Today's News

  • Semifinals set for Monday night: Henry vs. Oldham, Spencer vs. North Oldham

    The Henry County Wildcats continued their postseason run on Wednesday night, dominating Collins for much of the game in a 52-49 win to advance to the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament.

    The Wildcats won their first district championship since 1971 one week earlier, and then started regional play with a win in the first-ever meeting against newly-formed Collins. The visiting Titans ended their inaugural season with an 18-12 record and an early exit in the postseason, while the Wildcats improved to 17-14 and play Oldham County in the semifinals on Monday.

  • KSP, HCSD officers involved in fatal shooting

    A Lockport man is dead this morning after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers near Bethlehem.

    Lewis Jennings, 25, was fatally shot by Trooper Manny Soto, of Kentucky State Police Post 5, after holding his grandmother, Joyce Jennings, hostage for almost an hour.

    The officers were responding to an 11:54 p.m. domestic disturbance call at 361 Sawmill Road Wednesday.

  • Geotherm proposed for NCES

    As members of the Henry County Board of Education entered New Castle Elementary School for a called meeting last week, they heard a loud and unusual noise.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told board members that was the sound of the last throes of the school’s cooling tower. He said local HVAC specialist Rick Fox has practically moved in to keep it going. Fox wasn’t comfortable with cleaning the cooling tower at the start of the school year.

  • FFA hosts ‘Animals for Learning’

    Even in a rural county with an agriculture base, many students grow up without a farming background. That often means they have little exposure to farm animals.

    The Future Farmers of America chapter at Henry County High School hopes to change that. The group held the “Animals for Learning” event in the new shop room last Friday at Henry County High School. An exercise in bringing live animals into the learning process was a huge success.

  • Local schools preparing for SB1 changes

    Local high schools are preparing for statewide testing challenges brought about by Senate Bill 1.

    Last week, Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams told his board members that just 25 percent of Henry County High School students who have taken the ACT are ready for college.

  • F3 destroys 2 homes

    As a cold, steady rain fell, Gregg Williams, along with friends and family members began sorting through the twisted, mangled pile that once was his home.

    A chilly wind whipped around them as they pulled clothes, camping gear, guitars and more from the rubble. The remnants of the home scattered east from the home toward a second home, owned by Janet Spies, that also was destroyed.

  • Public Record for the week of March 2, 2011


    Amanda J. Watson, 30, Pleasureville, to William P. Riley, 30, Cox’s Creek.

    Amanda Annavesta Dennis, 30, Pleasureville, to Leon Milton Barnett, 28, Pleasureville.

    Chastity Michelle Morehead, 29, New Castle, to Larry Larkin Tuggle, 32, Eminence.

    Rebecca Ann Stanley, 30, Eminence, to Matthew Thomas Wells, 25, Eminence.

    Dera L. Lindsay, 35, Pleasureville, to Dean Clark, 45, Pleasureville.


  • Account set up for tornado victims

    An account has been set up at Farmers Deposit Bank in Eminence to help the families who lost their homes in Monday morning's tornado.

    Donations may be sent to: Eminence Tornado Victims' Account; P.O. Box 126; Eminence, KY; 40019.

    Also, the families need help salvaging what property and personal items they can before more rain arrives. If you are interested in helping, please call Scott McClamroch at (502) 376-5245.

    E-mail us about this article at editor@hclocal.com.

  • Prescription medication pointers

    According to the American Health Association as many as 60 percent of older adults take prescription medicines improperly. Some prescription drugs can have adverse effects when combined with over-the-counter or other prescription drugs. Reactions sometimes can be severe resulting in illness and even death.

  • Meat marketing cooperative