Today's News

  • What to expect Nov. 8 when you go to the polls

    All properly registered voters in Henry County can participate in the Nov. 8 presidential election, and there are plenty of local races to be decided, too.
    Pundits are divided whether the negative rhetoric that has characterized the presidential contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will depress voter turnout on Election Day.
    County Clerk Shanda Archer has heard a lot of talk about voter fraud and computer hacking, but she has confidence that the voting machines being used in Henry County are sound.

  • Wildcat Marching Band goes out on a high note
  • Cuties in Costumes

    Cuties in costumes took over the streets of Eminence for a few hours for Halloween Monday evening.


    Halloween pictures of trick-or-treaters taken at the Henry County Local office will appear in the Nov. 9 edition of the newspaper.

  • Ahead of the Game

    At each home varsity game, there’s a man roaming the Henry County High School sidelines who took some hits on the Wildcats’ field himself. He keeps careful tabs on the athletes and how they’re performing on the gridiron — but he’s not the coach.
    In fact, Andrew Stethen attends all of the high school’s home games for all varsity sports, plus travels with the football team when they’re away, in an effort to keep all the athletes as healthy as possible.

  • John Berry Jr., former state senator, stood up to the establishment

    John M. Berry Jr., who passed away Oct. 27, had a reputation for standing up to powerful interests to do what was right, whether during his time as a Kentucky state senator, as a citizen or as an attorney.
    “My uncle, friend and law partner passed away yesterday,” attorney Berry Baxter posted on his Facebook page. “He was never a big man but he was truly a giant.”
    When serving as a page in the statehouse as a youngster, Baxter first got an indication of the respect afforded to his uncle in Frankfort.

  • Flat tax idea returns to Campbellsburg

    The idea for the Campbellsburg City Council to hold a first reading of a revised employment tax at the Oct. 17 meeting got delayed when met with objections, even anger, from elected officials.
    Needing to close a revenue deficit, city officials first proposed to enact an employment flat tax in 2015, which would have required most businesses in Campbellsburg to pay an annual tax based on its profit margins, plus monthly withholding from its workers based on the amount they earn.

  • Chelsey’s Eggs to share in USDA Value Added Producer Grant

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) is one of 29 organizations across the U.S. that has been awarded a Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) to provide technical and business development assistance in rural areas.USDA announced that over $1.7 million in USDA Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) funds have been awarded to Kentucky agribusinesses, including Chelsey’s Eggs in Pleasureville.

  • FDA makes changes to its veterinary feed directive

    The Food and Drug Administration is amending its animal drug regulations regarding veterinary feed directive drugs.
    This new rule limits “medically important antimicrobial drugs” to the treatment, control and prevention of disease, but does not allow weight gain or feed efficiency claims.
    This rule also states that the use of medically important antimicrobials will have veterinary oversight.
    This means that you will not be able to purchase over-the-counter medicated feeds for livestock without having a Veterinary Feed Directive.

  • Local holiday shopping spree is round the corner

    The weather is cooler, the holiday lights are beginning to twinkle at area stores, and it is time to think about those dreaded words – holiday shopping!  
    No longer do those have to be words that put fear into the hearts of men and women.  
    The 24th annual Extension Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Henry County Homemakers Organization, will help you fill up those stockings with no problem at all.
    The event will be held at the Henry County 4-H Fairgrounds building on Highway 421 on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Scavenger hunt teaches music appreciation