Today's News

  • Pleasureville man, woman arrested on drug, gun charges

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Office found a gun, pills and other drugs after executing a search warrant, according to a recent Facebook post.

    On May 15, Deputies Kyle Stewart and Josh Jamiel, along with Sheriff Keith Perry, executed a search warrant on Bantas Fork Road in Pleasureville. While there, the department found approximately 14 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a Glock .40-caliber handgun, some marijuana, two digital scales, numerous scheduled narcotic pills and various other paraphernalia, according to the post.

  • Whitaker sentenced to pay victims of construction scam

     Relief has come for the many victims of a Campbellsburg contractor who plead guilty to multiple charges of theft and failure to finish building contracts.

    Many of Jason Whitaker’s victims were present at the Trimble County Courthouse on Thursday to hear Judge Karen Conrad sentence Whitaker on six charges of failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000 and two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. The counts included four cases in Oldham County, three cases in Henry County and one case in Trimble County.

  • Nonprofit rescues horses and humans

    Editor's note: In a previous version of this story, the foundation that is pushing the #HelpAHorse campaign was incorrect. The correct nonprofit is the ASPCA.

    Would you like to #HelpAHorse?

    Now you can with the help of the American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation (ASLF), located on Eminence Road. The nonprofit not only helps horses by rehabilitating and rehoming them, but it’s also helped many people in need as well.

  • Primary round-up: About the candidates

    Are you planning to vote in the May 21 state Primary Election? Here’s a rundown on who you’ll see on the ballot and a bio of each candidate.

    Governor and Lieutenant Governor


    William Woods- He unsuccessfully ran for a State House role in 2012. At the Meet the Republican Candidates forum in Oldham County in April, he said, “I’d like to return dignity and decency to the office.”

  • Paynter to join Secret Service

    The possibility of taking a bullet for the President never occurred to Victoria Paynter while growing up in Henry County. But that potential reality is possible now as the young woman takes a position with the United States Secret Service May 27.

  • Proposed water, sewage increase in New Castle

    Water and sewage may cost slightly more for New Castle residents.

    City attorney Josh Clubb presented a proposed ordinance, first reading, at the New Castle city commissioners’ meeting April 6.

    The reasons are due to the increased costs of operating the water distribution system and the sewer treatment plant. The cost to the city for testing, chemicals, etc. seem to increase each year, according to City Clerk Lynn Adams

  • State says ‘Don’t shoot’ wild pigs, call instead

    Hunters may see wild animals as a chance to fulfill their need for food or sport, but the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) warn that killing one species of beast could have a negative reaction to overpopulation.

    When wild pigs first appeared in Kentucky, sportsmen and women were excited about the increase of hunting opportunities, according to KDFWR, but soon it was discovered that these creatures brought more than just game.

  • Green enters ‘not guilty’ plea in Henry, Franklin cases

    A former local basketball coach accused of sex abuse was in court in Franklin and Henry Counties recently to discuss his cases.

    Travis Xavier Green, 25, was in Franklin County court on May 3 for an arraignment on charges of first degree wanton endangerment, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and third degree terroristic threatening. He entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered to have no contact with the victim, who was a former member of the Eminence Independent Schools’ freshman basketball team who Green coached.

  • Local history: the Tyler and Hannah Cox house

    Editor’s note: This is part one of two in a series.

    By Corey Beatty

    Serendipity. Webster’s defines it as “an apparent aptitude for making fortunate discoveries accidentally.”

    It’s the word that immediately came to mind regarding our meeting with Tyler and Hannah Cox, as well as the story of their journey to their magnificent new home.

  • Accused Eminence sex offender in jail again

    An Eminence man, charged with sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and other charges is back in jail after violating the terms of his parole.

    Roderick Whitney was arrested on a Henry County warrant at around 6:15 p.m. May 5 by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, where he lives, on three charges of contempt of court, libel/slander and resistance to order for violating the terms of his conditional release.