Today's News

  • Dads turn out in high numbers

    Men from the community answered the call to get more involved in children’s education when they turned out in large numbers to Dads and Pizza Night at New Castle Elementary School, according to Principal Austin Hunsaker. The community members showed up to express their interest in the new mentoring program known as WatchDOGS. “It was a great night,” he reported. “We had 242 attend and over 60 sign up! Pending background checks, we will have many men serving as WatchDOGS for the remainder of the year. They definitely answered the call!"

  • New immunization requirements are coming to schools

    In a move to prevent contagious diseases in schools, Kentucky’s Department of Public Health issued new state rules that list required immunizations for Hepatitis A and Meningococcal ACWY must be administered to students before attending classes this August, according to school officials. The new requirements begin July 1.
    In addition to all current vaccine requirements,
    • All students in kindergarten through 12th grade must receive two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine and show proof to attend school in August

  • Every Slice Matters wants to make sure ‘Everyone Reads’

    New Castle Elementary wants to send a strong message by sending students home with books to encourage reading with their parents.
    At the beginning of the year, Hometown Pizza, through its non-profit Every Slice Matters, decided to launch a book drive, “Everyone Reads,” to stock the school with books students can take home.

  • The Local strives every day to bring you a quality paper

    Newspapers across Kentucky gathered in Lexington last week at the Kentucky Press Association’s convention to celebrate the best in the print industry. The Henry County Local received recognition, taking home a respectable 15 awards earned by individual members of the staff.
    The Local team also won second place overall in the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers in the statewide contest for our size category as determined by our circulation numbers.
    Sports editor Greg Woods brought home four awards from the KPA contest.

  • Gilkison files to run for Ky. House against Rand

    A small business owner from Henry County has entered the race to represent the 47th District in the Kentucky House.
    Mark Gilkison, a Republican, recently filed in Frankfort to seek the office currently held by Democrat Rick Rand of Bedford.
    Gilkison began Gilkison Construction in 2001 and Gilkison Real Estate in 2004 and added Gilkison Mini Storage in Trimble County in 2016.
    In his personal life, Gilkison, a father of two sons with wife Johnna, belongs to the Providence Baptist Church and counts himself among the dedicated supporters of the Henry County High School Marching Band.

  • New program accentuates the positives among Henry County students

    A new program at Henry County Public Schools is all about accentuating the positive when it comes to students’ behavior, educators say. At the beginning of the school year, Robbie Robbins, HCPS director of behavior, and Henry County High School Vice Principal Kevin Webster initiated the Positive Awards program to highlight and reward good behavior at HCHS.

  • Pendleton man faces child sexual exploitation charges

    A 25-year-old Pendleton man faces 25 charges related to child sexual exploitation, after troopers from the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested him Jan. 25, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Local Buzz Jan. 24, 2018

    Church Activities
    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, will offer a free concert by gospel singer, Mark Bishop, 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27. All are invited. Free admission, love offering will be accepted. For more information, call Pastor Bobby Wade (502) 255-7510.
    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Public Record Jan. 24, 2018

    KSP arrests
    Dawn Hernandez, 45, Milan, Indiana — arrested by Trooper Brown, Jan. 16, at I-71 north for careless driving; failure to give right of way to emergency stopped vehicle; operating on a suspended or revoked license; DUI, first; possession of marijuana

    HC Sheriff
    Charles Padgett – arrested by Deputy Nelson, Jan. 11, for failure to appear in Jefferson Co.
    Steven D. Nolen – arrested by Deputy Nelson, Jan. 12, for failure to appear
    Braden Jordan – arrested by Deputy Jamiel, Jan. 12, for terroristic threatening, first

  • HCHS releases a statement about the Jan. 24 violence threat

    On Thursday morning, the Henry County Public Schools administration released this statement about concerns about school violence that exploded on social media Jan. 24.

    Henry County Public Schools’ first priority is to ensure that our students are safe. Any and all threats made against our schools or students will be taken seriously. All threats are investigated by the district and local law enforcement.