Today's News

  • KBA honors Ben Coomes at annual convention in Lexington
  • National childhood cancer act helps local child

    Eminence resident Johnna DeWitt has spent the past eight months helping her one-year-old daughter beat brain cancer. A national bill passed on May 22 might make it easier for her to do so.
    On June 5, President Donald Trump signed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act, a bipartisan bill that will advance research and treatments for pediatric cancer. The bill received unanimous approval in the U.S. Senate on March 22 and passed by voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 22.

  • Can’t make it to Relay For Life? You can still honor your loved one

    If you’re unable to make it to The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Henry County on June 23, you can still honor your loved one.
    Luminaria bags and a Lantern of Love can be purchased before the ceremony to remember the passing of a family member or friend of cancer.
    During Relay For Life, participants will share in a Luminaria Ceremony to remember those individuals who have been affected by cancer.

  • Eminence still undecided about chickens

    A local 10-year-old will have to wait another month to learn if his desire to keep chickens will be allowed in Eminence.
    Reese Morgan submitted a request in May to ask Eminence City Council members to have three chickens for eggs. Reese is on the autism spectrum and said he would use the chickens as “therapy animals.”
    At the follow-up city council meeting last week, Mayor Drane Stephens said he was still “uncomfortable” making a first reading of the amendment to allow the animals at city residences.

  • McDonald’s in Eminence cracking down on security

    The Eminence Police Department is “actively working” to diminish concerns of loitering young adults in the McDonald’s parking lot in Eminence.
    George Saliba, owner of the McDonald’s restaurant in Eminence and 13 other locations, voiced his concerns at the Eminence City Council meeting last week about the loitering kids who have caused “trouble” outside his restaurant for weeks. He said three young adults, in particular, were the cause of the problems.

  • Henry County residents involved in fatal Shelbyville crash, KSP investigating

    Two Henry County residents were involved in a multi-vehicle crash Saturday that left two people dead and several injured in Shelbyville.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said they received the call around 7:18 p.m. Saturday regarding a collision in the northbound lanes of Freedom’s Way in Shelbyville.

  • New Castle water rates to increase

    New Castle city commissioners voted unanimously on three ordinance changes at June 4 commissioner’s meeting.
    New Castle water rates increase
    The amended water ordinance will increase rates slightly, effective July 15.
    Water rates will raise $.27 to $13.96 for the first 2,000 gallons or less; up to 4,000 gallons at an additional $9.56; up to 6,000 gallons at $8.82 additionally; up to 10,000 gallons will be $8.28 additional; and over 10,000 gallons at $7.72 each month, according to an amendment to the water ordinance — the new rule is 18-04.

  • Amendment says ‘yes’ to distilleries in county

    After a second reading at Henry County Fiscal Court of an ordinance that allows distilleries into the county under certain conditions, local cities are now adopting the amendment.
    The cities of New Castle and Pleasureville both approved the amendment on June 4, which requires distilleries to store bourbon on tracts of at least 50 acres and include one tasting room, warehouse, rack house and craft distillery. An additional warehouse or rackhouse may be approved for each 50 neighboring acres.

  • Rabbit Hole Spirits seeks permit to build in Henry

     Rabbit Hole Spirits Inc., a new distillery in the NuLu section of downtown Louisville, will petition the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department soon for a conditional use permit to build a distillery warehouse in Smithfield for its bourbon.
    Rabbit Hole plans to build a rack house off I-71, exit 28, for its bourbon products in phase one after Planning and Zoning approves its request for signage later this month and after 146 acres are purchased. No construction is currently underway.

  • Foundation repurposes horses to give them new life