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Today's News

  • Rough Crossing

    Families on Wolfpen Road recently learned a status change on their bridge created an impediment for buses, disrupting their normal transportation routine just as students head back to school.
    The Wolfpen Road bridge creek serves as the only way in or out for the estimated 150 or so homes in the Pendleton area. The bridge over a medium-sized creek for the county road dates back to 1919.

  • Dawson hears her sentence for arson

    Yvonne Dawson, who pleaded guilty to arson and trafficking in a controlled substance last month, received her sentence Aug. 4 in Oldham County Circuit Court.
    Dawson will serve five years for each trafficking charge and another 10 years for the arson, with all three to be served concurrently for a total of 10 years. Her sentence was probated after she was given credit for time served. She’ll be on probation for five years.

  • Harvest Showcase
  • Worship ends in shootout
  • Annual festival draws thousands thanks to teamwork

    I was honored to serve as this year’s chairperson for the Henry County Harvest Showcase, now in its 17th year. We had a wonderful day Saturday for the showcase. The weather cooperated and we estimate that between 3,300 and 3,500 people attended the festival. 

    An event of that size is truly an undertaking and there are many individuals to thank for the success of this year’s Harvest Showcase.

  • Local Buzz, Aug. 3, 2016

    Church Activities

    The Trimble County Hymnsing will be held Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Callis Grove Camp Ground off New Hope Road and 421 in Bedford. 

    The sanctuary of Eminence Christian Church at 5333 South Main Street is open each Wednesday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. for quiet prayer and meditation. 

  • Public Record, Aug. 3, 2016

    Grand Jury Indictments, July 2016

    Deidre Hayden, DOB 04/09/1993, Smithfield – possession of a controlled substance, first degree (heroin); possession of a controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia

    Austin Doane, DOB 08/17/1984, Smithfield - possession of a controlled substance, first degree (heroin); possession of a controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Roberts still calls Henry County home

    sports@hclocal.com

    Former Henry County High School athlete Jamie Roberts has lived outside of Henry County most of his adult life, but he still thinks of himself as a Henry Countian first.

    “I severely miss Henry County,” Roberts said. “It’s in my blood. I take great pride in saying ‘I’m from New Castle.’ I still call it home even though I’ve been away for nearly 15 years.

  • Campbells make Sharpshooters a success

    sports@hclocal.com

    Twelve years ago Dennis Campbell, Todd Toole and Tim Pollard revived the Henry County 4-H Shooting Club according to Dennis’ wife Jeanie.

    That first group had four young shooters in it.

    Today, the Sharpshooters, as the club is known, have over 30 young people involved and have been one of the most successful youth shooting groups in the state.

  • Brown's goal is to make EHS a winner

    sports@hclocal.com

    New Eminence Warriors boys’ basketball Coach Dale Brown has lofty ambitions for his basketball team this year. He plans to implement the style of basketball he learned in college from Rick Pitino to turn Eminence into a pressing, running, 3-point shooting threat in the Eighth Region.