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Today's News

  • Jr. Leadership works to promote the county

    By Holly Kinderman

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    Summer is just around the corner.
    The scenery has become so beautiful around Henry County with all the blooming trees, plants and flowers.
    The community will soon become busy with summer play, festivals, yard sales and other community events. Don’t forget the Henry County Farmer’s Market is now open on Wednesday and Saturday on the courthouse lawn in New Castle.

  • 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.

  • One editor’s effort to ask a question and remain fair

    One of my best friends from youth recently posted on social media a link to a write up entitled “Death: Reality vs. Reported,” which is a critique of how the news industry decides what to focus on and publish. And perhaps depending on your point of view, the critique does not seem like a favorable one on its face.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lady Cats defeat Warriors, earn 2nd seed

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted Eminence in the final district seeding game of the season on May 7. A lot was at stake in the game. If the Warriors had won the game, EHS, Henry County and Carroll County would have finished district-seeding games with 2-2 records and a draw would have determined seeds two through four. A win for Henry County meant they would get the two seed, Carroll would get the three seed and Eminence would get the four seed.

    The game started with Eminence jumping ahead 1-0 in the top of the first inning.

  • Public Record May 9, 2018

    KSP arrests
    Paula Raisor, 29, Pleasureville — arrested April 30 on Main Street, Pleasureville, by Trooper Ferris for a probation violation, felony
    Michael Wayne Jackson, 58, Eminence — arrested May 2 on Elm Street, Eminence, by Trooper Housley for assault, fourth degree, domestic violence, minor injury

  • Test forage for nutrients: energy, protein, fiber and minerals
  • Stay fit to save money, retain brain health and live longer

    At one time or another, we have all heard that exercise has benefits.
    Some of the most common benefits we tend to hear about are how exercise can help lower your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, but the benefits only start there.
    It may sound funny that exercise can save you money, but a study published in The Journal of the American Heart Association shows that it does. Study participants who engaged in moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for five days a week had significantly lower health care costs compared to those who did not.