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  • Local buzz - July 11, 2018

    Public Service Announcement
    Effective July 1, 2018, all meetings held at the Henry County Courthouse located at 30 North Main Street, New Castle, will be moved to the Henry County Fair Grounds, 4H building, located at 1106 Castle Hwy, Eminence. These meetings include but are not limited to: Henry County Fiscal Court, Henry County Board of Adjustments and Henry County Planning and Zoning.

    Church Activities
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Scriber named Ky. PVA of the Year

    Jason Scriber, Henry County PVA, was recently honored in Covington, as he received the Property Valuation Administrator of the Year Award from the Kentucky Property Valuation Administrator’s Association at their annual summer conference. This award is presented to a PVA who over the past year has made a significant contribution to the PVA Association through participation in its activities, and has made outstanding contributions to the realization of the goals of the association.

  • Center will soon give HOPE to Eminence

    A comprehensive resource center in downtown Eminence is in the works.

    The HOPE Center, soon-to-be located in the former Theiss Furniture Building at 68 West Broadway, will offer a comprehensive list of services for citizens to overcome addiction and socioeconomic problems. The Tri-County Community Action Agency recently bought the building from owner Jay Hall.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said the 11,000 square-foot-facility will be “one of a kind in Kentucky.”

  • Rabbit Hole moves forward

    Editor's note: In a previous version of the story, Terry Rowlett's relationship to Sharon Rowlett was incorrect. Terry Rowlett is Sharon's brother.

    Rabbit Hole Distilling took one step closer to establishing business in the county at Monday night’s specially called Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Company founder Kaveh Zamanian signed two option agreements that give Rabbit Hole a right to purchase 37 acres of property in Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg.

  • Fatal accident shuts down I-71 North and South in Henry County

    A multi-vehicle accident has shut down both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-71 at the 31 1/2 mile marker in Henry County.

  • Kentucky dairy farmers adjust to changing industry

    In the midst of a market glut in the milk industry, Henry County dairy farmers have had to find other ways to do business.   

    Falling prices and increased competition have pushed established farmers out of the industry over the last four years.

    Mega retailers like Wal-Mart and Kroger have demanded decreased pricing with each new contract, slashing the revenue each dairy farm earns per gallon and creating a surplus of raw milk.

  • Price receives ‘Accomplished’ rating after first year as Henry County superintendent
  • Friends bring more quality programs to the library

    Friends are an essential part of life. They provide support and add enjoyment.  The same may be said about the nonprofit organization Friends of the Library.
    Henry County Public Library’s Friends of the Library organization supports the institution and community by exhausting every opportunity to provide funding for programs.
    One such resource, Ohio Valley United Charities, grants funds to nonprofits in five Kentucky counties – Henry, Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Trimble Counties and recently granted $5,000 to Friends from its donations.

  • Eastern Elementary teacher wins statewide conservation award

    In three years at Eastern Elementary, arts and humanities teacher Robin Tillman continues to expose her young pupils to conservation concepts through hands-on activities, and her activities have won her the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) Teacher of the Year award.

    The teacher’s latest accomplishment grew from a nomination for the statewide honor by the local Henry County Conservation District (HCCD). 

  • Pleasureville homeowner recalls moments after devestating fire

    No one was injured after a house fire on Hudson Lane in Pleasureville Thursday evening.

    Pleasureville Fire & EMS got to the scene around 4:40 p.m., Chief Matt Woods said. All other county fire departments also responded.

    Fire officials extinguished all of the flames by around 10 p.m., Woods said. They believe the cause of the fire was from an air conditioning unit.

    Tommy Parks hadn’t been gone for even 20 minutes before returning to his house in flames.