Local News

  • Families lose everything in Osage fire

    Multiple fire departments responded to Osage Estate Apartments March 10 at approximately 2:30 p.m. after a report of a fire that damaged seven units and totally destroyed three, displacing several families.
    New Castle, Eminence, Campbellsburg, Pleasureville, Lake Jericho and Ballardsville fire departments responded to the scene, along with Henry County EMS, according to New Castle Fire Chief Wesley Benham. When New Castle firefighters arrived, they found apartment 709 on the bottom floor of the complex totally engulfed in flames.

  • Police search ongoing for man who fled traffic stop Friday

    Personnel from several law enforcement agencies are searching the woods between Port Royal and River Road after a suspect crashed a vehicle in a curve on Port Royal Road after a chase and the subject fled on foot.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Steven Dykes, post 5 spokesman, said police from Campbellsburg, Henry County Sheriff’s Office and state police are searching for Zack Ethington, a white male in his early 20s who stands five-feet, one-inch tall and weights 120 pounds.

    He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a Carhartt jacket.

  • Dog walk/run to benefit Henry County’s animal shelter

    Dozens of dogs and their people ran or walked a one-mile trek through Henry County Recreational Park in New Castle Saturday in an event hosted by Eminence Elementary students with the goal of benefiting the county’s animal shelter.
    Participants paid $5 to register and brought needed shelter items such as bedding, treats and cleaning supplies.
    Some came to vie for the first-place medal, others enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the park on a bright cloudless day while some brought their kids to watch the event. Smiles, barks and excitement filled the park.

  • Eminence students join girls’ club to forge friendships

    Middle school is challenging enough without feeling alone, according to Eminence educators involved with the girls’ club. Teenagers tend to flock to like-minded people, which can make others feel isolated.
    Eminence Independent Schools recently revived its middle school girls’ club under sponsor Molly Dentinger, the homeless liaison, to reach disaffected girls. The group is inclusive, welcoming, safe and ready to help, she said.
    Although the club focuses on at-risk behavior, the organization is open to every middle school girl.

  • Country Co-Op

    The owners of Pink Elephant Farm and Kitchen, Smithfield, and Valley Spirit Farm, Campbellsburg, joined forces recently to merge their CSA operations. Their shared philosophy of healthy, chemical-free, natural food for area families is gaining customers around Henry County.
    Community supported agriculture programs take the form of a flat-fee subscription service for customers who receive fresh produce, dairy and meat.

  • Junior Leadership creates county slogan

    All it took for Henry County to adopt a slogan was a brief presentation by the young people in Henry County Junior Leadership to fiscal court Feb. 20.

    As the eighth grade students from Henry County Middle School go through an abridged version of Leadership Henry County, they continue to make progress on their project, which involves extending a warm welcome to visitors.

  • Deputies search for missing Pendleton man

    Henry County Sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a 39-year-old Pendleton man who has been missing since Feb. 10, after a member of his family made a missing persons report Feb. 14.

    Brian Michael Scott’s family sought help after not hearing from him as usual through phone calls or posts on Facebook, according to Deputy Chase Dewitt.

  • TNT Auction Services will inspire excitement in Campbellsburg

    Long before opening his own business on Main Street in Campbellsburg, Tommie Tingle had visited Brewer Farm and Home Supply many times, admiring the merchandise on display.
    By establishing TNT Auction Services in the same space where Brewer’s used to be, Tingle hopes to restore some of the vitality to the community.

  • February rains cause a few washouts; flooding bypasses Henry

    When the sun broke through the clouds Monday morning and caused Lockport to be shrouded in a steamy haze after on-again, off-again showers and storms over a week, three neighbors gathered around two pickups noted the rain came in from the right direction to largely spare the Kentucky River community.
    Days before, Feb. 22, water had already overtopped the lock and dam at Lockport with the levels reaching 32 feet.
    Before the wet weather subsided the river would reach as high as 36.5 feet by Feb. 26, after quickly rising by at least two feet on Feb. 25.

  • Survivor wants to revive Relay

    A cancer diagnosis in 2016 floored Chesi Woods initially, but she transformed the worst thing in her life into a positive when she volunteered to chair Henry County’s Relay For Life. Instead of wallowing in pity, Woods said she decided to actively pursue her ultimate goal – to stop the killer that has taken so many people.