Local News

  • ELECTION 2011

    Incumbent Billy Sanders faces two challengers for his job as Henry County jailer in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    Sanders, previously a deputy jailer who was named to replace Ronnie Stephens as jailer after he resigned the post earlier this year, has entered the race as a write-in candidate.

    Though Sanders is a Democrat, the county Democratic party nominated Scott Southworth in July to be their candidate. Doug Kemp was nominated as the Henry County Republican Party’s candidate.

  • What do you want to be?

    It’s easy for young children to fantasize about what they want to be when they grow up. The tricky part it showing them how to make those dreams reality.

  • Three vie for the governor’s mansion

    By James Roberts
    Landmark News Service

    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, are among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, owned by the Henry County Local’s parent company Landmark Community Newspapers, sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses.


    A Turners Station couple have been arrested and charged with a variety of sexually based offenses involving a family member.

    Joseph David Martin, 37, was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 23, and charged with second-degree rape (no force) and second-degree sodomy, both class C felonies; and third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse, both class D felonies.

    According to the arrest citation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Tim Moore, the victim, a juvenile, confirmed having had sex “with David many times.”

  • Sheriff, CARE team holding drug take-back on Saturday

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County CARE Team are co-hosting a Drug Takeback Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, behind the courthouse in New Castle.

    The event is an opportunity for area residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications from their medicine cabinets.

  • Steady at the wheel

    When Roddy Nolin was 18, his dad, Russell, a long-time bus driver for Henry County Public Schools, taught him how to drive a bus – in their driveway.

    A year after graduation, he was hired as a substitute driver for his dad’s route. Eventually, he was asked to drive a route for a woman driver who was in the hospital.

    Weeks passed by, and when the other driver still hadn’t returned to her route, then-Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Roy Winchester told Nolin to “drive it until you hear something.”

  • Treasurer candidates promise more with less

    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all deliver the same message on its face: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach, looking to win his second term as treasurer, says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.

    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • Defoe voters to vote in P’ville Nov. 8

    Henry County voters in the Defoe precinct will be going to the Pleasureville United Methodist Church to cast ballots in the Nov. 8 General Election.

    The former polling site, which was the private garage of resident Coleman Colston, was no longer available, County Clerk Juanita Lashley explained Monday.

    About three miles east of Pleasureville, Defoe has 263 registered voters, Lashley said, adding that all voters there should be receiving a card in the mail informing them of the new poll location.

  • County option vote to be held Dec. 13

    On Dec. 13, Henry County voters will decide whether or not alcohol by the drink will be sold in the county.

    A petition calling for such a vote in New Castle, however, will not proceed, and the executive order calling for a special election has been withdrawn.

    Though the Henry County Fiscal Court has no say in whether or not the special election takes place, the issue was discussed in the Oct. 18 fiscal court meeting.

  • Public record for the week of Oct. 19


    Natalie Carol Walsbureger, 24, Eminence; to Scot Michael Gerwitz, 23, Eminence.

    Tanya Lynn Mostoller, 27, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, to Nathan Corey Dixon, 32, Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

    Laura Ashley Garriott, 30, Campbellsburg, to Christopher Scott Corder, 31, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers

    Faye Grieshaber as administratrix of the estate of Alice Mahuron, to Chris Cavanaugh. Property in Henry County; $47,000.