Local News

  • JROTC removed from probation

     When the Air Force JROTC (The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) placed the Henry County Public School district program on probation last month, school administrators hoped the program, which serves Henry County High School (HCHS) students, would earn a reprieve from the chopping block.
    Hopes came true when AFJROTC sent another letter recently, removing the district from probation after administrators hired Major Josh Holland for the open position. 

  • Library breaks ground on 14,000-square-foot building

    Legislators, city and county officials, library staff and board and residents were invited on a chilly Saturday morning to shovel some dirt on the site of a new community building.

    The Henry County Public Library broke ground on its long-awaited 14,000-square-foot facility, located at the corner of King and Broadway in Eminence.

  • Body builder beats the odds

    Jeremy Decker wasn’t supposed to ever walk again–let alone work out–after a freak accident on a motorcycle in 2010.

    He was confined to his bed and had to teach himself to walk again. His love of fitness was on hold for the months of his painful recovery period.

    Decker beat the odds, though. He won a national fitness competition recently and became a men’s physique pro.

  • European K-9 arrives at Sheriff’s office; will help find drugs

    A K-9, used to sniff out drugs, arrived at the Henry County Sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 29.

    Deputy Kyle Stewart will work with the male German Shepherd he named Solo.

    The dog is two years old and was born in Europe.

    According to trainer and owner Sherman Dotson of K-9 Specialties, Stewart and Solo will get a transition week, where the two will bond together.

  • 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.