Local News

  • Kentuckiana Works provides training for GE jobs

    General Electric has openings paying $15.50 per hour for 75 new employees with certified production technician training for its recently announced air conditioner production line, according to Kentuckiana Works officials. Henry County residents can get that CPT training in classes beginning soon in Shelby County.
    Kentuckiana Works spends more than $12 million on workforce development annually, with most of that funding coming from the federal government, Executive Director Michael Gritton said.

  • Zoeller gets to go home

    Leo F. Zoeller, who is accused of several sexual abuse charges involving a child under the age of 12, will be able to move back into his home in Henry County.
    Zoeller’s attorney made the request in the form of a bond modification in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday in light of the fact that Zoeller’s wife and children have moved out of the home on Drennon Road.

  • A few people noticed minor quake

    The Oct. 5 earthquake didn’t rouse most people out of their slumber, but several Henry County residents heard and felt the weak shaking.
    If the quake with its epicenter somewhere in between Eminence, Smithfield and Shelbyville had been much lighter than the 2.7 magnitude, it probably wouldn’t have been strong enough to notice, according to Seth Carpenter, a seismologist at the Kentucky Geological Survey based at the University of Kentucky.
    “It almost falls into the realm of a micro-earthquake,” he said.

  • Eminence native earns Centers for Disease Control safety award

    When Centers for Disease Control workers responded to West Africa to quell the spread of deadly ebola, Eminence native Mark Wilson helped train them in the safety procedures needed to protect themselves from the hemorrhagic fever.
    Wilson also trained some of the CDC screeners deployed at U.S. airports who conducted health checks necessary to detect any passengers from West Africa who might have become infected during 2014’s ebola epidemic.

  • New Heights

    Coincidence reached new heights when two veteran firefighters bought an old Harrods Creek ladder truck they had once responded to emergencies with.
    Now Phil Shad, 71, a current New Castle Fire Department volunteer, and his friend Rick Albers, 60, of Goshen, use their new acquisition to respond to parades, festivals and community events.
    Both men have long histories with fighting fires and developing bonds with their brothers and sisters in public safety.

  • Test scores mixed for local schools

    School districts were recently provided their annual school report cards tracking their scores for the Unbridled Learning Assessment and calculating their accountability results from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    The numbers for both districts in Henry County are a mixed bag. While some schools showed improvement, others declined in their academic performance. While some grade levels excelled at particular subjects, others struggled to meet the pace of state averages.

  • C-burg man dies when boat sinks

    An afternoon of fishing turned tragic for three brothers last Thursday afternoon.
    Rick Baker, 70 of Campbellsburg, was fishing on Lake Jericho with two of his brothers when the boat they were in began experiencing mechanical issues, according to Lake Jericho Manager Larry Ramsey. Baker managed to get his brothers ashore but he stayed with the boat near the boat dock.

  • Eastern observes World Milk Day
  • Pugh inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame

    A former state commander of the Department of Kentucky Veterans of Foreign Wars with ties to Henry County was inducted into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame, Sept. 26, according to a news release.
    Carlos Pugh, the widower of Alma Clubb Pugh, formerly of Bethlehem, served as chairman of the Red Cross, chairman of the Frankfort Planning and Zoning Board and received the Volunteer of Frankfort Award from the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce after serving in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1970.

  • Call leads to Bedford bust

    Kentucky State Police troopers responded to a Trimble County home Sept. 30 after an emergency call from a woman in Pendleton, which led to arrests for illegal drugs and kidnapping, according to a KSP news release.
    “A call of a woman in distress at the Pilot truck stop on Pendleton Road led troopers to a residence in Bedford,” KSP said.  “During the course of their investigation, it was determined that the woman had allegedly been held against her will at the residence where alleged illegal drug activity had taken place.”