Today's News

  • Sludge farm causes big stink

    Concerned residents gathered at the Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments meeting Monday ready to battle approval of a conditional use permit to spread sludge onto farmland in a populated area of the county.

    R&R Septic and Excavation, LLC operators asked the board to approve the permit based on soil samples, rigorous testing throughout the year and large buffer zones from the street and a church.

  • Census: Here’s how Henry County scored

    By Taylor Riley and Tammy Shaw

    Henry County’s population is up, with more industry and residents moving in, but it’s not by much, according to the 2018 population estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Henry County’s population went from 15,415 to 16,106, an anti-climactic increase of 4.5 percent from 2010 to 2018. That means 691 people have moved into the county in eight years.

    “I am certainly not surprised,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said about the data.

  • Henry County on President’s list to receive disaster relief funding


  • Researcher finds many news outlets in area

    Newspapers have a long tradition in Henry County, further back than many residents realize. 

    Research by Henry County Historical Society member Vernon Purvis uncovered at least a dozen newspapers in this county alone, including the one you’re reading now.

    Other newspapers may have existed, but Purvis found no sign before 1833.

    History was always a passion for the researcher, 49.

    “I was always good at history,” he said.

  • Silver Sneakers finds home in Eminence

    Build muscle, lose fat, emit confidence is Justin Toole’s motto.

    Toole and wife, Breck, opened Empower Me Fitness nearly four years ago in Eminence to encourage a healthy community.

    And as of April 8, the fitness center is accepting Silver Sneakers members.

    Silver Sneakers is a program designed for adults 65 and over and encourages physical activity and social interaction. The program is a benefit of many Medicare Advantage plans.

  • Kentucky State Police honors telecommunicators

    Telecommunicators at Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg were recognized along with more than 200,000 of their fellow communicators nationwide April 14-20 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

    These heroes behind the headsets are more than just a voice on the other end of the line. They often save lives on a daily basis.

  • Planning and zoning votes ‘no’ to changing setbacks

    A Facebook post made by a well-known farmer caused an uproar in the agriculture community in Henry County last week at a Henry County Planning and Zoning meeting to discusss Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.

    Justin Atchison, in a post March 27 that was shared over 440 times, invited the agriculture community to the 4-H building to discuss possible setback restrictions for farms.

  • Public gives its take on Pendleton sewer debate

    The public got its chance last week to participate in possible plans for a Pendleton sewer project.

    The fiscal court’s economic development committee hosted a public forum for those for and against the proposed plans for a sewer in the northwest portion of the county.

    District 1 Magistrate and committee member Roger Hartlage has championed for the area to get a sewer system since his first time in office in 2013. There have been two public meetings before the April 10 meeting, but no one from the community besides the council were present.

  • Democrat group sponsors meet and greet

    The Henry County Democratic Party, along with those of Carroll, Oldham, Henry, Trimble and Floyd’s Fork Democratic clubs co-sponsored the Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet forum in Buckner last Thursday, where candidates for Kentucky’s gubernatorial race gave updates on why the community should vote for them in the May 21 primary.

  • Pleasureville woman arrested in cockfighting case

     A second person from Pleasureville has been arrested on animal cruelty charges on Thursday.

    Deanna Smith, 37, was arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday on charges of second degree unlawful transaction with a minor, trafficking marijuana (less than 8 ounces), drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), second degree cruelty to animals and endangering the welfare of a minor.