Today's News

  • One Louisville man arrested on drug charges after accident on Route 146

    A vehicle accident was reported on Kentucky Route 146, past Rose Hill Estates in Pendleton on Wednesday. One driver and three passengers were involved, but no fatalities were reported.

  • Berry Center gets $14,000 grant to promote culture in county

    The Berry Center, located in New Castle, received a large grant recently from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    The Agrarian Literary League with the Berry Center is the recipient of a grant of $14,700 to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Henry County.

    “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support opportunities for communities across the nation, both small and large, to take part in the NEA Big Read,” said NEA Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter.

  • Broadband internet planned for county

    Henry County will be among the first counties to receive fiber optic cable from KentuckyWired, a public-private partnership that seeks to deliver broadband internet to all 120 counties.

     Jim Askins, a representative with contractor NG-KIH Design Build LLC and the KentuckyWired Project, went into detail at the June Henry County Fiscal Court Meeting. Making high speed internet more available in the county could bring economic and educational benefits, he said.

  • Drennon Springs

    History lovers throughout the community gathered at a Henry County Historical Society event on June 19 to celebrate the storied history of Drennon Springs. Drennon Christian Church hosted with trademarked Henry County hospitality.

  • Rabbit Hole Distilling pulls out of warehouse plan in Smithfield

    The Henry County Courthouse erupted into applause Monday night as Rabbit Hole Distilling announced they were pulling their application for a conditional use permit.

    Henry County residents voiced their opposition to Rabbit Hole, which had expressed interest in a warehouse coming to Smithfield, because they feared black fungus would lower property value. Their complaints bombarded representatives from Rabbit Hole, who assured residents they wouldn’t be adversely affected.

  • Henry County man killed in wreck Friday

    This story was written by the Owenton News Herald.

    A Henry County man is dead following what the Owen County Sheriff’s Office is calling a “tragic accident” near Gratz.

    Emergency personnel responded to dispatch near the 8200 block of Gratz Road, at 3:46 p.m., Friday, after the brakes failed on a truck hauling 7 tons of fertilizer, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich.

  • Eminence Police warn local banks after failed robbery Monday

    The Eminence Police Department responded to a failed robbery attempt at Limestone Bank around 11 a.m. Monday.

    The two clerks inside told police that a male, approximately 6 feet tall, thin and wearing all black, approached the bank’s locked front door and shook it violently for three to five seconds before fleeing. The suspect was carrying a bag and did not appear to be armed.

    Other details about the suspect’s appearance are currently unknown, Eminence Police officer Mike Wells said.

  • Eminence man appears again on kidnapping, abuse charges

    A 51-year-old Eminence man appeared in court Thursday where he faces several charges after he allegedly held two women against their will in his Mulberry Pike home in February.
    Timothy Lynn Baer appeared in Henry County Circuit Court last week at a pre-trial conference in front of Judge Karen Conrad with his attorney Elizabeth Curtin.

  • Harrod lives one day at a time since cancer
  • Circuit Clerk’s Office to close for one week

    he Henry County Courthouse in New Castle will be closed for major remodeling and new construction soon, so the Henry Circuit Clerk’s Office and all court functions will close for a week for its temporary move to Eminence.
    During the week of June 25-29, the courthouse staff will be moving its phones, desks, computers, driver’s license lines and cameras and courthouse video equipment, according to Gina Lyle, Henry County Circuit Clerk.
    Docket hearings, driver’s licensing and all other functions will close at 4 p.m. Friday, June 22 and will remain closed the week of June 25-29.