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Today's News

  • Public Record for the week of March 27

    Marriages

    Deanne Johnson, 42, Eminence, to Adam Russell West, 48, Eminence.

    Maria de Lourdes Salazar, 31, Pleasureville, to Timothy Donald Moore, 29, Pleasureville.

    Desiree A. McGraw, 27, Pleasureville, to Derrick A. Ison, 28, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Joseph Ryan Scheuring, 29, Pendleton, and Heaven Leigh Johnson, 25, Pendleton.

  • Thunder rolls on HC sex offenders

     The Henry County Sheriff’s Department hosted a five-county sex offender compliance check sweep, called Operation Rolling Thunder, with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies last week.

    The U.S. Marshals Service from the eastern district of Kentucky coordinated the sweep by supplying law enforcement with 168 sex offender dossiers for the five counties of Trimble, Henry, Gallatin, Shelby and Carroll.

    There are 31 registered sex offenders in Henry County, according to the Kentucky State Police registry.

  • This Tank has two sides

    Just as every road has two sides, so does David “Tank” Danner.

    Danner will have 28 years of service in July with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Danner has also played bass for 38 years in some of the county’s most noteworthy bands — or was asked to sit in with them. 

  • Fiscal Court weighs deed fee increase

    The Henry County Fiscal Court is set to tackle a potential increase in property deed fees, the question appears only to be just how much those fees will increase.

    Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas addressed the magistrates on behalf of the Fire Chiefs’ Association, saying while the deed fees haven’t changed since being enacted in 2002, their costs have.

  • Deposit Bank is history

    Eminence’s historic district got a permanent alteration last week as developers demolished several buildings, making way for a CVS Pharmacy and McDonald’s.

    Among the demolished were the former Eminence Deposit Bank building, the former Foree Automotive building and what once was Slaughter’s Dry Goods.

    A spokesperson for Project Builders of Atlanta, who works with the Five Star Development Company, said the developers knew how much the bank building meant to the community.

  • City considering economic development

    When the Pleasureville City Commission gathers next week for its monthly business meeting, economic development likely will be on the agenda.

    At least two commission members are devoted to revitalizing the city, and if this month’s meeting was any indication, so are many residents.

  • Case charged with sexual misconduct

    A Henry County man pled not guilty last week in Henry County District Court to having sex with a 14-year-old girl and sending her numerous obscene images on a cell phone.

    Adam Case, 19, of Eminence allegedly had sex with the girl three times and sent her more than 10 images of his genitals and obscene material on a cell phone.

  • Banta hired as an assistant VP of Citizens Deposit Bank

    Henry County native Zach Banta loves coming back home and working in the county he’s from.

    Citizens Deposit Bank recently hired Banta as a business development officer and the assistant vice president of the Eminence branch. Banta graduated from Henry County High School in 2003. He graduated from UK in 2007 where he majored in telecommunications with a minor in business.

    “I had been working at Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville and I am really glad to come back home and to the community I grew up in,” Banta said.

  • ‘It goes to a good cause’

    Tim Casey always wondered where his donation money for the American Cancer Society went.

    In January, Casey went to the emergency room after experiencing an exorbitant amount of pain and swelling in his stomach. The hospital kept him. Four days later test results indicated he had biliary cancer.

    “They did an X-ray, biopsy and blood test,” Casey said. “I had worked the day before and I have never been really sick a day in my life. I was shocked.”

  • Lady Cats down Lady Raiders

    The Henry County Lady Cats opened their season with a slugfest against Trimble County on Friday evening in Bedford. The Lady Cats fell behind early and then battled back to win the game 13-8.

    Freshman Shelby Ray who had 5 RBIs for the Cats knocked in the winning run in the 6th with a groundout that scored senior Krista DeBurger.