Today's News

  • Public Records, November 16, 2016

    Henry County Circuit Court Arraignments, Nov. 2016

    Timothy Payton – pleaded not guilty to assault, first degree; and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense

    Jared Roberts – pleaded not guilty to two counts of theft of identity of another without consent

    Michael Trask – pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, second degree

  • Teaching more than X's and O's at HCHS


    Henry County High School Athletic Director Jon Kasten has instituted a new community outreach program for all Wildcat sports teams this year.

    “The idea is to give back to the community because they give us so much,” Kasten said. “Just go up to the football field and see all the help the community has given us. It’s the same with basketball and other sports. So we want to give back.”

    Many of the teams are still in the planning stages for their programs but some of the teams have already helped out.

  • Modern gun deer season under way

    By Kevin Kelley

    Shredded bark on saplings, fresh scrapes along old logging trails and trail camera snapshots of passing bucks are encouraging signs that deer activity is picking up across Kentucky and just in time.

    The statewide modern firearm deer season opened Saturday. Arguably the most widely anticipated of the fall hunting opportunities, it’s structured to coincide with the peak of fall breeding, known as the rut.

  • Questions abound for Cards and Cats fans

    As one unbeaten team after another fell on Saturday, the talking heads began to make excuses as to why the University of Louisville football team should be left out of the college football playoff.

    Some said it was because they had lost to Clemson, therefore Clemson should still be ahead of them.

    None of them ever mentioned the interference call that wasn’t called that prevented another Louisville touchdown that would have helped them beat Clemson.

  • Sports briefs

    Warrior Madness

    The Eminence Warriors basketball teams will host their annual Warrior Madness this Friday, Nov. 18.

    The girls’ team will scrimmage at 6 p.m. with the boys’ team immediately following.

    There will be door prizes and other activities for kids during intermissions.

    Meet the Wildcats

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team will host Meet the Wildcats this Thursday, Nov. 17.

  • Leadership Henry County ready to pursue park project

    The discussion of which community project the members of Leadership Henry County should pursue went right down to the wire. Participants brainstormed a dozen ideas and then whittled them down to three: a Henry County oral history project packaged in a podcast; a flagpole at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park; and planting a variety of native trees for educational purposes at the park. The group decided on the arboretum about five minutes before their graduation began at the Henry County Chamber dinner Nov. 11.

  • CES says thank you on Veterans Day

    Second and fifth graders at Campbellsburg Elementary School teamed up for a Veterans Day program Friday that traced patriotic songs over the years, belting out such songs as “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “The Star Spangled Banner,””She’s a Grand Old Flag,” “America the Beautiful” and more. Above, the audience joined in on the national anthem. Brayden McGehee joined in to play “Reveille” and “Taps.”

  • Crawford faces kidnapping, drug charges

    A 43-year-old Shelbyville man faces charges from an alleged Nov. 2 kidnapping that began in Bedford and concluded in Pendleton, according to authorities. Kentucky State Police got involved when the victim escaped from the suspect vehicle at Love Stuff and called for help.
    Authorities arrested Robbie Cecil Crawford after receiving a call from Sandra Dawson, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, spokesman for KSP Post 5.

  • Zoeller to spend 10 years behind bars for rape

    Leo Zoeller dropped his gaze to a spot on the floor while two victim impact statements were read aloud in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday prior to his sentencing for first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sodomy against an 11-year-old victim. The amended charges were part of his plea deal after facing original charges of three counts of incest, rape in the first degree, two counts of sodomy in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree. Zoeller pleaded guilty to the lesser charges in August.

  • Cummings rides Republican wave to fiscal court

    The first female magistrate elected to Henry County Fiscal Court attributes at least a part of her historic win to the dominance of the Republican party at the polls in Kentucky and across the nation Nov. 8.
    As voters across the country defied predictions and public polling to send Republican Donald Trump to the White House, as well as those statewide who wrested the balance of power of Kentucky’s House of Representatives away from the Democrats, locals chose Terri Cummings over Tony Moffett to fill the fiscal court vacancy for the 4th District.