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Today's News

  • Circuit Court rules against gas station

    The Henry County Circuit Court upheld a Fiscal Court decision last week to allow Thorntons to develop a store at Interstate 71 Exit 28.

    At the end of 2017, Pilot Travel Centers officials followed up on objections they made during the rezoning process with an appeal and lawsuit. Pilot asked the court to throw out the rezoning decision made by county officials, which would allow Thorntons to build a store, claiming it was “without substantial evidence of benefit to the public.”

  • Henry County group takes goodwill to Gautemala

    A group of big-hearted Henry Countians recently brought service and the gospel to Central America.

    Even before the trip began, though, it wasn’t without its fair share of challenges.

    The group of 18, which was arranged by Larry Montgomery and Go International, hailed from five local different churches to travel south in June.

    The plan was for the adults and children to go to Nicaragua, but as political unrest swept through the Caribbean country, the group decided to change the trip destination to protect their safety.

    “We felt we had to move the team,” Montgomery said.

  • New Castle rental headache for neighbors

    Four New Castle residents complained about a rental property near their homes at the New Castle City Commissioners’ meeting July 2.

    Claims of threats, vandalism, theft, drug activity, difficult renters and squatters (excluding one lawful tenant who leases a single apartment), barking dogs and non-payment of utilities topped the list.

    The four-plex, which sits on the corner of North Property Road and Cedar Street, is owned by David Wood.

  • New creamery gives hope to industry in Henry County

    Bourbon isn’t the only new industry coming to the county.

    A dairy processing plant, which will produce cheese, butter and ice cream, will set up shop in the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg come 2019.

    The Rowlett family, soon-to-be-owners of The Milkhouse Creamery, saw a need this year to diversify their dairy farm’s services. On July 9, they signed an option agreement with Henry County Fiscal Court on a 2.23-acre plot in the commerce park.

  • Rabbit Hole moves forward

    Editor's note: In a previous version of the story, Terry Rowlett's relationship to Sharon Rowlett was incorrect. Terry Rowlett is Sharon's brother.

    Rabbit Hole Distilling took one step closer to establishing business in the county at Monday night’s specially called Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Company founder Kaveh Zamanian signed two option agreements that give Rabbit Hole a right to purchase 37 acres of property in Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg.

  • Scriber named Ky. PVA of the Year

    Jason Scriber, Henry County PVA, was recently honored in Covington, as he received the Property Valuation Administrator of the Year Award from the Kentucky Property Valuation Administrator’s Association at their annual summer conference. This award is presented to a PVA who over the past year has made a significant contribution to the PVA Association through participation in its activities, and has made outstanding contributions to the realization of the goals of the association.

  • Center will soon give HOPE to Eminence

    A comprehensive resource center in downtown Eminence is in the works.

    The HOPE Center, soon-to-be located in the former Theiss Furniture Building at 68 West Broadway, will offer a comprehensive list of services for citizens to overcome addiction and socioeconomic problems. The Tri-County Community Action Agency recently bought the building from owner Jay Hall.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said the 11,000 square-foot-facility will be “one of a kind in Kentucky.”

  • Fatal accident shuts down I-71 North and South in Henry County

    A multi-vehicle accident has shut down both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-71 at the 31 1/2 mile marker in Henry County.

  • Pleasureville homeowner recalls moments after devestating fire

    No one was injured after a house fire on Hudson Lane in Pleasureville Thursday evening.

    Pleasureville Fire & EMS got to the scene around 4:40 p.m., Chief Matt Woods said. All other county fire departments also responded.

    Fire officials extinguished all of the flames by around 10 p.m., Woods said. They believe the cause of the fire was from an air conditioning unit.

    Tommy Parks hadn’t been gone for even 20 minutes before returning to his house in flames.

  • Kentucky dairy farmers adjust to changing industry

    In the midst of a market glut in the milk industry, Henry County dairy farmers have had to find other ways to do business.   

    Falling prices and increased competition have pushed established farmers out of the industry over the last four years.

    Mega retailers like Wal-Mart and Kroger have demanded decreased pricing with each new contract, slashing the revenue each dairy farm earns per gallon and creating a surplus of raw milk.