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Today's News

  • Military Appreciation Day set for June 3

    The Service Members, Veterans and Families Taskforce (SMVF) invites Henry County military families to a Military Appreciation Day to honor vets and their families, who serve alongside service members.
    The organization wants to treat these families to a day of fun at Lake Jericho Recreational Area in Smithfield on Sunday, June 3, volunteer Richard Hayes said.
    Music, food, fishing poles, kayaks, rowboats, corn hole, a bouncy house, a bubble bus will be on hand.

  • Westerman joins family in Eminence, opens art studio and gallery

    Artist and photographer Kevin Westerman recently opened Westerman Art Studio and Gallery in downtown Eminence, which houses a working art studio and gallery space.
    Westerman’s work currently adorns gallery walls with pin-and-ink drawings, photographic prints and his latest love — acrylic pouring, a painting technique that creates uniquely patterned artwork.
    Westerman also accepts commissioned work.

  • College students to learn the lay of the land in farming program

    Many a farmer has learned their skills while tilling the ground in Henry County. Now Sterling College students will have an opportunity to earn a liberal arts degree while working in some of those same fields.
    This collaboration between the The Berry Center, which maintains an archive of the writings of the influential family that helped craft the burley tobacco program, and the college based in Craftsbury Common, Vt., will merge classroom study with hands-on work in local forests and fields, according to Berry Center Director Mary Berry and farming program Director Leah Bayens.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Henry County included in federal disaster declaration

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on Feb. 21 and continuing to March 21, 2018, according to a news release.

  • One killed, two injured in I-71 wreck

    A wreck on Interstate 71 in Henry County at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday killed one person and injured another two, including one Kentucky State Police trooper, according to a KSP news release.
    Trooper Mickey Gonterman responded to a call of dogs on the interstate near the 30 mile marker at 7:30.