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  • Pleasureville man charged with 20 counts of rape

    A Pleasureville man remains behind bars after Kentucky State Police charged him with 20 counts of first degree rape.
    Daniel Shuck, 37, was arrested Sunday afternoon and entered a not guilty plea in Henry County District Court on Monday to all charges, which also include one count of fourth degree assault – domestic violence.
    He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center and on Monday his bond was set at $250,000 cash, with a condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim.

  • Relay kickoff set for Feb. 22

    Penny Brodie of Crestwood is geared up to share her survivor story at the 2011 Henry County Relay for Life kick-off event.

    She’s led an eventful life.

    Born and raised in Honolulu, she trained, as a child, in ancient and modern hula, dancing professionally into her 20s.

    Then, in 1974, Brodie’s singing career began when she was “discovered” singing along to a Chaka Khan song in the lobby of a modeling agency.
    She auditioned for a Top 40/Variety dance band, ending up singing and dancing her way through the next 26 years.

  • ‘He was a dandy and he raised a good family’

    Frank Goodloe Sr., was born May 9, 1913 and grew up alongside his mirror twin Charles Goodloe Jr., on their family farm on La Grange Road in New Castle.

    He grew up learning how to raise and slaughter livestock, grow tobacco, and cook and eat from the garden.

    Frank and Charles were so identical that when Charles approached Hammer Smith at the board of education about official school records he needed, Smith asked “What are you doing back here, I already gave you those.”

  • Judge to lawyer: ‘Are you crazy?

    A Lockport man charged in November with breaking into the same home twice in one night and assaulting two people there is in jail, after being out on medical furlough.

    Last week, in Henry County Circuit Court, Douglas Clay Moore’s attorney, Matt Pippin, implored Judge Karen Conrad to keep his client out of jail due to injuries sustained when he was shot by a home owner in the alleged commission of a crime.

  • Eminence looking at Wi-Fi options

    During the January meeting of the Eminence City Council, Mayor Drane Stephens presented an idea that, if it became reality, would provide Wi-Fi access to the city.

    Monday night, the council heard options for the idea from Daniel Vogler of Liberty Communications. He said costs for Wi-Fi hardware units vary wildly, but suggested a mid-range option for Eminence. Access points run around $150 each.

  • Pair arrested for trafficking hydrocodone

    Two Henry County residents were arrested Feb. 13 in Carroll County while allegedly trying to sell hydrocodone.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said John P. Parker, 26, and Jessi M. Short, 19, both of New Castle were arrested at 7:01 p.m. Sunday night and charged with trafficking controlled substances second degree.

    Kinman said officers made the arrest during a controlled purchase that was allegedly made with the pair. He said Carrollton Police Department assisted the sheriff’s department.

  • To get along, get acquainted with yourself

    Michael Duncan, Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

  • Church Directory

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church
    Rev. James Maroney
    9255 Main St., Campbellsburg • 532-0200
    Sunday School, 6:30 p.m.; Worship 7:30 p.m.


    Ballardsville Baptist Church
    Gary French, Pastor
    4300 S. Hwy 53, Ballardsville • 222-9165
    Sunday Early Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.

    Berea Christian Church
    Anne Gregory, Pastor
    685 Franklinton Rd., Pleasureville
    Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

  • Valentines for Mrs. Hart

    A few adjectives used to describe her are “tuned-in” to students, beloved, intelligent, tall, attractive, well-dressed.

    Former colleagues shared their thoughts about Liz Hart, who taught at Eastern Elementary School for many years.
    HCPS speech pathologist Jackie Hardesty worked and carpooled with Hart for 30 years.

    They still are the best of friends.

  • Potholes simple, dogs are tough

    Just what direction Henry County will take to provide animal services remains to be seen.

    Magistrate Roger Hartlage, appointed in January by Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to lead the county’s animal control committee, said by e-mail that the first meeting has taken place, and there are many options.