Local News

  • Public Records for the week of June 30, 2010


    Brittany A. Nutgrass, 18, Bedford, to Nathan R. Satterly, 18, Eminence.

    Linda R. Jackson, 47, Smithfield, to Thomas L. Bailey, 48, Smithfield.

    Jessica Marie Tharp, 18, Campbellsburg, to Scott Howard Coffey Sr., 41, Campbellsburg.

    Sydney Danielle Lyons, 25, Eminence, to Jeremy Lane Thurman, 33, Eminence.

    Janie Ann Hedges, 18, Smithfield, to Diego Marquis Ferman, 20, Smithfield

    Connie L. Milby, 48, New Castle, Alan S. Rice Sr., 55, New Castle.

  • Carving out a niche

    Staff writer/photographer

    Working under the shade of a tent, Hans Landert carved a cancer ribbon from a block of wood during the antique farm machinery show at Robbie Yount’s Bethlehem farm on Aug. 28.

    While the sounds of the old equipment rumbled around him, Landert’s hands moved steadily, sure of their course — already marked out in pencil. On a table nearby, some of Landert’s finished works were on display, ranging from completed ribbons to angels, birds and more.

  • Public Records for the week of June 23, 2010

    District Court


    Monday, June 14

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

    Carl B. Greer, 1963, charges from 4/17: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, 1st offense, BAC was .165, 30 day loss of license, already completed alcohol/drug education program, fines and costs $718 due today.

  • ‘Security breach’ closes Home Health

    General Manager

    Visitors to the Henry County Home Health Agency will find the doors locked and a note on the front door.

    In mid-August, the doors at the North Central District Health Department’s Henry County Home Health Agency were closed.

    The NCDHD director, Rene Blair, said the staff was transferred to another location.

  • Public Records for the week of September 1, 2010


    Amanda Lindsay Smith, 20, Eminence, to Demarcus Jerod Mason, 22, Eminence.

    Mary L. White, 24, Pleasureville, to George W. Gill, 29, Pleasureville.

    Rita Louise Beasley, 56, Pleasureville, to Donnie Allan Briscoe, 64, Pleasureville.

    Melissa A. Honshul, 38, New Castle, to John M. Mertz, 59, New Castle.

    Meaghan L. Hart, 22, Shelbyville, to Isaac B. Williams, 28, Campbellsburg.

    Frances Jean King, 48, Smithfield, to Randy Ray Bullitt, 48, Smithfield.

  • HC grad behind ‘Children of Promise’

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Henry County’s native is the driving force behind the application for a $250,000 mentoring grant for students in Henry and Shelby Counties.

    If awarded, the grant would help children whose parents are incarcerated.

  • A laptop for every student

    Staff writer/photographer

    A concerted effort to put a laptop computer into the hands of every high school student is the impetus for the 1:1 initiative being pursued by Henry County Public Schools.

    HCPS Chief Information Officer Nikkol Bauer said the focus of the program is teaching and learning, not technology.

    She explained that children already are technology “content consumers.”

  • Park is ‘coming of age’

    General Manager

    The first youth ball games have been played. Residents already are fishing in the lake. And dozens of people use the trail daily.

    Less than four years after land was purchased, the first phase is almost complete for the Henry County Recreation and Services Park.

    “I would never have dreamed four years ago that we would be this far along,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday.

  • Arts, bluegrass and cultural flavor mark Labor Day weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    For more than 100 years, it has signified the ceremonial end of summer.

    It’s a three day weekend for many, including family gatherings, barbecues and lots of rest and relaxation.

    But if you want to get out of the house and yard for a little weekend fun, there’s plenty going on throughout the region.

  • Settling into the stay-at-home life, Yantz is bitten by the competition bug

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    DeeDee Yantz caught the county fair competition bug shortly after moving to Smithfield with her young family in 2004.

    Yantz and husband Ralph outgrew their La Grange home as son Luke grew.

    They bought a home with land in Smithfield and Yantz settled into her Henry County life as a stay-at-home mom.