Today's News

  • Local students of the week - New Castle Elementary

    Celia Berry is 6 and in first grade.

    What’s your favorite subject?
    Math and “free choice.”

    What is that and what do you choose?
    “It’s when you get to pick out something to do,” she said. “I like to draw roses and horses.” Celia learned to draw her favorite things from her dad who she said also likes to draw. “His horses and roses are realistic,” she said.

    What’s your favorite snack?
    Chocolate ice cream.

  • Local students of the week - Eminence Elementary

    Kirsten Beavers is 7 and in first grade.

    Favorite place to spend an afternoon?
    “I like to go to Mamaw’s new house and read chapter books in the basement,” she said.

    What book are you reading?
    “I never look at the name, but it’s about these two boys who try to talk two girls into dropping out of high school,” she said. Kirsten said her mom’s happy that she reads a lot, but has one request. “She told me not to read her books,” Kirsten said.

  • HCPL repairs almost complete

    The Henry County Public Library was set to open on Feb. 14, when something unexpected happened — a patron drove her vehicle into the side of the building.

    Library director Joe Schweiss said it’s believed that the woman hit the gas instead of brake or confused the pedals as she pulled into a parking spot.
    The accident  pushed in a portion of the wall in the children’s area, and that section has been closed since the accident.
    Total damages are not yet known, but the facility did suffer structural damage.

  • Like child’s play

    Preschooler William Denny held his tongue just right to keep his alphabet tower from tumbling to the floor. He thinks he’s just having fun — and he is indeed — but he’s also honing skills he will use throughout his life.

    Besides teaching William his letters, the blocks help him develop balance and patience. The feeling he gets when he pulls his hands away and his creation stands tall is a satisfying sense of accomplishment.

  • Forum panel recommends regional approach

    “If you had to start from scratch... what would you do?”
    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent asked the simple question of four panelists recently during a forum on economic development.

    The response that was repeated most? Work at economic development using a regional approach.

  • KSP, HCSO involved in fatal shooting

    A state police trooper and a Henry County Sheriff’s Department Deputy are on paid administrative leave after being involved in a shooting last week that claimed the life of a Lockport man.

    Lewis Jennings, 24, of Lockport was shot by KSP Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray early Thursday morning in his home at 641 Sawmill Rd. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard.

  • 4-H dog club will help you understand dogs

    Joining a 4-H dog club is one of the first steps young dog enthusiasts can take to pursue a greater understanding of their best friend. 4-H dog clubs teach children different disciplines, such as selecting a dog; investigating breeds; appreciating dogs’ places and roles in society; practicing grooming, fitting, showing and training; caring for dogs; and exploring dog-related careers and activities. Youth also practice the life skills of communication, responsibility, planning and organizing, decision making, leadership and more.  

  • Semifinals set for Monday night: Henry vs. Oldham, Spencer vs. North Oldham

    The Henry County Wildcats continued their postseason run on Wednesday night, dominating Collins for much of the game in a 52-49 win to advance to the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament.

    The Wildcats won their first district championship since 1971 one week earlier, and then started regional play with a win in the first-ever meeting against newly-formed Collins. The visiting Titans ended their inaugural season with an 18-12 record and an early exit in the postseason, while the Wildcats improved to 17-14 and play Oldham County in the semifinals on Monday.

  • KSP, HCSD officers involved in fatal shooting

    A Lockport man is dead this morning after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers near Bethlehem.

    Lewis Jennings, 25, was fatally shot by Trooper Manny Soto, of Kentucky State Police Post 5, after holding his grandmother, Joyce Jennings, hostage for almost an hour.

    The officers were responding to an 11:54 p.m. domestic disturbance call at 361 Sawmill Road Wednesday.

  • Geotherm proposed for NCES

    As members of the Henry County Board of Education entered New Castle Elementary School for a called meeting last week, they heard a loud and unusual noise.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told board members that was the sound of the last throes of the school’s cooling tower. He said local HVAC specialist Rick Fox has practically moved in to keep it going. Fox wasn’t comfortable with cleaning the cooling tower at the start of the school year.