Local News

  • Public Records for the week of June 9, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Elizabeth Duggins, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/28.

    Carl D. Downey, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/1.

    Chris Chisholm, 6 counts of terroristic threatening, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/2.

    Bobby Long, theft by unlawful taking, arrested by Danny Stivers on 6/2.

    Kenny Harg, theft by unlawful taking, arrested by Danny Stivers on 6/2.

    Danny S. Murray, criminal possession of a forged instrument, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/2.

  • Magistrates defend positions, change of vote; charge political motivation

    General Manager

    In a first-of-its-kind meeting between the Henry County Fiscal Court and Board of Adjustments, two magistrates said the issue of removing Roger Hartlage from the Planning and Zoning Commission was politically motivated.

    In June, the court voted 4-1 to send a letter to Hartlage seeking his resignation within 30 days or he would be removed from the commission. That resignation did not come by the court’s July 20 meeting, but the court voted 3-2 against a motion to remove Hartlage.

  • Public Records for the week of May 26, 2010


    Mary Patricia Jackson, 41, La Grange, to Charles Edward Byrd, 50, Fredericksburg, Ind.

    Kimberly Kay Stubbs, 45, La Grange, to William Keith Mason, 46, La Grange.

    Griselda Elizabeth Solis, 40, Shelbyville, to Jose Manuel de Alba, 44, Shelbyville.

    Miranda Gayle Redmond, 18, Pleasureville, to Daniel Mark Corley, 20, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

  • Thompson to take Smith’s seat on Board of Ed

    Staff writer/photographer

    The HCPS Board of Education announced it has appointed New Castle’s Phoebe Thompson to fill the chair left vacant by veteran board member John Smith, Jr.

    She will be sworn in at the August 17 meeting.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams said he met with Thompson last week to discuss the direction the district is taking.

    “She has a strong passion to integrate technology in the schools,” he said, “and I think she’s going to be a vital part of our growth.”

  • Sparrow soars to state post

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    So, how does a hometown girl from Point Pleasant end up with a gubernatorial appointment to a cabinet-level job in Frankfort?

    That question was recently put to Marcheta Sparrow, Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

  • Public Records for the week of June 2, 2010


    Stacy G. Morgan, 33, Eminence, to Scott A. Stewart, 32, Eminence.

    Georgia Danielle Webb, 25, Pleasureville, to Travis Slayden Ashcraft, 28, Bagdad.


    Michael Brandon Marshall, 31, Eminence, and Brittany Lee Marshall, 27, Eminence.

    Richard Wayne Clemons, 42, Sulphur, and Chrisana Jones, 48, Sulphur.

    Jeffrey Croxton, 34, Eminence, and Stacey Croxton, 40, Shelbyville.

  • Three vie for Eminence mayor

    General Manager

    The window to file for the Nov. 2 general election has passed, and in the last week, 57 people filed to run for local offices. The majority of those filing, did so Monday and Tuesday, just ahead of the 4 p.m., Aug. 10 deadline.

    The following races will appear on the ballot, along with federal, state and county partisan races whose slates were set after the May primary election:

    Eminence Board of Education

  • 18% of EIS students are from other districts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Parents have to make choices about their childrens’ education on a regular basis. Some, like Sherrie Lentini of Shelby County, even choose to inconvenience themselves a little in their quest for the best.

    Lentini is the mother of three EIS students who live in Shelby County. She drives about two hours back and forth each day because of the district’s unique offerings.

  • Public Records for the week of June 16, 2010


    Linda Neth, 25, Eminence, to Matthew Thomas McAllister, 25, Eminence.

    Stephanie M. Wakelam, 26, Florence, to Richard B. Putnam, 32, Pleasureville.

    Casey R. Sparkman, 25, Turners Station, to Daniel M. Hawkins, 22, Turners Station.

    Victoria B. Carter, 18, Pleasureville, to Timothy D. Wilson, 21, New Castle.

    Stacy Marie Milliner, 22, New Castle, to Timothy Wade Benham, 45, New Castle.


  • Wright: ‘It was a stupid thing I did’

    An Eminence man charged with 1st degree rape could serve 12 years in prison, according to a plea agreement entered last week.

    James W. “Foxy” Wright, plead guilty in circuit court last week to 1st degree rape and 4th degree assault, a class B felony and class A misdemeanor respectively. As part of the plea, the Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped the persistent felony offender status Wright was indicted for in 2009.