Local News

  • Black History: Odd Fellows older than derby

    By Brad Bowman


    The Odd Fellows Lodge, formally Washington Lodge #1513, in New Castle stands not just as a part of Henry County’s Black History, but as a pillar of values for its members.

    The lodge on 32 South Main Street in New Castle will celebrate its 142nd anniversary in August. The organization began in 1872, three years older than the Kentucky Derby, and the fraternity bought the present New Castle building in 1886. The Odd Fellows also own and operates a nonprofit cemetery in New Castle.

    Fraternal origins

  • Forum: Awareness about heroin problem

    By Kenny Colston

    Landmark Community News Service

    A coalition made up of school, criminal justice and health professionals are hosting a forum to increase awareness of heroin in Oldham and surrounding counties.

    Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the North Oldham High School Auditorium.

  • Black History: Schoolhouse’s future uncertain

    By Brad Bowman


    Eight black schoolhouses once operated in Henry County and now only three of those structures survive.

    The Campbellsburg schoolhouse on First Street doesn’t function, like the remaining two, as a residential property and its future remains uncertain.

  • Snow days impact EIS Board’s amendment to calendar

    By Melissa Blankenship


    Lessons learned during this year’s inclement weather will be applied to planning for next year’s school calendar, according to Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Buddy Berry.

    “Eminence Schools will be better off in the future due to the snow days we’ve had this year,” Berry said at the district’s most recent school board meeting.

  • Drug arrest roundup

    By Brad Bowman


    Law enforcement officers arrested James McFarland, 31, of Sulphur Wednesday, Feb. 19 as part of a four-month undercover drug investigation.

    The U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, Kentucky State Police, Trimble County Sheriff’s Department and the Carrollton Police Department arrested McFarland in a drug roundup spanning Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Oldham counties. Officers served 24 arrest warrants for indictments on drug trafficking charges involving prescription narcotics, heroin and methamphetamine.

  • P’ville man threatens center

    By Tom Barr

    Landmark Community News Service

    A domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Pleasureville man.

    Randall Eugene Carman, 43, was taken into custody on Wednesday without incident by the Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff’s Department.

    The arrest came after Carman had allegedly made threats directed at the staff of the Bullitt Alternative Center, located behind Bullitt Central High School.

  • Trusting Life

    By Brad Bowman

    Ethan Zoeller will celebrate a two-year anniversary this Thursday. Not for his birthday, but for receiving a transplant that saved his life.

    When Shane and Carmine Zoeller looked at the results of an ultrasound and they knew something wasn’t right with their unborn child. Their son’s stomach wasn’t processing material and blockage was occurring somewhere.

  • Fiscal Court gets boost of excess fees despite budget disagreements

    By Brad Bowman


    Despite differing opinions on the Henry County Sheriff’s Budget, fiscal court received excess fees over the budgeted amount from the sheriff’s office in addition to excess fees from the Henry County Clerk in February’s meeting.

    Henry County Clerk Juanita Lashley’s office reported $3,176,394.57 total generated revenue for 2013 and presented the court with $96,846.14 in excess fees.

  • Take 5 wtih Lori Abney

    Basic bio

    Henry County, Pendleton native

    Henry County High School 1992


    Bellarmine University undgrad nursing 1999

    Spalding University Family Nurse Practitioner graduate


    Family Nurse Practitioner at Dr. Gatewood’s Family Medicine, Campbellsburg.

    Neonatal Kosair Children’s Hospital


    Neonatal Follow-up Program at UofL

    Why did you decide to go into nursing?

  • EIS District makes school one-to-one

    By Brad Bowman


    With lighted prize wheels, a virtual racing game, a cash booth and basketballs, Eminence Superintendent Buddy Berry delivered the news of a one-to-one electronic device initiative school wide to students with a bit of surprise and delight.

    The entire student body, kindergarten through seniors, assembled in the Eminence School gymnasium last Thursday and participated in games.