Today's News

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  • Amish market opens near Defoe

    After looking for other ways to make money on the farm, the Raber family opened an Amish market at 10712 Castle Highway, not far from Defoe. 

    With 100 acres, they had plenty of room to put up a new building and open the Farmstead Market, Roman Raber said. 

    “We used to be in the woodworking industry, so this is a brand new adventure for us,” he said. 

  • Documentary focuses on Wendell Berry's lifework

    What does Henry County sound like to a Los Angeles composer scoring the latest documentary, “The Seer,” which features work of author, activist and agrarian Wendell Berry?

    “Quiet strength, quiet pride,” answered Kerry Muzzey, who worked with Director Laura Dunn to come up with understated music to match the intimate stories about the struggles faced by farmers also featured in the documentary.

  • Help Center celebrates two years

    The Henry County Help Center recently observed its second anniversary by collecting and giving out food to keep families from going hungry.

    With support from the community, the help center feeds an average of 1,400 to 1,500 people per month from its headquarters in the old United Methodist Church in Eminence and from its eight satellite locations.

  • Family honors ancestor, founder

    After witnessing American history in the making at the Siege of Yorktown and serving as an “indian spy” on the Kentucky frontier, Benjamin Perry became one of the first settlers of Port Royal and Henry County.

  • State offices up for grabs in Nov. 3 election

    Statewide offices of governor, secretary of state, attorney general and more will be at stake when polls open in Henry County for the Nov. 3 general election.

    All of Kentucky’s elected offices are contested, with a three-way race to find a successor for term-limited Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Drowning victim was four-year-old boy

    A four-year-old boy died days after he drowned in Lake Jericho.

    Jaxon Lindsey of La Grange, formerly of Shelbyville, had a pulse and heartbeat when he was airlifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville on Monday, Oct. 19, but he passed away last Thursday afternoon.

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife received information about a possible drowning last Monday and emergency personnel responded to the scene. 

  • Voters will decide if county goes wet

    The ballot for a Dec. 15 special election will ask voters one yes or no question: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in all precincts of Henry County?”

    The organizers circulated a petition among county voters to make the special election a reality, as required by state law. The petition ended up with 1,870 valid signatures, several hundred above the amount required, Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer said. 

  • Warriors fall to Holy Cross


    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Louisville to take on Holy Cross Friday night for their final district game of the season and lost to the Cougars 48-0.

    The Warriors took the opening kickoff and drove into Cougar territory, eating up almost five minutes of the first period. But as the drive stalled and the Warriors turned to the passing game, the Cougars came up with an interception.

    The Cougars scored on a 55-yard run shortly after the interception to make it 7-0 with 7:45 left in the first quarter.

  • Yellowjackets swarm Wildcats


    The Central Yellowjackets came to New Castle Friday night to play the Henry County Wildcats with a district title at stake. The Yellowjackets went home with that title after pummeling the Wildcats 49-0.

    The game looked like it might be a defensive battle in the first period as neither team could get into the end zone on their first possession.