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  • P’Ville debates basement

    Pleasureville City Commissioners had a contentious debate over the use of the Pleasureville City Hall’s basement during the June meeting with the Pleasureville City Clerk and Mayor.

    The basement has been used as a restaurant and currently houses a catering business, but without the consent of all the commissioners.

    Verna Stivers, Pleasureville City Clerk, said the commission approved renting the basement to former commissioner Gary Grigsby so he could run his catering business and have private dinner parties.

  • HC man files false report over crack debt

    A Henry County man was sentenced to 160 hours of community service after pleading guilty to making a false theft report against a man for a crack debt.
    Eric McCarthy, 33, of Pleasureville admitted that he knowingly reported a false burglary against a David Brooks for stealing his 50-inch television and a gun, according to a report by Kentucky State Trooper Zack Morris on March 16

  • Comer announces cash cow for Kentucky dairy farmers

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer introduced the Kentucky Proud milk brand ‘Udderly Kentucky’ Monday as a benefit for Kentucky dairy farmers and conscientious consumers.

  • Henry County native competes nationally

    Laura Broughton won the Miss Kentucky Plus America in March and now hopes to win the national Miss Plus America pageant.

    Broughton will compete in required categories: Elegant pant wear, evening gown and in the talent and fashion runway modeling categories.

  • Lt. Col. George Martin Jesse: The rest of the story

    Editor’s note: Because of space constraints in last week’s Local, the article about Henry County Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee suffered immense editing. Here’s what was left out.

     

    After Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee’s defeat at Mt. Sterling, he recruited another company of 103 men. The company made its way from Shelby County south toward Nelson County. Lt. Allston joined Jessee with 50 recruits from Shelby and Oldham County and lost five men during a skirmish with federal forces near Bloomfield.

  • Judge gives Martin the full 580

    During a sentencing hearing last week, Joseph David Martin remained defiant regarding the crimes for which he was found guilty by a Henry County jury in April.

    In April, Martin was found guilty of 31 charges related to having sex with an underage female over the course of three years beginning when the victim was 13. After finding him guilty, the jury recommended Martin receive the maximum — 580 years.

  • Council member making good on promise

    Eminence City Councilman Tom Shroyer will make good on his promise to pursue a preservation ordinance starting next month.

    During contentious Eminence City Council meetings earlier this year, residents voiced concern involving the arrival of CVS and the demolition of the Eminence Deposit Bank and three buildings on the National Historic Registry which made up part of Eminence’s historic business district.

  • Heroin use up; drug arrests down

    Drug statistics from Kentucky State Police Post 5 show a decrease in drug cases, but a shift from methamphetamine and prescription pills to heroin.

    In data provided by Ali Parham, Criminal Intelligence Analyst II for KSP Post 5, there  were 48 drug cases opened by any Henry County law enforcement from Jan. 1, 2012, to June 25, 2012.

    Marijuana accounted for 25 of those cases and six methamphetamine cases. The heroin cases only accounted for two reported cases.

  • Disc golf league looks to ace local interest

    New Castle Christian Church minister Tommy Lanham loved disc golf so much that when he looked for a job he also looked for the nearest disc golf course.

    “I was looking in February 2010 for a position and I looked for the nearest disc golf course,” Lanham said. “The nearest course was either Frankfort or Louisville. When I did the leadership class with Pat Wallace and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, I convinced them to put in a course at Harry Hill Park in 2011 as our project.”

  • HCPS hopes to train students, teachers, parents to be leaders

    The Henry County Public School District will start training its school employees and parent volunteers as leaders in a program based on Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

    The Leader in Me program facilitates the principles of Covey’s philosophy into an educational model that empowers teachers, students, parent volunteers and the school system’s employees.