Today's News

  • Knitters march on Washington

    Henry County residents recently donned their pink hats and held their signs aloft and to advocate for women’s rights, education, social justice and environmental issues during a day of protest in Washington, D.C.
    JoAnn Adams and Karen Shannon created their signs before boarding a charter bus in Frankfort to participate in the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21.
    Adams wrote “We are valuable and powerful,” and Shannon’s said, “Yes we can all succeed when women are not held back.”

  • Hornback: 146 construction will begin soon

    Asked about the schedule of improvements for Ky. 146, state Sen. Paul Hornback voiced his support for a gas tax increase to better maintain roads across the commonwealth.
    Hornback, R-Shelbyville, appeared with state Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, in a Jan. 24 town hall meeting at the Henry County Public Library before about 40 constituents for a wide-ranging discussion of issues being addressed during the 2017 legislative session.

  • Berry remembered as a man of integrity, honesty

    It’s been said that Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. helped build Louisville, but on a much more personal level, Berry built a legacy for his family to follow.
    Nicknamed “Junie,” which is simply short for Junior, Berry grew up in Henry County, the son of a building supplies salesman and lumberyard owner in Eminence, who would later serve as majority owner of Berry Construction Company and then Wehr Constructors where he worked with his three sons, Skip, Dale and Ed.

  • Local Buzz, January 25, 2017

    Church Activities

    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room. 

    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

    Civic Organizations

  • Public Records, January 25, 2017

    KSP arrests

    Karmette Fante, 52, unknown address — arrested Jan. 20 at Wolfpen Road by Trooper Sturgill for DUI, first

    Justin Kimberlin, 27, Campbellsburg — arrested Jan. 21 at Monroe Lane by Trooper Payton for possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, meth; and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Taking a look at road aid

    It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the 2017 legislative agenda for our cities in Kentucky from the Kentucky League of Cities. At the top of the list? A proposed change in how local road aid is distributed between rural and urban areas.

  • Active session

    On Jan. 3, we officially began the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly and we hit the ground running. Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover was officially sworn in and became Speaker Hoover and we welcomed the new House majority. Two new members were also sworn into the Senate.

  • Commitment to quality pays off for newspaper

    Moving from third place to first place in one year’s time is a thrilling accomplishment in any arena. To do so in the field of journalism is particularly satisfying.

    After sealing a third place finish in last year’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest through the Kentucky Press Association, your Henry County Local claimed First Place in General Excellence among like-sized weekly newspapers across the state.

  • Wildcats defeat Warriors in round two


    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Eminence Warriors in the second round of the county rivalry Jan. 17 and came away with a convincing 73-62 win to avenge a loss to the Warriors early in the season.

    Both teams wore Army jerseys to honor the men and women who serve in that branch of our military and Army recruiters were involved in a half court shootout between students of the schools at halftime.

  • EHS girls get historic win over HCHS


    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team won their first game against a district opponent since joining the 31st district in 2011 when they knocked off the Henry County Lady Cats, 49-36, Jan. 17 at Henry County.

    The Warriors opened the game with a basket from Madison Dockter in the paint before Henry County’s Kaylee Tingle answered with a 3-pointer to give the Lady Cats their only lead of the game.