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Today's News

  • HOPE Gala raises thousands for new center

    The HOPE Gala didn’t go exactly as planned for those who put great effort into a night that would raise money for the center of the same name.

    A great white tent was set up Saturday night at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park, but high wind speeds took down the tent and decorations before the party even got started.

  • Rabbit Hole breaks ground on rack house in Campbellsburg

    The Rabbit Hole rack house broke ground in Campbellsburg last Wednesday, but it wasn’t an easy road in Henry County for owner Kaveh Zamanian.
    Zamanian announced his venture into the county in June when the company requested a building permit for a distillery in Smithfield but after a few residents voiced concerns about the whiskey bringing black fungus to their homes, in late June, Zamanian pulled out of his plan in Henry County, saying “I absolutely do not want to be neighbors to folks that don’t want us to be there.”

  • HCPL director moves on

    There are several accolades Jessica Powell could take with her after almost seven years at the Henry County Public Library (HCPL).
    There was her advancements for the brand new building, which will start construction soon, outreach expansion with two new book mobiles and moving the library forward into the modern world and finding new ways for it to be useful.
    Powell has only a little more than a month until she begins a new position as director at the Oldham County Public Library, but first, she’s finishing what she started here at Henry.

  • Donor offers a new lease on life for local woman

    Phoebe Thurman-Thompson, whose previously donated kidney’s expiration date neared, desperately needed a new donor.
    After a months-long search, the wait is over. Phoebe received a donated kidney from live donor Patti Raley, the mother of good friend Kim Medley, on Oct. 23. Now the kidney recipient won’t need to endure dialysis.
    “Kim heard I needed a kidney,” Phoebe said. “She (Raley) told me, ‘God tapped on my shoulder and said you’re the one.’”
    The transplant coordinator at Kentucky One called a month ago to share the news.

  • BUDDHALAND

     

    Nestled on the Henry and Carroll County line, there’s 200 acres that hopes to be a site of enlightenment and mindful living.

    On a road appropriately named Zen Forest, BuddhaLand is tucked deep into Turners Station. The Buddhist monastery, or community of monks, isn’t a secret, though; the 2-mile trail has been in the works for two years.

  • County native caught in the aftermath of hurricane

    When Michael made landfall last Wednesday as a category 4 hurricane, the people and structures of the Florida Panhandle were devastated.

    One long-time Henry County resident, who relocated to Panama City Beach, is now picking up the pieces of her new home.

    Emily Hensley, a 2012 graduate of Henry County High School, isn’t sure what her next step will be after she relocated temporarily to New Orleans when she found out her apartment complex would be caught in the middle of the storm.

  • Burned body identified as 22-year-old Henry County man; murder charge added

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) have charged a Henry County man with murder, after the victim was positively identified Friday. 

  • Troopers train residents at police academy

    The only time most people meet a state trooper—or any law enforcement officer—is during a traffic stop or after an accident on the roadway. 

    But Kentucky State Police want the public to understand what they do, why they do it–and in some cases–how they do it. 

    That’s why the Citizens’ Police Academy formed as a way to demystify the work and forge partnerships between law enforcement and the residents they serve.

  • EIS Fall Fun Camp teaches cooperation, reading, science

    Wide eyes and excited expressions filled young faces at Eminence Independent Schools’ Fall Fun Camp at the EdHub.

    While most students are enjoying a leisurely two-week autumn break, a group of 55 kids signed up for the program, based on R. L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” books, a day camp for second- to sixth-graders invited to hang out at the EdHub.

  • HCHS selected for Happiness Project grant

     

    Henry County High School recently received a scholarship from LG Electronics USA for its Project Happiness global initiative.

    HCHS was one of only 10 schools selected nationwide, which awards a grant of curriculum teaching materials.

    According to a recent press release, the Henry County school was picked because of its interest in teaching happiness skills to students.