Today's News

  • Crusade for Children totals wow the county

    Henry County fire and rescue departments raised a total of $61,500 for the 65th annual Crusade for Children this year. The Crusade, which includes a telethon, is a yearly event established in 1954 by WHAS-TV in Louisville to raise money for agencies, schools and hospitals to improve the quality of life for children with special needs. Local volunteers and firefighters held events throughout the year to supplement totals from roadblocks across the county. New Castle Fire Department also held a fish fry that brought in $3,200.

    Totals from the Crusade:
    Eminence Fire & Rescue $13,430.43

  • Foundation repurposes horses to give them new life
  • Louisville groomers’ roots are firmly planted in Henry County

    William and Khris Berry share their roots in Henry County, but now their pet grooming and day care business has expanded to two states. The couple, co-owners of three See Spot Grooming salons in Prospect, on Shelbyville Road and Lime Kiln Lane in Louisville, grew up together.

  • Rockets slide past Wildcats, 1-0, in region


    The Eighth Region first round matchup between Shelby County and Henry County played Monday at Oldham County was a pitcher’s duel that came down to a wild play. Two Henry County errors on one play allowed the winning run to cross the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Shelby County pitcher Caleb Collins pitched a one-hitter and allowed only two base runners the entire game. 

    Henry County pitcher Jaydon Berry was nearly as good. Berry scattered six hits over the seven innings and allowed one unearned run.

  • Jackson named EHS boys' hoops coach


    Eminence High School athletic director Tye Lawson introduced the new boys’ basketball coach to players in the EdHub at EHS May 29. 

    Patrick Jackson will be the fourth Warriors’ basketball coach in four years. Jackson was the head coach at St. Francis High School last year.

  • Sharpshooters open at at Spencer County

     Submitted by Jeanie Campbell


    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled with 20 team members to Taylorsville Saturday, May 12, to compete in shotgun, archery, .22 rifle, air pistol and .22 pistol at the Spencer County Invitational. 

    The competition drew participants from several surrounding counties and was the first competition of the year.

    The Sharpshooters had a successful day, with numerous team members bringing home trophies, including some first-time winners and several returning veterans.

  • Sports Briefs

     HCHS Lady Cats alumni game

    The Henry County Lady Cats alumni softball game will be held June 15th at the HCHS softball field at 7 p.m.

    A $10 donation is requested to play in the game. Proceeds will benefit former HCHS player Savannah Mertz who is fighting lupus at this time.

    Contact HCHS softball coach Zack Mings for more information.

    Henry County Youth football camp

  • Graduating into retirement

    Carole Sue Truman got the surprise of her career at Henry County High School during graduation practice on May 25.

    The longtime secretary of the high school was sitting at the piano, getting ready to rehearse for the last time when principal Shannon Sageser told her to come to the stage.

    “He handed me that cap and gown and said ‘Put this on.’ I said ‘What? It’s 90 degrees in here.’”

  • Meet our summer intern: Collin Overton

     Growing up in a small town, I cut my reading teeth on community newspapers like this one. That’s why this summer, I’m excited to be interning with the Henry County Local.

  • Who do you relay for?

    Most, if not all, of us have someone we know that has been touched by cancer. If you’d like a way to remember your loved ones lost, honor surviors and raise money to help the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life is a good way to show your support.

    Relay for Life is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give their time and effort to take action against cancer.