two groups are mutually beneficial.

  • Exercise to protect yourself from diseases

    It’s certainly not a cure-all. But it’s pretty impressive.
    Exercise is one of the few things that can help prevent or slow the development of most — if not all — major health problems. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, bone loss — to name a few. Topping things off, exercise can help ease the aging process, for example, by strengthening and stretching muscles and joints.

  • The Local’s holiday letter to our family and friends

    Holiday letters are a wonderful way to reconnect with friends and neighbors — they afford the opportunity to step back, smile, remind us of our connections near and far and to reflect on changes from the past year and plans for the future.

    As we close the year at the Henry County Local and reflect on all that we are grateful for, leading that list is our wonderful community of readers and advertisers, as well as living in a country that allows for a free press and free speech.

  • Reckoning with Addiction: The view with the EMS

    By John Iscore Essick

    Henry County Emergency Medical Services (HCEMS) personnel are trained and prepared to assist in some of the most difficult and frightening moments of our lives.  

    I rode along with HCEMS on three different occasions in recent months to hear their perspective on addiction in our county.

  • Cram the Cruiser holiday collection deemed a success

    The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive collected nearly 210 tons (419,507 lbs.) of food this year to help Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season — that’s 79,851 lbs. more than last year, according to a news release.

  • Youth accused of taking a weapon to school Dec. 14

    An 18-year-old Eminence Independent Schools student was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and drug paraphernalia after police got involved with a school incident, according to an arrest report.

    Eminence Police Officer John Bailey responded to assist two educators who were questioning a student Dec. 14.

    During their questioning and investigation, the educators chose to also search Marquis D. Moore’s book bag.

  • In 2017, Victory Hemp Foods set up shop in Henry County

    Chad Rosen pressed on with establishing a hemp foods processing facility in Campbellsburg to move his business forward in 2017.

    Though he considered building a new facility in the Henry County Commerce Park next to Trackside butcher shop, in the end Rosen decided his best option involved setting up shop for his business, Victory Hemp Foods, in an underutilized 6,000-square-foot facility, the nearby GROW building.

    Capstone Produce used the building before, but the facility had been vacant for about three years.