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  • New Castle Cook’s robbed at gunpoint

    It only took about two minutes for a lone gunman to rob Cook’s Pharmacy on Main Street in New Castle of prescription pills, according to Detective Danny Stivers of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

    Stivers said at about 1:48 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, the robber lured an employee from behind the pharmacy counter, claiming that he thought he had pink eye. As the employee began pointing out products the man might want to try, the suspect allegedly pulled a gun and handed a plastic bag to the employee, ordering that he fill it with prescription pain killers.

  • Conway, P’Pool share some positions in AG’s race

    By Tracy Harris
    Landmark News Service

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the Democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the Republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Hope Health Clinic opens in La Grange

    By Tracy Harris
    Landmark News Service

    The waiting room at the Hope Health Clinic was crowded Monday morning — but it wasn’t full of patients.

    It was packed with excited supporters, volunteers and workers, all there for a special announcement.

    “They always told me to speak softly and carry a big check,” said Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • Drennon Road work to begin Friday

    Of all the roads in the county, Drennon Road (Kentucky 202) has generated more complaints compared to the rest put together.

    After several delays, the work is scheduled to take place this weekend.

    “Drennon Road is heavily traveled by trucks from the quarry hauling rock out of the quarry,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday. While the trucks are within the weight limits set by the state, the traffic still creates wear and tear on the roadway.

  • Library board seeking input on new building

    If you could build a new county library, what amenities would you want it to have?

    That’s the question that Henry County Public Library Director Joe Schwiess will pose during a public brainstorming session set for 7-8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 3) at the library, located at 172 Eminence Terrace in Eminence.

    The library board of trustees is in the initial stages of planning a new facility, and while he and the board already have ideas about what a new facility should include, more input is welcome.

  • ELECTION 2011

    Incumbent Billy Sanders faces two challengers for his job as Henry County jailer in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    Sanders, previously a deputy jailer who was named to replace Ronnie Stephens as jailer after he resigned the post earlier this year, has entered the race as a write-in candidate.

    Though Sanders is a Democrat, the county Democratic party nominated Scott Southworth in July to be their candidate. Doug Kemp was nominated as the Henry County Republican Party’s candidate.

  • What do you want to be?

    It’s easy for young children to fantasize about what they want to be when they grow up. The tricky part it showing them how to make those dreams reality.

  • Three vie for the governor’s mansion

    By James Roberts
    Landmark News Service

    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, are among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, owned by the Henry County Local’s parent company Landmark Community Newspapers, sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses.

  • TURNERS STATION COUPLE ARRESTED FOR RAPE

    A Turners Station couple have been arrested and charged with a variety of sexually based offenses involving a family member.

    Joseph David Martin, 37, was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 23, and charged with second-degree rape (no force) and second-degree sodomy, both class C felonies; and third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse, both class D felonies.

    According to the arrest citation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Tim Moore, the victim, a juvenile, confirmed having had sex “with David many times.”

  • Sheriff, CARE team holding drug take-back on Saturday

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County CARE Team are co-hosting a Drug Takeback Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, behind the courthouse in New Castle.

    The event is an opportunity for area residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications from their medicine cabinets.