Local News

  • Hope Center plans gala to raise building funds

    A new event could put a roof over a new building that hopes to heal and change lives of families in the community.

    The Hope Gala, planned for October 20, is scheduled to support the Henry County Hope Center renovation. The Hope Center is a site that will focus on “healing and equipping people to live productively and support their families,” according to a flier.

    The Hope Center is a project that’s been Judge-Executive John Logan Brent’s pride and joy; he hopes it will be dedicated to helping the addiction crisis in Henry County.

  • One day at a time


    A moment can change a life. Any moment.

    For Ricky Doyle, that moment happened on April 21, 2017. 

    As he loaded equipment on an 18-wheeler for his business, Doyle’s Excavating, he slipped getting off the flatbed and lost his grip, falling face first onto gravel. 

  • New flagpole dedication honors Henry County vets

    Community leaders, veterans and Henry County residents gathered at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park in New Castle on a hot, sunny September 4 day to salute veterans.

  • New information details Henry County man’s sex abuse charges

    Editor’s note: This is a graphic story. Please proceed with caution when reading to young children or to anyone reading who could be triggered by stories of sexual assault.

    An Eminence man was in Henry County Circuit Court again this week for a preliminary hearing on his sexual abuse and kidnapping charges.

  • Louisville man arrested after shooting into a parked KSP cruiser in Sulphur


    A Louisville man was arrested by the Kentucky State Police after shooting into a cruiser parked in Sulphur.

    Elijah Malik Bellaphant, 22, was being held at the Jeffersontown Police Department after police suspected him of receiving a stolen 2016 Jeep and allegedly shooting two handgun rounds into a KSP cruiser in the driveway at KSP Trooper Jim Phelps.

  • Pleasureville gem: Forest Hill house

    The Henry County Historical Society Facebook page has gotten a lively response from the Historic Homes articles I’ve written, with comments that sometimes lead to other investigations. One of the respondents this summer was a fellow Centre grad from several years earlier, Dr. William F. Pollard, Jr.

  • Eminence students bring food and money to Help Center

    By Tammy Shaw
    Eminence Middle School held a celebration recently to honor nine eighth-graders who found a need — to feed hungry people — and created a campaign to collect peanut butter for the Henry County Help Center (HCHC) to distribute.
    The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program recognizes students who excel in leadership. At the end of school in May, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized the students’ leadership efforts and awarded their designated charity, HCHC, a $1,000 grant.

  • Worship leader launches new traveling ministry

    Dave Stahl sang his first solo in church when he was eight years old. He caught the music bug and has been singing ever since.
    Stahl said he’s been called to do two things in his life: teaching agriculture at Henry County High School and “sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through music.”
    When Stahl came to Henry County in 1982, it didn’t take long for him to establish himself in music and teaching.

  • NamUs hopes to connect families with missing persons


    A Henry County family has been frantically searching for their 39-year-old since February and even though they feel they haven’t had much help, they remain positive.

    And a program, new to the area, might be their saving grace.

  • Retirement for firefighter not an end to service


    Firefighters across the nation buck conventional wisdom. They run towards blazes, not away. Phil Schaad was one of those people for 45 years. 

    For decades, he risked his life not for a paycheck, but to voluntarily help other families going through one of the toughest moments of their lives.

    Schaad’s hunger to help others began at 6 years old when his own home caught fire after a lightning strike.