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  • DNA tests show latest Waddy attacker is a dog

    A DNA test of a sample of saliva from a mutilated calf killed April 17 in Waddy – the latest in a long string of animal maulings – has narrowed down the species of the killer to a dog.

    “It is definitely a domestic dog,” Animal Control Supervisor Rusty Newton said.

    However, Newton said the test was not sophisticated enough to identify a specific breed of dog.

  • KSP holding training session at HCHS Saturday

    The Kentucky State Police Post 5 and Henry County Sheriff’s Office will hold a joint active shooter training session Saturday, May 11, at the Henry County High School.  

    The training is designed to improve law enforcement’s response to school shootings.

  • H.C. man hit by machete

    An unidentified assailant attacked a Henry County man with a machete at his home Monday morning.

    Christopher Cooper, 29, of Pleasureville said he didn’t know who attacked him at about 4:30 a.m.

  • Two local teens take talent to World comp.

    Andrew Combs and Caeleb Smith had a fascination for technology at an early age.

    The two Henry County students recently competed at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, FIRST World Championship in St. Louis.

    The students, part of a six county engineering team, designed, built and programmed a robot to throw Frisbees into slots on a 50 ft. X 25 ft. field and climb a 10-foot-tall pyramid.

  • Berry joins author/activist Michael Pollan at Louisville’s Clifton Center

    Michael Pollan thinks the act of cooking could save our lives.

    Pollan and Wendell Berry joined each other on stage to discuss Pollan’s new book “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” on May 1, at the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theatre in Louisville. The event was sponsored by the Louisville independent book store company Carmichael’s.

  • 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?