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  • Water project: More splash, less cash

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Water District’s Morton Ridge Road project will impact the five counties the district serves with a greener infrastructure and less money spent delivering it.

    Through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, the Henry County Water District is replacing a 12-inch  waterline with a 20-inch line across 44 properties in Trimble County. The increased diameter equates to larger amounts of water using less electricity.

  • Hamming it up
  • 3-year sex abuse case settled in circuit court

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced a Henry County man to five years in three-year-old sex abuse case.

    Samuel Cooper, 36, of Lockport, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges involving at the time a 15-year-old female family member.

    On Nov. 20, 2011, a domestic disturbance was reported at 2700 block of Harpers Ferry Road in Lockport. Kentucky State Police came to Cooper’s residence where an argument had escalated over accusations Cooper molesting a family member.

  • Take 5 with Juanita Lashley

    Basic bio

    Eminence native.

    Eminence High School graduate.

    Work History

    Belknap, Louisville secretary in Buying Department Four. Oct. 17, 1983 started in Henry County Clerks Office under Rhonda Carpenter.

    Appointed to Henry County Clerk 2001.

    What was it like

    taking over as Henry County Clerk?

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be in this position. I had worked for Rhonda Carpenter for 18 years. She was a great person, mentor. I can’t say enough about Rhonda.

  • County wants to be work ready

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    County leaders want to improve the quality of life and economics in county by pursuing the Kentucky Work Ready Communities program.

    The certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assists prospective employers that the local workforce has the acquired skills for staffing staff jobs and positions they may need to fill.

  • Take 5 with Kevin Whitt

    Basic bio

    Native of Waterford, Michigan

    Graduated from Waterford Kettering High School 1988

    BA liberal arts degree from Southwestern Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo.

    Attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville.

    Associate Pastor at Pleasureville Baptist Church 1996 -2000.

    Founding pastor of Harvest Community Church 2000.

    Henry County Public Schools Director of Transportation

    Why do you have interest in theology and ministry?

  • Drennon hosted academy

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The hills of Drennon Springs once echoed with the drills of young cadets at the Western Military Institute.

    Between Drennon Creek, Indian Hill and an area known as Texas, the Western Military Institute commanded a slope looking toward the Blue Sulphur Spring and surrounding hollow. A college mostly for boys from aristocratic families, the Western Military Institute served as a recruitment resource for both the Union and Confederate armies. The Civil War would, as it did many things, help bring about its demise.

  • Candidates filed for 2014 Primary

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    With the filing deadline just two weeks away for the 2014 Primary Election, a few new faces have thrown their hats in the ring for office.

  • Money Scam

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    A new money scam hit several residents in Oldham County and possibly Henry County over the holidays. A caller impersonating a lieutenant in the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office tricked two residents out of $1,000.

    According to Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Meece, 10 people in Oldham County received a phone call over the holidays from someone who claimed to be Lt. Burns of the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office. The caller gave the office’s address and told residents they were being fined.

  • Marvin refuses to leave anyone starvin’

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Marvin Whitesides doesn’t know anything, but food.

    Staring at a Belvedere in a dealer window, certain he had to have it, his father told him he could have the car, but he would have to get a job to pay for it.

    At 16 years old, Whitesides went into the food industry to pay back his loan to his father. He had no intentions of aspiring as a restaurateur, but 34 years later he can’t imagine doing anything else.