Today's News

  • Drennon hosted academy

    By Brad Bowman


    The hills of Drennon Springs once echoed with the drills of young cadets at the Western Military Institute.

    Between Drennon Creek, Indian Hill and an area known as Texas, the Western Military Institute commanded a slope looking toward the Blue Sulphur Spring and surrounding hollow. A college mostly for boys from aristocratic families, the Western Military Institute served as a recruitment resource for both the Union and Confederate armies. The Civil War would, as it did many things, help bring about its demise.

  • Candidates filed for 2014 Primary

    By Brad Bowman


    With the filing deadline just two weeks away for the 2014 Primary Election, a few new faces have thrown their hats in the ring for office.

  • Money Scam

    By Brad Bowman


    A new money scam hit several residents in Oldham County and possibly Henry County over the holidays. A caller impersonating a lieutenant in the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office tricked two residents out of $1,000.

    According to Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Meece, 10 people in Oldham County received a phone call over the holidays from someone who claimed to be Lt. Burns of the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office. The caller gave the office’s address and told residents they were being fined.

  • Public Record for the week of Jan. 15

    Sheriff Arrests

    Gary Wells, TBD-including cold checks under $500, arrested by Rick Nelson 1/6.

    Timothy Way, FTA, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/9.

    Tiffany Gibbs, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/9.

    Christopher Corbett, flagrant nonsupport, arrested by Rick Nelson 1/9.

    Jessica Arvin, POCS meth 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, manufacturing methamphetamine 1st degree, POCS meth 1st degree (Trimble County), unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, arrested by Rick Nelson 1/9.

    KSP Arrests

  • Campaign season starts in full swing

    By Jon Park

    There is no doubt the campaign season is under way in Henry County.

    Back in November, the Henry County Local ran two stories on page one regarding the Henry County Sheriff. One on a “contentious” meeting regarding the sheriff’s budget, and the second regarding a questionable audit from the state auditor’s office. Interestingly, the similarly minor dings the Democrat-led judge-executive’s office received in the June 2012 audit were not reported.

  • Cold weather spurs retirement plans

    I don’t always act my age, but this recent cold snap sure has me feeling my age.

    I have been reluctantly edging closer and closer to middle age, much to my chagrin. Proof of that is beginning to be irrefutable.

    It is too loud.

    I would really like for you to go back inside and put on some decent clothes, young lady.

    I have no desire to see your underwear. Please pull up your pants.

    When leaving the house for any reason, I have an overwhelming urge to get home before dark.

  • Public Record for the week of Jan. 8


    Cynthia Sandlin, 53, Turners Station to Leslie Poling, 63, Turners Station.

    Saddie Love, 30, Campbellsburg to Donald Deimling Jr., 25, Campbellsburg.


    Eric Roesch, 41, Pleasureville from Jessica Morrow, 35, Pleasureville

    Property Transfers

    Ricky Doyle II, Westport to Courtney Masters, La Grange, Lot #22 of Stonehurst Subdivision $10,500.

  • Cats take 3rd in Carroll tourney

    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Carroll County on Thursday night to play the Ludlow Panthers in the first round of the North American Stainless Christmas Tournament. The Wildcats got off to a slow start but pulled away for a 62-54 win to improve to 11-2 on the season.

    Ludlow jumped out to an early 11-5 lead on the strength of good outside shooting as they opened the game with two 3-pointers.

    But the Cats fought back to within a point at the end of the quarter when Coleton Aneszko hit a big 3-pointer to make it 17-16.

  • Lady Demons down Lady Cats

    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Williamstown on Friday night to take on the Williamstown High School Lady Demons and fell 42-36. It was the third straight loss for the Lady Cats and dropped their record to 7-4 while the Lady Demons improved to 3-10.

  • Hoops 101: Making the Grade

    Now that we are into the new year it is time to look at local basketball teams, both high school and college, and determine their progress. Some are making the grade and some need remedial work

    The Henry County Wildcatshave gotten off to a great start with a 12-3 record after finishing third in the North American Stainless Christmas Tournament at Carroll County this weekend.