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  • Commerce Park is ready for business

    The Henry County Commerce Park located near Campbellsburg exhibits the long process from a shovel-ready site to marketability and economic development.

    The park site encompasses 60 acres purchased in 2003 with reclaimed Community Development Block Grant money that Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Henry County Fiscal Court initially loaned to the company Electro Wire.

    After loan repayment, the county could reuse the money for economic development.

  • Boot camp takes sustainability into the kitchen

    The James Beard Foundation hosted a chef boot camp in Louisville this week focusing on regional food systems and taking the sustainability issue into the kitchen where Henry County farmers’ products matters most.

    Two Louisville chefs, Kathy Cary of Lilly’s and Levon Wallace of Proof on Main will join a dozen other chefs from across the nation to participate in the boot camp.

  • Lawrenceburg couple charged with endangerment in hoarding case

    Landmark News Service

    Two people are now behind bars after police found them and their 2-year-old child living in a home filled with animal and human feces, and garbage reportedly piled several feet high throughout.

    Michael W. Hutchens, 24, and Anna G. Mauer, 24, both of 104 Beth Drive, Lawrenceburg, were each charged with one count of second-degree wanton endangerment.

    They are both currently lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center and are likely to be arraigned by video Monday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • DNA tests show latest Waddy attacker is a dog

    A DNA test of a sample of saliva from a mutilated calf killed April 17 in Waddy – the latest in a long string of animal maulings – has narrowed down the species of the killer to a dog.

    “It is definitely a domestic dog,” Animal Control Supervisor Rusty Newton said.

    However, Newton said the test was not sophisticated enough to identify a specific breed of dog.

  • KSP holding training session at HCHS Saturday

    The Kentucky State Police Post 5 and Henry County Sheriff’s Office will hold a joint active shooter training session Saturday, May 11, at the Henry County High School.  

    The training is designed to improve law enforcement’s response to school shootings.

  • H.C. man hit by machete

    An unidentified assailant attacked a Henry County man with a machete at his home Monday morning.

    Christopher Cooper, 29, of Pleasureville said he didn’t know who attacked him at about 4:30 a.m.

  • Two local teens take talent to World comp.

    Andrew Combs and Caeleb Smith had a fascination for technology at an early age.

    The two Henry County students recently competed at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, FIRST World Championship in St. Louis.

    The students, part of a six county engineering team, designed, built and programmed a robot to throw Frisbees into slots on a 50 ft. X 25 ft. field and climb a 10-foot-tall pyramid.

  • Berry joins author/activist Michael Pollan at Louisville’s Clifton Center

    Michael Pollan thinks the act of cooking could save our lives.

    Pollan and Wendell Berry joined each other on stage to discuss Pollan’s new book “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” on May 1, at the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theatre in Louisville. The event was sponsored by the Louisville independent book store company Carmichael’s.

  • There’s always work on the farm

    By Brad Bowman
    news@hclocal.com

  • Martin jury recommends 580 years

    A Henry County jury has recommended Joseph David Martin, 39, be sentenced to 580 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad will formally sentence Martin on June 25.