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Today's News

  • Builders raise new sanctuary in Smithfield

    A new sanctuary for Smithfield Baptist Church soars toward the heavens after a week of work by the Baptist Builders, Blake-Moore Construction and church members.
    Having long ago demolished the sanctuary that dated back to 1871, the beginning of construction on Aug. 8 released a lot of pent-up prayers. Members decorated the framing and the foundation with Bible verses, personal messages and children’s hand prints in many magic marker colors.

  • A special kind of Homecoming
  • Hawkins resigns from Henry Fiscal Court

    As Magistrate Nick Hawkins prepared to resign his elective office and to relocate to Henry County, Ga., he reflected on how many people from his home supported and inspired him to do for others.
    He saw a chance to help many people a leadership position for the southeastern district of the Communications Workers of America, an international labor union representing 700,000 workers in telecommunications, information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing and more.

  • Get rid of the junk, New Castle citizens say

    Yards full of junk cars, trash, tall weeds and more.
    Citizens approached the New Castle City Commission at its August meeting to ask if something could be done about that sort of flotsam and jetsam in the yards in town.
    “There’s a yard on East Cross that’s got pallets, old cars and trucks and even an ambulance in the yard,” said Garrett Woods. “It’s fairly unsightly.”
    Another resident reinforced why it was important to keep yards in town looking up to code, at the very least.

  • Court creates a sentence for images showing a minor

    Originally charged with nine counts of possessing or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, Edward C. Satterly accepted a plea deal from the Commonwealth’s Attorney and was sentenced Thursday in Henry County Circuit Court.
    Satterly pleaded guilty to three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of wanton endangerment, first degree.
    The violation was in November of 2013 and Satterly was arrested by Kentucky State Police in April of 2014, according to records in the court case file.

  • FEMA to provide assistance for flooding damage

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of July 11-20.

  • Crash follows chase

    What began as a routine traffic stop Friday night turned into a wild police pursuit through the streets and fields of Pleasureville, ending in an accident.
    Just after 11 p.m., Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Perry was running radar in Pleasureville when he saw a red pickup truck turn from Marcus Street onto Main Street in a reckless manner.
    “He was spinning his tires,” Perry said.

  • Coming Home

    Seven-year-old chocolate lab mix Rusty, the beloved Simmons family pet, couldn’t quite make it back way home after a three-year absence. Fortunately, a family friend helped bridge the last five miles to make the happy reunion possible.
    A neglected looking Rusty showed up outside the Pendleton Dollar General store in early July after the free-roaming companion animal disappeared for nearly half his life, according to Sandy and Jimmy Simmons. They later learned this from their friend and neighbor Angela Hitt and store Manager Tonya Brewer.

  • Celebrating Eminence Day
  • Backpack ministry provides blessings

    Along with hefting schoolbooks home, about 100 elementary-aged Henry County school children carry a backpack full of snacks so they don’t miss a meal over the weekends.
    Now that school has resumed, Sulphur Christian Church threw a funds- and awareness-raiser Aug. 7 to promote the Campbellsburg Elementary School backpack program that six churches assist with, according to Pastor Jeff Maggard.