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Today's News

  • Judge gives Martin the full 580

    During a sentencing hearing last week, Joseph David Martin remained defiant regarding the crimes for which he was found guilty by a Henry County jury in April.

    In April, Martin was found guilty of 31 charges related to having sex with an underage female over the course of three years beginning when the victim was 13. After finding him guilty, the jury recommended Martin receive the maximum — 580 years.

  • Council member making good on promise

    Eminence City Councilman Tom Shroyer will make good on his promise to pursue a preservation ordinance starting next month.

    During contentious Eminence City Council meetings earlier this year, residents voiced concern involving the arrival of CVS and the demolition of the Eminence Deposit Bank and three buildings on the National Historic Registry which made up part of Eminence’s historic business district.

  • Heroin use up; drug arrests down

    Drug statistics from Kentucky State Police Post 5 show a decrease in drug cases, but a shift from methamphetamine and prescription pills to heroin.

    In data provided by Ali Parham, Criminal Intelligence Analyst II for KSP Post 5, there  were 48 drug cases opened by any Henry County law enforcement from Jan. 1, 2012, to June 25, 2012.

    Marijuana accounted for 25 of those cases and six methamphetamine cases. The heroin cases only accounted for two reported cases.

  • Disc golf league looks to ace local interest

    New Castle Christian Church minister Tommy Lanham loved disc golf so much that when he looked for a job he also looked for the nearest disc golf course.

    “I was looking in February 2010 for a position and I looked for the nearest disc golf course,” Lanham said. “The nearest course was either Frankfort or Louisville. When I did the leadership class with Pat Wallace and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, I convinced them to put in a course at Harry Hill Park in 2011 as our project.”

  • HCPS hopes to train students, teachers, parents to be leaders

    The Henry County Public School District will start training its school employees and parent volunteers as leaders in a program based on Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

    The Leader in Me program facilitates the principles of Covey’s philosophy into an educational model that empowers teachers, students, parent volunteers and the school system’s employees.

  • Henry County Fair 4-H, FFA and Homemaker categories

    GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS - 2013 HENRY COUNTY FAIR

    1. The Fairgrounds will be open for the reception of all articles for exhibition in the 4-H, FFA and Open Class with the exception of livestock from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Monday July 1st 2013 entries to be made in the 4-H Center Exhibition Hall.

  • Public Record for the week of June 26

    Marriages

    Linda Thomas, 32, Sulphur to Michael Thomas Jr. 36, Sulphur.

    Divorces

    Michael Luttrell,33, Eminence, and Melissa Luttrell,31,Eminence.

    Richard Payton,33, Eminence, and Cresta Payton, 31, Eminence.

    Pedro Hernandez, 36, Shelbyville, and Rhonda Hernandez, 38, Shelbyville.

    Property Transfers

  • Welcome back to square one

    By Joe Yates

  • Relay for Life

    The 2013 Relay For Life included students who participated in the first Relay Recess campaign throughout the county. The student participation made a large impact on fundraising totals. Eastern Elementary raised more than $4,000 .
    As of Monday, June 24, Henry County’s Relay For Life has reached 94 percent of its goal totaling a little more than  $67,000.

     

  • Fees: Gone to the dogs

    Fees at the Henry-Trimble County Animal Control Shelter soon will increase.

    Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt said the fees will be adjusted, pending approval of both counties.

    For the first time, the shelter is considering fees for owners who surrender multiple animals.