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Today's News

  • Local foods featured at Harvest Showcase

    By Jesse Harp
    news@hclocal.com

    Farm-fresh produce, interactive workshops and live entertainment can be found at the 17th annual Harvest Showcase at the Henry County fairgrounds on Saturday July 30. The event strives to support local farmers and shed a light on agricultural resources that can be found all throughout the community.
    “It’s really about celebrating and ‘ag-vocating’ our rural community,” Harvest Showcase spokesman Jakob Beckley said, with a play on the word “advocating.”

  • Hagan pleads to lesser charges

    Charles Thomas Hagan, who faced four felony counts of sexual abuse stemming from an incident in 2014, pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Trimble County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Having moved his case from Henry to Trimble County in order to beat the impending deadline of a July 26 jury trial, Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad accepted Hagan’s guilty plea to four counts of sexual abuse, second degree, which are Class A misdemeanor charges.
    Original charges against Hagan were classified at the Class D felony level, sexual abuse in the first degree.

  • Cheap and Close: Kentucky River WMA
  • Coffee makes EIS history as first assistant superintendent

    Eminence Independent Schools don’t shy away from making history and this upcoming school year is no exception.
    Not only will the school be debuting its largest renovation project ever in the Edhub, students, parents and staff will be introduced to the district’s first assistant superintendent, although many will already know him.
    Thom Coffee, who previously served the district as the instructional supervisor, will now take on additional responsibilities and fill a role made necessary by exponential growth and changing needs for administrative support, said EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry.

  • Blanford arrested for confrontation

    An Eminence man who shot himself in the chest during a confrontation with police July 12 now faces criminal charges, according to information from the Eminence Police Department.
    Chief Kevin Kemper, Officer Phillip Parham and a Kentucky State Police trooper responded to a call from an Eminence woman who reported her husband was “acting out,” as well as a second report of an aggressive driver nearly running another vehicle off the road on Main Street.

  • Public Record, July 20, 2016

    KSP arrests

    David Holland, 20, Shelbyville — arrested July 13 at Old Carmon Road by Trooper Sturgill for a warrant

    Walker Holcomb, 30, New Castle — arrested July 17 at Court Street, New Castle, by Trooper Sturgill for a bench warrant

    HC Sheriff

    Gina McFarland – arrested July 11 by Deputy Perry for possession of marijuana; possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia, Henry County

  • DAVA new member
  • School's out, learning continues

    Some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs take place, oddly enough, when the school year is over.

    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting and learn in ways that often extend beyond the traditional classroom.

    The Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) is perhaps the most well-known of these. It began in 1983 and now serves more than 1,100 students each summer over several campuses across the commonwealth.

  • My nephew's reaction to a mugging was the worst

    When I attended college at the University of Cincinnati following the path of least resistance to earn my English degree with a minor in journalism, my fourth-floor walkup studio apartment stood just across from the campus in the crowded neighborhood at the corner of Clifton and McMillan streets. It featured a healthy business district that catered to students and fraternity members.

  • Local buzz, July 20, 2016

    Church Activities and Services

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will host a Community Youth Choir Workshop and Concert for youths ages 5 to 18. The workshop is Saturday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road. The concert is Sunday, July 31, at 4 p.m. at Collins High School Auditorium.