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Today's News

  • Little Pest, Big Impact

    Infestation by the emerald ash borer has whittled away an important component of local forests by feeding on the millions of ash trees in Henry County.
    Places like Lake Jericho have already experienced a substantial impact from the invasive metallic green insect by killing hundreds of trees that, left alone, could have endangered park visitors.

  • Seniour is the new pastor at Eminence UPC

    When he resigned from his church in Brown County, Ind., Nick Seniour and his family hesitated to put down permanent roots until another great opportunity came along. He found that in December at Eminence United Pentecostal Church.
    After more than 13 years in Bean Blossom, Ind., it took a long time for him to resign from his church assignment there. In the past three years, Seniour assisted with a large church in Columbus, Ind.

  • Wildlife officials: Don’t shoot wild pigs, report them

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking information from the public about feral pig sightings in Henry County, according to a news release from the agency.  KDFWR asks that people report feral pigs, instead of shooting them.  
    Henry County farmers, hunters and native wildlife are paying a huge tab today because pigs released there a few years ago have multiplied to become a destructive force today.

  • Republican party officers elected
  • Drug use led to stand-off with police

    Joseph Blanford admitted he was under the influence of drugs when he took Eminence Police officers on a wild chase through the city’s streets then pulled out a gun and shot himself.
    In Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday, Blanford pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, one count of first-degree wanton endangerment and assault fourth degree (domestic violence, minor injury). Charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident were dismissed.

  • Wheels for Tayte

    A group of Eminence Elementary School students recently used their passion project as a vehicle to help their friend enhance his mobility.
    The original goal of the “Wheels for Tayte” effort involved building a hoverboard wheelchair for Tayte Hernandez, a third-grader who has cerebral palsy and panhypopituitarism, according to teacher Kelli Meadows, who facilitated the group of 27 third to fifth-graders.
    With strong community support, that mission expanded to also benefit a first-grader, Adin Tapp, who faces similar issues as Tayte.

  • HC student arrested for having a gun

    An 18-year-old senior from Henry County High School arrested for having a gun on school grounds has been released from jail.
    On March 7, Fernando Smither of Pleasureville was allegedly overheard by another student at school saying, “It didn’t matter what happens” that “he had a gun in the glove box in his car outside in [the] parking lot,” according to a citation issued by Sgt. Chase Dewitt of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

  • Drug forum dedicated to prevention

    To promote greater understanding of the current substance abuse crisis and what can be done about it, several community partners will host an educational drug forum, set for March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4-H building.

  • Queen and King of New Castle

    Norma Jean Heightchew and Willie Poe were recently voted Queen and King of the New Castle Nursing and Rehab.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary serves up soup with seuss