Today's News

  • Ag commerce park becoming a reality

    By John Logan Brent
    Henry County Judge-Executive

    Fiscal Court recently approved two option agreements that would move the county owned Commerce Park toward my personal vision of an Ag Commerce Park.

    The two businesses with plans to locate are The Milkhouse Creamery and Rabbit Hole Distillery. They will join Trackside Butcher Shoppe as an occupant and be a neighbor to Victory Hemp which is located next to the park.

    One thing that all of these businesses have in common is that they support local farms and add value to their crops and livestock.

  • Henry County group takes goodwill to Gautemala

    A group of big-hearted Henry Countians recently brought service and the gospel to Central America.

    Even before the trip began, though, it wasn’t without its fair share of challenges.

    The group of 18, which was arranged by Larry Montgomery and Go International, hailed from five local different churches to travel south in June.

    The plan was for the adults and children to go to Nicaragua, but as political unrest swept through the Caribbean country, the group decided to change the trip destination to protect their safety.

    “We felt we had to move the team,” Montgomery said.

  • Circuit Court rules against gas station

    The Henry County Circuit Court upheld a Fiscal Court decision last week to allow Thorntons to develop a store at Interstate 71 Exit 28.

    At the end of 2017, Pilot Travel Centers officials followed up on objections they made during the rezoning process with an appeal and lawsuit. Pilot asked the court to throw out the rezoning decision made by county officials, which would allow Thorntons to build a store, claiming it was “without substantial evidence of benefit to the public.”

  • Henry County woman, 72, dies in Shelby County wreck

    By Ashley Sutter


    Just hours into Sunday morning, the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a possible injury accident with a vehicle fire around the 3200 block of Eminence Pike.

    When they arrived on scene, they discovered a fully involved vehicle fire.

    Engine 3331 extinguished the fire to find the driver, 72-year-old Jerry Acox of Henry County, deceased inside the vehicle.

  • Local buzz - July 11, 2018

    Public Service Announcement
    Effective July 1, 2018, all meetings held at the Henry County Courthouse located at 30 North Main Street, New Castle, will be moved to the Henry County Fair Grounds, 4H building, located at 1106 Castle Hwy, Eminence. These meetings include but are not limited to: Henry County Fiscal Court, Henry County Board of Adjustments and Henry County Planning and Zoning.

    Church Activities
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Public records - July 11, 2018

    Paul C. Rankin — arrested June 15 for a probation violation
    Donald I. Moore — arrested June 18 for failure to appear
    Harold R. Cox — arrested June 20 for failure to appear and failure to pay
    Jennifer Benham — arrested June 23 for failure to appear
    Steven Kopecki — arrested June 25 for failure to appear
    Bridgette Breeding — arrested June 25 for possession of a controlled substance, meth, first; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, third

  • Retired pastor is constantly surprised by life

    By Michael R. Duncan
    Pastor Emeritus

    Life keeps surprising me. It started early. When I was in the second grade, I sat behind Vinus “Bo” Kelly, who was a big boy. Our teacher regularly used the blackboard (a slate board on which she wrote with chalk). Because Bo was big, I had trouble seeing the board. When I asked to be moved to a different seat so that I could better see the board, the teacher thought I had a vision problem. She sent a note home to my parents telling them I needed to have my eyes checked. I was surprised. Bo was my problem, not my eyes.

  • Catching the Rabbit

    By John Logan Brent

    Henry County Judge-Executive

    Monday night Fiscal Court entered into an option agreement to sell land at the Henry County Commerce Park to Rabbit Hole Distilling for the purpose of building a barrel warehouse.

    This is a significant formal step toward Rabbit Hole making Henry County their home. Discussions about Rabbit Hole and distilleries have been the buzz in the county for the last month. It has been a long time since I have had so many calls from so many passionate people about a single subject.

  • We aren't the enemy

    Recently, a local business owner I’ve never met offered to buy my staff’s lunch last Friday to show support for their local newspaper after what happened in Annapolis. I was completely taken aback by her kind gesture. We can’t accept gifts or meals but the call alone meant the world to us.

  • Scriber named Ky. PVA of the Year

    Jason Scriber, Henry County PVA, was recently honored in Covington, as he received the Property Valuation Administrator of the Year Award from the Kentucky Property Valuation Administrator’s Association at their annual summer conference. This award is presented to a PVA who over the past year has made a significant contribution to the PVA Association through participation in its activities, and has made outstanding contributions to the realization of the goals of the association.