Today's News

  • Program for seniors celebrates golden years

     Staff Report

    Local seniors will have an opportunity to learn how to embrace their golden years through an upcoming educational program.

  • Find unique gifts without same old shopping hassle


    Even though we don’t have a shopping mall in Henry County you have the opportunity to purchase those unique one of a kind gifts just around the corner by attending the 22nd  Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Henry County 4H/Fairgrounds Building. 

  • Severed arm found floating in Kentucky River

    The banks of the Kentucky River in Lockport produced a gruesome catch Friday afternoon.
    Fishermen found a human arm floating along the riverbank near the locks.
    “Our preliminary assessment, and this is totally preliminary speculation on our part until we can do more testing, is that the arm had been in the water for a minimum of three weeks,” said Henry County Coroner James Pollard.

  • Lockport man arrested

    An elderly man has been arrested in connection with an incident that happened last Thursday at the Shelbyville Walmart.
    Alexander Fisher, age 84, of Lockport, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old and resisting arrest.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Meadows said that Fisher did not know the child, who is 10 years old, but he apparently just targeted her while she and her parents were shopping at Walmart.

  • Historical marker restored to its 'house'

    Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution Saturday rededicated the circa-1930s marker that commemorated “the religious and civic center of the Low Dutch Company,” at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse.
    The plaque originally placed by the Bland Ballard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recalls in a few words the purchase of 6,800 acres for the Low Dutch to form a religious colony in what would become Henry and Shelby counties.

  • Eminence Schools host innovative educators

    The hallways of Eminence Independent Schools were recently crawling with state-level educators from across the country for a site visit of an innovative Kentucky school district.
    They popped their heads in doorways to listen in on lessons and the more curious ventured into classrooms to sit and talk with students.
    Anita Bernhardt of the Department of Education in Maine was delighted by her conversation with second-grader Angelica Rangle.

  • Adult education expands class offerings in Eminence

    JCTC’s Henry County Adult Education will expand its Eminence location hours to four days a week to better help students there.
    Beginning Nov. 1, the hours at the Eminence Christian Church location will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will add about a day’s worth of time for clients 16 and older to come in for GED preparation, college prep, academic skills brush-up, National Career Readiness Certificate preperation and more.

  • Hometown Pizza's 'Every Slice Matters' benefits Help Center

    Hometown Pizza will serve up assistance to the homegrown, faith-based service that helps others in Henry County.
    Through their “Every Slice Matters” effort, the regional restaurant chain with a location in Eminence decided to look at the needs of the Henry County Help Center, according to Donna Sabo, director of marketing at Hometown.
    Henry County Help Center has taken on the mission of providing food assistance to more than 1,300 citizens and hundreds of families across the county.

  • Creating more awareness of pancreatic cancer

    After a six-month battle, Judy Mason Sparrow, 69, passed away from pancreatic cancer. That’s when her granddaughter, Catherine McKinley, decided to be an advocate for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
    McKinley serves as the community engagement chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Her role is to engage the local community by bringing awareness to this specific type of cancer.

  • Don't miss the Holiday Bazaar

    The weather is cooler, the holiday lights are beginning to twinkle at area stores, and it is time to think about those dreaded words–holiday shopping!  
    No longer do those have to be words that put fear into the hearts of men (and women).  
    The 22nd annual Extension Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Henry County Homemakers Organization, will help you fill up those stockings with no problem at all.