Local News

  • School districts meet all but one of their NCLB goals for 2009-2010

    General Manager

    According to testing data released last week, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools met all but one of their No Child Left Behind goals for the 2009-2010 school year.

  • Council questions contract

    General Manager

    In a special meeting Monday night, the Campbellsburg City Council learned that a contract between Graham Whatley and the City of Campbellsburg may not be valid.

    Members of the council last week called for a special meeting after receiving Whatley’s contract, which they said contained false information.

  • Residents encouraged to submit questions for election forums

    Beginning Oct. 12, the Henry County Local will host the first of three local election forums.

    The first forum will be held at Henry County High School at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the auditorium.

    Residents are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates to Henry County Local editor Jonna Spelbring Priester by Oct. 8. Questions can be mailed to 18 S. Penn Ave., Eminence, Ky., 40019, or e-mailed to editor@hclocal.com. Or, you can call in or fax your questions to 845-2858 or 845-2921.

  • EIS to get cleaned up

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Eminence Independent Schools superintendent Buddy Berry is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

    At the September school board meeting Berry said he is making a clean-up of the schools a top priority. “It got to the point where we questioned whether it even could be cleaned or is it just an old building,” he said.

    Berry called in a professional cleaning company to evaluate the situation and was told the building could be put to rights.

  • Public Records for the week of August 11, 2010


    Cynthia M. Abbott, 18, Pleasureville, to Aaron R. Armstrong, 21, Pleasureville.


    Harold Todd Carter, 45, Smithfield, and Patricia Heidi Carter, 45, Smithfield.

    James B. Darius, 46, La Grange, and Frances Faye Winters, 45, Eminence.

    Larry C. Thompson, 53, Eminence, and Leeann M. Thompson, 53, Eminence.

    Arthur Engle IV, 44, Sulphur, and Robin Engle, 41, Sulphur.

    Zoning permits

  • Public Records for the week of August 4, 2010


    Stacey Lynn Brewer, 27, Campbellsburg, to James Dennis Martin, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Tina Marie Parekins, 35, Pleasureville, to Jeffrey David Hemmings, 40, Pleasureville.

    Laura A. Jennings, 28, New Castle, to Benjamin M. Ray, 27, New Castle.

    Cherise H. Harvey, 19, Eminence, to Daniel S. Gootee, 20, Eminence.


    Michael Kenneth Spray, 52, Bedford, and Laura Sue Satterly, 50, La Grange.

  • YoCo: Leading by example

    Staff writer/photographer

    Teenagers from both the Eminence Independent and Henry County Public schools have joined forces to educate their peers to the dangers of substance abuse and offer alternatives to alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs.

    It’s been dubbed the Youth Coalition or YoCo for short and their motto is “Leading By Example.”

  • Is your medicine cabinet full?

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two initiatives this weekend will allow Henry County residents to safely rid themselves of unused and/or expired medication.

    Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs may be dropped off at either the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle or at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.


  • Parrish pleads to manslaughter, DUI

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Smithfield man charged with murder and driving under the influence will serve 10 years under a plea agreement entered in Oldham Circuit Court last week.

    Alan Parrish was indicted in 2009 for murder and driving under the influence after a Sept. 1, 2009, accident claimed the life of a New Castle man. Thanks to a plea deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, he will not face a murder trial later this year.


  • Council, attorney spar over $

    General Manager

    Tensions between members of the Campbellsburg City Council and the city’s attorney flared Monday night when one member questioned the city’s legal expenses.

    Mayor Jan Fletcher was poised to adjourn the city council’s Monday night meeting, when council member Rex Morgan said he wanted to address the attorney’s expenses.