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Today's News

  • Second suspect in Feb. 26 shooting caught

    A second suspect in a Feb. 26 shooting in Henry County was located in central Indiana after tips came into the Kentucky State Police Post 5, according to a KSP spokesman.
    Authorities sought Marvin Abrego, 35, of La Grange after an incident on L’Esprit Parkway.

  • Queen and King of New Castle

    Norma Jean Heightchew and Willie Poe were recently voted Queen and King of the New Castle Nursing and Rehab.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary serves up soup with seuss
  • Drug forum dedicated to prevention

    To promote greater understanding of the current substance abuse crisis and what can be done about it, several community partners will host an educational drug forum, set for March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4-H building.

  • Wheels for Tayte

    A group of Eminence Elementary School students recently used their passion project as a vehicle to help their friend enhance his mobility.
    The original goal of the “Wheels for Tayte” effort involved building a hoverboard wheelchair for Tayte Hernandez, a third-grader who has cerebral palsy and panhypopituitarism, according to teacher Kelli Meadows, who facilitated the group of 27 third to fifth-graders.
    With strong community support, that mission expanded to also benefit a first-grader, Adin Tapp, who faces similar issues as Tayte.

  • HC student arrested for having a gun

    An 18-year-old senior from Henry County High School arrested for having a gun on school grounds has been released from jail.
    On March 7, Fernando Smither of Pleasureville was allegedly overheard by another student at school saying, “It didn’t matter what happens” that “he had a gun in the glove box in his car outside in [the] parking lot,” according to a citation issued by Sgt. Chase Dewitt of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

  • Drug use led to stand-off with police

    Joseph Blanford admitted he was under the influence of drugs when he took Eminence Police officers on a wild chase through the city’s streets then pulled out a gun and shot himself.
    In Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday, Blanford pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, one count of first-degree wanton endangerment and assault fourth degree (domestic violence, minor injury). Charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident were dismissed.

  • Finding Gospel in the Charlie Daniels Band

    The best way to learn is to teach or mentor another person. 

    Through the years of my ministry, I’ve mentored a number of seminary students who were serving churches in our county. One of those was Bert Montgomery who served the Campbellsburg Baptist Church while attending Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. (By the way, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky is located on the campus of Georgetown College.)

  • Local Buzz, March 8, 2017

    Church Activities

    Pleasureville United Methodist Church Saturday will host a chili, white chili and bean soup fundraiser to benefit the women’s group March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Buy bowls of chili or soup, plus homemade deserts and drinks for separate charges or buy a meal. Carry out is available.

  • Public Records, March 8, 2017

    KSP arrests

    Thelmo Reynoso, 33, Shelbyville — arrested March 1 at Campbellsburg Road by Trooper Dykes for operating on a DUI suspended license; speeding; and failure to illuminate headlamps

    Carl Downey, 27, New Castle — arrested March 1 at South Main Street, New Castle, by Trooper Brewer for a warrant