Today's News

  • Tindle plans to relax after 18 years at Campbellsburg Grocery

    Approximately 175 friends and admirers came to see Lucille Tindle at Campbellsburg Grocery Nov. 3 as she closed out her 18 years of employment with the store.
    Tindle’s duties involved putting out the produce at the downtown store for owner Stephan Smith. In fact, it was her idea that she should work there.

  • New Castle tackles parking issues

    Parking along Main Street in New Castle, with the exception of the courthouse square, is posted as two-hour parking, but some people are not following that rule.
    “We’re getting a lot of business people complaining about parking,” Mayor Denny Benham said at the recent city commission meeting. “So it’s time that we do something about it.”
    Benham said that drivers are not complying with the posted two-hour limit, despite the signs.

  • Henry County GOP sets presidential caucus date

    In keeping with the official rules of the Republican Party of Kentucky, the Henry County Republican Party at its Oct. 13 meeting voted to hold a presidential caucus, Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release.
     Henry County Republican Party Chairman Jon Park was elected to be the caucus chairman.
     The Henry County Presidential Caucus will take place at the Henry County 4-H Building in New Castle.

  • KET TV show decorates Hwy. 55 with scarecrows

    A few scarecrows featured in scenes on an educational television show continue to provide fall entertainment along Hwy. 55 between Eminence and Shelbyville.
    Buck O’Connor, who developed “A Day in Buck’s Big World” for Kentucky Educational Television, first came to the area to produce several segments on how corn grows from planting to harvest with the help of Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville and the Ellis farm outside Eminence.
    One of the shows involved several scarecrows coming to life in the kid-friendly production.

  • KSP honors Campbellsburg man

    Campbellsburg resident Donald Webster (center) received a Properties Management and Supply Technical Support Service Award from Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (right) and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (left) on Oct. 21. A property officer II at the Kentucky State Police Supply Branch in Frankfort, Webster is a nine-year veteran of the agency. A 1998 graduate of Henry County High School, he is the son of Bruce and Sandy Webster of Pendleton.

  • Kentucky chooses Bevin

    When the polls closed in Henry County and 35 percent of all the county’s registered voters had cast their ballots, several of the state offices had been decided by a margin of less than five percent at a local level.

    However in two of the races, Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture, Henry Countians backed the Republican candidates by margins of 10 and 20 percent, respectively.

  • Arson charges filed in 2014 blaze

    Two people have been indicted on charges of arson from the part they may have played in forever changing the streetscape of downtown Eminence.
    Steven Reed, 27, of Pleasureville, and Yvonne Dawson, 63, of Bedford, were indicted by a Henry County Grand Jury on Oct. 23 alleging the two “committed the offense of arson in the second degree, a class B felony when with intent to destroy or damage a building, he/she intentionally started a fire at 5209 South Main Street in Eminence.”


  • HCPS may ban tobacco at facilities

    It might soon be against the rules to light up at Henry County Public Schools. At its last Board of Education meeting, members voted to give Superintendent Tim Abrams the go-ahead to draft policy to make the district tobacco-free.
    “We’ve talked about this for a couple of years now,” Abrams said. “I’m asking the board before I go down the path of working on policy and procedures, if this is something we want to pursue. I could present a draft policy to you in November and if approved, I would like it to go into effect Jan. 1, 2016.”

  • Courts launch ‘rocket docket’

    A new procedure in the 12th judicial circuit could reap major benefits to court officers, legal counsel, defendants and even taxpayers by speeding up the process of resolving very specific cases.
    Termed the “rocket docket,” the procedure allows the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to identify appropriate cases to expedite through the arraignment, plea and sentencing phases of the accused.

  • Sweet treats

    Dozens of trick-or-treaters stopped at the Henry County Local Saturday as part of a long Halloween tradition in Eminence.  For many more photos from Halloween, pick up a copy of this week’s newspaper to get the special section.