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Today's News

  • Value-added ag venture adds to economic prosperity

    Even as tobacco has declined, agriculture still seems to be a major area of growth for Henry County and its economy.

    The afterglow of the Henry County Fair and all the hustle and bustle behind the recent Harvest Showcase probably contributed to this impression, but it seems like most of the favorable attention the county receives stems from agriculturally related topics and products.

  • Local Buzz, August 10, 2016

    Church Activities

    The Point Pleasant Christian Church Youth annual ice cream social will be held Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. with music at 6 p.m. by Brandon Watkins. A love offering will be accepted.

  • Public Records, August 10, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Thien Do, 25, Louisville — arrested Aug. 4 at Interstate 71, 36 mile marker northbound, by Trooper Hedges for DUI, first

    Jody Downey, 20, Pleasureville — arrested Aug. 5 at Main Street, Pleasureville, by Trooper Hunter for DUI under 21

    Adler Derossett, 50, Pleasureville — arrested Aug. 6 at Bethlehem Road by Trooper Sturgill for assault, fourth, domestic

  • Zoeller pleads to having sex with minor

    Leo Zoeller admitted he had sexual intercourse and engaged in oral sex with an 11-year-old victim when he pleaded guilty to amended charges last Thursday in Oldham County Circuit Court.
    In March of 2014, Zoeller was arrested and charged with three counts of incest, rape in the first degree, two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, all with a victim under the age of 12, Class A felonies.

  • NCES meet and greet hailed as a success

    New Castle Elementary School held its meet and greet Aug. 1, and Prinicipal Tara McMahan called it a complete success with more than 400 in attendance. “It was a perfect start to the school year,” she said. Students went back to school for the year Aug. 10.

  • Kinderstart helps new students make the transition to NCES
  • Brewer recognized for safety efforts

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth, including a trooper from Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, according to a news release.
    The honoree from the sixth district was Trooper Barrett Brewer.

  • Sidewalk battle spills over to a new location

    After feeling as though his business was being targeted by the city of New Castle, Bob Cook, owner of Henry County Helping Hands, alerted the city to another business in town that had violated a recently passed ordinance.
    In July, New Castle implemented an ordinance that prohibits the placement of merchandise on the sidewalk in front of a business, something that Cook had frequently practiced.

  • Rotary honors Hammer Smith with the Andy Anderson Award

    The Rotary Club of Eminence recently honored history teacher, schools administrator and local historian as the latest Andy Anderson-Paul Harris Fellow.
    For the benefit of honoree Earl T. “Hammer” Smith and Rotary’s latest inductee, Jessica Powell of Henry County Public Library, emcee Michael Duncan at the clubs Aug. 1 meeting provided some background on the more than 100-year-old organization and its founder.

  • Price returns to Henry schools as assistant superintendent

    Henry County Public School’s new assistant superintendent feels glad to be back in the district where he began his educational career at Eastern Elementary 27 years ago.
    Originally from Shelby County, Price landed his first job at Eastern as a sixth grade teacher.
    “I really knew nothing about Henry County at that point, and asked where the school was and they told me how to get there,” he recalled. “I drove about half-way and turned around because I thought there couldn’t be a school this far out.”