Our county was carved out of a portion of Shelby County in 1798. Henry County was named for the statesman and governor of Virginia, Patrick Henry. Our population is just over 15,000 and we are growing at the rate of around 3 percent per year.
Henry County is near the center of the Golden Triangle – within a 1 hour drive to Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati. This is an economic region in Kentucky which contains most of the state's population, wealth, and economic growth. The population of the Golden Triangle is over 2.2 million.
While we are close to those cities and close to all that they offer, we have maintained our agricultural roots and offer the best of both worlds. A drive through Henry County offers appealing, rural, farm scenes of crops, trees, barns, livestock and wildlife that will calm the nerves and fulfill your need to escape the big cities.
This new website contains the contact information for our county services such as Animal Control, Road Department, Emergency Services, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Zoning and many more. In addition, a comprehensive listing of other local government agencies and a variety of local resources are available with contact information under the Directory heading near the top of the home page.
As County Judge-Executive, I am your manager of government services. Please use this website to assist in making use of the many services that our county offers.