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Today's News

  • Couponing 101: Keys to winning the game

    By Darby Dugan

  • A brief introduction to Planning and Zoning

    Greetings from the Henry County Planning and Zoning Office. I am Jody Rucker, Planning and Zoning Coordinator and Solid Waste Manager for Henry County I have been on the job about 9 months now. I will be writing a article about every 6 weeks in an effort to answer some questions regarding planning and zoning, solid waste ordinances, and other areas that our office is involved with. This article will be set up like a question and answer session. Our office and the Henry County Local will be reviewing questions/suggestions for future articles.

  • Overreaching health care law an obstacle to jobs

    Even before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was law, many Americans argued that the bill’s requirement for everyone to have health insurance (also known as the individual mandate) was overreaching and even unconstitutional. Since then, this mandate has become the subject of numerous court cases across the country.
    Last month, I joined more than 100 of my colleagues to sign an amicus brief in support of these challenges to the constitutionality of the health care law and urging the Supreme Court to consider this case.

  • Public record for the week of Nov. 16

    Property Transfers

  • Vandals target one grave in Point Pleasant cemetery

    Officials are seeking information on vandalism reported over the weekend at Point Pleasant Cemetery.

    Detective Danny Stivers of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that family members noticed damage to the headstone at the grave of Lewis Jennings. Stivers said Jennings’ mother had visited the gravesite on Saturday and everything was fine. However, on Sunday, police were told that a visiting family member who stopped by the cemetery on the way back home to Ohio reported finding damage there.

  • Pair arrested for 2-county, 3-car spree

    A Bedford couple was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 8, on several charges of car theft after a spree that started Monday, Nov. 7 in Trimble County and ended in Henry County.

    According to a news release, Kentucky State Police Troopers Brad Arterburn and Trooper Zack Morris were recovering a stolen Ford Mustang on Wooded Ridge Road in Henry County when they spotted the couple in a minivan, which also turned out to be stolen.

  • Suit seeks legal definition of 
'territory'

    This afternoon new case law could be made, defining just what a “territory” is under state laws regarding local option votes.

    On Oct. 19, Joe Yates filed a civil suit on behalf of New Castle resident Linda Golden against Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent.

  • HCSO makes arrest in Cook’s robbery

    A bit of luck and some good, old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of the man who allegedly robbed Cook’s Pharmacy employees at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Detective Danny Stivers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Brandon L. French, 31, of Bagdad was arrested Friday night, Nov. 11, while being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Stivers said after the robbery, he had contacted Officer Rodney Kidd of the Simpsonville Police Department, which had been investigating a similar crime there.

  • Budget will be top priority in 2012 
session

    When the General Assembly opens the 2012 Regular Session in early January, there is no doubt what the top issue will be: enacting the state’s budget for the next two years.  Redrawing state House, Senate and congressional districts, something done after each census, will likely be prominent as well, especially in the session’s opening weeks.

  • Using best practices to improve government

    Advances in computer and information technology are changing the way we live and work.  While the private sector has set the pace using new technology to improve performance, government lags behind.  The failure to adopt these best practices makes government agencies and programs less efficient in delivering service to Americans and less cost-effective for taxpayers.