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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pub to be sold April 23

    The winning bidder at an April 23 auction will own a brand-new business and the only pub in New Castle, according to SVN Menish Auctions.
    Leslie’s Pub, launched just months ago by owners Janet and Bobby King, as well as the building that houses it, will be sold at an on-site auction slated for 11 a.m..

  • ‘The Seer’ film wins acclaim

    In “The Seer,” informed by the writing of Wendell Berry, Director Laura Dunn trained her lens on stories that tell the difficulties farmers face in an increasingly industrialized field.

  • Drennon line undergoing improvement

    Replacing a 48-year-old water line along Drennon Road will mean fewer service disruptions for the nearby Henry County Water District customers in the future, says water district Director Jimmy Simpson.
    The 3.5-mile project is part of the water district’s ongoing line replacement program, and Simpson said the new, larger line will mean less aggravation for both customers and the water district work.

  • Bethlehem Post Office receives accessibility upgrades
  • One injured in March 31 crash

    Kentucky State Police, Eminence Fire, Henry County EMS and Henry County Sheriff’s Office all responded to a March 31 single-vehicle accident in the curve on Hwy. 55. First responders had to cut the driver out of the Ford Explorer, which had apparently run off the road, overcorrected, hit a utility pole guy wire and overturned, according to Trooper Jim Mitchell. The driver complained of head, back and neck pain. She was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital. Officials shut down 55 for several hours until a live electric line could be repaired.