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Today's News

  • A Heart for Children: Jones raises money for Ugandan home

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Henry County jobless rate falls while other places see an increase

    Unemployment rates rose in 65 Kentucky counties between March 2015 and March 2016, fell in 37 counties, and remained the same in 18, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In this case, Henry County bucked the larger trend.

  • Taking It to the Streets

    Henry County High School celebrated its annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day on Friday. More than 30 students chose to trade in their usual conveyances to school with a variety of farm tractors.

  • Torrey Smith Realty makes donations to school projects
  • Affordable Signs under new management, reopens in New Castle

    Affordable Signs and Apparel, under new ownership, will host a grand opening May 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. in its new location at 29 N. Main St. in New Castle.
    When Clark and Melinda Sampson opted to focus on expanding Infinity Cheer, Angie and Jason Stanley and Vickie and Alan Truman bought Affordable Signs and moved to a central location to serve Henry County.

  • EPD officers in line for salary hike

    Eminence’s 2016-17 fiscal year budget proposes perhaps the city’s largest ever salary increase for patrol officers, Mayor Drane Stephens said at the city council’s May 9 meeting.
    As proposed, the budget projects general fund revenue of nearly $1.77 million and expenses at $1.35 million.
    The budget includes lesser pay hikes for other employees, but puts the emphasis on police officers because Eminence had fallen far behind other governments in the region, he noted while summarizing the proposal.

  • KSP arrests one in child porn case

    A 24-year-old Pendleton man faces three charges after a Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children investigation, according to a KSP news release.
    Detectives launched the investigation after receiving information indicating a Trimble County juvenile allegedly received explicit photographs from a person identified as Jonathan McClain, 24 of Pendleton.  
    After receiving a search warrant, the detectives recovered numerous child pornography images from McClain’s computer, according to the news release.

  • Ag safety day
  • Goodwin appointed to Family Court vacancy

    After a four-month vacancy, the judicial nominating committee has decided La Grange attorney Doreen Goodwin will fill the position of 12th Judicial Circuit, District Two Family Court Judge until November’s election.  
    Goodwin has been practicing law for 26 years. She said she seeks to be strong, kind and consistent in administering the law.

  • Truck wreck blocks Hwy. 146 for hours

    No hazardous waste got into the waterways Tuesday when a commercial truck tipped over in an afternoon storm, according to Henry County emergency management officials.
    At approximately 2:45 p.m., a truck headed to Safety Kleen overturned onto its side on Highway 146 near Rose Hill Estates, according to Jody Rucker, Henry County Emergency Management director. One of the drums out of 94 leaked and fuel spilled from the truck.