Today's News

  • Park is ‘coming of age’

    General Manager

    The first youth ball games have been played. Residents already are fishing in the lake. And dozens of people use the trail daily.

    Less than four years after land was purchased, the first phase is almost complete for the Henry County Recreation and Services Park.

    “I would never have dreamed four years ago that we would be this far along,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday.

  • Arts, bluegrass and cultural flavor mark Labor Day weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    For more than 100 years, it has signified the ceremonial end of summer.

    It’s a three day weekend for many, including family gatherings, barbecues and lots of rest and relaxation.

    But if you want to get out of the house and yard for a little weekend fun, there’s plenty going on throughout the region.

  • Kentucky is the ‘Happy Hunting Ground’

    With Labor Day in our rear-view mirror, and hopefully the brutally hot weather as well, most of us are understandably looking forward to fall.

    Interests may range from football to festivals, but getting ready for hunting season or casting a line in the nearest lake or river ranks high on the list for many.  Native Americans called Kentucky the Happy Hunting Ground for a reason, and now more than ever, there is no shortage of people who love getting outdoors.

  • Settling into the stay-at-home life, Yantz is bitten by the competition bug

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    DeeDee Yantz caught the county fair competition bug shortly after moving to Smithfield with her young family in 2004.

    Yantz and husband Ralph outgrew their La Grange home as son Luke grew.

    They bought a home with land in Smithfield and Yantz settled into her Henry County life as a stay-at-home mom.

  • Kentucky Speedway to get NASCAR race in 2011

    Landmark News Service

    After years of negotiations, Speedway Motorsports recently announced it will host its first NASCAR race in July 2011.

    With a Sprint Cup race car as a backdrop and surrounded by NASCAR and state government dignitaries, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and CEO Bruton Smith announced recently that Kentucky Speedway will play host to its inaugural 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sat., July 9, 2011.

  • Get a closer look at KSP with Academy

    General Manager

    Next month, Henry County residents can get a closer look at how Kentucky State Police do what they do every day.

    For the second year, KSP throughout the state will offer the Citizens’ Police Academy, a series of 12 weekly classes designed to give residents a better look at what the state’s troopers do.

  • Pleasureville Baptist Church to participate in National ‘Back to Church Sunday’

    “Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Pleasureville Baptist Church in Pleasureville at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 12.

    National “Back to Church Sunday” (www.backtochurch.com) is an initiative that seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “de-churched” people who once attended church but don’t anymore and invite them to return for a special Sunday.

  • KSP, HCSO eradicate 415 pot plants

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Henry County marijuana crop was reduced by 415 plants last week in a joint eradication effort by the Kentucky State Police and Henry County Sheriff’s Department.

    Sheriff Danny Cravens said most of the plants were found near Drennon in the northern part of the county.

  • Jamison helps in Haiti

    General Manager

    From a very young age, Eminence resident Whitney Jamison knew she wanted to help others. She never thought that desire would take her out of the country.

    On July 28, Jamison and other students in the Morehead State University nursing program left American soil, bound for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

  • Karie Powell heads to Midway College

    When Karie Powell took a visit to Midway College last February, the Henry County High School senior had the intention of playing volleyball for the Eagles and, possibly, softball. But when she left for Midway on Saturday morning, softball was her focus.