Local News

  • Henry County EMS feels nationwide worker shortage at home

    Henry County is reeling from the effects of a nationwide Emergency Management Services employee shortage.

    As the rural EMS workforce has decreased, the responsibilities and educational requirements have increased, according to the Rural Health Information Hub.

    Limited funding, expanding coverage areas and a cultural shift in volunteerism have caused quite a problem in the rural areas in the nation, including Henry County.

    These days, it’s hard to attract qualified people due to low levels of pay and high requirements, according to Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.

  • So, what’s going on with Angel’s Envy?

    Citizens of Henry County have until August 30 to file a written request with the Henry County Planning and Zoning Commission against the zoning change proposed by Louisville Distilling Company.

    The status of the change was not brought up by the Henry County Fiscal Court at the August meeting until a citizen questioned the court. Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said the court would abide by the provisions of KRS 100.211 and and the planning commission recommendation, which would become final in 21 days.

  • Stop the Bleed working to reduce fatalities in schools

    It’s easy to feel numb when mass shootings are fast becoming the new normal. Tragedies in schools, night clubs, workplaces and during concerts all have one thing in common — injured victims who require immediate help and cannot wait for a first responder, no matter how quickly they arrive.

    Rising national statistics spurred Mike Hilliard to take action. Hilliard, a 35-year veteran first responder — firefighter and emergency management worker — discovered a way to keep injured people alive until emergency services can reach them.

  • A life well lived

    Robert Yount worked hard for 59 years, farming and driving heavy equipment for construction projects, but after two heart attacks and open-heart surgeries, Yount is ready to relax a little.

    About 15 years ago, Yount started collecting antique tractors. His father had steam boilers, and Yount “fooled with steam all my life.”

    Yount took his engines to shows across the county until a “bad heart attack” on New Year’s Eve over a year ago caused him to reflect.

  • Henry County man, 82, dies in weekend wreck

    BY Amanda Manning

    Landmark News Service

    An 82-year-old man died in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night in La Grange.

    According to a La Grange Police report, a 2012 Ford Fusion stopped at a stop sign on West Madison and was waved across by stopped traffic around 6 p.m. Aug. 25.

    The vehicle continued across and was hit on the passenger side by a 2011 Acura MDX traveling northbound on Highway 53.

    La Grange and Henry County resident Gerald Faust had to be extricated from the car by La Grange Fire and Rescue.

  • Napier receives honor from work at The Cabbage Patch

    Rod Napier, a resident who has lived on a farm in Bethlehem since 1991, is being honored by the Center for Non Profit Excellence with the Pyramid Award for The Art of Leadership, sponsored by Kosair. He is currently the Director of Programs for The Cabbage Patch, an independently funded Christian Ministry in the Old Louisville neighborhood.  The Patch serves at-risk children and their families with programs in education, recreation and counseling/family services.

  • NEA BIG Read to kick off on September 8 with festival

    Activities for the NEA Big Read, sponsored by the Agrarian Literary League, will take place throughout the county between September and October, starting with a kickoff on September 8. 

  • Mathis connects region with development opportunities

    Economic development is the life’s blood of rural counties.



    However, costs prohibit most agricultural communities from building their own economic development team, and in the past have relied on the state to funnel potential opportunities based on infrastructure, unique characteristics and available property and workforce.

  • Livestock auction hopes to keep kids in agriculture

    The county’s best and brightest children who have interest in agriculture will soon have an event they can call their own.

    The Henry County Youth Livestock Auction, in its inaugural year, will be held September 8 for kids in the county involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA).

  • A hard choice to make


     Retirement from teaching on May 25 from Eminence Middle School wasn’t what Janet Golden pictured at this point in her life.

    “I never saw myself retired at 51,” she said. “My husband always said they’d have to take me out of the building (Eminence Independent Schools) on a stretcher, but things change.”