Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Police search ongoing for man who fled traffic stop Friday

    Personnel from several law enforcement agencies are searching the woods between Port Royal and River Road after a suspect crashed a vehicle in a curve on Port Royal Road after a chase and the subject fled on foot.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Steven Dykes, post 5 spokesman, said police from Campbellsburg, Henry County Sheriff’s Office and state police are searching for Zack Ethington, a white male in his early 20s who stands five-feet, one-inch tall and weights 120 pounds.

    He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a Carhartt jacket.

  • Reward offered to find pet pig’s killer

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into the shooting death of a pet pig March 16 in Pleasureville.
    The incident occurred at the old Pleasureville recycling property at 160 Main Street, Cissy Cook reported.
    Her husband serves as the caretaker of the property, and he stopped by early Friday on his way to work to check on and take care of the animals there, including the pet pig.
    But when he returned after work, he realized someone else had been on the property, shot the pig, chased it, shot it a second time and then cut off its ears, Cook said.

  • Public Record March 14, 2018

    Michael G. Heightchew, DOB 6/3/1993, Pleasureville — arson, second; co-defendant, Jacob T. Congleton

    Justin Reed, 27, Smithfield — arrested March 11 at Smithfield by Trooper Ferris for a violation of a court order

    HC Sheriff ARRESTS
    Elizabeth Barron – arrested March 7 by Deputy Jamiel for failure to appear, Oldham; no registration plates; failure to produce insurance; failure to maintain insurance; DUI; and driving on a suspended license

  • Church directory

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church
    Reverand Nate Roemer
    9255 Main St., Campbellsburg;
    Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.;
    Worship 11:30 a.m.;
    Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
    Ballardsville Baptist Church
    Dr. Tony Wolfenbarger, Pastor
    4300 S. Hwy 53, Crestwood;
    Sunday Morning Worship,
    10:30 a.m.
    Bedford Springs Church
    Nick Coleman, Pastor
    43 Shepherd Ln., Bedford
    Worship, 11 a.m.
    Berea Christian Church
    Barbara Minton, Pastor
    685 Franklinton Road, Pleasureville
    Sunday School 10 a.m.;
    Worship 11 a.m.
    Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

  • A lesson from the mountain

    Easter is just around the corner.
    Did you know that Easter is on April Fool’s Day this year?
    It is quite the appropriate day for Easter!
    On what we now call Good Friday, those who opposed Jesus managed to silence him for good.
    They nailed him to a cross and let him die.
    A bystander took his body and buried it.
    The deed was done.
    The Man was dead, and his disciples were hiding in silence.
    Then came Sunday, and the silence was shattered.
    The tomb in which Jesus had been buried was empty.

  • Are you prepared for weeds this spring?

    The grasses are starting to green up which means spring is here. However, along with the grasses, weeds will be starting to show up in fields, gardens and lawns. Weeds can play havoc from causing issues with livestock to medical issues for people, and weeds can take over crop fields.
    From dandelions to poison hemlock, weeds can come in many shapes and colors, and many times we don’t realize what we have, in many cases, certain weeds mimic harmless flowers.
    Now, you might be asking, “How do I remove weeds from my land?” My response will be, “What weed to you have?”

  • Check your tax withholding

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the tax cuts and jobs act passed by Congress in December.
    Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year.
    The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.
    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:
    • Two-income families.

  • Local Buzz March 14, 2018

    Church Activities
    David Stahl will perform a concert at Bethlehem Baptist Church, located at 210 Woods Pike, March 18 at 8 a.m. The concert will include a blend of traditional hymns, contemporary choruses and a country song or two.