Local News

  • La Grange man dies in ATV wreck

    Staff writer/photographer

    A La Grange man is dead after an ATV accident in Henry County Saturday evening.

    Timothy James, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard.

  • Eastern teachers make pitch for new technology

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eastern Elementary School will soon get a technological leg up thanks to the hard work and planning of faculty and students.

    A group of teachers made the case for classroom technology at the August meeting of the HCPS school board.

  • Experimental Virtuoso

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ronnie Eddins is a quiet man, one of very few words until the subject of Kentucky Bourbon is introduced.

    Then he waxes rhapsodic over the perfect alligator char on good white oak barrels and the fruity, nutty-maple taste of aged Bourbon whiskey.

    Eddins has worked at Frankfort’s Buffalo Trace Distillery almost 50 years, though he says when he got the job in 1961 he didn’t really even want to work there.

  • Cropper Day Celebration

    Cropper Day will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010. There will be many activities including a parade, an antique tractor display and a classic car cruise in. Booth space is available and cost is $15 for a 10 x 12 rental space.  Please contact Robin Belwood at (502) 461-7570.

  • The heat is on; EIS reinstalls windows, new AC units

    Staff writer/photographer

    Renovations continue at Eminence Elementary School even as a prolonged heat wave bears down on the area.

    The first phase to remove and replace the school’s windows is completed, but it required removal of all of the school’s window unit air conditioners. The updates have been a long time coming.

  • John W. Smith: Mr. School Board

    Staff writer/photographer

    To a person, those who worked with John W. Smith Jr., have the same conclusion: every decision he made was based on what was best for the children he served.

    “I have seen thousands of school board members through the years,” Brad Hughes said. “They all say it’s for the kids, but I’ve never known anyone more singularly focused on every single decision because it’s what would best help the most children.”

  • Public Records for the week of June 9, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Elizabeth Duggins, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/28.

    Carl D. Downey, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/1.

    Chris Chisholm, 6 counts of terroristic threatening, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/2.

    Bobby Long, theft by unlawful taking, arrested by Danny Stivers on 6/2.

    Kenny Harg, theft by unlawful taking, arrested by Danny Stivers on 6/2.

    Danny S. Murray, criminal possession of a forged instrument, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/2.

  • Magistrates defend positions, change of vote; charge political motivation

    General Manager

    In a first-of-its-kind meeting between the Henry County Fiscal Court and Board of Adjustments, two magistrates said the issue of removing Roger Hartlage from the Planning and Zoning Commission was politically motivated.

    In June, the court voted 4-1 to send a letter to Hartlage seeking his resignation within 30 days or he would be removed from the commission. That resignation did not come by the court’s July 20 meeting, but the court voted 3-2 against a motion to remove Hartlage.

  • Public Records for the week of May 26, 2010


    Mary Patricia Jackson, 41, La Grange, to Charles Edward Byrd, 50, Fredericksburg, Ind.

    Kimberly Kay Stubbs, 45, La Grange, to William Keith Mason, 46, La Grange.

    Griselda Elizabeth Solis, 40, Shelbyville, to Jose Manuel de Alba, 44, Shelbyville.

    Miranda Gayle Redmond, 18, Pleasureville, to Daniel Mark Corley, 20, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

  • Thompson to take Smith’s seat on Board of Ed

    Staff writer/photographer

    The HCPS Board of Education announced it has appointed New Castle’s Phoebe Thompson to fill the chair left vacant by veteran board member John Smith, Jr.

    She will be sworn in at the August 17 meeting.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams said he met with Thompson last week to discuss the direction the district is taking.

    “She has a strong passion to integrate technology in the schools,” he said, “and I think she’s going to be a vital part of our growth.”