Today's News

  • Fur therapy helps kids adjust, interact

    Pet owners understand the positive impact a furry companion contributes to a person’s well-being.

    Judy Rice gets it. As a service and therapy dog breeder, she knew the joys of canine affection, but seeing a pooch change lives was a “lightbulb” moment.

    Rice, director of CEO, Center for Educational Options, Henry County Public Schools’ alternative program, brought her German Shepherd Ruger to school once a month to further the dog’s training as a therapy K-9 and witnessed firsthand the positive interactions between students and Ruger.

  • Capital case gets public defender

    A Henry County woman arrested for first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence appeared in court June 6 with new attorneys to defend her capital case.

    Tasha Bentley, in a new brunette hair color from her previous blonde, is accused of shooting husband Gary Bentley to death Dec. 10, 2017 and is now eligible for the death penalty.

    This eligibility means the case will be tried as a capital case, which means Bentley could be put the death if found guilty by a jury.

  • HCPS’ budget shortfall to be covered; raises approved

    Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) unveiled its 2019-20 tentative budget at its regular meeting May 20, indicating nearly $1.1 million less revenue than expenses potentially.

    However, the shortfall will be covered by a healthy HCPS contingency fund, HCPS Chief Financial Officer Megan Klempner said.

    Funding from the Kentucky Department of Education’s SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) program calculates how much local school districts throughout the commonwealth receive each year.

  • County: Few answers to many road problems

    Road conditions have long-since been of high interest to many in Henry County.

    Residents along Highway 146 came out to a packed Henry County Fiscal Court meeting in March to discuss with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials what exactly was going to happen to the decaying and dangerous roadway.

    In that meeting, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and the fiscal court presented the history of the once multi-million dollar project that collapsed after state money dissolved.

  • EPD welcomes new officer

    There’s a new officer in town.

    David Patterson recently joined the Eminence City Police Department (EPD), to replace outgoing officer John Wilson.

    “I bring expertise to the table,” Patterson, who joined the force April 11, said.

    According to EPD Assistant Chief, Major Mike Wells, Patterson has 23 years of law enforcement experience, most recently a corporal with the Harrodsburg Police Department (HPD).

  • Don’t fall for this ‘state attorney’ scam

    Submitted by the Attorney General’s Office

    Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert following a Kentucky energy cooperative receiving a scam phishing email appearing to be from the “State Attorney’s Office.”

  • Cable barrier project to begin on I-71 in Henry County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to install eight miles of median cable barriers on Interstate 71 in Henry and Trimble Counties. The project extends from mile marker 30.7 in Henry County to mile marker 38.7 in Trimble County.

    Construction is scheduled to begin the week of June 10. Crews will work in the left lane of I-71 in both directions. Lane closures are possible 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and  7 p.m.-9 a.m. Friday through Saturday. Shoulder closures are possible during daytime hours.

  • Ink on tattoo bill not dry yet

    The Kentucky Department of Health proposed a new regulation recently that affects cancer and burn survivors as well as veterans of war, among others.

    The public health agency, which regulates barbers, tattoo artists and others, attempted to update its regulations on tattoos that cover up scars, to bar consumers from getting tattoos over scars. This is the first regulatory change related to scars in 15 years, according to the Kentucky Department for Health and Family Services (KDHFS).

  • Woods savors new role

    Chesi Woods is a hard woman is get ahold of, especially now.

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) offered Woods — cancer survivor and Relay for Life chairwoman — a job in Louisville. And she took on the challenge.

    “It’s so much fun meeting people all over Kentucky,” Woods said.

  • Signs of progress: County signs on track

    Look for new informational and welcome signs around the county soon.

    Two separate sign projects are underway to welcome visitors and inform tourists about local attractions and businesses.

    All Henry County Chamber of Commerce Leadership graduates, adults and students, must complete a project that betters the county.