Today's News

  • Court asked to take a stand against drugs

    Making a $23,000 unexpected excess funds payment to Henry County Fiscal Court Jan. 17, Sheriff Danny Cravens immediately asked the magistrates to use that money in the fight against illegal drugs.
    Speaking at the fiscal court’s regular January meeting, Cravens segued from a report summing up the Henry County Sheriff’s Office activity in 2016 — dispatched 3,142 times through the Kentucky State Police Post 5 and received 931 requests for assistance from the public — to a need for extra resources to combat illegal drug activity.  

  • EIS kindergarten bulks up equipment with video contest win

    Jennifer McMillan’s kindergarten class at Eminence Elementary School will have new ways to “get their wiggles out” after winning $1,000 from a fitness-themed contest sponsored by Lexington-based Laura’s Lean Beef.
    Part of the Meyer Natural Foods family of natural and organic brands, company officials launched the “Laura’s in Motion” on National Child Health Day last October, opening the submission of videos to schools across the country.

  • Speed, alcohol factors in Ky. 55 crash

    A single-vehicle wreck on South Main Street just north of Mulberry Street early Jan. 13 tangled up traffic in cable and downed telephone poles for hours, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    Before it came to a rest in the 2 a.m. crash, the 2014 Nissan Rogue, which belongs to Laura Steele of Frankfort, took out three of the utility poles and one fire hydrant.

  • History Comes Alive

    History and “wax figures” came alive for Campbellsburg Elementary School students recently as fifth-graders taught about the patriots of the Revolutionary War.
    The stations at the Living Wax Museum lining the Campbellsburg halls Jan. 17 featured multiple Patrick Henrys, several of the earliest presidents and a lot of folks with the last name Adams, but also some less prominent names from the war seeking American independence from Great Britain.

  • Local mother gets national attention for ‘stirring the pot’

    While keeping a vigil at her daughter’s bedside at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital during a life-threatening bout with Crohn’s disease, Tiffany Wigginton Carnal began campaigning for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky.
    Lyndi Carnal, 17, has spent months in the hospital recovering from further complications and surgeries necessitated by Crohn’s, a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract.
    Symptoms of the disease include pain and cramping, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, weight loss and more.

  • Fire departments converge on Batts Lane fire
  • Artful Imagination

    A fourth-grader at Campbellsburg Elementary not only knows to keep her teeth strong through a healthy diet, she also won a nationwide recognition in a dental hygiene-themed contest.
    Audrey Hayes, a 9-year-old who has been a gifted and talented student in art since kindergarten, won a $500 prize for herself and $500 for school art supplies through the Colgate Bright Smiles Contest.
    Humanities teacher Jessica Page encouraged visual arts students to draw ways to keep teeth healthy last school year, and Audrey’s offering was particularly imaginative.

  • Bond for Carman set at $1 million

    In a video arraignment Jan. 10 from the Carroll County Detention Center, Randall Eugene Carman II pleaded not guilty to a single charge of murder.
    Carman, 22 of Pleasureville, was arrested Jan. 9 after he engaged in a “verbal and physical altercation” with 23-year-old Zachary Fluhr of Louisville. Fluhr had accompanied a woman to Carman’s residence to help her collect her belongings, according to court documents.

  • 100 percent of eligible HCHS students registered to vote

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes honored Henry County High School with the Georgia Davis Powers Award Jan. 13 and asked the civic-minded students there to help get out the vote in the future.
    All of the 49 eligible students at the high school had registered to vote, but Grimes noted that’s only the first step in Election Day participation. If the registered voters don’t go to the polls, somebody else gets to decide who will represent them in the Kentucky General Assembly, federal representatives in Congress and president.

  • Ellis gets 12 years

    In pleading guilty to two crimes in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, Curtis E. Ellis will serve 12 years in jail.
    Ellis, 30 of Pleasureville, was originally charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12 and persistent felony offender.