Today's News

  • Jeffries spends summer with Hoyas

    Derek Jeffries, junior at Henry County High School, played center and power forward for the Basketball Academy of Louisville 16U BA Hoya Elite team.

    The team was made up of players selected from tryouts of more than 45 players. The final team of 12 came from the 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th Regions.

    Derek was busy in April, May and July traveling around the country to compete in elite AAU/travel team tournaments with 75 or more teams in this division from Florida to Michigan and Texas to Canada.

  • Public record for the week of Aug. 10


    Charlyce Ann Palmer, 40, La Grange, to William Ray Parks Sr., 47, La Grange.

    Jodi Lynell Chapin, 39, Pendleton, to Kenneth Bruce Brown, 48, Pendleton.

    Jaclyn N. Beam, 25, Smithfield, to Dustin A. Chisholm, 30, Smithfield.


    Shawn David Brierly, 37, Sulphur, and Annie Kathleen Pettit, 33, Carrollton

    Brandon Shrader, 25, New Castle, and Heather Kristen Shelton, 22, Pleasureville.

    Zoning permits


    As the animal control officer for two counties – Henry and Trimble – Dan Flinkfelt spends a lot of his time on the road.

  • Families petition for bus service

    Families living on one of Henry County’s remote roads have petitioned the Henry County Board of Education for bus service for their children.
    In July, Jessie Decker presented a petition with 13 signatures on it to the board, in hopes that bus service would return to LeCompte’s Bottom Road. Many of the signees wrote “I pay school tax,” in the comment area next to their name and address.
    “Whereas we pay school taxes, we feel that we’re being discriminated against,” Decker said in a July phone call to the Local.

  • Sulphur Post Office on possible closure list

    A severe drop in first-class mail vol- ume over the past few years is one of the driving forces behind the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to close retail post office locations nationwide.

  • Graduation rates a mixed bag in Henry County

    According to a new federal formula for determining graduation rates, Henry County’s two school districts are on both sides of the state average.

  • New Castle Elementary ‘looks like a new building’

    When New Castle Elementary School students head back to school today, they’ll walk into a building that’s practically new.

    “What kids are going to see when they come back is new tile flooring throughout the hallways and cafeteria, new paint on all the classroom walls, new ceilings and lighting throughout the entire building,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. “It’s much brighter... but that does not complete the project.”

  • COLUMN: Adult Education has been critical for Kentucky

    It has been a little more than a decade ago since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult education programs, a high point in the legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.
    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens who are helped academically each year.

  • You’re probably from Henry County if...

    Do you remember the days when cruising was a weekly event?
    Or the days of the Eminence v. Henry County football games?
    Or how about B&D Video or Lola’s Restaurant in Eminence?
    Or, better yet, do you remember the days of Big Henry?
    If so, you’re probably from Henry County.
    It’s the latest Facebook rage — community pages where folks share their favorite memories from the communities they grew up in. The memories are touching, funny, sad and some a smidge risque.

  • Public Record for the week of August 3, 2011


    Michele Lee Oller, 40, Eminence, to Chad Elliott Straughn, 30, Eminence.


    Phillip Gene Crawford, 55, Turners Station, and Crystel Renea Ferguson, 43, Campbellsburg.

    Michael Ray Gorbrant, 63, La Grange, and Saundra Kaye Hume, 65, Louisville.

    Gary Allen Davis, 32, Pleasureville, and Candie Christine Murphy, 33, Pleasureville.

    Christopher Lee Stangle, 28, Lockport, and Kelly Nichole Sharp 24, Lockport.

    Daniel Thomas Taylor, 29, Smithfield, and Shana Marie Taylor, 29, Pleasureville.