Local News

  • UPI presents check to support Henry County FFA

    The United Producers Inc. (UPI) Owenton, market donated more than $8,000 to support agricultural education and area FFA chapters through a community benefit initiative at its weekly livestock auction, according to a news release.
    UPI-Owenton worked with Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Henry, Owen, Scott and Shelby county FFA groups to donate $1 for every head of cattle sold at the weekly auction from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Donations are being delivered during this spring at various FFA events.

  • Franklinton native receives business education ‘Award of Merit’

    Eastern Kentucky University senior Landon New, of Franklinton, recently received the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Award of Merit for outstanding achievement in business education, representing the commonwealth, according to a news release.
    The NBEA Professional Awards Program recognizes high academic standards. New, a business and marketing education major, was nominated for the award by his faculty adviser, Dr. Faridah Awang.

  • Smith finds his internship at HCSO arresting

    After Shaun Smith, 24, made some tough life decisions, he decided to reform his ways through working toward a career in law enforcement.
    Smith quit school in the eighth grade to help support his mom and two brothers. He described himself as drifting through jobs in construction, roofing, painting and as a certified nursing assistant in Utah and Arizona. 

  • Doffing Their Caps

    Students from Campbellsburg and Eminence elementary schools once again celebrated Derby season by showing off their best hats in their separate parades May 3 and May 4.

  • Henry County included in federal disaster declaration

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on Feb. 21 and continuing to March 21, 2018, according to a news release.

  • Mertz placed on state safety board

    A firefighter who lives in Pleasureville will serve on the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission, after an April 18 appointment made by Gov. Matt Bevin, according to a news release.
    Shawn Mertz will join several appointees to the committee including Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and several other emergency responders, emergency management representatives and other officials.
    Mertz is a firefighter for Franklin County Fire Department. He will represent local government and serve for a term expiring April 17, 2020.

  • Ag plays a huge part in the local economy

    Agriculture represents a large slice of the Henry County economic pie.
    The 2012 USDA — United States Department of Agriculture, Census of Agriculture, produced every five years through the NAS, reported 869 Henry County farms, compared to 962 in 2007.
    Lindsey Davie, Henry County High School agriculture teacher, pointed to the ag census results as a way to help non-farmers to realize the economic impact of agriculture on the county’s bottom line.

  • Foree is brewing up a new agritourism idea for Henry County

    An idea began fermenting in Josh Foree’s head in 2012 when he decided to relax during time off from his electrician’s job by volunteering at craft brewing events in Louisville.
    Now, Foree plans to add to the growing agritourism attractions in Henry County by opening his own microbrewery and events space on his farm this July. His idea both compliments the wave of distilleries and wineries sprouting in Kentucky and goes against the grain, too.
    For nearly two decades, Foree earned his living by taking on intense 15 hour a day, seven days a week electrical jobs that go on for months.

  • Donation to pay for splash pad at Henry County rec park

    Eminence officials recently decided to open the splash pad in Coach D Park for Memorial Day weekend. A few months after that, a second, larger recreational water feature should open in Henry County’s main park.
    Donald Buchanan of Pleasureville will spring for the new splash pad, which county officials have described as a gift to the children of Henry County.

  • Dogs loose on I-71 led to fatal wreck

    John Crawford made it a habit to help animals before he pulled off Interstate 71 to try to save two dogs threatened by traffic April 25, according to Henry County’s animal control officer.
    Crawford stopped his commercial vehicle and notified the Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch before calling Dan Flinkfelt himself, the animal control officer told the Henry County Local. Crawford knew Flinkfelt’s cell phone number because the citizen had been in contact with him on previous occasions.