Local News

  • Eminence student arrested after making threats

    An Eminence student was being held at a juvenile detention center after being arrested Wednesday, April 29.

  • Relay For Life events in Henry County

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

    • Saturday, May 9 — Campbellsburg Chiropractic will be having a Relay For Life sidewalk yard sale outside the office in Campbellsburg from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or Shine!

  • AFJROTC’s Neely earns Cadet of the Year honors

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each cadet appearing before the Officer Promotion Board on Thursday, April 30, was competing for the honor of Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year. The five cadets competing for the honor were Christy Neely, Tom McCabe, Erick Butler, Andrew Hitt and Rachel Thorley.

    Four board members began the evaluation process the moment each one stepped into the room.

    AFROTC program director, Lt. Col. Mark Fassio and his assistant MSgt. Kevin McClure briefed the panel on proper attire and presentation.

  • Revenue to hold steady, 16 roads to get blacktop in 09/10

    General Manager

    Flat revenue. A substantial increase in county retirement contributions. Sixteen county roads to be paved. A $125,000 increase in ambulance service revenue.

    Those are among the more significant items in the proposed Henry County budget but they weren’t what generated the most conversation in a special budget meeting of the fiscal court Wednesday afternoon.

  • Evans returns from Iraq, Afghanistan

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 23, B.J. Evans of Turners Station likely has seen more of the world than many people twice his age.

    As a specialist in the U.S. Army he was stationed in Illesheim, Germany, three years, and did year-long tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Evans, a Henry County High School graduate, knew early on that the military was in his future. “I joined the reserves while I was still in high school in 2002 and went active duty in 2003,” he said.

  • Fire damages CFD station

    Staff writer/photographer

    A fire has destroyed the second floor of the Campbellsburg Fire Department, and damage to the remainder of the department is under examination.

    Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said a fire was discovered on the second floor of the Campbellsburg Firehouse shortly after midnight Thursday, April 30.

  • "It's not a close call"

    District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler will enter her decision in the competency hearing for murder suspect Warren Stone.

    Stone, 57, is charged with the February 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

  • In the right place, at the right time

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Easter Sunday evening, Jon and Tracey Park of Eminence decided it was time for a late-evening snack.

    Their trip to the Eminence Dairy Queen would help return 87-year old Don W. Taylor to his northern Kentucky home.

    Taylor had been reported missing when he didn’t return to his Florence home after attending Easter morning church services. He evidently lost his way, and ended up at Dairy Queen in Eminence several hours later.

  • Reports say Stone is not competent

    General Manager

    Whether or not an Eminence man is competent to stand trial is a decision now in the hands of a judge.

    On Thursday, April 23, Henry County District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler heard testimony in the competency hearing of Warren D. Stone. Stone, 56, of Eminence, is charged with the February 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

    Clinical psychologist J. Robert Noonan testified during the hearing that Stone is not, and likely never will be, competent to stand trial.

  • Committee finds ‘simple mistakes’ in permits

    General Manager

    A county-initiated look into building permits has found, and corrected, problems brought to the Henry County Fiscal Court’s attention earlier this year.

    In February, Mill  Creek Road resident Russell Loaring approached Fiscal Court with concerns about building permits and whether or not they were issued properly.