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  • New creamery gives hope to industry in Henry County

    Bourbon isn’t the only new industry coming to the county.

    A dairy processing plant, which will produce cheese, butter and ice cream, will set up shop in the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg come 2019.

    The Rowlett family, soon-to-be-owners of The Milkhouse Creamery, saw a need this year to diversify their dairy farm’s services. On July 9, they signed an option agreement with Henry County Fiscal Court on a 2.23-acre plot in the commerce park.

  • New Castle rental headache for neighbors

    Four New Castle residents complained about a rental property near their homes at the New Castle City Commissioners’ meeting July 2.

    Claims of threats, vandalism, theft, drug activity, difficult renters and squatters (excluding one lawful tenant who leases a single apartment), barking dogs and non-payment of utilities topped the list.

    The four-plex, which sits on the corner of North Property Road and Cedar Street, is owned by David Wood.

  • Henry County group takes goodwill to Gautemala

    A group of big-hearted Henry Countians recently brought service and the gospel to Central America.

    Even before the trip began, though, it wasn’t without its fair share of challenges.

    The group of 18, which was arranged by Larry Montgomery and Go International, hailed from five local different churches to travel south in June.

    The plan was for the adults and children to go to Nicaragua, but as political unrest swept through the Caribbean country, the group decided to change the trip destination to protect their safety.

    “We felt we had to move the team,” Montgomery said.

  • Circuit Court rules against gas station

    The Henry County Circuit Court upheld a Fiscal Court decision last week to allow Thorntons to develop a store at Interstate 71 Exit 28.

    At the end of 2017, Pilot Travel Centers officials followed up on objections they made during the rezoning process with an appeal and lawsuit. Pilot asked the court to throw out the rezoning decision made by county officials, which would allow Thorntons to build a store, claiming it was “without substantial evidence of benefit to the public.”

  • Henry County woman, 72, dies in Shelby County wreck

    By Ashley Sutter

    Sentinel-News

    Just hours into Sunday morning, the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a possible injury accident with a vehicle fire around the 3200 block of Eminence Pike.

    When they arrived on scene, they discovered a fully involved vehicle fire.

    Engine 3331 extinguished the fire to find the driver, 72-year-old Jerry Acox of Henry County, deceased inside the vehicle.

  • Local buzz - July 11, 2018

    Public Service Announcement
    Effective July 1, 2018, all meetings held at the Henry County Courthouse located at 30 North Main Street, New Castle, will be moved to the Henry County Fair Grounds, 4H building, located at 1106 Castle Hwy, Eminence. These meetings include but are not limited to: Henry County Fiscal Court, Henry County Board of Adjustments and Henry County Planning and Zoning.

    Church Activities
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Scriber named Ky. PVA of the Year

    Jason Scriber, Henry County PVA, was recently honored in Covington, as he received the Property Valuation Administrator of the Year Award from the Kentucky Property Valuation Administrator’s Association at their annual summer conference. This award is presented to a PVA who over the past year has made a significant contribution to the PVA Association through participation in its activities, and has made outstanding contributions to the realization of the goals of the association.

  • Center will soon give HOPE to Eminence

    A comprehensive resource center in downtown Eminence is in the works.

    The HOPE Center, soon-to-be located in the former Theiss Furniture Building at 68 West Broadway, will offer a comprehensive list of services for citizens to overcome addiction and socioeconomic problems. The Tri-County Community Action Agency recently bought the building from owner Jay Hall.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said the 11,000 square-foot-facility will be “one of a kind in Kentucky.”

  • Rabbit Hole moves forward

    Editor's note: In a previous version of the story, Terry Rowlett's relationship to Sharon Rowlett was incorrect. Terry Rowlett is Sharon's brother.

    Rabbit Hole Distilling took one step closer to establishing business in the county at Monday night’s specially called Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Company founder Kaveh Zamanian signed two option agreements that give Rabbit Hole a right to purchase 37 acres of property in Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg.

  • Fatal accident shuts down I-71 North and South in Henry County

    A multi-vehicle accident has shut down both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-71 at the 31 1/2 mile marker in Henry County.