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Today's News

  • Public Records, Feb. 25, 2015

    KSP arrests

    Kain Emerson, 25, Turner’s Station – arrested Feb. 12 at 10641 Maddox Ridge Road, Port Royal, by Trooper Ferris for possession of a controlled substance 1st-meth; possession of drug paraphernalia and execution of two bench warrants

  • Weather shuts down final week of hoops

    sports@hclocal.com

    (The Henry County Local went to press a day early due to a fire that shut down the Landmark printing press in Sheperdsville last week. Some of the games mentioned in this article were played before this issue hit newsstands.)

    The snowstorm and frigid temperatures that hit the entire state last week decimated the schedule for the final week of the Kentucky high school basketball regular season.

  • Old film sends writer down memory lane

    sporst@hclocal.com

    Earlier this winter I got the opportunity to take an old reel-to-reel film of one of my high school basketball games to a local drug store to have it sent off and copied to a DVD. My high school basketball coach Rick Schepman, who had several of the old films from his time as head coach at Henry County, gave me this opportunity.

    Schepman, who is now associate head coach at Henry County, gave me a box of the films a while back and I kept forgetting to take the one featuring a game with Eminence in my senior year and getting it converted.

  • Improving fisheries to try this spring

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    The deepest snow since Bill Clinton roamed the White House pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.

    It seems remote now, but in just a couple of weeks, we’ll be slipping on short sleeve fishing shirts and hitting the water. This bracing cold will soon pass.

  • iLEAD Academy prepares to launch

    Incoming high school freshman from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties now have a groundbreaking choice about where to go to high school, according to the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.  The superintendents of the five school districts announced Feb. 10 they are opening Kentucky’s first regional career academy, known as iLEAD, so their students can pursue competitive advantage for the highest-demand, highest-wage jobs in Kentucky’s Golden Triangle.

  • Heroin becoming a greater concern in Henry County as overdoses rise

    Though Henry County has been spared from the worst of Kentucky’s heroin epidemic, the illicit narcotic has still extracted a human cost here.
    Use can often lead to addiction, crimes to support the drug habit and even death. The victims of heroin leave behind loved ones to cope with the loss as best they can.

  • Live, from Austin

    When Rob Banta picked up his first guitar, playing didn’t come naturally right away. But now he’s issuing an indie-country concept album and getting ready to embark on a tour to promote it.
    The tour will bring him within about 76 miles from where he grew up on a farm in Smithfield, when he stops for an April 1 show at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.

  • Duncan retires, Kemper takes over as chief

    Leadership at the Eminence Police Department will change when Chief Carey Duncan retires at the end of February and Chief Kevin Kemper officially takes charge.
    Duncan’s second retirement
    This will be Duncan’s second retirement from law enforcement after capping a 24-year career with the Kentucky State Police, with 20 years of that being stationed at Post 5.

  • EPD drug bust nets four so far

    Four people have been charged with trafficking in controlled substances, after the Eminence Police Department obtained sealed indictments in a continuing investigation, according to Kevin Kemper, the agency’s next chief.
    Those charged include
    • Keevin Foree, 44, of Eminence
    Foree was arrested on an indictment for trafficking heroin during a Feb. 9 traffic stop on Highway 55.

  • Pyles learned a lot in 66 years with Homemakers

    Juanita Pyles has learned a lot during the 66 years participating with Henry County homemaker clubs through the Henry County Extension Service.