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Today's News

  • Labor force in Henry rises as unemployment falls

    State statistics indicate that unemployment rates dropped by 2 percentage points for Henry County when comparing January 2015 to the same period last year.
    Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • UCB promotes RADER

    Elisa Rader of Henry County has received a promotion at the Shelbyville Citizens Union Bank branch, the bank announced the March 10. Rader has been named the assistant head teller at the Simpsonville branch.

  • New Castle citizens ask for protection

    Stolen vehicles, home robberies and car break-ins.
    Several citizens again approached the New Castle City Commission at its monthly meeting to urge its members to address crime in the town by adding additional police protection.

  • Five youths caught in West End break in

    Louisville police charged five youth with receiving stolen property in connection with a March 5 break in and burglary from West End Sports, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    Officer John Wilson responded to a report from the Jackson Road store, Kemper said. He took the information about five guns stolen and logged the data into the state and national crime databases.

  • March Math Madness

    Eastern Elementary School held a Math March Madness night, which featured both math- and college-themed games for the students to enjoy. Due to the fact the timing was close to the college basketball playoffs, students were encouraged to wear the jersey of their favorite team. While students played games in classrooms, adults heard an informational session on college and career readiness.

  • Survivor boosts Relay for Life

    If all of those touched by cancer participated in Relay for Life, then every person in Henry County would get involved in the fight, said one survivor at the Henry County Relay for Life kickoff.

  • Separate accidents shut down Ky. 146

    Two recent wrecks on Highway 146 held up traffic in Henry County, near the CSX railroad tracks and the Oldham County line.
    The first occurred March 2 at approximately 3:45 p.m. when Kentucky State Police received a report that a vehicle collided with a train.
    “Preliminary investigation states that the vehicle’s operator, Jeffrey S. Delahanty, 47, of La Grange, for unknown reasons, disregarded illuminated railroad crossing warning lights and collided with the engine of the train operated by CSX,” according to initial information by KSP.

  • Road crews draw praise for snow removal

    After the monster snowstorm dropped around a foot of snow on parts of Henry County March 5, residents took to social media to thank crews for clearing their roads.
    “Thanks for all the hard work and dedication to all our road workers, etc.!” Kim Tingle posted on the Henry County Local’s Facebook page, after a road condition update.  “Henry County does a great job!”
    “Want to thank Henry County road department for grading Flatrock Road,” wrote Barbara Parks.

  • Eminence recognizes duncan’s service as police chief

    Photos by Renee Toole.

    Eminence officials, police and friends and family gathered Feb. 27 to wish police Chief Carey Duncan the best in his retirement. Duncan posed for a photo with all the police department personnel.

  • Eminence Education Foundation raises funds for scholarships

    The Eminence Education Foundation dinner has one main goal in providing a banquet with silent and live auctions and entertainment, and that’s to encourage those who contribute to scholarships for students to enjoy and to continue their participation, Chairman Allan Byrant said.