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Today's News

  • Craft distillery to open in early 2017

    Henry County Board of Adjustments Findings on Six-Mile Creek Distillery’s conditional use
    Six-Mile Creek Distillery will:

    • have a maximum of 15 full-time and 15 part-time employees
    • operate its bed and breakfast 24 hours a day and seven days a week
    • operate its visitors center from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., six days a week
    • have a maximum production of 1,200 barrels annually
    • have a maximum of 5,000 barrels of spirits stored at the facility

  • Campbellsburg’s mayor resigns in budget impasse

    With no solution to Campbellsburg’s deficit in sight, Mayor Rex Morgan announced he will step down in hopes the new council and mayor scheduled to take office in 2017 will find a way forward.
    Morgan favored raising more revenue through increasing the insurance premium tax 3 percent and by instituting an employment flat tax.
    City council agreed to raise the insurance tax by 2 percent, but balked at the employment tax idea — both when it arose in 2015 and again when it resurfaced in October.

  • Christmas light show is for two good causes

    Sam Capasso of Pendleton is dreaming of a bright Christmas, to paraphrase the famous holiday tune. As bright as the 30,000-light display he creates in his front yard.
    As the creative mind behind Hickory Hollow Lights, a computerized Christmas show on a quiet subdivision street, Capasso tries to imagine how seasonal songs can translate into a cascade or a chase of twinkling lights.
    “I work on this all year,” he said. “This is my hobby.”

  • A new use for Cook’s? Probably not very soon

    So far, in terms of the Henry County Courthouse renovation and expansion, community members have expressed the most excitement about the court functions temporarily moving to Eminence.
    As planning continues on the best way to provide more space for courts and the related offices since 2014, the idea the district and circuit courts taking over the former Cook’s pharmacy and hardware store in Eminence has generated the strongest reactions.

  • Pride in Henry County Arts

     

    Local talent was proudly displayed at the annual Henry County Pride in Arts Sunday at Eminence Christian Church. Performers played instruments, sang and read poetry and the Christmas story was shared.

  • Mary Poppins to take flight

    Making Mary Poppins soar in The Theatre Downstream’s next production is just part of the magic in store for audiences Dec. 1 through 4, according to directors Ashley Raymer-Brown and Kevin Whitt.
    The community theatre group threw themselves into the ambitious work of making the musical, partly based on the Disney movie, an evening of quality family entertainment.

  • Burn ban in effect

    Out-of-control wildfires and extremely dry conditions have led approximately 100 Kentucky counties to issue a ban on open burning, including Henry, according to the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

  • Cummings rides Republican wave to fiscal court

    The first female magistrate elected to Henry County Fiscal Court attributes at least a part of her historic win to the dominance of the Republican party at the polls in Kentucky and across the nation Nov. 8.
    As voters across the country defied predictions and public polling to send Republican Donald Trump to the White House, as well as those statewide who wrested the balance of power of Kentucky’s House of Representatives away from the Democrats, locals chose Terri Cummings over Tony Moffett to fill the fiscal court vacancy for the 4th District.

  • Anti-drug effort leads to grief support group

    With Celebrate Recovery established to help people overcome addictions, two women are working to create a grief support group for Henry County.
    Barbara Minton and Bonnie Ethington met at a Celebrate Recovery organizational meeting, brought together with other faith leaders by Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to find a way to battle the growing substance abuse epidemic.

  • Perry recognized for her volunteerism

    A sick grandmother once needed to make her medical appointment at Hope Health Clinic with her 6-year-old granddaughter in tow on a bitter cold winter day, according to clinic Administrator Janet Warren. Besides her health needs, the grandmother had a problem — her only operating vehicle didn’t have a back window.
    Warren might not have noticed, but when chatting with the visitors, she made a comment about the child still being in clothes people don’t usually wear in public.