Local News

  • Grand jury indicts two women in prescription pill scheme

    Two Henry County women have been indicted on charges that they were involved in a prescription drug scheme.

    According to a press releaes from Kentucky State Police, Fleicia Smith, 46, and Jessica Tuggle Dale, 29, were indicted after an investigation that began in July.

  • KSP, HCSO officers cleared in fatal shooting

    Two officers involved in a fatal shooting in March have been cleared by the Henry County Grand Jury.

    The Grand Jury met last week and issued a “no true bill” regarding the shooting that took place at 361 Sawmill Road.

    The No True Bill clears Kentucky State Police Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray, who shot and killed 24-year-old Lewis Jennings, of Lockport in the March incident.

    The officers had responded to a 911 call from the residence regarding an intoxicated person firing a gun in the air.


    As the animal control officer for two counties – Henry and Trimble – Dan Flinkfelt spends a lot of his time on the road.

  • Families petition for bus service

    Families living on one of Henry County’s remote roads have petitioned the Henry County Board of Education for bus service for their children.
    In July, Jessie Decker presented a petition with 13 signatures on it to the board, in hopes that bus service would return to LeCompte’s Bottom Road. Many of the signees wrote “I pay school tax,” in the comment area next to their name and address.
    “Whereas we pay school taxes, we feel that we’re being discriminated against,” Decker said in a July phone call to the Local.

  • Sulphur Post Office on possible closure list

    A severe drop in first-class mail vol- ume over the past few years is one of the driving forces behind the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to close retail post office locations nationwide.

  • Graduation rates a mixed bag in Henry County

    According to a new federal formula for determining graduation rates, Henry County’s two school districts are on both sides of the state average.

  • New Castle Elementary ‘looks like a new building’

    When New Castle Elementary School students head back to school today, they’ll walk into a building that’s practically new.

    “What kids are going to see when they come back is new tile flooring throughout the hallways and cafeteria, new paint on all the classroom walls, new ceilings and lighting throughout the entire building,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. “It’s much brighter... but that does not complete the project.”

  • Teen dies from ATV wreck

    A Pleasureville family is in mourning after their teenage son was killed in a weekend accident.

    Greg Davis, 16, died as a result of injuries sustained when the ATV he was riding collided with another ATV on Wilson Road. Davis was flown by Stat Flight to University of Louisville Hospital, where he later died.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the accident also injured Davis’ passenger, who was not identified. The passenger was taken to Jewish Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the driver of the other ATV was not injured.

  • Capstone Produce Auction celebrates grand opening

    As Amish families prepared their produce — watermelons, tomatoes, squash, okra and more — for Friday morning’s regular produce auction at Capstone Produce, some special visitors milled about.

    Those visitors included representatives from the state department of agriculture, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, Valu-Market representative Derek Robinson, and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. And all were on hand for the grand opening of Capstone Produce Auction, and celebrating getting local food to regional businesses.

  • It’s hot outside, but 72 Degrees year round for Browns

    Just over two years ago, Robert and Sabrina Brown had their home weatherized.

    While having their home evaluated through the Tri-County Community Action Agency’s home weatherization program, they got a unique offer.

    “They actually were out here to evaluate our house,” Robert Brown said, “and (the inspector) wanted to look at the heating and air (unit).”