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Today's News

  • Local residents should sign up for emergency messages from HOTAlerts.org

    For those who haven’t gotten the message, HOTalerts.org will send emergency information about Henry County right to your phone or email, but you have to sign up first.
    Public safety officials recently decided to switch from CodeRed to HOTAlerts.org to communicate directly with residents of Henry, Owen and Trimble counties, all served by Kentucky State Police Post 5, located in Campbellsburg.

  • Henry County school board approves capital, technology spending

    Taking advantage of a provision in last year’s state budget, Henry County Public Schools will ask the Kentucky Department of Education to approve a request to utilize restricted funds for something other than what they were intended.
    Traditionally used for facility renovations or construction, HCPS seeks approval from the state to spend $102,335 in its capital outlay funds to purchase Chromebooks for each of its high and middle school students.

  • Pendleton man allegedly wrecks stolen car after shoplifting, fleeing from police

    By Amanda Manning
    Landmark News Service

  • Hornback: 146 construction will begin soon

    Asked about the schedule of improvements for Ky. 146, state Sen. Paul Hornback voiced his support for a gas tax increase to better maintain roads across the commonwealth.
    Hornback, R-Shelbyville, appeared with state Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, in a Jan. 24 town hall meeting at the Henry County Public Library before about 40 constituents for a wide-ranging discussion of issues being addressed during the 2017 legislative session.

  • Knitters march on Washington

    Henry County residents recently donned their pink hats and held their signs aloft and to advocate for women’s rights, education, social justice and environmental issues during a day of protest in Washington, D.C.
    JoAnn Adams and Karen Shannon created their signs before boarding a charter bus in Frankfort to participate in the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21.
    Adams wrote “We are valuable and powerful,” and Shannon’s said, “Yes we can all succeed when women are not held back.”

  • Now hiring bus drivers

    A shortage of bus drivers has administrators at Henry County Public Schools exploring options to ensure full coverage of its 26 bus routes.
    At the last meeting of the Henry County Board of Education, Superintendent Tim Abrams discussed the issue with board members explaining that the full-time substitute driver and a garage employee were driving every day and that two current vacancies meant that the bus garage’s lead mechanic and HCPS Transportation Director Kevin Whitt, both of whom are trained drivers, were also faced with driving every day.

  • First Baptist Church still strong after 152 years

    Formed just as the Civil War came to a close and two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a group met to worship in an abandoned stable in Needmore Alley. More than 150 years later, the First Baptist Church of Eminence continues to preach and reach out to fellow worshippers.

  • Berry remembered as a man of integrity, honesty

    It’s been said that Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. helped build Louisville, but on a much more personal level, Berry built a legacy for his family to follow.
    Nicknamed “Junie,” which is simply short for Junior, Berry grew up in Henry County, the son of a building supplies salesman and lumberyard owner in Eminence, who would later serve as majority owner of Berry Construction Company and then Wehr Constructors where he worked with his three sons, Skip, Dale and Ed.

  • EIS students get interested in messy science
  • Court asked to take a stand against drugs

    Making a $23,000 unexpected excess funds payment to Henry County Fiscal Court Jan. 17, Sheriff Danny Cravens immediately asked the magistrates to use that money in the fight against illegal drugs.
    Speaking at the fiscal court’s regular January meeting, Cravens segued from a report summing up the Henry County Sheriff’s Office activity in 2016 — dispatched 3,142 times through the Kentucky State Police Post 5 and received 931 requests for assistance from the public — to a need for extra resources to combat illegal drug activity.