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Today's News

  • New Year’s Eve fire destroys Lockport home

    A Lockport couple was left homeless following a house fire on New Year’s Eve.
    On the afternoon of Dec. 31, the Kentucky River Fire Department responded to a report of a home on fire on Bethlehem Road. When Fire Chief Bill Reardon arrived on scene, the structure was already being consumed by fire.
    “There were flames shooting out of the back when I got here,” Reardon told other firefighters on the scene.
    After some tense on-scene research, it was determined no one was in the mobile home at the time, but three dogs were killed in the fire.

  • Following trend in state, Henry County unemployment falls

    With the unemployment rate for Henry County dropping a half of a percentage point in November over the year prior, the local figures followed the trend that most of the rest of Kentucky enjoyed in more people finding work, according to the state Office of Employment and Training.
    Only one county didn’t show falling unemployment in the monthly year-over-year comparison released by the state.

  • Tire fire damages vehicles, too
  • Elected county officials, deputies take the oath

    Newly elected county officials including Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer and Fiscal Court Magistrates Jason Stanley and Rickey Timberlake recently joined the re-elected officials plus their deputies for a mass swearing in Dec. 31 by Judge Karen Conrad in the courtroom.  
     

  • Reaching out with a Helping hand

     

    Henry County native David Morgan and his son Frankie, a Trinity High School freshman, recently delivered food and toiletries to the Henry County Help Center. The items were donated by the Saint Mary’s Academy boys and girls basketball teams.

  • Scouts complete community service projects, reach Eagle

    Two members of Boy Scout Troop 421, Ethan Cole Smith and Russell Beverly, recently attained Eagle Scout, according to a news release.
    Smith’s Eagle Scout Leadership Project involved building and installing five benches along the walking trail in Eminence. He supervised several Scouts who assisted in installing the benches.
    Smith graduated from Henry County High School. He chose to pursue a career as an engineer, soon to attend Speed School.

  • HCPS leads the way in energy efficiency

     

    Henry County Public Schools, in just one year after energy performance upgrades, has saved nearly $130,000 in utility costs and has been recognized as one of the most energy-efficient school districts in Kentucky.

  • Remember this? A look back at 2014

     Wicked Weather

    The Polar Vortex hit Henry County hard in January, leading to temps in the teens and wind chill readings averaging -4 degrees. The frigid temperatures led both school districts in the county to cancel school.

  • Praise for Hopewell Baptist Church's 195-year anniversary

     

    While Hopewell Baptist members faithfully sustain the church founded on Christmas Day in 1819, how the latest pastor took the pulpit sounds like divine intervention was involved, too.

  • Lion's Club wraps up Christmas

     

    Santa waved at the children gathered at the annual New Castle Lions Club toy giveaway on Christmas Eve at New Castle Christian Church. Children chose several toys to take home, were given a goodie bag with fruit and candy, told the Christmas story and sat on Santa’s lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas.