Local News

  • Wreck kills young mother

    A 23 year-old Oldham County woman has died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County on Tuesday, March 15.

    Kentucky State Police public information officer Trooper Michael Webb said Sarah M. Cornish, of La Grange, was on her way to work at Park Place community living center in New Castle.

    She was traveling East on Kentucky 146 at 6:55 a.m. when she lost control in a sharp curve at Dawkins Lane, causing her vehicle to hit a nearby tree. 

    “We have had wrecks there over the years,” he said.

  • What once was stolen has now been found

    That which was lost has now been found.

    The Sulphur Christian Church bell, stolen about 1.5 weeks ago, has been found.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Michael Webb said in the course of investigation, troopers received a tip about the bell’s whereabouts.

    According to a Campbellsburg Post 5 media release “it was determined that Eric C. Klink, 34 years old from Bedford, stole the bell from the church.”

    Cathy Lawrence’s parents donated the bell to the church.

  • Activity is up at WAC

    Since Eminence Independent Schools assumed operation of the Warrior Activity Center, formerly the Eminence Community Life Center, attendance at the facility has increased.

    WAC director Alex Jensen told EIS board members that new recreational and educational opportunities are the key. Jensen used a PowerPoint presentation to highlight the programs.

    Attendance at the EIS After-School Program was doubled from a year ago. From January through February 2010 the program attendance was 317. For the same period in 2011 there were 652 sign-ins.

  • Starvin Marvin gives back

    Marvin and Julie Whitesides opened Starvin’ Marvin’s Restaurant in Pendleton just last year, but when an EF3 tornado leveled two homes in Eminence last month decided they needed to help.

    Marvin Whitesides said Janet Spies and Ronnie Graves, whose home was one of two destroyed by the tornado, are regulars at the cafe. “He comes in sometimes two, three times a day,” he said, “and Janet comes in about three times a week.”

    So, one night last week Whitesides cooked up enough fried chicken and fixings to feed up to 150 people.

  • Two arrested for 6-mile break-in

    Just why they thought it was a good idea isn’t clear.

    Sarah Russell, 26, of Louisville and Zachary Ethington, 19, of Eminence, pleaded not guilty on March 7 to charges connected to a burglary at Six Mile Jamboree. The two were caught along with a juvenile. Both Russell and Ethington were charged with 3rd degree complicity to commit burglary and 2nd degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Thornton indicted for DUI, wanton endangerment

    A Milton woman found asleep at the wheel of her still running car, with two small children in the back seat, in November has been indicted.

  • Four-Day Yard Sale to be held on Ky Hwy 55

    Residents and businesses along Ky Hwy 55 in the counties of Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marion, Taylor, Adair and Russell are welcome to participate and join in a four day yard sale being held April 14th through April 17 along Hwy 55. Each participating person or business is responsible for promoting the event in their own county, however the Finchville Ruritan Community Center is sponsoring the event and can post a map to let others know where you are. For more information please call (502) 834-7754.


  • Wind catches burn pile flame, leads to field fire

    On Monday afternoon scanners blasted an alarm of a grass fire at the Smithfield Cemetery that was spreading.

    Lake Jericho fire chief Guy Coombs said Morris Clark, Jr. was clearing limbs and other debris at Smithfield Cemetery.

    The wind caught his burn pile and flames quickly spread toward the adjoining property of Minice McAlister. “It was lucky the fields were mowed around it,” Coombs said.

    He said Clark and his wife, June, fought it on their own using a yard rake and shovel, but couldn’t contain the fire.

  • Newspaper website switcing to paid model

    Beginning Wednesday, March 23, the Henry County Local website, www.hclocal.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site. The change was first announced by General Manager Jonna Spelbring Priester in a column on Feb. 23.

    The paper will offer valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus some on-line only features such as videos, slideshows, reader forums and more.  A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • KIPDA celebrating centenarians

    In honor of Older Americans Month, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is planning a Centenarian Celebration Day. The goal is to recognize and honor adults living in the KIPDA region who are 100 years of age or older. Exceptions will be made for residents who are 99, but will turn 100 this year.

    If you know of someone who would like to be recognized on this special day, please contact Jennifer Craig at (502) 266-5571 or by e-mail at jennifer.craig@ky.gov, no later than March 31. The location and date will be announced at a later date.