Today's News

  • Twin Brothers named Roads Scholars
  • Historic barn to be dismantled, relocated, preserved

    More proof that Henry County still has an impressive crop of historic barns came Dec. 19 when Bailey Construction began dismantling a structure that might date back to the late 1700s.

    Similar to the situation in which a Low Dutch barn inspired Six-Mile Creek Distillery outside of Defoe, Mike Bailey said a barn outside of Bethlehem caught the attention of Willett Distillery in Bardstown.

  • Cause unknown in fatal crash

    By Chris Brooke


    Kentucky State Police continue to search for a cause in a fatal accident on Interstate 71 in Henry County Dec. 17, according to the KSP Post 5 spokesman.

  • Benham plans second retirement

    Tommy Benham, 76, will cap off a lifetime of work with his second retirement, this one from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, to care for his wife.

    From a young age, Benham has taken on many jobs and volunteer responsibilities.

  • 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'


    Although the first nativity was a quiet affair with just a few visitors, Bethlehem’s annual live nativity draws hundreds to the small town to see the scene recreated over the course of four nights leading up to Christmas. Each night three shifts of 12 volunteers each take their places to stand in the solemn scene while music and scripture can be heard over a loudspeaker. 

  • Spreading cheer to children

    Members of the New Castle Lions Club took time from their own Christmas celebrations to spread cheer to children in the community. As they do each year, members hosted a gift giveaway for area children on Christmas Eve. Each child left the New Castle Christian Church with at least three toys, a gift bag with fruit, candy and personal hygiene products, and a visit from Santa.

  • Eminence is now the longest-serving school board in Kentucky
  • Man who tried to shock girlfriend was out on bond

    A 23-year-old Pleasureville man faces multiple charges for allegedly trying to use a curling iron to electrocute his girlfriend while she was taking a bath.
    A complaint made to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office accused Gregory S. Preston of trying to kill Cynthia Miller on Dec. 8 during an argument.
    “While she was taking a bath, the defendant [Preston] proceeded to plug in a curling iron and throw it in the bathtub, where said girlfriend was located,” the warrant said.

  • Craftily Keeping Christmas

    With the stroke of a paintbrush, Debbie Hargrove continues to spread Christmas cheer with an artistic holiday tradition.
    For more than a decade, Hargrove used her talents to decorate ornaments to go on the tree.

  • Westport man faces charges in drunken break-ins and thefts

    A Westport man with a penchant for chewing gum now faces several charges after he allegedly attempted to rob two homes Saturday night.
    Kentucky State Police received a call from a homeowner on Castle Highway shortly before 9 p.m. on Dec. 17.
    The caller advised that a man had been found in the driveway of the home and was being “detained” until police could arrive.
    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens arrived on the scene to find Michael S. Mings, 22, of Westport face down with his hands behind his back.