Local News

  • 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.

  • HCHS to honor veterans Friday

    Henry County High School will conduct its annual Veterans Day assembly at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The event will be held in the high school gymnasium and is scheduled to include a recognition to local veterans, as well as a “Missing Man” tribute and a short concluding video. All veterans, their families and general members of the community are cordially invited to attend; admission is free.

  • County preparing for narrowband switch

    County officials are working to get everything in place for the mandated changeover from wideband (25 khz efficiency) to narrowband (12.5 khz efficiency) radio frequencies used by public safety agencies.

    District 1 Magistrate Scott Bates said he is hoping to schedule a meeting for later this week to bring all the agencies involved together to discuss the changeover, so he can present the issue to Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15.

  • Back to the drawing board

    Exorbitant bids on the animal shelter project last week forced Trimble and Henry county officials to return to the drawing board with architects to find ways to cut construction costs.

    A plan for the 2,144-square-foot facility, to be built on two acres of land on Sulphur Road donated to Trimble County by Republic, owner of the nearby Valley View Landfill, was designed by 5253 Design Group in Louisville. The firm estimated the project at $217,000.

  • A kick in the park

    Monday night, they gathered at a leisurely pace at Harry Hill Park; men and women of various ages and various athletic abilities.

    Once the teams were assembled, they took the small baseball field, in turns, to boot a soft-ish rubber ball as hard as they could.

    With rules similar to adult co-ed softball, two teams kicked it out for five innings before Odds & Ends was declared the winner with 12 runs to Campbellsburg Baptist Church’s zero.

    The teams were gatherd as part of a small, but enthusiastic group of adult kickball players.

  • New Castle Cook’s robbed at gunpoint

    It only took about two minutes for a lone gunman to rob Cook’s Pharmacy on Main Street in New Castle of prescription pills, according to Detective Danny Stivers of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

    Stivers said at about 1:48 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, the robber lured an employee from behind the pharmacy counter, claiming that he thought he had pink eye. As the employee began pointing out products the man might want to try, the suspect allegedly pulled a gun and handed a plastic bag to the employee, ordering that he fill it with prescription pain killers.

  • Conway, P’Pool share some positions in AG’s race

    By Tracy Harris
    Landmark News Service

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the Democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the Republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Hope Health Clinic opens in La Grange

    By Tracy Harris
    Landmark News Service

    The waiting room at the Hope Health Clinic was crowded Monday morning — but it wasn’t full of patients.

    It was packed with excited supporters, volunteers and workers, all there for a special announcement.

    “They always told me to speak softly and carry a big check,” said Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • Drennon Road work to begin Friday

    Of all the roads in the county, Drennon Road (Kentucky 202) has generated more complaints compared to the rest put together.

    After several delays, the work is scheduled to take place this weekend.

    “Drennon Road is heavily traveled by trucks from the quarry hauling rock out of the quarry,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday. While the trucks are within the weight limits set by the state, the traffic still creates wear and tear on the roadway.

  • Library board seeking input on new building

    If you could build a new county library, what amenities would you want it to have?

    That’s the question that Henry County Public Library Director Joe Schwiess will pose during a public brainstorming session set for 7-8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 3) at the library, located at 172 Eminence Terrace in Eminence.

    The library board of trustees is in the initial stages of planning a new facility, and while he and the board already have ideas about what a new facility should include, more input is welcome.