Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Combs signs with Kentucky Weslyan


    Noah Combs has overcome injuries that marred back-to-back seasons of his high school football career to sign with  NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan University. 

    Combs, who played linebacker for the Henry County Wildcats, was recruited to play either offensive or defensive line for the Panthers.

    Combs tore his rotator cuff before his junior season and had to fight back to play. Then he tore his anterior cruciate ligament during spring football this year.

  • March Madness indeed

      Just when I thought I was done with the college game, this weekend happened. The NCAA got just what it needed to continue to rope in fans of the college game who have become a bit jaded by the latest corruption news involving sports agents and shoe companies as well as rogue coaches who are complicit in the scandal.

  • Peyton, Jags win tourney


    Former Henry County High School golfer MacKenzie Peyton shot a 3-over par 219 for 54 holes to finish tied for sixth in the Bama Beach Bash golf tournament at Gulf Shores this weekend to help South Alabama to a dominating win.

  • 2A Championships undergoing changes


    The inaugural Kentucky 2A Championships is growing and evolving before the first games are ever played, according to Henry County Athletic director Jon Kasten.

    Kasten announced the creation of the tournament for medium sized schools in late January and has since been named as secretary of the board of directors for the tournament which was originally conceived as a basketball-only tournament for schools too big for the All A Classic but with enrollments smaller than 1,000 students.

  • Unemployment falls all across Kentucky, except for one county

    Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties and rose in one county (Carter County) between January 2017 and January 2018, according to a news release from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. At the same time, unemployment in Henry County dropped by more than a percentage point.

  • What can the Henry County Chamber of Commerce do for the community?

    By Holly Kinderman
    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    When you think about the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, what do you think of? What does the chamber do for its members?
    The chamber’s mission is to “promote pride and progress” in Henry County, to be a positive voice for the community and to promote awareness of our businesses and resources we have in the community.
    When you join or renew your membership, you are investing in the community and helping us continue our mission.

  • Grants assist sheriff’s office in meeting safety needs

    When budgets are tight, one way the Henry County Sheriff’s Office can enhance services stems from getting grants, according to Sgt. Chase Dewitt. He recently secured funds for officer safety as he continues working on other applications.
    “The sheriff, he’s always looking for grants,” Dewitt said. “Because our budget here is pretty much zero to nil, he’s always looking for ways to get stuff for free through federal and state grants.”

  • State launches ‘Angel Initiative’ to fight opioid abuse

    Gov. Matt Bevin recently joined the Kentucky State Police to announce the launch of the Angel Initiative, according to a news release. The Angel Initiative encourages individuals suffering with a substance use disorder to visit a local KSP post for assistance with treatment.
    The program encourages individuals seeking addiction treatment to visit a KSP post, where he or she will be paired with a local officer who will assist with locating an appropriate treatment program.