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  • State Senate Republican Candidate Series

    Paul Hornback

    AGE: 56

    PARTY: Republican

    CURRENT ROLE:

    State Senator

    FAMILY: Wife,

    Patricia, and 2 children

    Budget, health-care costs are key issues

    By Todd Martin

    Landmark News Service

    Paul Hornback has spent the past four years figuring out how to work around and fix inefficiencies in Frankfort, and he said he believes he’s just getting started.

  • New Castle Elementary celebrates Down Syndrome Day

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day and the students at New Castle Elementary had a very special reason to celebrate.

    McKinley Paynter, a third grade student at New Castle who has Down Syndrome, has become a favorite amongst his classmates.

  • Couple in sex abuse case appear for arraignment in circuit court

     

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Spencer County couple arrested on multiple charges of sex abuse while living in Eminence during 2012 appeared in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, March 13.

    Brett Smith, 36, of Fisherville appeared in Henry County Circuit Court on a $50,000 property lien bond. Court documents showed Charles and Janet Hines signed the bond for a house at 344 Wilsonville Road in Fisherville for $10,000 at 10 percent of a $100,000 bond.

  • Under the sea

     

    news@hclocal.com

    This year marks a change in leadership in Eminence Independent Schools’ theatre program. The revamped program’s first show, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, was performed last week on Thursday and Friday, and was met with sold out crowds and excellent community response.

    Alethea Coffee, the family liaison for Eminence schools, leads the new program. Coffee says that she hopes the program can give “a voice to the voiceless,” in the school system.

  • Jeffries recognized statewide

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Melissa Jeffries has been working for the Henry County Public Schools system for the last decade. And recently, she was acknowledged by the state as the Kentucky School Nurse of the Year. To hear Jeffries tell it, though, her job has always been rewarding, even without the hardware to prove it.

  • Defense hints at strategy

    editor@hclocal.com

    Defense indicates entrapment could be a strategy for the Henry County woman who allegedly solicited a murder for hire against her ex-husband.

    Shirley Truman, 68, of New Castle stood before Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad and announced her position against ex-husband Donnie Trail.

    “For the record, I want them to know I wouldn’t harm a hair on his head,” Truman said.

  • Hometown Pizza wall art part of the community

    By Alix Mattingly

    Landmark News Service

    Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in it’s second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”

  • Community center may open for C’burg Day

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Campbellsburg City Council hopes to have the community center ready in time for Campbellsburg Day in June, but according to Mayor Rex Morgan more preliminary work still needs to be done.

  • District 3 Magistrate Primary Candidates

    Which of the county resources (fire department, sheriff’s department, etc.) do you feel deserves the most attention, financially?

    Morris: Fire departments. There are several satellite departments scattered throughout the county. These departments carry a fire rating protection class of 9. Ratings run 1 through 10, with 10 being the highest insurance price. I would like to focus on these departments by assisting financially, or grants to better equip them and improve the ratings, which in turn would decrease the residential insurance costs.

  • Man arrested on sex abuse charges

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives arrested a Henry County man Wednesday after he was charged with raping a minor.

    Leo Francis Zoeller, 47, of Campbellsburg was charged with 1st degree rape with a victim under the age of 12, 1st degree sodomy and 1st degree sexual abuse.

    Detective Tim Moore arrested Zoeller at his home on Drennon Road on charges resulting from incidents allegedly spanning a two-month period beginning in June 2012.