Today's News

  • Head-on collision reported on Hwy 146; 8 people involved, 6 children

    Update – 4:38 p.m., March 18, 2019

    A head-on collision on 3798 Highway 146, also known as La Grange Road, occurred at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday night near Jackson Road, according to a New Castle Fire and Rescue Facebook post. 

    Two cars and eight people were involved in the crash by Smoke Doctors Roadhouse, according to EMS Director Paige Lucas.

  • Pedestrian struck by truck at EIS morning drop-off

    A man in his mid 30s was stuck by a red Ford pickup truck shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday on Sulphur Road near Eminence Independent Schools’ back parking lot.

    At the time, parents were dropping off students.

    The pedestrian was transported by ambulance at 8:14 a.m. Thursday and is expected to live. No word yet on the severity of injuries.

    The driver said he did not see the man before the strike. The driver of the Ford pickup truck was uninjured and drove away after Eminence Police Department Officer Lucas questioned him.

  • K9 finds drugs, paraphernalia after I-71 wreck

    A noninjury accident at the 30-mile marker on I-71 on Monday yielded more than crunched bumpers.

    Deputy Kyle Stewart and his K9, Solo, responded to the accident around 3:25 p.m. Monday and the dog indicated the presence of drugs in the car of John Darnell, according to a police citation.

    Upon closer inspection, Stewart found drug-related materials and a firearm with accessories in the vehicle.

  • Compounding pharmacy hopes to combat opioid epidemic

    Misuse of opioids is a national problem that is hitting Henry County hard, both through the vast number of overdoses and criminal trafficking.

    Doctors prescribe these addictive medications to patients in pain, but what if there were another way?

    A method to combat opioid addiction is emerging through compounding, Todd Toole, pharmacist at Eminence Apothecary, said.

  • Trial date set for Whitaker; Jaehnigen’s burglary charge dismissed

    A previous version of this story had Jason Whitaker's next pretrial date incorrect. It has since been corrected. We regret this error.

    A jury trial date has been set in the case of Jason Whitaker, a Campbellsburg-based contractor who has been accused of theft in four counties.

  • One-car accident multiplies in Sligo

    A one-car accident at the 2000 block of Pendleton Road turned into two accidents involving three cars Monday afternoon.

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    A woman driving a blue sedan rounded a curve in Sligo and traveled off the roadway, stopping when she hit a tree around 2 p.m. Monday.


  • Keeper's opens for Lent

    A Shelbyville man was arrested after a break-in at Keeper's Seafood Restaurant early Tuesday morning.

    Christopher Crouch, 29, was arrested at around 3 a.m. Tuesday by Kentucky State Police on charges of third degree burglary, first degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    But it was way worse than the Forees, owners of Keeper’s, could have imagined.

    Rick Foree Jr. walked the Local through the damage a day after Crouch destroyed his family’s pride and joy.

  • Green enters not guilty plea for sexual abuse charge

    A former Eminence Independent Schools freshman basketball team coach pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a sexual abuse charge.

    Travis Xavier Green, 24, appeared in front of Judge Diana Wheeler at the Henry County Temporary Courthouse in Eminence, on a charge of first degree sexual abuse. Green, on behalf of his attorney, gave a plea of not guilty.

  • ‘Little Town of Bethlehem’ full of history

    “Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem” isn’t just a Christmas carol.

    The actual little town of Bethlehem is located in southeastern Henry County and may be known mostly for its Live Nativity at Christmastime and its Three Wise Men stamp, applied to Christmas cards each year at the town’s small post office.

    People from around the world send batches of Christmas and holiday cards from across the world just for the Santa red Bethlehem stamp, applied by volunteers.

  • Courthouse ready for spring renovation

    By Taylor Riley and Tammy Shaw 

    Phase 1 demolition is complete for the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle.

    Package bids have been tentatively awarded, and the bare bones of the structure are ready for a facelift.

    Tim Graviss, JRA Architects’ project manager, and construction supervisor Jeffrey Morrison, Wehr Constructors, Inc., escorted court dignitaries, staff and the Local through the hulled-out space with a behind-the-scenes tour before renovations begin, peeling paint and all.