Today's News

  • New Castle’s academic team advances to regionals

    On Saturday, Feb. 10, New Castle Elementary’s Academic Team participated in the District Governor’s Cup competition, and the team came in second place overall, according to teacher Rebecca Marrilla. The FPS team tied for first place and will advance to regional on Feb. 26. The Quick Recall Team came in second place and will advance to regional on March 3.

  • Henry County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in December

    Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in two (Estill and Hickman counties) and rose in one county (Bath County) between December 2016 and December 2017, according to a news release from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 2.6 percent.

  • A Modern Milkmaid LLC joins the chamber and other goings on

    By Holly Kinderman
    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    Jumping right into it!
    I want to start off by saying welcome to our new chamber member,
    A Modern Milkmaid, LLC, a marketing consulting business, was established in 2017 by Carilynn Coombs. Coombs offers a full marketing suite from traditional marketing and digital marketing all the way to brand development. She started her company because she saw a need in the community and industry for professionals who could offer flexible, reasonably priced marketing services to small rural and agricultural businesses.

  • Don’t get scammed, use these tax season filing tips

    With tax season in full swing, Attorney General Andy Beshear and AARP Kentucky issued a scam alert to help Kentucky families protect their tax returns from being stolen by scammers, according to a news release.
    Beshear and AARP officials said tax identity fraud occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to file a tax return in your name, before you file in order to steal your refund.
    Tax-related scams, including identity fraud are reported in Kentucky, with more than 120 reports made to the Office of the Attorney General last year, representing families in 43 counties.

  • Project to provide comfort to foster children

    Ripped from homes and family, Henry County’s foster children sometimes leave with little more than the clothes on their backs during emergency interventions. Hayden Behmke wants to tackle the problem with comfort kits – backpacks filled with donated toiletries, toys and tissues for social workers to give kids separated from what they know.
    Hayden, 11, created and named the Simply Love Project to collect donations for comfort kits as an assignment for Henry County Middle School’s Gifted and Talented Genius project. “I had to pick something I was passionate about,” he said.

  • Washington Lodge continues to write its history, future

    New Castle’s Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge #1513 purchased a Main Street building in the late 1880s that stands as an historic reminder of Henry County’s past, and the strength and sacrifices of former slaves who founded the fraternal lodge in 1872, a mere seven years after the Civil War ended.
    The last few years have been rough – fundraising to cover major roof and foundation repairs caused by several inches of heavy, wet snow.

  • Foree’s a Farmer First

    Editor’s note: This feature by Leslie Ward on Bobby Foree and the accompanying photos originally appeared in “Cow Country News.” It is used here with permission.

    Bobby Foree, is a gentleman who divides his time between two very different careers. Not only is Foree a seventh-generation farmer who runs three farms in Henry and Shelby counties, he’s also a lawyer who specializes in helping other farmers with their legal matters.

  • Spate of dog complaints made across Henry Co.

    On a recent Sunday, Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper responded to repeated calls of two pit bulls getting loose and scaring the neighbors.
    Reporting to the Eminence City Council Feb. 12, Kemper said it was a tough spot to be in.
    There’s no question to the chief that the dogs were aggressive and threatening.
    “This was a Sunday, and it was just me, and I thought I was going to have to shoot them,” Kemper told the Local.

  • Baer arrested for two counts of kidnapping

    A 51-year-old Eminence man faces several charges after an alleged alcohol-fueled incident where he held two women against their will in his Mulberry Pike home Feb. 10.
    Eminence Police Department Officer John Wilson responded to a 10:35 p.m. call to the home of Timothy Lynn Baer after a report he had injured a 30-year-old woman there.
    The call came from a resident at the home, who told police one female victim was bleeding profusely from a cut on her hand.
    When Wilson entered the home, he found Baer standing over the female, who was lying unconscious and bleeding on his bed.

  • Henry County Public Records 02 14 18

    KSP arrests
    Billy Cox, 38, Campbellsburg — arrested, Feb. 6, by Trooper Smith at Eminence Road for a warrant
    Lisa Way, 49, New Castle — arrested by Trooper Smith, Feb. 7, at Osage Court for assault, fourth degree