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  • Three charged in murder

    Three Henry County men have been charged in the murder of a La Grange woman who was reported missing last Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    John Downey, 30 of New Castle, was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, assault first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

    Joshua Sparkman, 30 of Campbellsburg, was charged with assault first degree.

  • Mystery surrounds brothers' deaths

    Officials have yet to determine what killed two brothers and left a third incapacitated and very ill.

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, a concerned individual stopped at 469 River Road in Lockport to check on the occupants. Upon entering the home, two men were found unresponsive and a third was “very sick,” according to the 911 dispatch.

  • Judge reduces bond in arson case

    His medical condition prompted Henry County Circuit Judge Karen Conrad to grant furloughs for doctor’s appointments, but she declined to release accused arsonist Steven Reed from jail without paying a substantial bond.
    In Circuit Court Thursday after entering a not guilty plea for his client at his arraignment, Reed’s attorney Ed Bourne cited his client’s medical condition as a reason for him to be released with a significant reduction in his bond amount, initially set at $10,000 full cash, down to 10 percent of that amount.

  • Smoke Doctors hold canned food drive
  • Buying at the Bazaar

    During one of the first opportunities to get out and shop for the holidays, many people thronged the 23rd annual Henry Couny Extension Holiday Bazaar, held at the Henry County 4-H building at the Fairgrounds Nov. 14. The 31 indoor booths were chocked full of arts, crafts, food and more and the space not taken up by gifts and seasonal decorations held a crowd of shoppers, many of whom carried a shopping bag or two.

  • Smith Receives Ronnie Lucas Memorial Award
  • New Castle Elementary students sing their thanks to veterans
  • Citizens save the life of a trapped animal

    Several locals teamed up to rescue an animal recently when they pulled a deer out of a well in eastern Henry County.
    While at the firehouse on Oct. 26, Pleasureville Fire Chief Denny Washburn received a call from his cousin Eddie Kidwell, who asked for advice.

  • Coach D Park addition will make a splash

    After the long-awaited $60,000 state grant came through, Eminence officials hope to make a splash with a new feature in Coach D Park by next Memorial Day, Mayor Drane Stephens said.
    Eminence had a false start on this project five years ago, when city officials received notification they had gotten the Department of Local government grant to help pay for a water feature commonly called a “splash pad” or a “sprayground,” Stephens recalled. State officials changed their minds and switched that award to another city.

  • Locals can take ‘Pride’ in talents

    h the community at the cultural event of the season — Pride in Henry County Arts.
    The event has been scheduled for Nov. 29, beginning at 2 p.m., in Eminence Christian Church. Martha Tarry Simpson, one of the organizers, said the participating artists, who are either from Henry County or have local ties, enrich the community.