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Today's News

  • Johnson is KSP Post 5’s first woman trooper

    The latest addition to the force at Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg loves motorcycles and horses, plays football and volleyball and was at the top of her class in marksmanship. “I’m an adrenaline junkie, if there’s something going on I’ll play anything,” Trooper Jennifer Johnson said, “which leads to getting hurt now and then. I’ve had plenty of broken bones.”

    She holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Evansville in Criminal Law and Sociology.

  • Improvements on the way for bypass intersection

    Improvements are on the way for the problematic intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55.

    State transportation officials approved Friday a plan to add turn signals to the intersection, which had been seen as a problem ever since the Shelbyville Bypass opened late last year. But now the improvements -- which should clear up dangerous turns and long backups -- will get an even greater improvement than had been expected.

  • Carroll County’s NAS seeking expansion

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    North American Stainless hopes to win approval this month for a $10-15 million funding package to expand its long products division in Ghent.
    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an inducement resolution Jan. 8 for up to $30 million in bonds and state real estate tax breaks for the NAS project.

  • New law prohibits texting while driving

    By Kristin Sherrard
    Landmark News Service

    Texting and driving? You may want to pull over. On Jan. 1, a state law went into effect to help Kentucky law enforcement officials reduce the dangerous problem of “distracted driving.”

    Anyone caught texting while driving will face a $25 fine for the first offense, plus court costs. Subsequent offenses carry a $50 fine, plus court costs.

    The law also prohibits anyone younger than 18 from using a cell phone, even just to talk, while driving a vehicle. The same fines apply to violators.

  • Constable charged with assault

    A Henry County constable has been arrested and charged with a domestic violence charge of 4th degree assault.

    Henry County third district constable Ryan Hawkins, 26, was arrested around 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, after an incident involving his wife, Mindy.

    Hawkins was charged with 4th degree assault with minor injury.

  • Community Care Clinic to close

    By Jacqueline Stoess-Hack
    Landmark News Service

    A popular medical clinic for uninsured residents will close Feb. 1.
    The Community Care Clinic in La Grange, facilitated by HDB Service Group, will honor all December and January appointments.
    HDB Executive Director Cynthia Stafford said as with any responsible small business, HDB constantly evaluates its capacity to deliver quality services. HDB’s board of directors revently voted to implement two major organizational changes – closing the clinic and altering LOCAL transit bus service.

  • Cats pull away down the stretch

    On a night when the two in-county high schools pushed and shoved for those bragging rights, the Henry County boys’ basketball team used its depth to pull away from Eminence in the closing quarter on Monday, winning 52-36.

    The two teams played even in the early going, and were tied at 23 at the half before the Wildcats went ahead for good midway through the third quarter. The host squad knocked down 9-of-15 free throws during the fourth quarter, outscored Eminence 16-4 during the stretch and pulled away to the 16-point victory.

  • Henry girls drop first 4 in district

    After dropping two more 31st District games last week, the Henry County girls’ basketball team must beat Gallatin County next Monday at home and again on Saturday on the road to not be the fourth seed when the district tournament arrives next month.

  • EHS girls are 1-12 overall after Newport, Collins losses

    Junior center Samantha Congleton will miss at least the next two weeks after twisting her ankle, and the Eminence girls’ basketball team dropped two more games last week for a 1-12 record.
    The Warriors lost to Newport last Tuesday night, 40-26, then to Martha Layne Collins on Friday, 70-22. They have now lost 11 straight with their one win this season against Evangel Christian on Dec. 7.

  • ‘Once a Warrior, always a Warrior’

    In an attempt to unify Eminence Independent Schools, the Board of Education voted that all K-12 students be referred to as the Warriors, and it will be official next Tuesday with a ceremony inside the school-owned Community Life Center at 6:30 p.m.