Today's News

  • New Castle water rates to increase

    New Castle city commissioners voted unanimously on three ordinance changes at June 4 commissioner’s meeting.
    New Castle water rates increase
    The amended water ordinance will increase rates slightly, effective July 15.
    Water rates will raise $.27 to $13.96 for the first 2,000 gallons or less; up to 4,000 gallons at an additional $9.56; up to 6,000 gallons at $8.82 additionally; up to 10,000 gallons will be $8.28 additional; and over 10,000 gallons at $7.72 each month, according to an amendment to the water ordinance — the new rule is 18-04.

  • Amendment says ‘yes’ to distilleries in county

    After a second reading at Henry County Fiscal Court of an ordinance that allows distilleries into the county under certain conditions, local cities are now adopting the amendment.
    The cities of New Castle and Pleasureville both approved the amendment on June 4, which requires distilleries to store bourbon on tracts of at least 50 acres and include one tasting room, warehouse, rack house and craft distillery. An additional warehouse or rackhouse may be approved for each 50 neighboring acres.

  • Rabbit Hole Spirits seeks permit to build in Henry

     Rabbit Hole Spirits Inc., a new distillery in the NuLu section of downtown Louisville, will petition the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department soon for a conditional use permit to build a distillery warehouse in Smithfield for its bourbon.
    Rabbit Hole plans to build a rack house off I-71, exit 28, for its bourbon products in phase one after Planning and Zoning approves its request for signage later this month and after 146 acres are purchased. No construction is currently underway.

  • Foundation repurposes horses to give them new life
  • 5-year-old discussed in murder case

    A Henry County woman who is accused of being involved in the fatal shooting of her husband was in Oldham County Circuit Court last week to discuss the status of her 5-year-old son.
    Tasha Bentley is being held in jail in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband Gary Bentley, 33, Dec. 10, and prosecutors note in court papers she could face the death penalty.
    The Commonwealth asked for Circuit Court Judge Karen A. Conrad to sign an order on Thursday releasing records from Centerstone Mental Health Services where Tasha Bentley’s son has been in therapy.

  • Louisville groomers’ roots are firmly planted in Henry County

    William and Khris Berry share their roots in Henry County, but now their pet grooming and day care business has expanded to two states. The couple, co-owners of three See Spot Grooming salons in Prospect, on Shelbyville Road and Lime Kiln Lane in Louisville, grew up together.

  • Crusade for Children totals wow the county

    Henry County fire and rescue departments raised a total of $61,500 for the 65th annual Crusade for Children this year. The Crusade, which includes a telethon, is a yearly event established in 1954 by WHAS-TV in Louisville to raise money for agencies, schools and hospitals to improve the quality of life for children with special needs. Local volunteers and firefighters held events throughout the year to supplement totals from roadblocks across the county. New Castle Fire Department also held a fish fry that brought in $3,200.

    Totals from the Crusade:
    Eminence Fire & Rescue $13,430.43

  • Graduating into retirement

    Carole Sue Truman got the surprise of her career at Henry County High School during graduation practice on May 25.

    The longtime secretary of the high school was sitting at the piano, getting ready to rehearse for the last time when principal Shannon Sageser told her to come to the stage.

    “He handed me that cap and gown and said ‘Put this on.’ I said ‘What? It’s 90 degrees in here.’”

  • Veterans receive quilts from local group

    Disabled veteran Jami Anna Rose Williamson recently received a special gift – a Quilt of Honor to honor her military service and her giving spirit.
       The Future Federal Retirees Quilting Guild (FFRQG), a group of mostly retired and active employees from Robley Rex VA Medical Center, known as the VA hospital, in Louisville, create 12 quilts a year for vets.

  • Hepatitis A reported in Henry County

    Hepatitis A, the virus responsible for a 629-person outbreak in Kentucky reared its ugly head in Henry County recently. 

    Health officials are trying to keep the virus at bay through education and communication.