Local News

  • LG&E/KU requesting rate increase

    LG&E and KU are planning a $2.2 billion investment starting this year and running through October 2019, and with the planned infrastructure improvements the company will ask for a rate increase on residential customers that could be more than $9 per month.

  • EIS’ Pam Morehead-Johnson appointed to national school board

     The National School Boards Action Council (NSBAC) selected Eminence Independent school board member Pam Morehead-Johnson for its board of directors recently, one of only two nationwide.

    Morehead-Johnson is the first woman and the first African-American from Kentucky chosen for the board.

  • Extension office asking residents to fill out county-wide assessment

     The Henry County Extension Office wants you to fill out a survey for its county-wide assessment.

    The survey is for the office to have a better understanding of the county and its needs. With the information provided, the program can provide the most current and useful information to Henry County residents.

  • Celebrate Recovery Tuesday nights

     Celebrate Recovery is just about to finish its second year.  For those who may not know, Celebrate Recovery is a program that focuses on the addictive nature instead of substance control.  This program is open to everyone wishing to be helped in their addiction.  Celebrate Recovery is also universal; which means, it is capable of treating any addiction.

  • Fallen Campbellsburg firefighter to be honored in national ceremony

    The U.S. Fire Service will honor a Campbellsburg firefighter, who died in the line of duty,  during the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, Oct. 7.

  • Air Force probates Henry County ROTC program 


    The National Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps director recently slapped the Junior ROTC program at Henry County Public Schools with sanctions that may put its future in jeopardy.

    The program received probation on August 29. To avoid program deactivation, an additional instructor must be hired by the end of April 2019. If that doesn’t happen, the program will be brought to a halt on May 30, 2019.

  • Sheriff’s department uses NamUs to help search for missing person


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    What would you do if your loved one disappeared? There are 238 current missing persons in Kentucky, including one in Henry County.

  • Young artist paints his way to a bright future

    Older readers may remember rainy, lazy Saturday afternoons with nothing to do. Back in the day, cable and YouTube didn’t exist. There were only a few channels to choose from and one of them was PBS – the Public Broadcasting System.

    Viewers could learn how to sew, quilt, woodwork, paint and more. That’s where 12-year-old Tyler Wayman comes in.

  • Henry County board of adjustments approve Rabbit Hole Distillery application

     The Henry County Board of Adjustments approved Rabbit Hole Distilling's application for construction in Smithfield, with a vote of 4-2, after an hours-long meeting on Monday.

    Rabbit Hole Distilling sought approval for a conditional use permit to purchase the 145.365-acre Graves Farm, plus a 1-acre home, located at 3046 Lake Jericho Road in Smithfield.

  • Henry County couple arrested after son calls KSP about meth lab

    A Henry County couple are in jail after their 16-year-old son called the police on their meth lab.

    Kelly Jones, 42 and Karl Jones, 53 were arrested in the early morning hours Thursday at their residence on Port Royal Road.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 said they received a call from the couple’s son who lives in the residence, according to an arrest citation obtained by the Local. He said when he arrived home, he started to feel sick and nauseous as a result of his parents possibly manufacturing methamphetamine inside the home.