Today's News

  • Who’s good and who’s bad?

    On occasion, I find myself wishing I could turn back the clock.
    Actually, turning back the clock is not what I want to do.
    I want to roll back the calendar until we reach the mid-1950s.
    Ah, those were the days. I was a kid and was not held responsible for adult matters.
    It was a simpler time — simpler because someone else was in charge, including in charge of me.
    There is something else inviting about the mid-1950s.

  • Grays celebrate 50 years Together

    Lloyd and Pat Creech Gray of Smithfield will celebrate their 50-year anniversary April 23, 2016, from 1 to 3 p.m. with family and friends at the Smithfield Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
    The couple was married April 22, 1966, at David’s Fork Baptist Church in Lexington.
    Lloyd has farmed in Jericho for 47 years, as well as serving as an active church and community leader, and Pat retired from food service at Henry County Public Schools after 20 years.

  • Martin graduates from Sullivan College

    Martin graduates from Sullivan College
    Sullivan College of Technology and Design (SCTD) of Louisville recently announced that a Campbellsburg resident is among its spring 2016 graduates.
    Stephen B. Martin has earned an associates of applied sciences degree in advanced manufacturing technology.


  • KDOE looking for teacher of the year

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline,  according to a news release.

  • EIS Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to world finals

    Getting up extremely early on Saturday, April 2, to travel to Western Kentucky University paid off for the Eminence Independence Schools’ Odyssey of the Mind teams, according to team booster Cindy Stivers.  
    All three teams competing returned to school from the state competition with a trophy.  
    The middle school girls’ team — Taylor Lyon, Bella Bates, Heidi Adams, Audrey Wilkerson and Clarice Wilkerson — placed third in their problem and division.  

  • Legal Aid Network has programs to assist veterans

    The Legal Aid Network of Kentucky, which includes the state’s four legal aid programs, announces the launch of Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans, a program that encourages Kentucky lawyers to volunteer their time and skill to help our state’s low-income veterans resolve civil legal problems in the areas of consumer law, family law, government benefits and housing, according to a news release.

  • Equestrians plan local stop in cross-state ride

    From May 6 to 15, three Kentucky women will be traveling on horseback and carriage from Sadieville to Perryville, passing through seven counties on the trip, including Pleasureville in Henry County May 8 to May 10, according to a news release.
    It is part of a Cross Kentucky Ride that they began in 2014.
    Edith Conyers will be driving her caravan pulled by two Haflinger ponies, Ginny Grulke will be riding her Morgan horse, and Anne Husted will be the crew, moving an RV from point to point for overnight stays.

  • Carrollton liquor stores to expand to Pendleton exit

    A Carrollton company has applied for a package alcohol license to expand to the Pendleton area at the request of some Henry County customers, according to Hemal Kumar Soni, a partner in the venture.
    “We have three liquor stores in Carrollton,” he said. “We have a lot of customers come from Henry County to Carrollton, and they always ask if we want to come to Henry County and open up a store.”
    With the new wet status approved by voters in December, that opportunity has come.

  • Bart Smith Road home destroyed in april 5 fire

    On April 5, many firefighters from six departments responded to 390 Bart Smith Road, after a report of a house fire near the Henry-Oldham county line at approximately 2 p.m. Volunteers from Lake Jericho, Campbellsburg, New Castle, Eminence, Ballardsville and personnel from La Grange, plus Henry County EMS, spent hours working to extinguish the flames that engulfed the wood structure. Family members on social media said the home belonged to Arvil and Geneva Duncan. The home was a total loss. The cause of the fire is not known.

  • One killed, one critically injured in interstate 71 crash

    UPDATE: Kentucky State Police have confirmed that Jordan Mefford, the driver of the passenger vehicle struck by the tractor-trailer in Tuesday's accident, died overnight while receiving treatment, according to Trooper Josh Lawson.