Local News

  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 18, 2009


    Catherina P. Girod, 19, Turners Station, to Jerome J. Troyer, 24, Turners Station.

    Carla R. McMahon, 37, Eminence, to Charles D. Carman, 44, Eminence.

    Gretchen M. Whoolery, 19, Eminence, to Beve M. Crawford, 23, Eminence.

    Katherine Lynn Chowning, 22, Eminence, to Jonathan Ray Chisholm, 26, Eminence.

    Melissa Michele Wright, 35, to Randall Dean Turner, 39, Eminence.

    Diane L. Allen, 42, La Grange, to Scott Brian Cirrenden, 46, La Grange.

  • Public Records for the week of November 11, 2009

    District Court records


    Wednesday, Oct. 28

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

    Courtney D. Chesser, 1992, charges from 6/11: no operators/moped license, amended and plead guilty to violation of intermediate license, set aside guilty plea to no license, recall suspension.

  • Weather snarls traffic on I-71


    As snow fell Thursday, weather related accidents kept emergency responders hopping.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Michael Webb spent most of the day on the road. Webb, who updated the Local on road conditions around 2 p.m. from the road, and advised drivers to avoid traveling on I-71 anywhere in Henry County this afternoon and evening.

    “For all intents and purposes this is not where motorists want to be,” Webb said. “It’s moving like pond water. We still have several issues to address.”

  • Public Records for the week of October 28, 2009


    Susan L. Haeberlin, 25, Campbellsburg, to John T. Simmons, 25, Campbellsburg.

    Tanya Faye Gravitt, 28, Campbellsburg, to Casy Gene Maddox, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Kimberly Marie Burke, 25, Turners Station, to B.J. Evans, 24, Turners Station.


    Bobby Lee Covington, 24, Shelbyville, and Tonja Marie Covington, 24, Pleasureville.

    Richard A. Jackson, 47, Campbellsville, and Judy C. Reed-Jackson, 50, Bedford.

  • Be aware of suicidal behavior

    According to a report released by the Surgeon General two years ago a young person commits suicide every two hours in our country. In fact, suicide now claims the lives of more adolescents than any disease or natural cause.  It should also be noted that adolescents commit suicide at a higher rate than that of any other age group.  What is even more alarming is there are even more suicidal attempts and gestures than there are actual completed suicides.

  • Public Records for the week of November 4, 2009

    District Court records


    Monday, Oct. 26

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

    Luther Kirk, 1958, charge from 8/16; speeding 21 miles per hour over, continued to 11/9.

    Lester V. Mack Jr., 1990, charges from 7/24: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, first offense, dismissed; careless driving, guilty, state traffic school, fines and costs $243, show cause hearing 12/21.

  • Library News

    The temperature has dropped and winter is in full force! Don’t worry, there’s lots of indoor fun to be had at the library! 


    Story Time is sure to keep little ones happy every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am. They’ll enjoy stories, crafts, and songs in this 45 minute event! 


  • Getting fit ... and more

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 11 a.m. Eminence resident Mark Zimmerman climbed onto a treadmill at the Eminence Community Center. A bank of windows in the fitness room set high on the wall provided privacy as well as sunlight.

    Fifteen minutes into his routine he ramped up the incline and speed settings, providing more bang for his cardiovascular buck.

    He was sweating, but talked easily about his recent physical transformation.

    Zimmerman quit smoking a year ago, and decided to kick his health up another notch.

  • Juveniles arrested in connection with ongoing crimes in southern Henry County

    The suspects behind multiple crimes in southern Henry County have been arrested.

    The Kentucky State Police issued a press release Tuesday afternoon stating that “several juveniles” were arrested for a series of ongoing crimes. The arrests, made off of an investigation of vehicle break-ins and thefts, were made by KSP Trooper Jim Mitchell.

    The suspects are believed to have been involved in stealing vehicles from the Pleasureville, Defoe and Eminence areas, as well as from northern Shelby County.

  • Need a break?

    Staff writer/photographer

    An underused model apartment at Twin Oaks Assisted Living now serves another purpose.

    Twin Oaks director Phyllis Smith said the model apartment inspired an innovative idea that would further serve Henry County’s older population.

    She said senior citizens who still live on their own sometimes find themselves in need of a place away from home to stay temporarily. That notion gave rise to the idea of using a suite of rooms at Twin Oaks for that purpose.