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  • Body pulled from Lake Jericho

    Special to the Local

    An autopsy has determined that drowning was the cause of death for a Louisville man, whose body was found Saturday morning floating in Lake Jericho.

    Detective Jason Brown of Kentucky State Police Post 5 continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Latonio L. Hyatt, 22.

    According to a KSP news release, Hyatt’s family had reported him missing to Louisville Metro Police on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

  • Music is a family tradition for The Roys

    By Brett Waford
    When the two-time Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year pull into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, they will bring a change of tune to the Froggy Field Party. 

    Traditionally a country music only concert, The Roys bring their modern Bluegrass sound to the stage.   

  • Group provides support for home school families

    Christy Coleman decided to home school her children when she was still in high school – long before she married her husband, Micah, and became a mom.

    Part of her decision likely stems from her own academic experience: She attended a public elementary school, but in middle school was switched to a private school. In high school, she returned to public education.

  • Grand jury indicts two women in prescription pill scheme

    Two Henry County women have been indicted on charges that they were involved in a prescription drug scheme.

    According to a press releaes from Kentucky State Police, Fleicia Smith, 46, and Jessica Tuggle Dale, 29, were indicted after an investigation that began in July.

  • KSP, HCSO officers cleared in fatal shooting

    Two officers involved in a fatal shooting in March have been cleared by the Henry County Grand Jury.

    The Grand Jury met last week and issued a “no true bill” regarding the shooting that took place at 361 Sawmill Road.

    The No True Bill clears Kentucky State Police Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray, who shot and killed 24-year-old Lewis Jennings, of Lockport in the March incident.

    The officers had responded to a 911 call from the residence regarding an intoxicated person firing a gun in the air.

  • ALL IN A DAY'S WORK

    As the animal control officer for two counties – Henry and Trimble – Dan Flinkfelt spends a lot of his time on the road.

  • Families petition for bus service

    Families living on one of Henry County’s remote roads have petitioned the Henry County Board of Education for bus service for their children.
    In July, Jessie Decker presented a petition with 13 signatures on it to the board, in hopes that bus service would return to LeCompte’s Bottom Road. Many of the signees wrote “I pay school tax,” in the comment area next to their name and address.
    “Whereas we pay school taxes, we feel that we’re being discriminated against,” Decker said in a July phone call to the Local.

  • Sulphur Post Office on possible closure list

    A severe drop in first-class mail vol- ume over the past few years is one of the driving forces behind the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to close retail post office locations nationwide.

  • Graduation rates a mixed bag in Henry County

    According to a new federal formula for determining graduation rates, Henry County’s two school districts are on both sides of the state average.

  • New Castle Elementary ‘looks like a new building’

    When New Castle Elementary School students head back to school today, they’ll walk into a building that’s practically new.

    “What kids are going to see when they come back is new tile flooring throughout the hallways and cafeteria, new paint on all the classroom walls, new ceilings and lighting throughout the entire building,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. “It’s much brighter... but that does not complete the project.”