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Today's News

  • August 12 promises to be busy with Eminence Day and more

    By Holly Kinderman

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    Summer time sure is a busy time in our community. 

    So many programs, festivals and  events. So many people out driving through the county and enjoying what we have here. 

    So many unique shops and restaurants and beautiful scenery. 

    Many things you can’t find anywhere but here, at home.   

  • Trooper Brewer earns recognition for helping to keep Kentucky roads safer

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, including a Kentucky State Police trooper from Post 5 in Campbellsburg, according to a news release.

  • By request, Eminence may allow golf carts to take to certain streets

    A citizen request has put Eminence City Council on a path that may end up authorizing the use of golf carts on streets with 25 mph speed limits, under certain conditions.

    Council members first began researching golf carts after the June meeting, when Robert Heightchew appeared to ask for a way to make them street legal.

  • Still haulin’ after all these years

    A tow truck serves as the most appropriate vehicle to use during a proverbial drive down memory lane with Scott Burrows about the success of his multi-generational family business in Sligo. 

    Working anywhere else than Burrows Wrecker Service and Burrows Garage, founded in 1917, never even occurred to Scott.

  • Country Club celebrates 50th anniversary

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County country Club held a 50-year anniversary celebration Sunday to commemorate the formation of the Henry County Recreational Corporation that oversaw the building of the club from 1967 to 1969.

    Club members participated in a golf scramble and cookout and other members took advantage of the swimming pool that played a large role in the delay of the opening of the club 50 years ago. The celebration day was a time for some of the older members to reminisce about the early days of the club.

  • Sports briefs

    Fishing tournament

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club will host a fishing tournament Saturday Aug. 12. The Kids tournament will be from 8 a.m. to noon and there is no entry fee.

    The adult tournament will start at 7 p.m. and end at 7 a.m. Aug 13. The entry fee for adults is $20. All people on the premises during the adult tournament must be registered to fish.

    Contact Tom Eldridge at (502) 257-4188 for more information.

    HCCC Flag Tourney

  • Motorsports at the Henry County Fair

    The Henry County Fair provided motorsports action of all types and for all ages last week. There were tractor pulls, mud bogs, a demolition derby and circle track racing as well as a power wheels demolition derby for the kids. 

  • Contestants’ full pulls make the pedal pull a competitive event

     In a compettive event for the children July 5, several participants mastered the art of achieving full pulls, so Jason Ray had to complete three full pulls before he was declared the winner of his age group. Emma Tingle concentrates on her run. Contestants found if the front wheels turned on their tractor it was hard to recover. Zayton Newton focuses on his pulling goal.

  • News briefs for July 12, 2017

    Community and Farmers Market Day set for July 21
    Healthy food and healthy living will come together at a special event, the Henry County Community and Farmers’ Market Day, to be held Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Henry County Health Department, according to organizers.

  • New Castle tries again to drive out public nuisances

    Still facing wild, overgrown and cluttered properties after implementing a nuisance ordinance in 2015, the New Castle City Commission members may retool its rules to address a broader set of undesirable conditions.
    Commission members held a first reading of the amendments at the July 3 meeting. City Attorney Joe Yates noted the new proposal added 2.5 pages of definitions, outlines the conditions that can be declared nuisances and states the procedure the code enforcement officer can use to correct them.