Local News

  • The lives of immigrants

    Stories about immigrants who traveled to American shores to find a better life is a recurring theme in the history of the United States.

    The same may be said about Henry County.

    Local historian and author Mike Grimes presented a program at a Henry County Historical Society event on March 4, introducing two immigrant stories to society members and guests, who gathered to fellowship over potluck and fried chicken and learn more about history.



  • Stop the Bleed kits administered to area schools

     Seconds matter.

    In an emergency, blood loss can make the difference between life and death.

    Henry County Emergency Management Director and EMS worker Mike Hilliard knows in emergency situations, those minutes count. 

    It takes only five minutes for a person to die from blood loss.

    Last year, as a private citizen, not through his county government position, Hilliard kicked off a campaign to stock schools with Stop the Bleed kits, bleeding control stations affixed to walls in central areas of schools––just in case.

  • Routine traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    A routine traffic stop led to an arrest of an Eminence man on drug charges last week.

    Justin Allan Price was stopped by Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Stewart while Price was traveling on North Main Street in Eminence on April 5. According to an arrest ciation, Price’s front windshield was cracked across the drivers’s side, which the deputy thought was obstructing the driver’s view.

  • No more fun? Parades could be canceled due to liability laws

    Tractors, trucks, cars and flatbeds filled with smiling, waving children, beauty queens, politicians, sports teams and organizations kick off festivals throughout the county.

    But liability insurance coverage may put a damper on parades in small rural communities, such as Henry County.

    No one wants to think of a horrific accident happening at a community event, but that’s exactly what city officials and parade organizers must consider when deciding whether to host a parade during a city-wide event.

  • Smithfield farm hosts BaaBaaQ and Bourbon event

    A Smithfield farm is looking to bring back the mutton.

    Freedom Run Farm hosted BaaBaaQ and Bourbon on Sunday for industry professionals, lamb and Kentucky lovers.

    Valerie Samutin, executive director of Freedom Run Farm was proud of the event, which celebrated the culinary heritage of lamb in Kentucky.

    Prior to WWII, Kentucky had close to one million sheep, making it the place to get versatile protein. But, the industry took a huge hit and now there are only 37,000 lambs in Kentucky.

  • Henry GOP group sponsors forum

    It seems as if election season just wrapped up, but for many state government candidates, it’s just beginning.

    On March 26, Meet the Republican Candidates brought out GOP Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Secretary of State and Governor candidates, including Gov. Matt Bevin.

    The event, hosted by the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club, was held at La Grange Baptist Church and featured the men running for major state offices in the primary on May 21 and the general election Nov. 5.

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  • Ms. Davie goes to Washington

    From March 25 to 27, career and technical educators gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss advocacy and meet their legislators, including a very familiar face.

    Henry County High School (HCHS) Ag teacher Lindsey Davie was one of seven Kentucky educators who flew into the capital for the ACTE (Association for Career and Technical Educators) National Policy Seminar. 

    “I learned a lot,” Davie said about sessions, and she met other educators from the state. 

  • Walk for Recovery to add 5K this year

    An annual fundraising walk will soon open to those who want more of an intense form of competition.

    The annual Hope for Recovery Walk will be adding a 5K run at the site of the new HOPE Center on May 1.

    The walk, which has been held since 2017, was organized by a group of concerned citizens and pastors. Participants have been encouraged to attend and bring a photograph or memorabilia of loved ones who succumbed to addiction.

  • Green faces additional charges in sex abuse case

    A Pleasureville man, once a freshman team basketball coach at Eminence Independent Schools, charged with sex abuse was recently indicted for additional charges in Franklin County.

  • Injuries reported after 2-car crash at Hwys 22 and 322

     A two-car crash at Highway 22 and Highway 322, 4 miles from downtown Eminence, occurred around 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday.

    A red pickup appeared to be traveling along Ballardsville Road toward La Grange, according to Henry County Deputy Kyle Stewart, and a white SUV was coming off Lucas Road toward McCowan Road.

    Damage was seen on the front and driver’s side, and the white SUV suffered damaged on the front passenger quadrant.

    The road is being cleared of debris and McCowan should open momentarily.