Today's News

  • A harvest of another kind

    One potential attraction to Saturday’s Henry County Harvest Showcase includes the haircut and beard trim that Henry County Help Center Director Joe Durbin will submit to at 2 p.m. as part of a successful fundraising campaign for the non-profit food pantry. Organizers set goals of trimming Durbin’s full beard if donors gave $5,000 and cutting his long hair if donors came up with another $5,000. Both goals have been surpassed. As a bonus, Help Center supporter Charles Clark has volunteered for a shave and a haircut at the showcase, too.

  • Storms bring torrential rain and inundate Sulphur

    “I think my dresses will be okay because they were hanging up,” said 6-year-old Nicole McLennan, whose Sulphur home was flooded Monday night. “But my toys are gonna be soaked.”
    Her father, Chris McLennan, lived in Sulphur when it flooded in 2004 following a tornado that ripped through Eminence and dropped several inches of rain in other parts of the county. He decided to leave his home on Fallen Timber Road Monday night, knowing what might happen. Others chose not to move to higher ground and found themselves trapped by rising floodwaters.

  • All aboard

    Campbellsburg Station should see more traffic now that city leaders officially welcomed all aboard to the new community facilities and activities at a ribbon cutting July 11.
    While the community center has been in use for several months, council members put off the celebration until after all work was completed on the picnic pavilion and other related components. Then the rain delayed both the community center opening and Campbellsburg Day on June 20. Campbellsburg Day is now scheduled for August 22.

  • Riggs tries to suppress ‘confession’ to troopers

    True to his word, attorney Nathan Riggs appeared in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday with a motion to suppress evidence against his client William Fitzgerald.
    Fitzgerald faces one charge of sexual abuse, first degree, victim under 12 years of age stemming from an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact with a 4-year-old.
    At his preliminary hearing in June, Riggs argued that his client’s arrest was problematic and created grounds to suppress some of the evidence generated by it.

  • State police investigators are on a roll in CSI truck

    A new aid for Kentucky State Police Post 5 troopers to process complicated crime scenes is gassed up and ready to go when needed.
    Parked at the post in Campbellsburg, the Ford F-250 is a no-frills vehicle that should carry most everything for detectives and other troopers to conduct large-scale investigations.
    Post 5 Capt. Fred Williams picked up the truck in June from KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col. Jack Miniard in Frankfort for use in the region.

  • Retirement means less missed sleep for Smith

    For the first time in nearly 40 years after July 31, William Smith’s phone won’t ring at 2 a.m. with reports of water line breaks.
    While grateful for having a job with the City of Eminence since June 1976, Smith feels glad he won’t have to leave his family during nights and holiday dinners to restore water service.

  • Training funds available for high paying jobs

    Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region, including Henry County, gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday.
    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.

  • Wreck kills 10-year-old girl

    A July 1 crash on Interstate 71 involving multiple vehicles at the 36 mile marker southbound claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl from Houghton, La., according to the Kentucky State Police.
    State police identified Bailey Spreights as the victim of the 1 p.m. accident that involved three commercial vehicles and three passenger cars, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, Post 5 spokesman. Earlier reports had said nine vehicles were involved.

  • Henry County Fair pageant results
  • Henry County Fair — a photographic round up

    A round up of scenes on the midway, in the livestock arena and at the pedal tractor pull from the Henry County Fair 2015.