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  • Parents say they support random drug screenings at Henry County schools

    According to a recent survey of Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) parents, an overwhelming majority of them are in favor of the district implementing random drug testing.

  • Martin will return to circuit court with child porn conviction

    A jury in the U.S. District Court in Frankfort found a 43-year-old Turners Station man guilty of three child pornography related charges, stemming from his videotaping sex acts he performed with a young teenage girl over three years, according to court documents.
    In an April sentencing hearing, Joseph David Martin received punishment of 40 years in federal prison for producing, distributing and possessing child pornography, according to court records.

  • One suspect pleads guilty in Hall’s death

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark News Service

  • Eminence city listens to students, adds an Instagram account

    The latest way to describe the age divide between youth and old people stems from social media use — people in their teens and twenties use Instagram and the more mature use Facebook, according to a recent discussion at Eminence City Council.
    This distinction came up at the April 10 city council meeting when two Eminence Independent Schools students indicated to elected officials they’ll have to stop being so stodgy and use Instagram if they want to better communicate with local youth.

  • Friends of the Henry County Public Library plan to regroup

    The Henry County Public Library provides a tremendous amount of services to the community, and it deserves more friends who are just as active in supporting the library’s mission, current supporters say.

  • Missing amount in Odd Fellows theft estimated at $164,000

    As representatives of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky looked on, Richard D. Rynes, a former member of the Eminence Odd Fellows Lodge #140 in Eminence, entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of theft by unlawful taking in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday.
    Rynes, 59 of Pleasureville, was indicted by a Henry County grand jury in February and accused of the theft, alleging “he unlawfully took or exercised control over the movable property of the Odd Fellows Club, the value of the property being greater than $10,000 but less than $1,000,000.”

  • Lending a helping hand
  • Louisville man arrested after April 10 chase

    A 27-year-old Louisville man faces multiple charges after attempting to outrun a Kentucky State Police trooper April 10, according to a KSP spokesman.
    At approximately 7:07 p.m., a trooper attempted to stop a Honda motorcycle on Kentucky 146 for speeding, Trooper Josh Lawson said.
    “The driver stopped then accelerated to speeds of over 90 miles an hour,” Lawson said. “The pursuit continued on South Property Road, Kentucky 22 and Kentucky 241 before the driver lost control in a gravel driveway.”

  • Be advised: Drug find begins HCSO outreach

    After a Henry County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a bloody tourniquet in a subject’s purse April 10, two arrests on drug-related charges followed, according to the deputy who initiated the action. This incident also blew up on social media after the sheriff’s office posted pictures of drug paraphernalia to its Facebook page.  

  • Carman pleads not guilty to manslaughter in Jan. 9 shooting

    Originally charged with murder, Randall E. Carman II pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in his arraignment in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday.
    Carman, 22 of Pleasureville, was arrested Jan. 9 after he engaged in a “verbal and physical altercation” with 23-year-old Zachary Fluhr of Louisville.
    Fluhr had accompanied a woman to Carman’s residence to help her collect her belongings, according to court documents.