Local News

  • Silver Sneakers finds home in Eminence

    Build muscle, lose fat, emit confidence is Justin Toole’s motto.

    Toole and wife, Breck, opened Empower Me Fitness nearly four years ago in Eminence to encourage a healthy community.

    And as of April 8, the fitness center is accepting Silver Sneakers members.

    Silver Sneakers is a program designed for adults 65 and over and encourages physical activity and social interaction. The program is a benefit of many Medicare Advantage plans.

  • Henry County on President’s list to receive disaster relief funding


  • Planning and zoning votes ‘no’ to changing setbacks

    A Facebook post made by a well-known farmer caused an uproar in the agriculture community in Henry County last week at a Henry County Planning and Zoning meeting to discusss Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.

    Justin Atchison, in a post March 27 that was shared over 440 times, invited the agriculture community to the 4-H building to discuss possible setback restrictions for farms.

  • Democrat group sponsors meet and greet

    The Henry County Democratic Party, along with those of Carroll, Oldham, Henry, Trimble and Floyd’s Fork Democratic clubs co-sponsored the Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet forum in Buckner last Thursday, where candidates for Kentucky’s gubernatorial race gave updates on why the community should vote for them in the May 21 primary.

  • Public gives its take on Pendleton sewer debate

    The public got its chance last week to participate in possible plans for a Pendleton sewer project.

    The fiscal court’s economic development committee hosted a public forum for those for and against the proposed plans for a sewer in the northwest portion of the county.

    District 1 Magistrate and committee member Roger Hartlage has championed for the area to get a sewer system since his first time in office in 2013. There have been two public meetings before the April 10 meeting, but no one from the community besides the council were present.

  • Trial date still not set for men accused of murder

    wo Henry County men accused of murdering another man in October 2018 were in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday discussing the future of the case.

    Co-defendants Joshua Jackson of Bethlehem, 22, and Gregory Mason Heightchew of Smithfield, 20, who were accused of murdering Elijah Creekmore, and also first degree arson, tampering with physical evidence and first degree persistent felony offender went in front of Judge Karen Conrad Thursday to discuss a possible trial date.

  • Miles takes over as I-71 Connected director

    After Gary Mathis passed away suddenly after a massive heart attack last year, the community and region were left with not only an emotional hole, it was left without a director of a major economic and development nonprofit.

    That void was filled somewhat, however, when Shelby Miles, executive director of Carroll County Community Development Corporation, stepped in as the leader of I-71 Connected.

  • Easter praise program unites choirs

    Five area churches will gather to raise their voices for the community on Good Friday, April 19.

    Pleasureville Baptist (PBC), Pleasureville Methodist and Pleasureville Christian, Elmburg Baptist and Reformation Church of Shelbyville will perform a 35-minute Easter program. 

    The idea grew from a conversation between Pleasureville Baptist Pastor Jerry Anderson and choir director Cheryl Clark, who directs this year’s Easter program. 

    “It’s for the community,” Anderson said. 

  • New Castle street moving in the right direction?

    Carter Street, more of an alley than a road, stretches between Main and Spring Streets in New Castle.

    Part of Carter Street has been one- way going north from Main to Center Streets for many years, but the New Castle City Commission voted in February to post a new one-way sign going south from Center to Spring.

    However, its effort has drawn some criticism.

    New Castle residents presented a petition with nine signatures to the commission during its regular commission meeting on April 8.

  • Pleasureville woman arrested in cockfighting case

     A second person from Pleasureville has been arrested on animal cruelty charges on Thursday.

    Deanna Smith, 37, was arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday on charges of second degree unlawful transaction with a minor, trafficking marijuana (less than 8 ounces), drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), second degree cruelty to animals and endangering the welfare of a minor.