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Today's News

  • Warriors rout Trojans, 27-0

    sports@hclocal.com
    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Covington Saturday to take on the Covington Latin Trojans and came away with a huge victory.
    The Warriors pounded out a season high 18 hits in the game.

  • Mary Monroe signs to cheer with Patriots

    sports@hclocal.com
    Eminence High School senior Mary Monroe signed a letter of intent May 8 to cheer at the University of the Cumberlands next year. Monroe was a cheerleader for four years at EHS. She is also on the softball team.
    Monroe said a former teammate and friend helped steer her toward UC.

  • 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.

  • United Citizens is in the ‘Top 10 Percent’

    BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Fla., a national bank rating firm, recently announced United Citizens Bank & Trust, Campbellsburg, has once again secured its highest, 5-Star rating, according to a news release.
    A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more, the bank rating firm explained.

  • 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.