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Today's News

  • Fatal pursuit takes KSP through Henry County

    This story has been updated.

    Kentucky State Police have confirmed the identities of two individuals that were killed in a pursuit that ended in Oldham County Monday.

    Ty’rell Pounds, 25, and Skylar Williams, 20, both of Mansfield, Ohio were killed in a multi-county pursuit that ended in a deadly shooting in Crestwood yesterday.

  • Grain bin buckles, neighbors leap into action

    Just after Mark Roberts’ flight to Washington, D.C. landed, the farmer’s cell phone rang.

    On Feb. 4, an observant Pleasureville neighbor noticed a leaning grain bin on the Roberts farm along Bethlehem Road and called the grain farmer, who jumped on the next flight home.

    By the time Roberts reached the farm, a plan devised by neighbors and friends was well underway.

  • Love is in the air

    February 14 is a day when sweethearts can exchange extravagant floral arrangements, fluffy stuffed bears and luscious milk chocolate.

    It’s a day of saying, “I love you,” to those who are here, there or have passed.

    This Valentine’s Day––on Thursday this year––residents are remembering the story that changed their life for better, worse and forever.

    Love and loss

    When Brenda Allen met her soulmate, Tom, the timing was remarkable.

  • Celebrating Black History

    A profile of George William Blades on his 90th birthday in July 2006 describes him as a beloved father, a great dancer and devoted husband to his childhood sweetheart. To his family, this was who Blades was until he died in 2010.

    To most in Eminence, though, Blades was a successful entrepreneur–unlikely at the time when Civil Rights was just an idea.

    This is the story of Blades, another black business owner we are spotlighting in the month of February, Black History Month.

    Humble beginnings

  • Children wait for caring adults

    Children go without basic needs in every city, every county, every minute of every day. 

    Scores are accustomed to shortages of food, clothes and medicine, and some may think there is little hope to climb out of that cycle.

    Although groups collect food and coats for Christmas and the Henry County Help Center hands out food and toiletries to needy residents each week, there is a shortage that may not be considered.

  • HOPE Center receives news

    The folks in charge at the HOPE Center, a comprehensive resource center to be located in Eminence, had a lot to be thankful for on Friday.

    County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent announced that Tri-County Community Action’s board of directors closed the sale on the old Dollar General Store building. Now, the 7,200-square-foot building will be the site of the HOPE Center giving services and support for people of the county.

  • Tingle new economic development director

    Economic development is a priority for New Castle Mayor Bobby King, settling into his new role.

    Jeff Thoke retired in December as the economic development director, and King put out the word he was looking for a replacement.

    Tommie Tingle applied for the job, then King and at least one commissioner interviewed the candidate.

    Then, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Tingle to Economic Development Director at February’s commission meeting.

  • Black-owned businesses

    The term Black-owned businesses are rare in Henry County, but it wasn’t always so.

    In the next weeks, the Local will explore these long-past businesses and what they meant to the community.

    In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s African-American-owned businesses flourished here, many in Eminence and New Castle.

    Among them, a slaughterhouse, sanitation company, body shop, car wash, barber shop, hair salon, tavern and restaurant, most in Eminence, Campbellsburg, New Castle or points in between.

    Slaughterhouse

  • Hill’s abuse of a corpse, trespassing cases settled

    In custody, Patrick Hill, walked in the Henry County temporary courthouse courtroom on Monday waiting to hear news on his misdemeanor cases and anything the court knew about his dog, Abu.

    Hill went in front of Judge Diana Wheeler with his court appointed defender to discuss his cases of abuse of a corpse and two tresspassing charges.

  • EIS’ Pam Morehead-Johnson appointed to national school board

     The National School Boards Action Council (NSBAC) selected Eminence Independent school board member Pam Morehead-Johnson for its board of directors recently, one of only two nationwide.

    Morehead-Johnson is the first woman and the first African-American from Kentucky chosen for the board.