Today's News

  • A dickens of a Christmas

    A holiday tradition at the Kentucky Renaisssance Fair, players retell Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” in which Ebenezer Scrooge transforms from a bitter old miser after visitations from spirits.

  • Little League Growing


    Henry County Little League will hold signups Feb. 20 and 27 at the 4-H building from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Henry County Library.

    The draft will be held March 5 at the Henry County Middle school.

    The Little League board reviewed the past season at their November meeting and deemed it a huge success based on participation numbers, according to Secretary Ricky Drawbaugh.

  • Voters say YES to expanded alcohol sales

    ELECTION RESULTS: Of the 11,640 registered voters in Henry County, 21 percent voted Tuesday in a special local option election that would determine whether or not alcohol could be sold in every precinct in the county.

    Overwhelmingly, voters said, "Yes." Yes votes totaled 1,469 or 60 percent, while no votes totaled 970 or 40 percent.

    Check next week's Local for reaction to the vote.

  • Budget deadline looming

    By Thomas Massie, U.S. Representative

    Will Dec. 11 mark another déjà vu moment for Congress?  This looming deadline is the day by which Congress must once again fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year. 

  • Have you read the Local lately?

    If for some crazy reason you haven’t read a Henry County Local in a while, here’s your chance. 

    Welcome to a free sample issue of your weekly community newspaper. Consider it our gift to you to introduce you to or remind you of what you could be getting each week.

  • When faith is not enough, invest in hope

    We invest a lot in Christmas, and I don’t mean the dollars we spend...though many do invest a lot of those. 

    We invest emotions. We want our celebrations — family, church, and community — to be perfect. We want everyone present, the food to be perfect, and everyone to be of good cheer the whole day long. It seldom works out that way.

  • Local Buzz, December 9, 2015

    Church Activities and Services

    New Castle First Baptist Church will present its Christmas cantata, “Come and Behold Him,” on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to this free seasonal event.

    Bible Study at Daybreak Baptist Church at 4323 W. Main Street on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. is “Angels... Who are they? When were they formed? What is their function? Whom do they serve?”

  • Beefing Up Business

    A local farm with an entrepreneurial spirit recently received a financial boost to expand its line of beef products.

    John Bednarksi and Dan Weintraub of Sherwood Acres, LLC were awarded a $49,750 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office. Sherwood Acres was one of only seven recipients in Kentucky among 258 businesses nationwide awarded value-added producer grants totaling $34 million.

  • Public Records, December 9, 2015

    KSP arrests

    Ashlea Hunt, DOB 7/2/1991, La Grange — arrested Nov. 30 at Hollow Tree Road by Trooper Ferris for assault fourth, domestic

    Megan Elston, DOB 8/2/1991, Smithfield — arrested Dec. 3 at Citation Lane by Trooper Gonterman for a warrant

    Bethany Thomas, DOB 4/15/1985, Campbellsburg — arrested Dec. 3 at Citation Lane by Trooper Gonterman for a warrant

  • Warriors win 2 of 3 to open season


    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Williamstown Dec. 1 to open the season and found the going tough as Derick Cipollone and Breenan Stanley combined for 42 points to lead Williamstown to an easy victory.

    “We started off okay in our press,” Coach Chris Nethery said. “We got a couple of steals early but we didn’t sustain the effort we needed to.”

    Nethery said it had a lot to do with Cipollone and Stanley.