Today's News

  • COMPASS to guide users to treatment

    A new program of the Tri County Community Action Agency (TCCAA) hopes to provide assistance to individuals and families struggling with addiction.
    The COMPASS program serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties with a focus on offering guidance, support and resources to anyone interested in treatment for substance abuse.

  • EMS will add fee for those who don’t ride

    We are taught from an early age to dial 911 in the event of an emergency, but on nearly 400 occasions this year, a Henry County EMS has been dispatched to a situation that has not resulted in an ambulance ride to the hospital.
    Called non-transports or refusals, these calls cost the county but not the caller. That will change Dec. 1
    At the Henry County Fiscal Court meeting Oct. 18, Magistrate Scott Bates explained to the court the costs associated with making these ambulance runs that result in no revenue for the time and effort expended by Henry County EMS.

  • Alleged meth makers arrested in Port Royal

    A call to Kentucky State Police led to the discovery of a meth lab in Port Royal, according to a KSP press release.
    On the afternoon of Oct. 13, dispatchers at KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured at a residence on Port Royal Road. Troopers and detectives arrived at the home to discover several items used to make methamphetamine, as well as an inactive clandestine meth lab, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine itself, according to KSP Trooper Josh Lawson.

  • Training Heats Up
  • Program turns an iPod into memory tool

    Henry, who suffers from dementia, sits alone and unresponsive in a nursing home. A caregiver approaches the elderly man and places a set of headphones over his ears and turns on an iPod.
    Henry’s favorite music is piped through the headphones and the man lights up. He picks up his dropped head, opens his eyes wide, hums and sings along, and rocks in rhythm with the music.

  • Trooper raises donations with elvis tribute act

    Detective Endre Samu of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 presented a check to Denise Anthony, executive director of Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center, after he held a special fundraising event as a Elvis tribute artist, according to a KSP news release. Samu also presented a check to Captain Jeff Medley, Commander of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 for the “Shop with a Trooper Program.” Samu recently held an Elvis-themed benefit concert at City Place in La Grange.

  • McAllister’s horror story contains a hidden message

    Doris McAllister hopes her new horror book will bring some souls to the Lord, but also acknowledges “Our Father Satan” has inspired concern from family and friends.
    Formerly of Henry County, now living in Arizona to help her son raise two children, McAllister said the goal with her work of fiction is to “preach in reverse.” Ultimately, the story of her protagonist, Cora, who was kidnapped by demons as a young child, involves her choosing good over evil.

  • A Trail of Treats

    Trail & Treat, a free trick-or-treating event hosted by Henry County government and local businesses and organizations, brought out a variety of Disney princesses, comic book heroes and classic Halloween characters Friday afternoon at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park outside of New Castle. Children walked the trail around the park, visiting 50 stations offering goodies, and ended at the pavilion for face-painting, popcorn and hot chocolate. 

  • Developing an eye for beauty

    Whenever Bryan Payton takes a hike or sets out in his kayak, he casts an appraising eye over the country, looking for good photos while staying active. 

    After he discovered a skill for capturing colorful sunsets, animals in the wild, mists coming off of waterfalls, old barns still standing in rolling fields, Payton went out and bought a camera to push his picture-taking abilities even further.

  • Book details 1936 murder, trial of Lt. Gov. Denhardt

    Ann DAngelo dedicated six years of her life investigating the facts behind the Nov. 6, 1936, shooting death of La Grange widow and businesswoman Verna Garr Taylor in Pendleton, and the author chronicles her findings in “Dark Highway: Love, Murder and Revenge in 1930s Kentucky.”