Today's News

  • Warrant service at Pollitt Circle leads to arrests

     An effort to serve a warrant at Pollitt Circle by Henry County Sheriff’s deputies and probation and parole officers led to three arrests and recovery of drug-related items, according to Sgt. Chase Dewitt.

    “They knew somebody with a felony warrant was down there,” Dewitt explained. “Upon going to the residence, one of them ran around the back of the house, ran inside. I ran around back and could hear a commotion in the back room.”

  • State road projects still going slowly

     After being delayed a year, funding issues at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted vast portions of two major local projects on down the road, according to information from KYTC spokeswoman Andrea Clifford.

  • Courthouse work could start next summer

    Efforts surrounding the Henry County Courthouse expansion and renovation project continue to drag on, but local officials have a rough idea about the project’s timeline, according to Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.

    Eminence officials reacted positively last fall after receiving word that the old Cook’s store building on Broadway would be the most likely place for the courts and related offices to move to when the courthouse renovations finally begin.

  • King resigns from C-burg City Council

    Campbellsburg City Council will have to find a replacement for member Richard King, who’s resignation the council accepted in a special meeting Aug. 29, called to discuss personnel matters.

    King confirmed his resignation in writing, which referred back to a conversation on Aug. 14.

  • Help sought to win County Challenge Walks

    Henry County had an off year in 2016 after four straight years of winning the Kentucky Coalition of Health Communities’ annual County Challenge Walks Sept. 16, according to a local organizer.

    As more competitors enter the friendly contest, a community organizer wants to see Henry County re-establish its previous dominance in the event as a show of community pride and wellness.

  • News briefs: Baxter to preside over prosecutor's group

    Baxter to preside over prosecutor’s group

    At the annual prosecutor’s conference this year, Courtney T, Baxter, commonwealth’s attorney  for the 12th Judicial Circuit, which includes Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, was elected to serve as president of the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association.  

  • CFR mourns loss of McBride

    By Kristen Lowry


    A Campbellsburg firefighter died in what officials say is the first line-of-duty death of a firefighter in the county. 

    Thomas McBride, 60, died of an apparent heart attack while participating in search and rescue training in Campbellsburg Thursday night. 

    McBride had spent 14 years serving as a firefighter for three different departments, including ten years at Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue.

  • Man suspected of luring local teen for sex

    A 36-year-old St. Matthews man has been charged with trying to procure a minor for sex, after a citizen intervened in a recent situation at Coach D Park in Eminence, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.

    Vien Chi Lam is being held at Oldham County Jail while the investigation continues.

  • Drennon church trying to make its cemetery less of a mystery

    Many folks with loved ones buried in the cemetery at Drennon Christian Church have to rely on their memory to place flowers on their graves.

    During a visit on Aug. 19, an orange flower decorated a plot far removed from any monument. Much of the cemetery surrounding the church founded in 1862 similarly lacks any marker whatsoever to commemorate those interred there.

  • A temporary stay, the shelter tries to find new homes for strays

    By Kristen Lowry


    Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt cradles an Australian shepherd in his arms and carries her to the last available kennel. The dog was a stray, picked up overnight. Thirteen other dogs bark loudly as he passes. 

    It’s a typical morning for Flinkfelt. The shelter’s 14 kennels are already full, and by 10 a.m., two more people have called requesting to drop off their dogs.