Local News

  • 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.

  • Grief turns to fellowship at Daybreak pavilion dedication in Eminence


    September is a time of great emotion for Bob Dyer.

    He met his wife Sharon Shaw Dyer in September 1987, during their first week at the University of Kentucky, where Sharon attended law school. He likes to remember perfect September days with hope and fondness.

  • Still no trial date for couple accused of sexual abuse


    Almost five years after a couple, both charged with sexual abuse, were first in court, a trial date is still not set. 

    Appearing before Judge Karen Conrad in Henry County Circuit Court on Thursday, Brett Smith and Laura Pike were uncuffed.

  • Angel’s Envy has one more step before arrival

    Citizens of Henry County have until Sept. 29 to appeal the zoning change proposed by Louisville Distilling Company to the Henry County Circuit Court.

  • Linda Berry receives prestigious Bell Award

    Linda Berry recently received the WLKY Bell Award for her work with Friends For Michael (FFM),the charity she and Cindy Norton co-founded after an accident paralyzed Berry’s son Michael Brent. 

    The Bell Awards recognizes individuals “who have demonstrated the true ‘spirit of Louisville’ through selfless volunteer efforts and seeks to inspire all residents to engage in community service,” according to a press release.

  • Local hotdogs come to UK Wildcats’ Kroger Stadium


    A Henry County farmer has brought his hemp hotdog craze to a larger audience–fans flocking in to the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Stadium.

    David Neville, owner of Kentucky Dawgs, LLC, is a life-long Henry Countian who made his entrepreneurial debut in 2016 when he made a healthier version of the school system hotdog.