Local News

  • 54% is not acceptable

    The statistics were not stellar: Only about 80 percent of Henry County Public Schools students graduate. Little more than half go on to college. More than 40 percent of HCHS students have developmental needs in at least one subject area.

    That was the data presented by HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams to the board of education on Jan. 13. And that was the data necessary to frame the new core content standards being implemented as part of Senate Bill 1.

  • Berry: ‘All one school’

    The sense of unity was palpable.

    Eminence Middle School Cheerleaders led a cheer — the last in their Braves uniforms. Middle and high school basketball players took to a shiny new court for one-on-one matches. A slideshow of Warriors past, present and future drew cheers.

    It was all part of the dedication of the new gym floor at the Eminence Community Life Center, and an announcement that all grades would be Warriors.

  • Sullivan joins legal team at Zaring Law

    In the Henry County criminal justice system, there are many lawyers who work together to provide clients a good outcome. Two recently joined forces. This is their story.

    Alan Zaring has practiced law in New Castle ever since he passed the bar in 1998. He clerked for John Berry at Berry and Floyd, then worked at the firm for three years. Zaring opened his own office in June 2003 at the corner of Main and East Cross Main Streets.

  • January is National Mentoring Month

    Submitted by Jo Brewer

    On Dec. 10, 2010, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation designating January 2011 as National Mentoring Month. 

    He stated, “Across our Nation, mentors steer our youth through challenging times and support their journey into adulthood.  During National Mentoring Month, we honor these important individuals who unlock the potential and nurture the talent of our country, and we encourage more Americans to reach out and mentor young people in their community.”

  • ‘We just love them’

    Cathy Bush of Bethlehem got together with friends to prepare last Thankgiving’s dinner with the usual fixings — turkey, stuffing, corn and green beans, but in a most unusual place.

    They were cooking the meal for about 60 residents of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

    It was Bush’s fourth trip and she promises it won’t be the last.

  • Suspects got pot by FedEx

    Two Crestwood men have been arrested for what Kentucky State Police say is their role in an unusual pot trafficking case.

    John T. Abraham, 25, and Evan A. Rosenman, 24, are charged with trafficking marijuana, less than 8 ounces, after police say they received marijuana shipped from California by FedEx to a house just inside the Pleasureville city limits.

  • Snowbirds of a different feather

    Candy Clarke and Frank Rose are snowbirds of a rare feather.

    Their migration is more than 3,700 miles and, instead of terminating in a tropical locale, stretches south from North Pole, Alaska to Flat Creek Road in Henry County, Kentucky. They come in October and stay through March.

    It’s a long route and a long story.

    It began in the late ‘70s when Frank lost a bet to Candy. The native Kentuckians lived in Louisville with their young daughter, Samantha.

  • Johnson is KSP Post 5’s first woman trooper

    The latest addition to the force at Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg loves motorcycles and horses, plays football and volleyball and was at the top of her class in marksmanship. “I’m an adrenaline junkie, if there’s something going on I’ll play anything,” Trooper Jennifer Johnson said, “which leads to getting hurt now and then. I’ve had plenty of broken bones.”

    She holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Evansville in Criminal Law and Sociology.

  • Improvements on the way for bypass intersection

    Improvements are on the way for the problematic intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55.

    State transportation officials approved Friday a plan to add turn signals to the intersection, which had been seen as a problem ever since the Shelbyville Bypass opened late last year. But now the improvements -- which should clear up dangerous turns and long backups -- will get an even greater improvement than had been expected.

  • Carroll County’s NAS seeking expansion

    The News-Democrat

    North American Stainless hopes to win approval this month for a $10-15 million funding package to expand its long products division in Ghent.
    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an inducement resolution Jan. 8 for up to $30 million in bonds and state real estate tax breaks for the NAS project.