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Today's News

  • Fire and rain: Looking back at 2015, Pt. 1

    Take a look at the stories that were captured in the pages of the Henry County Local this past year.

  • No more tobacco at HCPS

    When school is back in session Jan. 4, one major change will be implemented at all Henry County Public Schools.  There will be no tobacco use allowed at any event, in any building or on any school-owned property.
    The Board of Education voted on the tobacco-free campus policy Dec. 21, but the decision was not a unanimous one.

  • Public record for 12/30/2015

    KSP arrests
    Matthew Jagger, DOB 7/17/1977, Pewee Valley — arrested Dec. 24 at Main Street, Campbellsburg, by Trooper McCormick for DUI; speeding; careless driving; failure to or improper signal
    Danielle Delillo, DOB 6/20/1975, Louisville — arrested Dec. 27 at Lake Road by Trooper Hunter for a warrant
    EPD arrests
    James Ingram, DOB 11/22/1959, New Castle — arrested Dec. 23 at North Main Street by Officer Wells for alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.

  • County votes yes to expanded alcohol sales

    In a special election Dec. 15 to determine whether or not to allow expanded alcohol sales in every precinct in Henry County, voters resoundingly chose to become a “wet” county.

    By a vote of 1,469, or 60 percent, to 970, or 40 percent, residents voted yes to expanded alcohol sales.  Voter turnout of 22 percent doubled the prediction made by Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer, which supporters of the measure pointed to as a vote for economic development.

  • Projects focused on helping people with physical challenges

    After casting about to develop assistive technology for people with disabilities, students in Andrew Shearer’s class at Henry County High School rose to the challenge, the teacher said. 

  • Things are looking up for Kentucky in 2016

    Around this time of year, we often find ourselves counting, whether it is the number of days left in the year, the number of presents we still need to buy or the number of calories we put on our plates.  The holidays are when many count their blessings as well.

    In that regard, 2015 has turned out to be a pretty good year in many respects for the commonwealth.

  • Local Buzz, December 23, 2015

    Church Activities and Services

    The First Presbyterian Church in Eminence will hold its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. All are welcome.

    Bible Study at Daybreak Baptist Church at 4323 W. Main Street on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. is “Angels... Who are they? When were they formed? What is their function? Whom do they serve?”

  • Public Records, December 23, 2015

    Grand Jury Indictments, Dec. 2015

    Maurice M. Hambric, DOB 12/05/1980, Louisville – possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license; failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense; giving peace officer a false name/address; no or expired Kentucky registration plate; no or expired Kentucky registration receipt; and persistent felony offender, first degree

  • No new taxes for Campbellsburg

    The proposed employment flat tax in Campbellsburg, scheduled for a second reading and adoption Monday night, failed to garner enough support from council members to be passed.

  • Sheriff fights for funding at fiscal

    Saying he needed more funds to pay for more patrols and public service, Sheriff Danny Cravens asked the Henry County Fiscal Court to reconsider holding his funding at 2014-2015 levels.

    Cravens’ request came at the Dec. 15 fiscal court meeting after Judge-Executive John Logan Brent had already noted the county’s general fund is in the red for the year. Magistrates also approved County Clerk Shanda Archer’s budget with minimal discussion that day.