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Today's News

  • Fire destroys Campbellsburg lumber yard

    A fire destroyed a downtown Campbellsburg building this weekend.

    A Main Street commercial building began burning at around 1:19 a.m. Saturday, according to Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe.

    Noe said his crew responded to the fire that began in the warehouse area of the main building and progressed into the office area.

    The building was vacant, but in the past had been owned by Barnett’s Lumber and Whitaker Concrete Construction.

  • Wet soil, lower yield

    Wet fields and saturated soil have presented challenges for farmers throughout the state, including Henry County, this year.

    Seemingly unending rain has waterlogged plants already in the ground or prevented planting altogether, and farmers are uncertain what Mother Nature will deal out in coming months. Farmers felt the brunt of heavy precipitation as infant plants struggled to survive in standing water, and they are having trouble getting equipment through fields to plant or spray.

  • Man arrested on several charges after drunkenly hitting fire hydrant

    By Taylor Riley

    editor@hclocal.com

    A Simpsonville man was arrested on several charges after he struck a fire hydrant and drove off.

    Eminence Police Department Officer David Patterson was dispatched on July 4 on a call of a possible hit and run on Elm Street in Eminence. A 2001 silver passenger car hit and broke off a fire hydrant, according to an arrest citation.

  • Clean up on aisle New Castle

    New Castle Mayor Bobby King has spent the past six months getting his feet wet and is ready to push important initiatives for the community and to keep one campaign promise in particular — to clean up New Castle.

    The initiative will involve a three-tiered plan: clean up drugs, beautify the city and accommodate visitors, according to the mayor.

    Clean up drugs

    July 1 marked the start of New Castle’s “war on drugs,” King said.

  • Normandy trip filled with family memories

    Dignitaries flocked to Normandy in June for the 75th anniversary of the Normandy D-Day operation by United States, Canadian and British troops during World War II (WWII), which began June 6, 1944.

    One visitor, retired Henry County Extension Agent Steve Moore, along with family, traveled over 4,000 miles to honor Moore’s late father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, and the thousands of citizen-soldiers who died on that beach.

  • Immunizations in question?

     Henry County is a close-knit community where kids play, go to school, ride buses and attend church together.

    But the national increase in non-immunized students in schools, public and private, has led to measles and chickenpox outbreaks throughout the country, according to community health agencies.

    The higher the non-vaccination rate, the more likely adverse consequences may be felt by vulnerable groups in the community, say health officials.

    Requirements

  • Three generations

    Two Henry County women have paved the way for a third to realize her dream.

    Sophia Smith, a rising senior at Henry County High School (HCHS), grew up around horses her whole life thanks to her mother Sandee Payne and grandmother Patsy Hart, and Sophia’s love of equine has now transitioned into entrepreneurship.

    Sophia recently won $1,000 at a Shark Tank competition at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) state convention to supplement her business––a senior equine feed.

    The beginning

  • Grass-roots effort begins to clean-up cemeteries

    A Henry County woman is taking her love of the history and beauty of local cemeteries to the streets in a grass-roots effort to clean-up the sacred grounds.

    Marcie Birk had a grandmother with the same name, and she said with a laugh that she does most things because the influential woman “told her to.”

    Her grandmother Marcie Sutherland was ill with Alzheimers when she asked Birk to find out what was Birk’s great-grandfather’s middle name. It turns out, Orah Sutherland didn’t have a middle name.

  • Rabbit Hole bought by French brand

    One of Henry County’s forthcoming distilleries and rackhouse, Rabbit Hole, was purchased recently by a French brand.

    Pernod Ricard signed an agreement for the acquisition of a majority share of Rabbit Hole Whiskey, produced and based in Louisville with a rack house to be built in Henry County.

  • Fiscal court votes ‘no’ to expanded Sunday alcohol sales

    Henry County Magistrate Roger Hartlage proposed a change to an ordinance stating the rules for sales of alcohol in the county at Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting.

    The proposed ordinance change would mean alcohol licensees would be able to sell spirit, wine and malt beverages by the package or by the drink 12 p.m. to midnight on Sunday and be able to sell on Election Day. This would have allowed for sales of spirits by restaurants on Sunday, an expanded time of sales on Sunday to all licensees and package sales to be allowed.