.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Fair starts Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s that time of year. Time for hot dogs and corndogs, hamburgers and cotton candy. Draft horse pulls, truck and tractor pulls and mud runs.

    Yes, it’s time for the 60th annual Henry County Fair, which opens Saturday and runs through July 4.

    There will be something for everyone, from pageants to a demolition derby and everything in between.

  • Aldridge resigns

    Staff writer/photographer

    Superintendent Don Aldridge has resigned after being at the helm of the Eminence Independent School District for three years.

    Aldridge leaves Eminence to take up the superintendent’s position in Garrett County.

  • SPD arrests burglary suspect

    Landmark News Service

     

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for recent break-ins at businesses in Henry and surrounding counties.

     

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested June 17 and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.

     

  • Fire claims the life of Pendleton man

    A Pendleton resident died Sunday morning in a trailer fire.

     

    Lake Jericho firefighters were first on the scene of a trailer fire at 190 Hickory Hill Road in Pendleton early Sunday morning. Michael R. Davidson, 35, died in the blaze. He was home alone at the time of the fire.

     

    The call, placed by a neighbor, came into Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch at 2:10 a.m. Campbellsburg and Pleasureville fire departments also responded.

     

  • Henry County woman indicted for Shelby County arson

    Landmark News Service

     

    A woman formerly of Shelby County has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for burning down her own house in January.

    Susan M. Jackey of Henry County is charged with second-degree arson for setting fire to her house at 2709 Pea Ridge in Waddy.

    Shelby County Fire Marshall Robert Goodwin said after an extensive investigation, he presented his evidence to the sheriff's office and the commonwealth attorney's office, who turned the case over to the grand jury, which found sufficient evidence to indict Jackey.

  • Insurance agencies hit by burglars

    Staff writer/photographer

    At least three Henry County businesses have been victims of a string of burglaries in Henry and Shelby Counties.

    When law enforcement agencies began comparing notes on recent business burglaries a pattern emerged. Kentucky State Police Detective Vic Hubbuch said the bulk of the break-ins occurred in Shelby County. “We know there are some in Henry County,” he said, “but most, about eight, were in Shelby.”

  • Repair or rebuild, that is the CFD question

    General Manager

    Instead of going back to the drawing board, the Campbellsburg City Council is creating the drawing board.

    During Monday night’s monthly meeting, the council realized that getting bids to repair the Campbellsburg Fire Department’s station may have been hasty. The Main Street station was damaged badly enough in a fire earlier this year that it can no longer be used.

  • Fun for all

    Staff writer/photographer

    Late Sunday afternoon, the packed pub at Highland Renaissance Festival reverberated with the pounding of Albannach’s tribal drums.

    The six-piece band from Glasgow, Scotland was completing its first of two consecutive weekends in front of a standing-room only audience.

    The crowd whooped and danced to the tartan clad group beating the skins of enormous standing drums as well as bodhran hand-held frame drums accompanied by the strains of bagpipe and vocals.

  • Browning saved from GM cuts

    Relief is in the air at Browning Chevrolet, Pontiac GMC.

    Earlier this month, the 50-year old family owned Eminence business learned that it was selected to continue dealing with Chevrolet and GMC vehicle brands.

    “I think it’s good news for us and good news for the town,” Jeff Browning said Tuesday afternoon. Browning, who was in the process of delivering a vehicle to a customer, said more details were yet to come.

  • Relay for Life

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.