Today's News

  • Reward offered to find pet pig’s killer

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into the shooting death of a pet pig March 16 in Pleasureville.
    The incident occurred at the old Pleasureville recycling property at 160 Main Street, Cissy Cook reported.
    Her husband serves as the caretaker of the property, and he stopped by early Friday on his way to work to check on and take care of the animals there, including the pet pig.
    But when he returned after work, he realized someone else had been on the property, shot the pig, chased it, shot it a second time and then cut off its ears, Cook said.

  • Families lose everything in Osage fire

    Multiple fire departments responded to Osage Estate Apartments March 10 at approximately 2:30 p.m. after a report of a fire that damaged seven units and totally destroyed three, displacing several families.
    New Castle, Eminence, Campbellsburg, Pleasureville, Lake Jericho and Ballardsville fire departments responded to the scene, along with Henry County EMS, according to New Castle Fire Chief Wesley Benham. When New Castle firefighters arrived, they found apartment 709 on the bottom floor of the complex totally engulfed in flames.

  • EIS officials want an SRO, not armed teachers

    The Kentucky Department of Homeland Security grant to hire a school resource officer (SRO) at Eminence Independent Schools has been turned down for two years in a row, according to Eminence police and educators.
    Eminence Police Department’s Lt. Mike Wells spearheaded the initiative. He said the grants were lost due to lack of serious criminal activity.
    The effort to get a school resource officer in Eminence schools is an ongoing process, Wells said. In the meantime, Louisville and Lexington were both granted funds for four SROs.

  • Clean Water Saves Lives

    St. John Chrysostom members have scheduled a benefit sale in April to assist their musical director’s mission of saving lives around the globe by providing clean water to mothers by the tens of thousands.
    Sister Larraine Lauter helped launch Water with Blessings, based in Middletown, several years before answering a different kind of urgent call to Eminence.
    “A friend of mine who attends there — Kathy Long, she sings in the choir — they had lost their choir director just in time for the Easter holy week,” Lauter said. “So, I got drafted.”

  • Dow’s donation will pay for a wonderwall at new library

    When the new Henry County Public Library opens in 2019, the facility will feature a “wonderwall” activity space paid for with a donation from the Dow company plant located in Carrollton.
    The $5,000 donation to comes as company officials and employees celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Dow in Carroll County, according to a news release. In all, Dow donated a total of $50,000 to 10 libraries in the region surrounding the Carrollton plant.

  • Fire contained to porch in Bethlehem

    On March 12, the Pleasureville Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the back porch of a residence in Bethlehem.
    The fire was caused by an electrical socket on the back porch of the home owned by Ray and Elaine Whitaker. Ray Whitaker was able to put the fire out using a garden hose just before the PFD arrived.
    “We had only been home about 45 minutes,” he said. “I had just gone to lay down when our dog started going crazy and I got up to see if someone was at the door. That’s when I saw the fire.”

  • Public Record March 14, 2018

    Michael G. Heightchew, DOB 6/3/1993, Pleasureville — arson, second; co-defendant, Jacob T. Congleton

    Justin Reed, 27, Smithfield — arrested March 11 at Smithfield by Trooper Ferris for a violation of a court order

    HC Sheriff ARRESTS
    Elizabeth Barron – arrested March 7 by Deputy Jamiel for failure to appear, Oldham; no registration plates; failure to produce insurance; failure to maintain insurance; DUI; and driving on a suspended license

  • Church directory

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church
    Reverand Nate Roemer
    9255 Main St., Campbellsburg;
    Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.;
    Worship 11:30 a.m.;
    Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
    Ballardsville Baptist Church
    Dr. Tony Wolfenbarger, Pastor
    4300 S. Hwy 53, Crestwood;
    Sunday Morning Worship,
    10:30 a.m.
    Bedford Springs Church
    Nick Coleman, Pastor
    43 Shepherd Ln., Bedford
    Worship, 11 a.m.
    Berea Christian Church
    Barbara Minton, Pastor
    685 Franklinton Road, Pleasureville
    Sunday School 10 a.m.;
    Worship 11 a.m.
    Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

  • A lesson from the mountain

    Easter is just around the corner.
    Did you know that Easter is on April Fool’s Day this year?
    It is quite the appropriate day for Easter!
    On what we now call Good Friday, those who opposed Jesus managed to silence him for good.
    They nailed him to a cross and let him die.
    A bystander took his body and buried it.
    The deed was done.
    The Man was dead, and his disciples were hiding in silence.
    Then came Sunday, and the silence was shattered.
    The tomb in which Jesus had been buried was empty.

  • Are you prepared for weeds this spring?

    The grasses are starting to green up which means spring is here. However, along with the grasses, weeds will be starting to show up in fields, gardens and lawns. Weeds can play havoc from causing issues with livestock to medical issues for people, and weeds can take over crop fields.
    From dandelions to poison hemlock, weeds can come in many shapes and colors, and many times we don’t realize what we have, in many cases, certain weeds mimic harmless flowers.
    Now, you might be asking, “How do I remove weeds from my land?” My response will be, “What weed to you have?”