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  • Rice chosen to lead state police Post 5

    If not for moving to Henry County as a boy after an arson that impacted his family, Capt. Howard Rice might have ended up on the other side of the law instead of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 commander, he said.
    The event that changed his life happened when he was just 10. The landlord burned down the house his family rented in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville while the occupants visited friends in Henry County.

  • Kentucky cattlemen’s association elects officers

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association elected new officers at the recent convention, including, front row from left: Kentucky Cattlemen Association President Chuck Crutcher; President Elect Bobby Foree of New Castle; Vice President Tim White; Secretary/Treasurer Ken Adams; and Past President David Lemaster. Standing from left: Cary King, Kentucky Beef Network chairman; Chris Cooper, KCA program chair; and Steve Dunning, KBC program chair.

  • College students may need shots

    Whooping cough. Measles. Meningitis. Just hearing these words can strike fear in most any parent or school teacher, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.
     But it’s not just young school children who are at risk.
    College and university students can also get communicable diseases says Dr. Patty Swiney, a Kentucky family physician and mother who testified alongside House Health and Welfare Chair Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, recently in support of Wuchner’s House Bill 147.

  • ‘God is working’ at Main Street Baptist

    Main Street Baptist Church in New Castle serves as “a place where God is working,” an inspiring place for worshippers, according to the associate pastor.
    The same spiritual desire that led to the creation of the church back in 1801 remains alive today, said Michael Rodgers, associate pastor. At the time, slaves and sharecroppers came together to provide a place to worship, both for themselves and for future generations.

  • 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.