Today's News

  • Reward offered to find pet pig’s killer

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into the shooting death of a pet pig March 16 in Pleasureville.
    The incident occurred at the old Pleasureville recycling property at 160 Main Street, Cissy Cook reported.
    Her husband serves as the caretaker of the property, and he stopped by early Friday on his way to work to check on and take care of the animals there, including the pet pig.
    But when he returned after work, he realized someone else had been on the property, shot the pig, chased it, shot it a second time and then cut off its ears, Cook said.

  • Taking the Bait

    Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture received a Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grant in May 2017 for $147,500 to fund a three-year project to encourage students, including Eminence High School biology and aquaculture club students, to participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities through aquaculture.

  • A personal history of C-burg

    E.P. Smith entertained the crowd at the March 16 Community in Focus event with personal stories of growing up in Campbellsburg.
    The Henry County Historical Society held its second such event at the Campbellsburg Community Center with 52 attendees. Before the speaker began, the crowd enjoyed chili, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert.
    Born in 1940, Smith evoked laughter and conspiratorial chuckles over some of the antics he and comrades engaged in while teenagers and children.

  • Home rehab reveals a message from the past

    A relic that Jody Patterson found hidden in the walls as she restored a classic Main Street home in Smithfield was a real blast from the past.
    Over the years, Patterson made a habit of living in old homes she would rehabilitate and then flip. She’s tackled six or seven such projects, including one two doors down from Dehaven Baptist Church in La Grange.
    “It’s a big, two-story house with a wrap around porch,” Patterson noted. “It turned out nice, but I like this house here a lot better.”

  • New Castle considers parking regulation revamp

    New Castle city officials are combing through old ordinances in an attempt to limit problems and add enforcement mechanisms, according to a discussion at the March 5 city commission meeting. At the top of the list of reforms is congested parking in the city.
    Formerly, New Castle allowed drivers to park in one spot for up to two hours and the disabled were granted four hours. To make the ordinance uniform, city commissioners are making all parking downtown two hours only.

  • Chandler campaigns for a smoke-free Kentucky and Henry County

    Convinced the state as a whole won’t pass comprehensive laws dealing with the health hazard of smoking in public, Ben Chandler, CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, will visit all Kentucky counties in hopes of getting smoke-free ordinances approved at the local level.
    Chandler, a former congressman, made his visit to Henry County Feb. 20 to campaign for no smoking spaces with Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and North Central District Health Department Director Roanya Rice.

  • Families lose everything in Osage fire

    Multiple fire departments responded to Osage Estate Apartments March 10 at approximately 2:30 p.m. after a report of a fire that damaged seven units and totally destroyed three, displacing several families.
    New Castle, Eminence, Campbellsburg, Pleasureville, Lake Jericho and Ballardsville fire departments responded to the scene, along with Henry County EMS, according to New Castle Fire Chief Wesley Benham. When New Castle firefighters arrived, they found apartment 709 on the bottom floor of the complex totally engulfed in flames.

  • EIS officials want an SRO, not armed teachers

    The Kentucky Department of Homeland Security grant to hire a school resource officer (SRO) at Eminence Independent Schools has been turned down for two years in a row, according to Eminence police and educators.
    Eminence Police Department’s Lt. Mike Wells spearheaded the initiative. He said the grants were lost due to lack of serious criminal activity.
    The effort to get a school resource officer in Eminence schools is an ongoing process, Wells said. In the meantime, Louisville and Lexington were both granted funds for four SROs.

  • Clean Water Saves Lives

    St. John Chrysostom members have scheduled a benefit sale in April to assist their musical director’s mission of saving lives around the globe by providing clean water to mothers by the tens of thousands.
    Sister Larraine Lauter helped launch Water with Blessings, based in Middletown, several years before answering a different kind of urgent call to Eminence.
    “A friend of mine who attends there — Kathy Long, she sings in the choir — they had lost their choir director just in time for the Easter holy week,” Lauter said. “So, I got drafted.”

  • Dow’s donation will pay for a wonderwall at new library

    When the new Henry County Public Library opens in 2019, the facility will feature a “wonderwall” activity space paid for with a donation from the Dow company plant located in Carrollton.
    The $5,000 donation to comes as company officials and employees celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Dow in Carroll County, according to a news release. In all, Dow donated a total of $50,000 to 10 libraries in the region surrounding the Carrollton plant.