Today's News

  • Heating assistance program opens enrollment

    Two LIHEAP programs provided nearly $110,000 worth of assistance to Henry County residents last winter, according to information from Tri-County Community Action Agency. Enough requests came in for the crisis program, it ran out of funds a month early.
    Tri-County will begin taking applications for the subsidy funding in the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program in November, said Pam Sage, the LIHEAP director. There’s a sign up  schedule that begins Nov. 3 for those whose last name starts with A or B and continues through Dec. 11.

  • Jobless rates down in all 120 Ky. counties

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to a news release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    State officials note this is the second consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties, the news release noted. Last month was the first time on record this had happened.

  • Team 'Fat Azz' winners in Biggest Loser contest

    The seventh annual year-end celebration for the Biggest Loser contest was held Sept 29. First place went to the team “Fat Azz” who lost a total of 10.20 prcent of their body weight totaling 110.7 pounds.  The group consisted of Tom and Kelsey Mings, Natalie and Paul Hanley, Dee Dee New and Ben Roberts (pictured at right). 
    The second team winner was “3 Guys Big as 5.”  They came in at 9.02 percent loss of their body weight totally 81.8 pounds.  The members of that team were Billy Quire, Alan Winchell and Jim Graham. 

  • News Briefs

    Road Clean Up
    Henry County’s annual fall road clean up is scheduled for Nov. 1, beginning at 8 a.m..
    Organizers ask that motorists around the county drive carefully as many volunteers from non-profit organizations will pick up litter on 170 miles of roads.
    Funds have been provided by the Litter Abatement Grant.
    For more information, call the Henry County Judge-Executive’s Office at (502) 845-5707.

    KSP Checkpoints

  • Local Buzz Week of Oct. 29

    Church Services
    Pleasureville Baptist Church will host revival services Nov. 2-5. Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., evening services at 7 p.m. Rev. Scott Smith, will be the evangelist.
    Campbellsburg Baptist Church will celebrate International Day of Prayer on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. with speaker Brad Rumer and worship leader Peggy Rumer. They will also be collecting donations for Bibles Unbound, a group that sends Bibles overseas.

  • Trackside breaks ground


    The whistle and rumble of trains going by the Henry County Commerce Park at Campbellsburg bracketed the speeches during the groundbreaking ceremony for a 5,400-square-foot multi-species meat processing facility on Oct. 14.

  • Tearing down

     Investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed two historic buildings in Eminence July 27 was intentionally set, according to Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas.

  • Candidates debate who would make best judge-exec


    When voters take to the polls Nov. 4, they will choose whether to retain the services of John Logan Brent as Henry County Judge-Executive or choose a new judge in challenger Ricky Doyle.

  • Hydroponics operation takes out option on Commerce Park land

     A hydroponic greenhouse operation took out an option on 11 acres of land in the Henry County Commerce Park with the goals of growing produce year-round and creating jobs for veterans.

  • Local gas prices go lower, following the national trend


    At approximately 8:30 a.m., Oct. 15, gas prices at convenience stores on Main Street in Eminence held at $3.09 per gallon, but later that same day prices moved lower.