Local News

  • Hagan pleads to lesser charges

    Charles Thomas Hagan, who faced four felony counts of sexual abuse stemming from an incident in 2014, pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Trimble County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Having moved his case from Henry to Trimble County in order to beat the impending deadline of a July 26 jury trial, Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad accepted Hagan’s guilty plea to four counts of sexual abuse, second degree, which are Class A misdemeanor charges.
    Original charges against Hagan were classified at the Class D felony level, sexual abuse in the first degree.

  • Local foods featured at Harvest Showcase

    By Jesse Harp

    Farm-fresh produce, interactive workshops and live entertainment can be found at the 17th annual Harvest Showcase at the Henry County fairgrounds on Saturday July 30. The event strives to support local farmers and shed a light on agricultural resources that can be found all throughout the community.
    “It’s really about celebrating and ‘ag-vocating’ our rural community,” Harvest Showcase spokesman Jakob Beckley said, with a play on the word “advocating.”

  • These new Kentucky laws are now in effect

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 regular session went into effect on July 15, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.

  • Murder case stalls pending DNA testing results

    In Trimble County Circuit Court last Thursday, the cases of five individuals accused in the murder of a La Grange woman were continued pending DNA results.
    John Downey, of New Castle, is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. Bobby Long, also of New Castle, faces charges of murder and abuse of a corpse. Joshua Sparkman, of Campbellsburg, is charged with first-degree assault.

  • New school, new year
  • News briefs for Aug. 10, 2016

    Eminence Day seeks pageant contestants
    Organizers of the Eminence Day pageants are looking for contestants for several age groups for the Aug. 13 celebration.
    A preliminary event for the Kentucky Festivals Pageant, the Eminence Day pageants will take place inside the Eminence Christian Church, rain or shine.
    For more, find Eminence Day Pageants on Facebook, contact Samantha Thompson or Anna Lewis at (502) 758-3781 or (502) 758-3776 or eminencedaypageants@gmail.com.

  • Stressing the importance of soil samples

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Harvest Showcase
  • Benefit for Miskell was a grand slam

    The TeamJeanie funraising effort has been a big success so far according to Stephanie Nutter, daughter of Jeanie Miskell for whom the benefit is named. TeamJeanie is trying to raise money for a handicap accessible van and so far they exceeded their early goals.
    “The softball tournament brought in $2,420 and the silent auction brought in $1,115,” Nutter said of the events held Saturday at Harry Hill Park. “The total  for the whole benefit day including the tournament, auction, food and donations was $6,832.82. We now have $13,554.75 in the bank.

  • FFA camp forges new bonds for Henry County members

    A staggering number of 397 students from 27 chapters were present at this year’s Kentucky FFA Leadership Center (LTC) week five with Henry County, according to Jordan Jackson, FFA reporter from the Henry County High School group.
    During their stay, campers learned multiple life skills such as leadership, career success and personal growth. Fourteen students from Henry County High School were in attendance, along with advisor Lindsey Davie.