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  • There’s always work on the farm

    By Brad Bowman
    news@hclocal.com

  • Martin jury recommends 580 years

    A Henry County jury has recommended Joseph David Martin, 39, be sentenced to 580 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad will formally sentence Martin on June 25.

  • Walker is state’s 1st black poet laureate

    Frank X Walker hopes to fulfill his dream and one day drive a bookmobile.

    Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Arts Council inducted Walker last week as the 2013-2014 Kentucky Poet Laureate.

    At the ceremony, Walker said he didn’t dream of becoming poet laureate when he was young, but he had dreams thanks to books.

    “I grew up in a housing project in Danville and when the bookmobile came to my neighborhood it was more important than the ice cream truck,” Walker said. “I didn’t know as a child that we were poor.

  • Library group locally sources logo

    Friends of the Henry County Library promote the library and teach students through a local logo contest.

    Dena Riley, board president of the Friends of the Henry County Library, announced Annie Zinser, a seventh grader at Eminence Middle School, as the winner and Tiffany Powell, a ninth grader at Henry County High School, as the runner up in the library logo contest. 

    Zinser learned about the contest from her mother.

  • Take 5 with Jerri Scott

    Basic Bio

    Dispatcher at Kentucky State Police Post 5 since Sept. 2002

    Born in Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Graduated from Henry County High School in 1979.

    Served as deputy jailer for Henry County Sheriff’s Department

    ROTC core mom since 2001.

    Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol

    How did you get involved in your job as dispatcher?

  • N.C. Spring Fling approaches

    The 31st Annual New Castle Spring Fling honoring WWII veterans will be Saturday, June 8. There will be activities all day long until 10 p.m.

    We will start the day with breakfast at New Castle First Baptist Church, 5k run/walk, with applications available at New Castle City Hall.  If you pre-register in advance you will save money.

  • The Atchison Greenhouse has grown

    Not every young entrepreneur begins his career in the seventh grade, but Kyle Atchison bought his first lawn mower and started his business with 10 customers.  His business grew over the years to 35 lawns a week.  Realizing his future would be in this area, after high school graduation, Kyle attended Jefferson Technical College and earned his degree in the two-year horticulture program. 

  • Jury finds Joseph David Martin guilty, recommends 580 years

    A Henry County jury has convicted Joseph David Martin, 39, on every count related to charges that he had sex with an underage female over a three-year-period.

    The jury took three hours to declare Martin guilty after receiving the case Wednesday afternoon. Thursday, they took just 90 minutes to setence him to the maximum possible: 580 years.

  • Brief — Prom fundraiser

    The Class of 2014 will be hosting a Ford Drive 4 UR School Event from 10 a.m. top 6 p.m., May 11. Thanks to Earl Floyd Ford, the Junior class will receive money for each person who comes to test drive a new Ford car. We will also have a bake sale, a car wash, and many other exciting events for the whole family. Come over to Henry County High School for this great event.

  • Martin defense pitches ‘purposeful lie’

    The trial of a Henry County man on charges that he illegally had a three-year sexual relationship with a minor continues today.

    Joseph David Martin, 39, of Turners Station took the stand in his own defense Tuesday, explaining the concept of ‘purposeful lies,’ as introduced by his attorney, Harley Blankenship.

    During opening arguments last week, Blankenship told the jury of 11 women and two men that while Martin initially confessed to the crimes he was charged with, he later recanted his confession.