Today's News

  • American Beauties winner
  • Chamber honors several members’ years of service

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and networking dinner last Tuesday night, at which exiting board members were recognized, new board members introduced, the budget approved and the membership entertained and informed by a guest speaker from the Office of Agricultural Policy.

  • Dual credit scholarships to help local students

     The Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship Program will, for the first time, provide funds for dual credit scholarships for students in all 173 school districts, including Eminence and Henry County, starting next year, according to state officials and local educators.
    For the first time in the state’s history, the scholarship funds will pay for dual credit opportunities for every Kentucky senior at no cost to the student for the 2017 and 2018 school years, Gov. Matt Bevin and Educational and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner said at a recent announcement.

  • Reigning over the Fair

    Although many of Monday night’s activities at the Henry County Fair were cancelled due to wet weather, a few events proceeded as scheduled. The fair continues nightly through Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. each day. See next week’s Local for a full recap of the Henry County Fair, including all pageant winners.

  • White House invites Rosen to summit

    A New Castle entrepreneur who continues to spread the word about industrial hemp as a nutritious food recently celebrated some victories of his own.
    Chad Rosen recently met with several political and business leaders and rebranded his product lines under the banner of ending the “war on hemp.”

  • Hemp takes root in local farm fields

    Growing industrial hemp serves as an experiment for one New Castle farmer — in part, as a test to find out whether the emerging crop can turn a profit in the future.
    John Emerson Smith of New Castle has plowed two fields — a one-acre plot dedicated for the extraction of cannabidiol oil and a second nine-acre tract for Victory Hemp Foods.
    A long-time tobacco grower — “since I was old enough to walk,” as he put it — Smith has branched out into other agricultural pursuits. He finds his old crop frustrating to work these days.

  • Local Buzz for July 6, 2016

    Church Activities and Services
    Pleasant View Baptist Church will celebrate its Men’s Day on Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Lloyd Watkins, associate pastor of Kenwood Northeast Baptist Church, Crestwood. The focus of the Men’s Day program is on family and friends, “Each One Bring One.”  Lunch will be served immediately after the morning service.  

  • Public record for July 6, 2016

    KSP arrests
    Veronica Smith, 37, Covington — arrested June 28 at Pendleton Road by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Newberry for assault, fourth, domestic
    David Norship, 47, Pendleton — arrested June 28 at Pendleton Road by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Newberry for resisting arrest
    Ryan Daniel, 32, Owenton — arrested June 30 at Interstate 71, 32 mile marker north bound, by Trooper Mitchell for speeding; reckless driving; operating on a suspended license; failure to surrender revoked license

  • School briefs for July 6, 2016

    Several locals achieve honors at UK

    The University of Kentucky has released its dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester.  
    A total of 6,640 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance, including several from Henry County.  

  • Three attend sheriffs’ ranch