Local News

  • Holy week events keep the bunny hopping

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Besides the plastic eggs dangling from barely budding tree limbs and a population of inflatable rabbits, egg hunts and Easter services abound in Henry County this week.

    Here are a few of the special things planned by local churches.

    Some communities’ churches are working jointly to offer a wide range of Easter events.

    Pleasureville’s community of churches will host a joint annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the Pleasureville City Park.

  • State honors civics teacher

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Judy Rice feels strongly about the democratic process and good citizenship.

    She believes she has a duty to pass those qualities on to her students at Henry County High school.

    Rice recently was honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for that commitment in a big way and recognized as the 2010 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leader.

  • $4.5m NCES renovations to start in April

    Staff writer/photographer

    Bids for a $4.5-million project to rennovate New Castle Elementary School have been awarded, and construction is set to begin in April.

    Once the project is finished, preschool students from all three Henry County Public Schools elementary schools will attend New Castle’s early childhood learning center. The move will open up two additional classrooms at both Campbellsburg and Eastern.

    Bids for the project were awarded last week in a special meeting of the Henry County Board of Education.

  • Stivers: ‘The fight was on’

    General Manager

    A Pleasureville man indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury for charges related to a January police chase also faces an assault charge in Carroll County.

  • The Henry County Grand Jury

    The Henry County Grand Jury met March 11 and returned the

    following indictments:

    Donald Austin Broughton, 23, Pleasureville, was indicted for criminal possession of a forged instrument, first offense, a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000, when with the knowledge the prescription is forged and with intent to defraud, deceive or injury another, her uttered or possessed a forged prescription for a controlled substance.

  • Public Records for the week of January 20, 2010


    Loretta Marieann Ivers, 27, Bedford, to Troy Duane Sharp, 44, Bedford.

    Sandy Louise Wentworth, 28, New Castle, to Joseph Edward Foree, 29, New Castle.


    Alan Robert Schwartz, 42, Pleasureville, and Jo Ann Schwartz, 55, Port Royal

    Bryant E. Bishop, 40, Turners Station, and Kristina Bishop, 37, Turners Station.

    Scott Howard Coffey, 40, and Sheila Danel Jacobs, 27, Louisville.

  • P&Z intended to be good stewardship of land

    General Manager

    When Planning and Zoning was enacted in Henry County, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent was a senior in high school.

    The current Planning and Zoning administrator, Greg Derossett, was in middle school.

    As such, neither had a hand in the development of the commission, which former Planning and Zoning attorney Bill Brammell and current Board of Adjustments member Dennis Yeary said developed out of a concern for land use.

  • More than meets the eye at Kentucky Humane Society

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dan Flinkfelt can’t get enough animal interaction.

    At work he is the Henry County Humane Society Director/Animal Control Officer.

    There 16 bays house dogs and puppies that wait to be reclaimed, adopted or transported to the Kentucky Humane Society’s Louisville facility.

    Two rescued cats, Babs and Lynx, are permanent fixtures at the facility.

  • Every month is Red Cross month for local volunteer

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each March is declared “American Red Cross Month” by the President of the United States, but for local volunteer Homer Druin, every month is Red Cross month.

    Druin, a first aid and CPR instructor and Disaster Assist team member, has years of experience as a firefighter for the Pleasureville and Lake Jericho departments, which complements the work he does with the Red Cross.

  • Grand Jury indicts five connected with Copper wire theft

    General Manager

    Five area residents have been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury in connection with copper wire theft in the Smithfield area.

    Michael Anthony Byers, 36, of Eminence, Christopher W. Byers, 20, of Campbellsburg, Dwight Lyons, 25, Campbellsburg, John Brandon Thomas, 22, Eminence, and William J. O’Daniel, 32, of La Grange, were arrested in December 2009 in connection to theft of copper wire from Smithfield area resident Keith Thompson.