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Today's News

  • Defense hints at strategy

    editor@hclocal.com

    Defense indicates entrapment could be a strategy for the Henry County woman who allegedly solicited a murder for hire against her ex-husband.

    Shirley Truman, 68, of New Castle stood before Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad and announced her position against ex-husband Donnie Trail.

    “For the record, I want them to know I wouldn’t harm a hair on his head,” Truman said.

  • Jeffries recognized statewide

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Melissa Jeffries has been working for the Henry County Public Schools system for the last decade. And recently, she was acknowledged by the state as the Kentucky School Nurse of the Year. To hear Jeffries tell it, though, her job has always been rewarding, even without the hardware to prove it.

  • Community center may open for C’burg Day

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Campbellsburg City Council hopes to have the community center ready in time for Campbellsburg Day in June, but according to Mayor Rex Morgan more preliminary work still needs to be done.

  • Hometown Pizza wall art part of the community

    By Alix Mattingly

    Landmark News Service

    Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in it’s second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”

  • Under the sea

     

    news@hclocal.com

    This year marks a change in leadership in Eminence Independent Schools’ theatre program. The revamped program’s first show, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, was performed last week on Thursday and Friday, and was met with sold out crowds and excellent community response.

    Alethea Coffee, the family liaison for Eminence schools, leads the new program. Coffee says that she hopes the program can give “a voice to the voiceless,” in the school system.

  • Public records for the week of March 19

    Sheriff Arrests

    Nicole Wentworth, FNS, arrested by Dean Murray 3/7.

    Kenneth Price, leaving scene of an accident, arrested by Keith Perry 3/11.

    Jericha Armstrong, failure to answer interrogators arrested by Rick Nelson 3/13.

    Keegan Berry, criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd, arrested by Rick Nelson 3/13.

    Truman Staples, FTA arrested by Rick Nelson 3/13.

    James Huff III, TBUT greater than $10,000, arrested by Rick Nelson, 3/13.

    Carrie Wallings, failure to comply, FTA, FTP, arrested by Keith Perry.

  • Couple in sex abuse case appear for arraignment in circuit court

     

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Spencer County couple arrested on multiple charges of sex abuse while living in Eminence during 2012 appeared in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, March 13.

    Brett Smith, 36, of Fisherville appeared in Henry County Circuit Court on a $50,000 property lien bond. Court documents showed Charles and Janet Hines signed the bond for a house at 344 Wilsonville Road in Fisherville for $10,000 at 10 percent of a $100,000 bond.

  • District 3 Magistrate Primary Candidates

    Which of the county resources (fire department, sheriff’s department, etc.) do you feel deserves the most attention, financially?

    Morris: Fire departments. There are several satellite departments scattered throughout the county. These departments carry a fire rating protection class of 9. Ratings run 1 through 10, with 10 being the highest insurance price. I would like to focus on these departments by assisting financially, or grants to better equip them and improve the ratings, which in turn would decrease the residential insurance costs.

  • Henry County woman dies in I-71 accident

    by Alix Mattingly

    A five-vehicle accident left one woman dead and sent another three to the hospital, while shutting down traffic on southbound Interstate 71 for hours Tuesday.

    Sherry Bray, 48, of Pendleton, died after a box truck struck her vehicle and pushed it under a semi-truck, Oldham County Police said. She died at the scene due to her injuries.

    Oldham County Police were dispatched to the accident around 9:30 a.m. The accident occurred near the Oldham/Jefferson County line, over Haunz Lane.

  • Take 5 with Alethea Coffee

    Basic bio

    Chicago, Illinois native

    Family Liaison for Eminence Public Schools

    Lives in Shelby County

    How did you come to be in your position with Eminence Schools?