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Today's News

  • Friends bring more quality programs to the library

    Friends are an essential part of life. They provide support and add enjoyment.  The same may be said about the nonprofit organization Friends of the Library.
    Henry County Public Library’s Friends of the Library organization supports the institution and community by exhausting every opportunity to provide funding for programs.
    One such resource, Ohio Valley United Charities, grants funds to nonprofits in five Kentucky counties – Henry, Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Trimble Counties and recently granted $5,000 to Friends from its donations.

  • Price receives ‘Accomplished’ rating after first year as Henry County superintendent
  • Rabbit Hole supporters start petition
  • Eastern Elementary teacher wins statewide conservation award

    In three years at Eastern Elementary, arts and humanities teacher Robin Tillman continues to expose her young pupils to conservation concepts through hands-on activities, and her activities have won her the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) Teacher of the Year award.

    The teacher’s latest accomplishment grew from a nomination for the statewide honor by the local Henry County Conservation District (HCCD). 

  • 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.