Today's News

  • Pee-Wee ball needs coach

    The Henry County Youth Football League is looking for a coach to run the Pee-Wee football team. The Pee-Wee team is a feeder program for the older kids who play in the Youth Football League for Eastern, New Castle and Campbellsburg.
    The Henry County Youth Football League is looking for someone to step up and take the challenge. If you are interested, please call 655-9669 or 710-1619.
    Sign-ups for the Pee-Wee League will be Saturday, July 14th from 9 a.m. to 12.

  • Wildlife has right-of-way on the Alcan

    By Candy Clarke

    Traveling the historic Alcan Highway is always an adventure in itself.

    The highway, built as a joint effort between Canada and the United States during World War II, still serves as the main highway to Alaska. You never know who or what you will encounter around the next curve or at the top of the next hill! It could be incredible scenery, messy road construction, an animal, or interesting travelers.

  • ATV & Truck Drag racing at the Henry County Fair

    The Henry County Fair kicked off last week with the ATV and truck drag races. Above, a pair of trucks take off from the starting line. At right, an ATV rider waits to get the green light. Below, a rider zooms toward the finish line.

  • HCHS girls’ golf meeting

    The Henry County High School girls golf team will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at the Henry County Country Club. Any middle or high school girls who are interested in playing golf for HCHS are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Willie Peyton at (502) 321-7776, or Kathy Peyton at (502) 558-0120.

  • Providing a Capstone for local food

    Capstone produce in Campbellsburg will provide local produce for the Forecastle Music Festival, which begins Friday in Louisville.

    For owner David Neville, this is another step toward bringing locally produced sustainable agriculture into the mainstream conversation.

    The festival hosts three days of art, music and activism minded attractions, which include a mission germane to Capstone produce’s role toward creating a marketplace for sustainable agriculture.

  • Stivers going to ‘start waking people up’

     “You’re probably going to start getting some calls.”

    That, Henry County Sheriff’s Department Detective Danny Stivers predicted, will happen when the HCSD starts patrolling Pleasureville at 3 and 4 a.m. In particular, he warned that angry parents, whose children are being returned to them in the wee hours of the morning, might be a little miffed.

    “After 2 a.m., if they’re under 18, we’re going to start waking people up,” Stivers told the Pleasureville City Commission.

  • Henry sending some inmates to Shelby

    The Shelby County Detention Center has been home to an average of a dozen extra inmates a day from Henry County for the past three months, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said.

    “They were taking them to Carroll County, but Carroll County is full, so they started bringing them here,” he said.

    Waits said he and Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth do not have a formal contract.

    “We don’t have an actual contract right now, but we do have an agreement,” he said.

  • Pendleton man chargd with the rape of a minor

    A Pendleton man has been arrested for allegedly raping and sodomizing a 13 year-old in her grandmother’s house.

    Dwayne R. Whitman, 55, of Pendleton was arrested on July 3 and charged with  1st degree rape, 1st degree sodomy and 1st degree sexual abuse with a victim under 12 years of age. The victim disclosed to authorities she had been sexually abused by Whitman from June 2011 to February 2012. Whitman was arrested after his DNA was found in the victim’s bedroom, which corroborated the girl’s account of abuse.

  • Local Buzz for the week of July 11

    Arts &crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church services

    Sulphur Christian Church will have VBS from 6:30 to 8 p.m. nightly through July 13. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Commencement will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 15. Please call Pastor Jeff Maggard at (502) 544-6946 for more information.

  • Awed: God takes notice

    A young boy stood in the center of the driveway of his family’s home. Beside him was a small telescope, mounted on a tripod. It was early in the afternoon on a hot summer day. The boy had attached a round, white screen to the eyepiece of the telescope.

    According to the boy’s science teacher, a total eclipse was to happen on that particular day. The telescope with its white screened eyepiece was aimed directly at the sun.