Local News

  • Public Records for the Week of Dec. 1, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    Barbara C. Tipton, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.
    Jonathan Harris, 2nd degree burglary, 2nd degree PFO, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.
    Ricky A. Carter, 2 counts of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance, possession drug paraphernalia, operating under the influence, 3rd degree criminal trespass, 1st degree persistent felony offender, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.

  • Festive home tours

    Christmas lights twinkling in the windows of charming old homes spark the curiosity of passers-by. What visions of ‘Christmases past’ lie beyond the wreathed doors?

    This year New Castle will offer more than just a glimpse into five historic downtown homes.

    The New Castle Tour of Homes will be integrated into the annual Christmas in New Castle tradition on Friday, Dec. 3.

  • Suspect ‘couldn’t afford another ticket’

    What could have been an ordinary traffic stop in August for speeding turned into a litany of charges, including a felony, for an 18-year-old Eminence resident.

    On Nov. 19, Nathan Satterly was indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury on five charges: 1st degree fleeing or evasion (motor vehicle); speeding; failure to wear seat belts; reckless driving; and disregarding a stop sign. The evasion charge is a class D felony, while the remaining charges are classified as violations.

  • KSP ask for help with Shop with a Trooper Christmas program

    The troopers and staff at Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg have their Christmas marching orders.

    On Saturday, Dec. 11, officers will give Santa Claus a helping hand through their annual Shop With A Trooper event.

    KSP Public Information Officer Trooper Michael Webb said this year’s recipients already are in place, but people still may make monetary contributions.

    Webb said every dollar goes directly to the program.

  • Trooper Island also in need of donations

    Still searching for a gift that makes a difference in the lives of children from right here in Henry County?

    Consider making a tax-deductible gift in your “aunt who has everything’s name” to Kentucky State Police’s Trooper Island.

    Children who go to summer camp seem to remember with big smiles those days of scratching at fireside mosquito bites and the joys of pulling on an already wet life preserver. A chance at making those memories is a given for many, but for some it is as remote as a distant planet.

  • Shelbyville man indicted

    The Henry County Grand Jury has indicted a Shelbyville man on five charges, including tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

  • EPD promotes Jones to sergeant

    After first thanking God, Eminence Police Department Sergeant O.C. Jones Jr.,  paused, wrestling to keep his emotions in check after being promoted from patrolman.

    Eleven seconds later, he continued, thanking his wife Rebekah and his parents, O.C. Sr. and Lou Jones, for their support.

    Without his parents, Jones said, none of his work and successes would have been possible.

    During the short ceremony at EPD’s Depot Avenue office, Rebekah Jones and O.C. Jones Sr. put the new sergeant’s chevron pins on his lapel.

  • CPA: EIS has ‘pretty good war chest built up’

    It was music to the Eminence Independent Schools board members’ ears.
    “You have a pretty good war chest built up,” CPA Dudley Shryock said. “You are doing very well to begin the 2010-11 year.”

    Shryock, a certified public accountant, summed up the district’s status at the November meeting after completing the yearly audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

    Some of the financial highlights, he said, included a beginning cash balance of $1.5 million, and $4.3 million in revenue and $4.1 million in expenses.

  • FD budgets, audits could be required

    Beginning in 2011, fire departments in Henry County could be required to submit annual budgets and submit to an annual audit or risk losing their county-collected funding.

    It’s an effort, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and Magistrate Nick Hawkins said, to hold fire departments accountable for the public funding they receive.

  • Turkey traditions turned upside down

    Casual conversations in the community revealed that many locals are not going over the river or through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, many are opting to bow their heads in thanks over all the fixings at nearby restaurants.