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Local News

  • Bryant to serve on state board

    Allan Bryant has been appointed to serve on the Agriculture Water Quality Authority Board, according to information from the governor’s office.
    Allan Bryant, of Eminence, is a farmer. Bryant shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2020. He will represent the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Second suspect in Feb. 26 shooting caught

    A second suspect in a Feb. 26 shooting in Henry County was located in central Indiana after tips came into the Kentucky State Police Post 5, according to a KSP spokesman.
    Authorities sought Marvin Abrego, 35, of La Grange after an incident on L’Esprit Parkway.

  • Queen and King of New Castle

    Norma Jean Heightchew and Willie Poe were recently voted Queen and King of the New Castle Nursing and Rehab.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary serves up soup with seuss
  • Drug forum dedicated to prevention

    To promote greater understanding of the current substance abuse crisis and what can be done about it, several community partners will host an educational drug forum, set for March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4-H building.

  • Wheels for Tayte

    A group of Eminence Elementary School students recently used their passion project as a vehicle to help their friend enhance his mobility.
    The original goal of the “Wheels for Tayte” effort involved building a hoverboard wheelchair for Tayte Hernandez, a third-grader who has cerebral palsy and panhypopituitarism, according to teacher Kelli Meadows, who facilitated the group of 27 third to fifth-graders.
    With strong community support, that mission expanded to also benefit a first-grader, Adin Tapp, who faces similar issues as Tayte.

  • HC student arrested for having a gun

    An 18-year-old senior from Henry County High School arrested for having a gun on school grounds has been released from jail.
    On March 7, Fernando Smither of Pleasureville was allegedly overheard by another student at school saying, “It didn’t matter what happens” that “he had a gun in the glove box in his car outside in [the] parking lot,” according to a citation issued by Sgt. Chase Dewitt of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

  • Drug use led to stand-off with police

    Joseph Blanford admitted he was under the influence of drugs when he took Eminence Police officers on a wild chase through the city’s streets then pulled out a gun and shot himself.
    In Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday, Blanford pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, one count of first-degree wanton endangerment and assault fourth degree (domestic violence, minor injury). Charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident were dismissed.

  • Pleasureville author pens third history book, ‘Cropper Reflections’

    “Cropper Reflections” is a collection of stories and pictures related to the small, country hamlet of Cropper, which is in the northeast corner of Shelby County, according to a news release.  Stories date back to the first settlers who came to this part of Kentucky in the 1780s.  
    These stories are illustrated by numerous photographs furnished by Cropper natives from as far back as the 1800s, the release said.  

  • Grand jury issues indictment in Odd Fellows theft

    The Henry County grand jury recently indicted a member of the Eminence Odd Fellows chapter, a 59-year-old Pleasureville man, on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.
    The indictment accuses Richard D. Rynes 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.”