Today's News

  • Harvest Showcase features fun, food, fellowship

    Besides being a recognition of agricultural heritage, Henry County Harvest Showcase features the best things in life — good food and good fellowship, as organizer Bonnie Cecil expressed it.
    The July 25 event at the fairgrounds will remind locals of their agricultural roots and let visitors experience the benefits of life in Henry County.
    Originally from Louisville, Cecil sought her own piece of the serenity here because she wanted a farm for children to camp on. Living here is all she could have imagined and more.

  • Clear water is on tap

    The cloudy water issue experienced by Henry County Water District #2 has been cleared up at the treatment plant, and workers have been flushing the distribution system to expel any residue, according to the chief operating officer.
    On July 17, employee Keith Morris drove down Hwy. 421, heading toward Pleasureville, stopping at three hydrants along the way, one at Harry Hill Park, one at the county fairgrounds and another by a field to open them for three or so minutes.

  • As floods recede

    After July 14 storms dumped up to six inches on eastern Henry County, flooding homes in Sulphur and causing significant damage to roads, county officials have made a local disaster declaration in order to receive relief funds.
    Henry County officials will seek both state and Federal Emergency Management Administration aid as it works to recover from flooding.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills local man

    A 22-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Campbellsburg on July 19, according to information from the Kentucky State Police.
    Emergency personnel responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Main Street in Campbellsburg at 7:48 p.m.
    Troopers identified the victim as John R. Allgeier IV of Smithfield. Trooper Jim Phelps conducted the investigation at the intersection of U.S. 421 and Lake Road.

  • Chamber transitions to new leadership

    by Paul Cole, Henry County Chamber of Commerce executive director

  • Doing what might be the most difficult job

    Part of my job involves the unenviable task of going to and reporting on tragic events like fires and car accidents, some of which involve loss of life. There are only a handful of people – police officers and emergency responders, mainly – that would ever see what takes place at the scene.

  • Local Buzz, July 15, 2015

    Civic Organizations

    Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the West End Building, Jackson Road, Eminence. 

    The New Castle Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Buddy’s Place in New Castle. 

  • Public Record, July 15, 2015

    KSP arrests

    John W. McClellan, 35, Bedford — arrested July 6 at 10409 Campbellsburg Road, Campbellsburg, by Trooper Phelps for DUI 1st; possession of controlled substance 1st-meth; possession of drug paraphernalia; tampering with physical evidence; careless driving; speeding 25 MPH over the limit

    Robert C. Barnes, 30, Smithfield — arrested July 6 at 489 Pendleton Road, Sulphur, by Trooper Dykes for execution of three warrants

  • College Update: 'Coach' Karie Powell


    Karie Powell finished her softball career at Midway College this spring as a student assistant coach for the Eagles. Powell, who played for the Eagles for four years, enjoyed her stint as a coach but would have rather been on the field. “I was first base coach for every game,” Powell said. “Some of them were players I had played with before and some were new players but everyone got along and it was a good experience.

  • Busch wins at Sparta

    By Elliott Pratt

    Landmark News Service

    In the weeks leading up to NASCAR’s triple-header race weekend at Kentucky Speedway, all the talk was about the new package deal that would increase the competitiveness for position that has been lacking at the one-and-a-half mile oval.

    NASCAR got its wish with that change, but there’s no change in who dominates the track.

    Kyle Busch led a race-high 163 laps and took the lead from Joey Logano for good with 18 laps to go to win the Quaker State 400 Saturday night.