Local News

  • Legislators consider a statewide ban on smoking at schools

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

  • Spanish Speakers

    Many elementary students in Henry County Public Schools have said hola to a new culture as the district’s English as a second language teacher expanded her duties this year.
    After working as the ESL teacher since 2007, Alicia Mantilla now leads half-hour Spanish classes in every elementary grade.

  • Reed takes an Alford plea for Main St. fire

    Just like his co-defendant, Steven Reed entered an Alford guilty plea in an arson case stemming from a fire in July of 2014 that destroyed several buildings along Main Street in downtown Eminence.
    Reed and his mother-in-law Yvonne Dawson were indicted by a Henry County Grand Jury on Oct. 23, 2015, alleging the two “committed the offense of arson in the second degree, a class B felony when with intent to destroy or damage a building, he/she intentionally started a fire at 5209 South Main Street in Eminence.”

  • Pendleton man allegedly wrecks stolen car after shoplifting, fleeing from police

    By Amanda Manning
    Landmark News Service

  • Henry County school board approves capital, technology spending

    Taking advantage of a provision in last year’s state budget, Henry County Public Schools will ask the Kentucky Department of Education to approve a request to utilize restricted funds for something other than what they were intended.
    Traditionally used for facility renovations or construction, HCPS seeks approval from the state to spend $102,335 in its capital outlay funds to purchase Chromebooks for each of its high and middle school students.

  • Local residents should sign up for emergency messages from HOTAlerts.org

    For those who haven’t gotten the message, HOTalerts.org will send emergency information about Henry County right to your phone or email, but you have to sign up first.
    Public safety officials recently decided to switch from CodeRed to HOTAlerts.org to communicate directly with residents of Henry, Owen and Trimble counties, all served by Kentucky State Police Post 5, located in Campbellsburg.

  • Washington Lodge will soon mark an important occasion

    After two years of talking about the historic nature of the Washington Lodge in New Castle, local officials will now move to commemorate the fraternal order’s place in the city.
    Ever since the roof on the Odd Fellow’s building collapsed after a heavy snowstorm in March 2014, many locals including Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke noted it would be a shame to let the circa 1870s structure that’s been occupied by the Washington Lodge since 1886 deteriorate further.

  • EIS tries a new approach to teacher training

    In an effort to make its compensation more competitive and increase teacher engagement in professional development, Eminence Independent Schools has introduced the concept of micro-credentialing.

  • Dill to sub for Durbin at help center

    Henry County Help Center now has an acting director, by necessity, as the director and founder will undergo surgery Feb. 17, but the mission of the food distribution network will not change, the officials say.
    Tests have confirmed that Director Joe Durbin needs surgery to remove a tumor on the upper lobe of his lung, he said. Doctors discovered the carcinoma by chance after an accident that occurred while Durbin was on a return trip from Dare to Care in Louisville. As Durbin sat at a red light in Shelbyville, another vehicle collided with his.

  • Preston gets 90 days for threatening

    A 23-year-old Pleasureville man accused of attempted murder for allegedly trying to electrocute his girlfriend in the tub pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges Jan. 26, according to Shelby County District Court records.
    Arrested by Shelby County deputies in December, Gregory S. Preston originally faced charges of attempted murder – domestic violence, criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment.