Local News

  • Teen raising money for a service dog

    Connie Hernandez can’t say enough about Ellie Pittman, the 13-year-old Eminence girl with an ambitious service learning project.

    Pittman was working on training her dog Eloise to be a therapy dog when she met trainer Kia Grace. Grace introduced her to the idea of training a service dog. “At first, I was excited and thought it was a great idea,” she said.

  • ‘You’re a drunk’

    A night of fun at the Henry County Fair landed a Defoe man in hot water last week.
    David Ethington was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison for his role in a 2008 drunk driving ATV accident that severely injured his passenger and friend, David Evans. He later was released through shock probation.

    Ethington was at the Henry County Fair, intoxicated, when his probation officer spotted him.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Barry Baxter said that from his perspective, Ethington was “thumbing his nose at the Commonwealth.”

  • Alabama couple ‘farms by bike’

    The 1,500-mile journey of Charlie Hunter and Stella Pfau began with a single idea.

    The Alabama natives felt the call of the open road and planned a trip by bicycle that would take them to farms throughout the southeast United States.

    That trip brought them to Henry County last week, where they stayed and worked at Carden and Courtney Willis’ A Place On Earth CSA farm in Turners Station.

  • Off to a smooth start

    For just under two weeks, Henry County has been at the helm of its own animal control, and so far, so good according to Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt.

    “It’s going a lot better than we had anticipated,” he said. The county officially took over animal control operations July 1, a day after the contract between Henry County and the Kentucky Humane Society expired.

  • Mission Possible: A twist on VBS

    Every summer, churches large and small take part in what has become a summer tradition: Vacation Bible School.

    Typically built around a theme, the week-long ventures, typically two to three hours long, involve plenty of activities and lessons about the Bible, and take place inside the church walls; with some activities outside. And they overwhelmingly are targeted at children.

    One local church is turning the VBS concept on its head.

  • Traffic jams snarl inaugural Quaker State 400 NASCAR race

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Kentucky News Content Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Sunday he will work with officials at Kentucky Speedway to address the traffic flow and parking problems that plagued Saturday’s Quaker State 400.

  • Emergency Management issues advice for handling heat wave

    Submitted by Bruce Owens

    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

    Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

  • Coupons are coming back July 20!

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 20, the Henry County Local will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.

    Inside the Local each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a Local subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Joint effort nets capture of Shelbyville man

    What began as an attempt to serve a warrant turned into a manhunt that eventually resulted in the arrest of a Shelbyville man.

    On Tuesday, June 28, officers from Eminence Police Department, along with Shelbyville Police Department Detective Jessie Paulley, attempted to serve a warrant on Jordan Clark, 19, for absconding from a robbery charge in Shelbyville.

    EPD Chief Carey Duncan said Paulley contacted EPD to serve the warrant on Sunnyside Drive, which the detective believed was in the city limits.

  • GED grads celebrate with Berry

    “It’s a tough road, but don’t give up... you’ll get where you need to go.”

    A tearful Amber Rosell shared those words with her Henry County Adult Education classmates Thursday night during the group’s graduation ceremony, which included a special guest.