Today's News

  • Hemp company plants roots in Port Royal

    Hemp is one of the fastest growing industries in the country––and especially in Kentucky––and a Port Royal family has recently gotten in the game.

    The Sanders family, who come from a long line of farmers living on their Carpenter Lane property since 1966, are selling CBD oils and dog treats from their company Port Royal Plants.

  • Child to be heard in murder case

    A child caught in the middle of a murder case could be questioned during a July jury trial.

    The child, who was 4 years old at the time of the death of his father Gary Bentley, was brought up in Oldham County Circuit Court last week as the child’s mother is accused of murder.

  • Retiree remembers 3 decades of service

    Bethlehem resident Rod Napier has dedicated his life to the service of helping children.

    Napier is distancing himself from doing that full-time, though, now that he will retire at the end of May after 38 years at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House.

  • Survivor to strut at Kentucky Oaks Parade

    Denise Duggan considers herself “lucky.”

    The Smithfield resident has a lot to celebrate these days: She’s got a new grandchild, she’s three years breast cancer-free and she will be walking in the 11th Annual Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade on Friday.

  • Henry County Judicial Center breaks ground

    The county courthouse held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday and unveiled a new name: the Henry County Judicial Center.

    In fall 2020, citizens, attorneys, judges and the circuit court clerk and staff will see a newly renovated building, as well as a two-story addition at 30 North Main Street in New Castle.

    At the ceremony, the county judge-executive, church leaders, district and circuit judges, circuit clerk and the Chief Justice of Kentucky gathered with citizens to break ground and hear about the future of the building projected to be finished in October.

  • Bridge dedication honors accident victim

    Family, friends and dignitaries gathered Saturday to dedicate a bridge to Alan Truman, the man killed on Gratz Road last year.

    Truman, 55, died June 16 after crashing in the truck he drove on Gratz Road in Owen County.

    The tragedy, still fresh for those who knew Truman, left a void in the community.

    The dedication in Truman’s name sprung from a conversation between Kenny Tindle, Henry County Roads Department Supervisor, and Neal Roberts, who both considered Truman his best friend, a sentiment of several attendees.

  • Planning and zoning votes to deny sludge farm

    Henry County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments in a special meeting April 29 voted to deny R&R Septic and Excavation, LLC a controversial conditional use permit for a landfarm, also known as a sludge farm.

    The motion carried with four votes to deny the permit, one vote to approve and one abstention. One board member recused himself.

    Although residents came to support R&R, the majority in the well-attended meeting held up signs that read, “Vote No,” and cheered when the board voted.

  • Eminence Christian celebrates 175th anniversary

    Tales passed down through the ages mark Eminence Christian Church (ECC)’s 175th anniversary this year.

    Several events will take place over the year: four special worship services with guest speakers on May 5, May 12, July 21, Sept. 15 and an August 10 event for kids, which will be held in the church’s side yard.

    Members hope the community will attend services and celebrate the churches milestone and share memories from the past.

  • Man escapes police by swimming across lake

    A Campbellsburg man escaped police for a short time by swimming across a body of water before being taken into custody on several charges.

    Matthew James Moore, 32, was arrested April 22 on charges of second degree fleeing or evading police, third degree burglary and second degree criminal mischief, according to a citation.

  • May proclaimed as Stop the Bleed Month

    The Henry County Judge-Executive recently proclaimed this month as Stop the Bleed Month.

    Stop the Bleed is a grassroots effort of Mike Hilliard, director of emergency management, to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in an emergency before help arrives, according to a county proclamation.

    Henry County Judge-Executive signed a proclamation on April 16 to assign May as Stop the Bleed Month and May 23 as Stop the Bleed Day.