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.”

  • For better lawn care, it’s all about the blades

    This year, it seems like spring really snuck up on us, and I couldn’t believe I was mowing my lawn in March.
    It occasionally seems like I put more work into just mowing my yard than enjoying it. However, mowing and maintaining a lawn takes practice, patience and time.
    Every year, I receive numerous questions about mowing yards from “how high” and “what is the best mower,” and my answer is usually, “It just depends.”
    Every yard and mower is extremely different and each situation may be different. Frankly, most lawn mowers will get the job done as long as blades are sharp.

  • Reduce your salt intake by growing herbs

    We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt.
    Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium.
    Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease.
    Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.
    Herbs are also some of the easiest things to grow.
    The simplest way to start an herb garden is to buy plants and transfer them to a window box.

  • Local Buzz March 21, 2018

    Church Activities
    Two ministers from the Eminence United Pentecostal Church, Adam Franklin and Ryan Gipson, will host an event at the Eminence Warrior Activity Center Saturday, March 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event is entitled “Can You Believe In God And Still Have A Brain?” There will be coffee and donuts at the event. Everyone is welcome to come out. Especially students, Christians and Atheists.

  • Public Record March 21, 2018

    KSP arrests
    Jason Wayne Gregory, 35, Turners Station — arrested by Trooper Brown for burglary, second; burglary, third; possession of a controlled substance, meth, first, first offence; possession of drug paraphernalia; and theft of a motor vehicle registration plate
    Roger Dean Wilson II, 24, Turners Station — arrested by Trooper Brown for burglary, second; burglary, third; possession of a controlled substance, meth, first; and possession of drug paraphernalia
    Helen M. Sheckell, 40, Patriot, Ind. — arrested on Main Street, Campbellsburg, by Trooper Ferris for alcohol intoxication

  • 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.