Today's News

  • Quick bridge replacement now unlikely

    Replacing the Wolfpen Road bridge is no longer on the fast track, after the Henry County Fiscal Court voted at a special meeting Sept. 6 to condemn property for a new stream crossing, according to Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.
    If the Henry County Fiscal Court had been able to reach an agreement with a property owner on buying his land, the new bridge project could have been completed in 2016, Brent said after the meeting. The time it will take for the condemnation process to wrap up is unknowable.

  • Obesity is a weighty problem

    Editor’s note: This adapts a report by Melissa Patrick of Kentucky Health News. The Henry County Local’s Chris Brooke contributed to this article.

    A big chunk of Kentucky’s population is fat and getting fatter, which in turn makes people sicker, according to health researchers.

  • Challenge Accepted

    In a healthy competition, walkers took steps Saturday to make sure a traveling trophy remains in Henry County for the fifth time.
    Good turnout and dedicated participants have helped Henry County win the County Challenge Walk in each of the four previous years, according to Mona Huff, community organizer for the Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities.

  • Sanford pleads in rape case

    Although he maintained his innocence, Curtis W. Sanford pleaded guilty in a 2014 case that alleged he tried to rape a New Castle woman in her home.

  • Public Records, Sept. 7, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Montrel Hobbs, 22, Louisville — arrested at College Street, New Castle, by Trooper Brewer for three bench warrants

    James Owens, 23, New Castle — arrested at College Street, New Castle, by Trooper Brewer for possession of a controlled substance, first, heroin; sell/transfer simulated controlled substance, second; and trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school

  • Local business hosts night at the ballgame
  • 9/11 - One day with lots of meaning

    On Sunday morning, our nation will pause to remember and reflect upon the tragedy known primarily by its date: 9/11.

    Those of us old enough to remember that Tuesday in 2001 will never forget where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news.  It had the same impact as such other pivotal moments in history, from the attack on Pearl Harbor and President Kennedy’s assassination to Neil Armstrong’s walking on the moon.

  • More on the ballot than the presidential race

    In the current political climate, apathy is a common response. 

    Given the top two choices for the person who will be tasked with leading this country and the controversies surrounding each, many have declared they are simply opting out and will choose not to vote for either.

    Apathy is not the solution. And not voting is a cowardly way to equip yourself with the best excuse ever to denigrate the effectiveness of whomever is chosen.

  • Local Buzz, Sept. 7, 2016

    Church Activities

    Homecoming 2016 at Point Pleasant Christian Church, 4724 South Property Road will be held Sunday, Sept. 11. Potluck from 5 to 6:15 p.m., music from 6 to 8 p.m. by Miller’s Folly Bluegrass Band and Tim Harper. There is a giveaway and yard sale but everything is free, accepting doantions to PPCC. Activities for children will include hula hoops, face painting and bubbles. 

  • Spencer to Wright bomb brings Cats back


    The Henry County Wildcats struggled offensively for three quarters Friday night in their first home game against Owen County. But the offense got rolling in the fourth period and Henry County came back to defeat the Rebels 14-10 on a 68-yard pass play from Trevyn Spencer to D’Andre Wright with one minute left in the game.