Local News

  • Public Records for the week of February 24, 2010


    Donna M. Hensley, 26, Eminence, to David E. Woodrum II, 23, Eminence.

    E. Aimee Broughton, 37, Pleasureville, to Donald R. Moore Jr., 35, Pleasureville.

    Mary Beth Ashcraft, 27, New Castle, to Billy Ray Dale Sr., 52, New Castle.

    Suzanne Michael Meeks, 42, Campbellsburg, to Travis Lee Doane, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers

  • Smith resigns

    Staff Writer/photographer

    Nearly a year since his last meeting, Henry County Public Schools Board of Education member John Smith Jr., has resigned.

    Smith served Henry County’s first district on the HCPS Board of Education since 1977. When he suffered a stroke June 30, 2009, it came as a big blow to the community.

    At that time, board chairman Donnie Tipton said the board voted to excuse Smith until such a time he or his family could make a decision.

    Now, almost a year later, that decision has been made.

  • Primary Election 2010: Incumbent David Brown to face Campbellsburg City Council member Jason Stanley

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the third district magisterial seat, a four-term incumbent will face off against a current member of the Campbellsburg City Council.

    District Magistrate 3 Democratic candidate Jason Stanley said his personal motto is “Don’t settle, expect more.”

  • Public Records for the week of March 3, 2010

    District Court


    Monday, Feb. 22

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

  • Primary Election 2010: Incumbent Nick Hawkins to face Tammy Sharp

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the fourth district magisterial seat, a first term incumbent will face off against a former member of the New Castle City Commission.

    District 4 Magistrate candidate Tammy Sharp, 43, juggles family, work and civic duty.

    She is married and has two biological children, but also is raising two nieces and in the process of adopting a nephew.

    Sharp believes a different perspective would be an asset as a new magistrate.

  • New Castle Christian welcomes a new minister

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Castle Christian Church’s new pastor Tommy Lanham is accustomed to living in a small town.

    He grew up in a little place called Keavy in Laurel County, but Lanham and his family most recently lived in Nicholasville.

    “If you live more than 15 miles from Keavy, you’ve never heard of it,” he said.

    Lanham and his wife, Tammy, have two children — Appolonya, 6, and Dylan, 3.

  • Public Records for the week of January 27, 2010


    William Hill Wall Jr., 52, Campbellsburg, and Dawn Marie Matthais, 39, Arkansas.

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Joseph E. Foree, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/14/10.

    Deanna Morgan, second degree possession of a forged instrument, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/14/10.

    Beatrice Martin, theft by deception less than $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/20/10.

  • Gala to create murder mystery

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Henry County Historical Society does not condone criminal intent, so justice and dinner will be served at this year’s gala event, “Murder in May.”

    Festivities begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 15 at the Smith-Berry Winery, New Castle where a well-seasoned traveling troupe of characters from Random Acts will give a murderer his comeuppance in a courtroom “dramedy.”

  • Public Records for the week of February 3, 2010


    Nicole L. Oak, 26, Pleasureville, to Ricky N. Wentworth Jr., 26, Eminence.

    Kimberly Dawn Gaines, 39, Bethlehem, to Shawn Louis Law, 31, Bethlehem.

    Emma T. Foree, 44, Eminence, to Alfonzo L. Taylor, 48, La Grange.

    Martha Mae McClain, 47, Campbellsburg, to David Murray, 48, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers:

  • Eminence resident arrested in Shelbyville

    Tabitha L. Barnes, 50, of 100 Sunnyside Road in Eminence was arrested April 24, at 800 Main St. No. 20 and charged with operating on suspended or revoked

    operator’s license, failure to wear a seat belt, giving a false name or

    address to a police officer and having only one headlight. She also had

    multiple warrants for her arrest, including a Henry County warrant for cold

    checks, a Bullitt County warrant for theft by unlawful taking, and a warrant

    from an unknown county for parole violation on a felony offense.