Local News

  • Henry County man killed in wreck Friday

    This story was written by the Owenton News Herald.

    A Henry County man is dead following what the Owen County Sheriff’s Office is calling a “tragic accident” near Gratz.

    Emergency personnel responded to dispatch near the 8200 block of Gratz Road, at 3:46 p.m., Friday, after the brakes failed on a truck hauling 7 tons of fertilizer, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich.

  • Henry County residents involved in fatal Shelbyville crash, KSP investigating

    Two Henry County residents were involved in a multi-vehicle crash Saturday that left two people dead and several injured in Shelbyville.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said they received the call around 7:18 p.m. Saturday regarding a collision in the northbound lanes of Freedom’s Way in Shelbyville.

  • 5-year-old discussed in murder case

    A Henry County woman who is accused of being involved in the fatal shooting of her husband was in Oldham County Circuit Court last week to discuss the status of her 5-year-old son.
    Tasha Bentley is being held in jail in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband Gary Bentley, 33, Dec. 10, and prosecutors note in court papers she could face the death penalty.
    The Commonwealth asked for Circuit Court Judge Karen A. Conrad to sign an order on Thursday releasing records from Centerstone Mental Health Services where Tasha Bentley’s son has been in therapy.

  • Amendment says ‘yes’ to distilleries in county

    After a second reading at Henry County Fiscal Court of an ordinance that allows distilleries into the county under certain conditions, local cities are now adopting the amendment.
    The cities of New Castle and Pleasureville both approved the amendment on June 4, which requires distilleries to store bourbon on tracts of at least 50 acres and include one tasting room, warehouse, rack house and craft distillery. An additional warehouse or rackhouse may be approved for each 50 neighboring acres.

  • Rabbit Hole Spirits seeks permit to build in Henry

     Rabbit Hole Spirits Inc., a new distillery in the NuLu section of downtown Louisville, will petition the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department soon for a conditional use permit to build a distillery warehouse in Smithfield for its bourbon.
    Rabbit Hole plans to build a rack house off I-71, exit 28, for its bourbon products in phase one after Planning and Zoning approves its request for signage later this month and after 146 acres are purchased. No construction is currently underway.

  • Crusade for Children totals wow the county

    Henry County fire and rescue departments raised a total of $61,500 for the 65th annual Crusade for Children this year. The Crusade, which includes a telethon, is a yearly event established in 1954 by WHAS-TV in Louisville to raise money for agencies, schools and hospitals to improve the quality of life for children with special needs. Local volunteers and firefighters held events throughout the year to supplement totals from roadblocks across the county. New Castle Fire Department also held a fish fry that brought in $3,200.

    Totals from the Crusade:
    Eminence Fire & Rescue $13,430.43

  • Foundation repurposes horses to give them new life
  • Louisville groomers’ roots are firmly planted in Henry County

    William and Khris Berry share their roots in Henry County, but now their pet grooming and day care business has expanded to two states. The couple, co-owners of three See Spot Grooming salons in Prospect, on Shelbyville Road and Lime Kiln Lane in Louisville, grew up together.

  • Graduating into retirement

    Carole Sue Truman got the surprise of her career at Henry County High School during graduation practice on May 25.

    The longtime secretary of the high school was sitting at the piano, getting ready to rehearse for the last time when principal Shannon Sageser told her to come to the stage.

    “He handed me that cap and gown and said ‘Put this on.’ I said ‘What? It’s 90 degrees in here.’”

  • Historical society picnic brings the past home

     The Henry County Historical Society will hold a family-friendly event to share the history of Drennon Springs with the community.

    Drennon Christian Church will host the free event, which will begin with a picnic.

    The star of the evening is Drennon Springs, known for its salt flats and sulfur springs ‑ and its interesting past.