Local News

  • Harrod farm steeped in history

    Staff writer/photographer

    Like her ancestors, Henry County native and lifelong resident Virginia Harrod is drawn to the Kentucky River and a place called Marshall’s Bottom.

    Marshall’s Bottom was so named for the first family to settle this remote area of Henry County in the 1800s.

    Harrod’s grandparents, Evan and Katherine Harrod were Lockport natives, both born in 1902. They married at 14, but didn’t have children until they were 28 years old.

  • Public Record for the week of September 16, 2009


    Minnie A. Skirvin, 58, Campbellsburg, to Roy W. Ricketts, 59, Frankfort.

    Tammy R. Kershner, 37, Pleasureville, to Shane A. Tracy, 40, Pleasureville.

    Courtney A. Chappell, 25, Turners Station, to Brandon B. Boyer, 26, Turners Station.

    Lacie Diane Rabourn, 19, La Grange, Jeremy Dewayne Booher, 19, La Grange.

    Priscilla A. Richard, 40, Eminence, to Kenneth W. Richard, 45, Shelbyville.

    Alyssa M. Sharpe, 18, Smithfield, to Colin L. Shinault, 18, Smithfield.

  • First flu case of school year hits HCPS

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools has its first confirmed case of the flu, but officials do not believe it’s the H1N1 strain.

    HCPS superintendent Tim Abrams said Friday that the district has one confirmed case of flu at Eastern Elementary School.

    Abrams learned that residents with flu symptoms in our region are not being specifically tested for H1N1 because the flu so far has been mild.

    Local health department officials confirmed that assessment.

  • Produce auction coming to Henry County

    General Manager

    David Neville is a farmer. But David Neville also is an auctioneer. And he’d like to combine the two.

    In the near future, Neville will open Capstone Produce at the former Southern States building at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and U.S. 421 east of Campbellsburg.

    For the last five years, Neville said, he’s been looking for a way to do a produce auction. That, he said, would be similar to the livestock auctions he already conducts for places like Tri-County Stock Yards.

  • Crestwood man indicted on 20 forgery counts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two people have been indicted after they allegedly attempted to cash forged money orders in Henry and Shelby County businesses.

    Anthony J. Hewitt, 31, Crestwood, is charged with 20 counts of second degree forgery. Miranda Armstrong, 27, of Eminence, is charged with four counts of possession of a forged instrument.

    In July, Armstrong purchased 20 money orders for $2 each at the Eminence Post Office according to post office employee Angie Lantz.

  • Powell graduates University of Kentucky College of Design

    Jordan Powell, daughter of Jerry and Joyce Powell of Eminence, recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky College of Design with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design and minor studies in art history. She has been awarded a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as an Interior Designer in Louisville. She is currently residing in Jefferstown.


  • KSP seize 3/4 ton of pot

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police officers arrested a truck driver Monday after seizing almost 1,600 pounds of marijuana from his tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 in Oldham County.

    Sohrab F. Shamoil, 47, of Mesa, Ariz., was charged with careless driving and first-offense trafficking in marijuana over five pounds, a felony, according to a KSP news release.

  • Fall Fury is ‘good, clean family fun’

    General Manager

    Tommie Tingle wanted the children at his church to have a place to go and have fun.

    And several years ago, that’s how the idea for what has become Fall Fury got started. But the event took an unexpected turn.

    “The families came, which was really great,” Tingle said. “We wanted it to be a youth event ... last year, when all the families came, it was really nice.”

  • Crash results in murder charge

    General Manager

    A New Castle man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a suspected drunk driver.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Robert F. Nolan, 75, was riding north on Kentucky 55 about two miles north of Eminence when Alan R. Parrish, 42, of Smithfield, lost control of his truck in the south bound lane at around 3:56 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    The accident shut the road down for several hours as law enforcement officials investigated the scene.

  • Cedar Lake releases Park Place drawings

    General Manager

    More than two years after making a committment, and just a few months after purchasing their plot, Cedar Lake Lodge is almost ready to break ground at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park.

    Friday morning, Cedar Lake President and CEO Jim Richardson brought drawings of what the company’s two new group homes — which Cedar Lake refers to as Park Place — will look like to Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent. He also said Cedar Lake would be ready to break ground in November.