Local News

  • Carrollton dentist sinks her teeth into Campbellsburg practice

    A Carrollton dentist Ann Nesmith purchased Campbellsburg Family Dentistry from long-time owner Dr. David Embry on Oct. 1 with a promise to keep the practice the same for patients.

    Embry will remain until he retires, within the next several years, and will work in partnership with Nesmith.

    On Oct. 18 the practice mailed a letter from Embry to patients, which announced the change.

    “As I approach retirement age, my primary concern is making sure my patients continue to receive first class dental care,” Embry wrote to current patients.

  • 'Mad' inmate shatters transport window after court hearing

    An inmate kicked out a window during a routine transport from the temporary Henry County Courthouse, waited until the vehicle stopped, climbed through, then calmly waited by the transport.

    The incident, which happened while Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth drove, occurred Wednesday, Oct. 24 on the way to return prisoner Melvin Adams to the Oldham County Jail, where he was being held on a child support nonpayment charge.

    Southworth called the Henry County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident, which happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after Adams' court hearing.

  • Donor offers a new lease on life for local woman

    Phoebe Thurman-Thompson, whose previously donated kidney’s expiration date neared, desperately needed a new donor.
    After a months-long search, the wait is over. Phoebe received a donated kidney from live donor Patti Raley, the mother of good friend Kim Medley, on Oct. 23. Now the kidney recipient won’t need to endure dialysis.
    “Kim heard I needed a kidney,” Phoebe said. “She (Raley) told me, ‘God tapped on my shoulder and said you’re the one.’”
    The transplant coordinator at Kentucky One called a month ago to share the news.

  • Rabbit Hole breaks ground on rack house in Campbellsburg

    The Rabbit Hole rack house broke ground in Campbellsburg last Wednesday, but it wasn’t an easy road in Henry County for owner Kaveh Zamanian.
    Zamanian announced his venture into the county in June when the company requested a building permit for a distillery in Smithfield but after a few residents voiced concerns about the whiskey bringing black fungus to their homes, in late June, Zamanian pulled out of his plan in Henry County, saying “I absolutely do not want to be neighbors to folks that don’t want us to be there.”

  • HCPL director moves on

    There are several accolades Jessica Powell could take with her after almost seven years at the Henry County Public Library (HCPL).
    There was her advancements for the brand new building, which will start construction soon, outreach expansion with two new book mobiles and moving the library forward into the modern world and finding new ways for it to be useful.
    Powell has only a little more than a month until she begins a new position as director at the Oldham County Public Library, but first, she’s finishing what she started here at Henry.

  • HOPE Gala raises thousands for new center

    The HOPE Gala didn’t go exactly as planned for those who put great effort into a night that would raise money for the center of the same name.

    A great white tent was set up Saturday night at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park, but high wind speeds took down the tent and decorations before the party even got started.



    Nestled on the Henry and Carroll County line, there’s 200 acres that hopes to be a site of enlightenment and mindful living.

    On a road appropriately named Zen Forest, BuddhaLand is tucked deep into Turners Station. The Buddhist monastery, or community of monks, isn’t a secret, though; the 2-mile trail has been in the works for two years.

  • HCHS selected for Happiness Project grant


    Henry County High School recently received a scholarship from LG Electronics USA for its Project Happiness global initiative.

    HCHS was one of only 10 schools selected nationwide, which awards a grant of curriculum teaching materials.

    According to a recent press release, the Henry County school was picked because of its interest in teaching happiness skills to students. 

  • Troopers train residents at police academy

    The only time most people meet a state trooper—or any law enforcement officer—is during a traffic stop or after an accident on the roadway. 

    But Kentucky State Police want the public to understand what they do, why they do it–and in some cases–how they do it. 

    That’s why the Citizens’ Police Academy formed as a way to demystify the work and forge partnerships between law enforcement and the residents they serve.

  • EIS Fall Fun Camp teaches cooperation, reading, science

    Wide eyes and excited expressions filled young faces at Eminence Independent Schools’ Fall Fun Camp at the EdHub.

    While most students are enjoying a leisurely two-week autumn break, a group of 55 kids signed up for the program, based on R. L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” books, a day camp for second- to sixth-graders invited to hang out at the EdHub.