Today's News

  • Hoops takes on hunger May 15

    Henry County High School will host a “Hoops for Hunger” event May 15 at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park, beginning at noon.
    Think of nine people you see on a daily basis; one of those people is probably suffering from food insecurity, according to a news release from Henry County High School student Austin Craigmyle.
    The faces of hunger could be faces you see every day, faces you work with, faces you see at church, or faces you go to school with.

  • Eastern students of the month

    Eastern Elementary students of the month for March include front row, from left: Alex Kelley, Conner Shaw, Alaina Tingle and Camden Clubb; back row: Izzy Hunt, Collin King, Hannah Downey, Kylee Morris, Cameron Shryock and Destiny McCarthy.

  • Students, community members learn cattle breeding method

    During spring break when many students were lounging on the beach or sitting in front of the television, 10 students from Henry County High and Middle schools were learning about bovine reproduction, synchronization and artificial insemination (AI), according to agriculture teacher Lindsey Davie.  
    Mario Gamboa, Joseph Fischer, Naphtali Adams, Morgan Bohannon, Emma Topp, Keirstin Prentice, Sarah Mobley, Krystin Moody, Jordan Jackson and Chris Shaw enrolled in an AI class, which was held April 6 through 8 for six hours a day.  

  • Local Buzz for April 20, 2016

    Church Activities and Services
    Pleasant View Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor’s sixth anniversary on Sunday, April 24. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Rev. Lloyd Watkins, associate minister, Kenwood Northeast Baptist Church, Crestwood. The 3 p.m. guest and speaker will be the Rev. Ronald Walker, Shelby Congregational Methodist Church, Shelbyville, along with his congregation.  Lunch will be served at 2 p.m.

  • Public record for April 20, 2016

    Circuit court Arraignment

    Zavian D. Banta – pleaded not guilty to two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (heroin)
    Jose F. Maldonado – pleaded not guilty to assault, second degree and three counts of wanton endangerment, first degree

  • Using ladders safely

    Just within the last couple of weeks I have had two friends and one family member take a tumble from a ladder.  Two were not injured seriously but one received both a broken shoulder and two broken bones in one leg and also suffered a heart attack while in the hospital.
    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 180,000 ladder-related injuries get treated in hospital emergency departments each year.
    Here are some important procedures to follow to prevent injuries when using ladders:

  • Keep black shank out of tobacco fields

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Public Records, April 13, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Todd Humphrey, DOB 5/23/1997, New Albany Ind. — arrested April 5 at 205 Pendleton Road by Trooper Gonterman for possession of a defaced firearm; carrying a concealed weapon; possession of marijuana; public intoxication; resisting arrest; trafficking in marijuana; possession of a controlled substance, meth; trafficking in a controlled a substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Budget unresolved

    This week, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to wrap up the 2016 legislative session.

    While this time traditionally has been set aside just to consider whether the House and Senate should override any vetoes a governor might issue, we have begun in recent years to also use this time to vote on other bills that were unresolved before the veto recess.  This year, the biggest of those is the state’s two-year budget.

  • Join the fight against addiction

    By John Logan Brent, Henry County Judge-Executive

    The Jan. 6 Shelby County newspaper caught my eye — the headline read, “The Heroin Epidemic.”  The bold print read, “2 fatal and up to 10 overdoses in a week.”  

    Our EMS director came in later that day and I questioned him if our EMS was responding to many overdose calls.  He sighed and answered, “Yes, about two a week.”  

    Working with the public not a lot shocks you, but this did.