Today's News

  • Three charged in murder

    Three Henry County men have been charged in the murder of a La Grange woman who was reported missing last Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    John Downey, 30 of New Castle, was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, assault first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

    Joshua Sparkman, 30 of Campbellsburg, was charged with assault first degree.

  • Mystery surrounds brothers' deaths

    Officials have yet to determine what killed two brothers and left a third incapacitated and very ill.

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, a concerned individual stopped at 469 River Road in Lockport to check on the occupants. Upon entering the home, two men were found unresponsive and a third was “very sick,” according to the 911 dispatch.

  • Team player

    Jared McBurney is a huge sports fan according to anyone who knows him. He is a big fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Indianapolis Colts. And he is not above trash talking fans of other sports teams.

    “He knows I like the Steelers and since they are not doing so well this year, he comes in every Monday and lets me know about it,” Eminence High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chris Nethery said with a laugh.

  • Campbellsburg proposes new tax

    The proposed employment flat tax in Campbellsburg would have workers making $1,000 to $1,500 a month paying $10 each month under the new tax, according to a draft considered by the city council at its Nov. 16 meeting.

  • Efforts continue to save Odd Fellows Lodge

    Two recent accomplishments should cause fundraising on a new roof for the Odd Fellows Washington Lodge to pick up the pace, according to Jeff Thoke, New Castle Main Street manager.

  • Churches work together to deliver love in a shoebox

    Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, packed up and ready for shipping, took up one wall of Henry Christian Church’s fellowship hall on the first stop as a part of the international outreach.

  • Campbellsburg Adult Education Center to close Dec. 1

    Henry County Adult Education classes at the Campbellsburg center will cease after the first of December and the Eminence site will offer extended hours, according to site Coordinator Betty Rankin.

  • Senior Servings

    Each year, the Salvation Army donates enough food to the Henry County Senior Center, a service of the Tri-County Community Action Agency, to feed 15 families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Food items include canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, rolls, cereal, chicken noodle soup, potatoes and a turkey or half a ham. The senior center selects the families who receive the meals.

  • Judge reduces bond in arson case

    His medical condition prompted Henry County Circuit Judge Karen Conrad to grant furloughs for doctor’s appointments, but she declined to release accused arsonist Steven Reed from jail without paying a substantial bond.
    In Circuit Court Thursday after entering a not guilty plea for his client at his arraignment, Reed’s attorney Ed Bourne cited his client’s medical condition as a reason for him to be released with a significant reduction in his bond amount, initially set at $10,000 full cash, down to 10 percent of that amount.

  • Coach D Park addition will make a splash

    After the long-awaited $60,000 state grant came through, Eminence officials hope to make a splash with a new feature in Coach D Park by next Memorial Day, Mayor Drane Stephens said.
    Eminence had a false start on this project five years ago, when city officials received notification they had gotten the Department of Local government grant to help pay for a water feature commonly called a “splash pad” or a “sprayground,” Stephens recalled. State officials changed their minds and switched that award to another city.