Henry County, Kentucky

Henry County, KentuckyFounded in 1798, Henry County is a county in Kentucky bordering the Kentucky River. New Castle is the county seat of Henry County. The largest city in Henry County is Eminence.

Here is a directory of more information regarding Henry County, Kentucky.

Henry County Clerk

The Henry County Clerk is Shanda E. Archer. Shanda started her county government career as a deputy clerk in April 1997.  She was elected November of 2014, and is now starting her second term as Henry County Clerk.

The Henry County Deputy Clerks are:

  • McManis
  • Beth Hall
  • Casey Baxter
  • Jennifer Shannon
  • Hailie Bates
  • Olivia Herrell

The Henry County Clerk’s Office is where you go to obtain the following licenses:

  • Marriage
  • Vehicles
  • Boats
  • Trailers

We also issue notary bonds and maintains the records of deeds, mortgages, wills, etc.  We record title lien statements and delinquent taxes.  The Henry County Clerk’s Office is also responsible for handling the County and City elections.

The Henry County Clerk’s office is open Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4 PM. The office remains open ½ hour longer for the end of the day procedures and consolations.

You may also renew non-expired registrations at DRIVE.KY.GOV

If you are out of town and would like to renew over the phone with a credit card, call us with your plate number and your card.  There will be a $2.50-$5.00 credit card vendor processing fee.

Here is more information regarding motor vehicles in Henry County.


The Henry County court offices are as follows:

  • John Logan Brent-Henry County Judge/Executive
  • Scott Bates-District 1 Magistrate
  • Rickey Timberlake-District 2 Magistrate
  • Jason Stanley-District 3 Magistrate
  • Terri Cummings-District 4 Magistrate
  • Michael Fisher-District 5 Magistrate
  • Jerry Beasley-District 6 Magistrate
  • Denise Perry-Henry County Fiscal Court Deputy Judge Executive
  • Virginia Harrod-Henry County Attorney
  • Megan Wilson –Henry County Treasurer

Here is information on other government positions.


Travis Buchanan is the Henry County Parks Coordinator. He is in charge of the fairgrounds, Ag-building, and parks scheduling.

Henry County Schools

326 S. Main St
New Castle, KY 40050

Henry County Library

172 Eminence Terrace
Eminence, KY

Henry County Courthouse

The Henry County Courthouse is located on 30 N Main Street in New Castle, Kentucky. The phone number is (502) 845-2868. The courthouse is open Monday from 8-5 and Tuesday through Friday from 8-4.

Sheriff’s Office

The Henry County Sheriff is currently Danny Cravens. He can be reached at [email protected]. The Henry County Jailer is Scot Southworth.

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