Today's News

  • Pleasureville’s Farmers Market opens Friday

    Pleasureville has taken another step to grow as a retail destination with the opening of an indoor farmers market on Main Street.
    Two shops down from Pleasureville Hardware, connected to the Main Street Bakery & Café and through a door in back of Nanny & Papa’s Craft and Gift Shop, the Pleasureville Farmers Market has sold locally raised vegetables and grass-fed beef to customers during its soft opening. Judith Shaw, who lives in the Franklinton was among the first to stop in.

  • Harvest Showcase features fun, food, fellowship

    Besides being a recognition of agricultural heritage, Henry County Harvest Showcase features the best things in life — good food and good fellowship, as organizer Bonnie Cecil expressed it.
    The July 25 event at the fairgrounds will remind locals of their agricultural roots and let visitors experience the benefits of life in Henry County.
    Originally from Louisville, Cecil sought her own piece of the serenity here because she wanted a farm for children to camp on. Living here is all she could have imagined and more.

  • Clear water is on tap

    The cloudy water issue experienced by Henry County Water District #2 has been cleared up at the treatment plant, and workers have been flushing the distribution system to expel any residue, according to the chief operating officer.
    On July 17, employee Keith Morris drove down Hwy. 421, heading toward Pleasureville, stopping at three hydrants along the way, one at Harry Hill Park, one at the county fairgrounds and another by a field to open them for three or so minutes.

  • As floods recede

    After July 14 storms dumped up to six inches on eastern Henry County, flooding homes in Sulphur and causing significant damage to roads, county officials have made a local disaster declaration in order to receive relief funds.
    Henry County officials will seek both state and Federal Emergency Management Administration aid as it works to recover from flooding.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills local man

    A 22-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Campbellsburg on July 19, according to information from the Kentucky State Police.
    Emergency personnel responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Main Street in Campbellsburg at 7:48 p.m.
    Troopers identified the victim as John R. Allgeier IV of Smithfield. Trooper Jim Phelps conducted the investigation at the intersection of U.S. 421 and Lake Road.

  • Chamber transitions to new leadership

    by Paul Cole, Henry County Chamber of Commerce executive director

  • Doing what might be the most difficult job

    Part of my job involves the unenviable task of going to and reporting on tragic events like fires and car accidents, some of which involve loss of life. There are only a handful of people – police officers and emergency responders, mainly – that would ever see what takes place at the scene.

  • Local Buzz, July 15, 2015

    Civic Organizations

    Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the West End Building, Jackson Road, Eminence. 

    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. 

  • Public Record, July 15, 2015

    KSP arrests

    John W. McClellan, 35, Bedford — arrested July 6 at 10409 Campbellsburg Road, Campbellsburg, by Trooper Phelps for DUI 1st; possession of controlled substance 1st-meth; possession of drug paraphernalia; tampering with physical evidence; careless driving; speeding 25 MPH over the limit

    Robert C. Barnes, 30, Smithfield — arrested July 6 at 489 Pendleton Road, Sulphur, by Trooper Dykes for execution of three warrants

  • College Update: 'Coach' Karie Powell


    Karie Powell finished her softball career at Midway College this spring as a student assistant coach for the Eagles. Powell, who played for the Eagles for four years, enjoyed her stint as a coach but would have rather been on the field. “I was first base coach for every game,” Powell said. “Some of them were players I had played with before and some were new players but everyone got along and it was a good experience.