Local News

  • Trooper Island also in need of donations

    Still searching for a gift that makes a difference in the lives of children from right here in Henry County?

    Consider making a tax-deductible gift in your “aunt who has everything’s name” to Kentucky State Police’s Trooper Island.

    Children who go to summer camp seem to remember with big smiles those days of scratching at fireside mosquito bites and the joys of pulling on an already wet life preserver. A chance at making those memories is a given for many, but for some it is as remote as a distant planet.

  • Shelbyville man indicted

    The Henry County Grand Jury has indicted a Shelbyville man on five charges, including tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

  • EPD promotes Jones to sergeant

    After first thanking God, Eminence Police Department Sergeant O.C. Jones Jr.,  paused, wrestling to keep his emotions in check after being promoted from patrolman.

    Eleven seconds later, he continued, thanking his wife Rebekah and his parents, O.C. Sr. and Lou Jones, for their support.

    Without his parents, Jones said, none of his work and successes would have been possible.

    During the short ceremony at EPD’s Depot Avenue office, Rebekah Jones and O.C. Jones Sr. put the new sergeant’s chevron pins on his lapel.

  • CPA: EIS has ‘pretty good war chest built up’

    It was music to the Eminence Independent Schools board members’ ears.
    “You have a pretty good war chest built up,” CPA Dudley Shryock said. “You are doing very well to begin the 2010-11 year.”

    Shryock, a certified public accountant, summed up the district’s status at the November meeting after completing the yearly audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

    Some of the financial highlights, he said, included a beginning cash balance of $1.5 million, and $4.3 million in revenue and $4.1 million in expenses.

  • FD budgets, audits could be required

    Beginning in 2011, fire departments in Henry County could be required to submit annual budgets and submit to an annual audit or risk losing their county-collected funding.

    It’s an effort, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and Magistrate Nick Hawkins said, to hold fire departments accountable for the public funding they receive.

  • Turkey traditions turned upside down

    Casual conversations in the community revealed that many locals are not going over the river or through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, many are opting to bow their heads in thanks over all the fixings at nearby restaurants.

  • A 24/7 presence

    In an election year, there often is talk of cutting expenses. In Eminence some of that pre-November conversation targeted the cost of police protection.

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan said one issue was a claim that the department employs more officers than in the past. He offered pictorial evidence disputing that. The 1978 group picture shows six men in uniform, while one shot in the 1980s shows seven smiling officers. “So, we’re operating with six,” Duncan said, “and that’s arguably not enough.”

  • Sunday wine sales considered

    After leading the charge at the state level, Chuck Smith of Smith-Berry Winery brought the issue of Sunday wine sales to the Henry County Courthouse.

    Along with his wife Mary, Smith has operated the small winery outside of New Castle for eight years. And in those eight years, he told the Henry County Fiscal Court last week, 80,000 to 100,000 people, from all 50 states and at least 12 countries, have visited the operation.

  • Wait, this is exercise?

    The metallic jingling of hundreds of small, lightweight medallions rang through the Steel Tech shooting range building Sunday afternoon.
    The medallions were attached to hip scarves, about two dozen of which were tied around the hips of women who had gathered for one purpose: To join the party.

  • HCHS honors veterans

    On Thursday, Nov. 11, Henry County High School paid tribute to the county’s veterans. In its annual ceremony, the school presented the veterans with letters written by students in an old fashioned mail call.