Local News

  • New Castle's local
-option vote is on

    Voters in New Castle will answer two alcohol questions in a special election on Dec. 13.
    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad ruled last week that a local-option vote to allow alcohol sales within the city could proceed. She also ruled that the local-option election in New Castle could be held on the same day as the countywide option vote.

  • Hussey CEO says no worries for employees

    Hussey Copper employees at the company’s two plants in Eminence, should have no worries regarding the recent bankruptcy sale, according to the company’s President and CEO, Roy D. Allen.
    Allen, who has operated the company since 1984, said the company was forced to file  for bankruptcy Sept. 27, blaming losses on consultants the company had hired to help refinance its operations.

  • Cravens, Fiscal Court discuss memos

    In an attempt to keep magistrates informed, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent stepped on a few toes.
    During the Nov. 15 Fiscal Court meeting, Sheriff Danny Cravens, while discussing the department’s budget, brought up a memo sent to the magistrates earlier this year stating that the sheriff’s department was behind on payroll.
    “Yes, we got behind on payroll,” Cravens said, “but that happens.”

  • A Case for determination

    Setting goals is easy. Achieving them? That takes a lot of hard work and determination. Just ask Adam Case.

    The Eminence High School senior was a sophomore when he approached cross-country coach Scott McClamroch and said he wanted to be a runner.

    At the time, Case was a bit overweight and out of shape. He hadn’t played a sport since he was in youth league soccer.

  • P’ville man hoping for dog’s return

    Since Nov. 1, Pleasureville resident Victor Fallis has been hoping that whoever has his dog will return her, alive and well.
    Fallis said Monday that he had built a pen for his 2-year-old German shepherd, Cierra, in the back yard of his home, but that the dog was too smart. Cierra figured a way out. By the time he returned home that day from work, she was gone.

  • Bethlehem Post Office gearing up for special postmark

    Submitted by Susan Leopold
    Postmaster, Bethlehem Post Office

    “Are they going to let you stay open?”

    That question has been asked repeatedly in the last months, weeks and days from people concerned about the Bethlehem Post Office. The frequency with which it is asked is increasing with the approaching holidays.
    I understand the concern.

  • Vandals target one grave in Point Pleasant cemetery

    Officials are seeking information on vandalism reported over the weekend at Point Pleasant Cemetery.

    Detective Danny Stivers of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that family members noticed damage to the headstone at the grave of Lewis Jennings. Stivers said Jennings’ mother had visited the gravesite on Saturday and everything was fine. However, on Sunday, police were told that a visiting family member who stopped by the cemetery on the way back home to Ohio reported finding damage there.

  • Pair arrested for 2-county, 3-car spree

    A Bedford couple was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 8, on several charges of car theft after a spree that started Monday, Nov. 7 in Trimble County and ended in Henry County.

    According to a news release, Kentucky State Police Troopers Brad Arterburn and Trooper Zack Morris were recovering a stolen Ford Mustang on Wooded Ridge Road in Henry County when they spotted the couple in a minivan, which also turned out to be stolen.

  • Suit seeks legal definition of 

    This afternoon new case law could be made, defining just what a “territory” is under state laws regarding local option votes.

    On Oct. 19, Joe Yates filed a civil suit on behalf of New Castle resident Linda Golden against Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent.

  • HCSO makes arrest in Cook’s robbery

    A bit of luck and some good, old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of the man who allegedly robbed Cook’s Pharmacy employees at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Detective Danny Stivers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Brandon L. French, 31, of Bagdad was arrested Friday night, Nov. 11, while being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Stivers said after the robbery, he had contacted Officer Rodney Kidd of the Simpsonville Police Department, which had been investigating a similar crime there.