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Today's News

  • Woman dies in May 14 accident

    Emergency officials responded to a May 14 accident at 3710 Ballardsville Road in Smithfield in which a woman got pinned between a vehicle and a boat, according to an investigation by a Henry County Sheriff’s deputy. The victim was identified as Kimberly C. Rybicki of Smithfield.
    First responders received a report at approximately 11 a.m., and personnel from the sheriff’s office, Henry County EMS, Eminence Fire Department and the Henry County Coroner responded to the scene, according to information from Deputy Josh Jamiel.

  • KSP seeks help in 1988 cold case

    Investigators with Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg are seeking help in identifying a female victim in a cold case, according to a news release.

    The woman’s body was found May 6, 1988, off Highway 330, 18 miles south of Owenton. Her partially decomposed body was located in an open field, close to the road. Investigators believe she was murdered. Her identity is unknown.

    With the use of new forensic facial technology, artists were able to create this facial composite. She is estimated to have been between the ages of 25 to 40 years old.

  • Taylor’s new book encourages people to follow their dreams

    Karen Taylor always wanted to become a writer, and she found the opportunity to focus on her goal during a painful time in her life.
    In the summer of 2011, a mere two weeks after her mother was killed in a car accident, Taylor broke her ankle, which translated into a lot of time on her hands.
    While she sat and healed in her armchair sipping pop, Taylor found comfort in blogs she read. Taylor found inspiration and even met a best friend online, a woman from Michigan who now resides in Florida. “I fell in love with some of them,” she said.

  • Primary election features six races

    Henry County voters in the primary election May 22 will decide the outcome of five local contests.
    Democrats may participate in selecting the countywide candidate who will appear on the general election ballot in November in races involving both the judge-executive and the jailer. Democrats will also choose among three candidates vying to unseat U.S. House Rep. Thomas Massey in the fall.
    Two Democrats filed for the judge-executive office with the county clerk including incumbent John Logan Brent and challenger Glenn Baxter.

  • Candidate responds to eligibility question

    A question has arisen about whether running an AirBNB would disqualify an election candidate in the lead up to the primary May 22.
    In correspondence addressed to the Henry County Local, Sandy Allison of Campbellsburg inquired about a rumor that’s been discussed in the community about the race for magistrate in District 4 involving Chuck Smith and Hugh McBurney.

  • Doffing Their Caps

    Students from Campbellsburg and Eminence elementary schools once again celebrated Derby season by showing off their best hats in their separate parades May 3 and May 4.

  • County loses state rent for courthouse

    With the state launching a courthouse renovation and expansion project, Henry County will see a reduction in the rent it gets during the fiscal year 2018-19 budget, officials discussed at an April 30 meeting.

  • Festival of Faiths recognizes Berry as local leader

    Organizers of the Festival of Faiths recently honored Tanya Berry as one of Kentucky’s “Women of Wisdom.”
    The observance that celebrates spirituality and inclusion honored Berry as part of “Kentucky Voices: Women of Wisdom,” alongside Sister Claire McGowan and Dr. Alex Gerassimides, women Berry said she knows and respects, and other advocates and activists.
    This occurred April 24 during the opening reception held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, where this year’s theme was “Sacred Insights, Feminine Wisdom.”

  • Cassidy retires from Hussey after 46 years on the job

    Dan Cassidy made a career out of his time at Hussey Copper. His time at the Eminence facility spanned 46 years.
    At 70 years old, Cassidy “wanted to walk out instead of being carried out.” Cassidy was paid well, liked his job, worked all the overtime he wanted, enjoyed employment at a good company and liked people at the plant. His co-workers in the wire department where he worked 28 years were “like a small family.”

  • Smith finds his internship at HCSO arresting

    After Shaun Smith, 24, made some tough life decisions, he decided to reform his ways through working toward a career in law enforcement.
    Smith quit school in the eighth grade to help support his mom and two brothers. He described himself as drifting through jobs in construction, roofing, painting and as a certified nursing assistant in Utah and Arizona.