Local News

  • Farm manager shot

    Police are investigating a shooting at a horse farm on L’Esprit Parkway in Henry County.
    Kentucky State Police received a 911 call Sunday alerting officers that the farm’s manager, Gregorio Figueroa Calderon, 29, had been shot.
    Calderon was transported to University Hospital in Louisville for life-threatening injuries.
    Four unidentified Hispanic males in a white Jeep topped with black canvas are wanted in connection with the shooting.
    Investigators continue to follow leads to determine the identity of the perpetrators.

  • Sulphur PO meeting to be held

    Special to the Local
    Sulphur-area residents are encouraged to attend a meeting this week with U.S. Postal Service representatives regarding the future of the post office that serves that village in northern Henry County.
    The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Sulphur Christian Church, 8447 Sulphur Road.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in ag commissioner race

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service
    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Sept. 28

    Family Reunions

    Tipton/Bramblett Family Reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, at Bagdad Ruritan Building. Potluck meal at noon. For more information call Doris Cissell at (502) 722-1191.

    Bailey Family reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m., at the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive. Please bring a dish or two to share. For more information call Danny Bailey 502-875-5182.

    Farmers Market

  • EHS to go pink for Welch

    When word got out at Eminence High School that biology and chemistry teacher Dawn Welch had been diagnosed this summer with breast cancer, members of the volleyball team decided they wanted to do something to show their support.

    During tomorrow’s home volleyball game against arch-rival Henry County High School, the team is hosting a “Pink Out,” decorating the gymnasium in pink and encouraging everyone who attends to join them in wearing pink – the color associated with the fight against breast cancer.

  • Recyling: finding out where it all goes

    Ever wondered where the materials you place in recycling bins go, once the Rumpke truck stops by to collect them?

    Several Henry County officials were curious about the process and took a field trip Friday, Sept. 23, to the garbage hauler’s recycling facility in the Saint Bernard suburb of northwest Cincinnati.

  • Alcohol sales petition hits goal

    If Roger Hartlage has his way, registered voters in Henry County will have the opportunity to say yes or no to a plan to amend the county’s alcohol laws.

    The magistrate, who represents District 2 on Fiscal Court, has been helping to collect signatures for a petition to put the issue of by-the-drink alcohol sales on the ballot. That would change Henry to a “moist” county, meaning alcohol sales are limited to only a specific class of restaurants.

  • EIS, HCPS fail to make all NCLB goals

    According to data released Tuesday morning, just 42.6 percent of the state’s school districts met all of their NCLB goals. Neither Henry County Public nor Eminence Independent Schools were among those schools.

    Both districts failed to meet all of their NCLB goals; EIS met six of 10, while HCPS met eight of its 13 goals.

    While EIS fell short on meeting any of its math goal – as well as failing to meeting the math and reading goals for students on free/reduced lunch, HCPS failed to meet its reading goals.

  • HC Animal Clinic makes history

    When researchers in Australia were developing what would become adipose stem cell therapy, they tested the procedure on goats.

    And since introducing the procedure to the world, it’s been used to repair tissue damage in a wide variety of animals: cats, dogs, horses, even camels and a parrot.

    Earlier this year, Dr. Clark Slone and the Henry County Animal Clinic used the procedure to treat the arthritic knees of Mongo the dog — who now gets along better than he has in years.

  • Coach: Ricketts has strong chance of making state tourney

    Heading into Tuesday’s NCKC tournament, the Henry County High School boys’ golf team was coming off of a loss to Owen and Shelby County.