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Today's News

  • Crash claims the life of Defoe man

    A well-known competitor in the horse-pulling world has died of injuries he received in a head-on traffic accident in Shelby County.

    Oscar David Ethington, 69, of Defoe  was killed Friday when the Ford pickup truck he was driving was struck by another driver who veered across the center line of Ky. 55, about two miles north of the intersection with the Shelbyville Bypass.

    The other driver, Susan Hughes, 42, of Sparta was taken to the University of Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

  • Public Record for the week of Sept. 19

    Marriages

    Kelly N. Sharp, 25, Lockport, to Christopher L. Satterly, 26, Lockport.

    Tina G. Ross, 37, Smithfield, to Harold T. Carter, 48, Smithfield.

    Zoning permits

    Sanctuary Homes, 363 Elm Tree Place, Eminence, 8/6, house, fee $294, value $195,000.

    Garry Cook, 4607 Jackson Road, Eminence, 8/10, garage, fee $58, value $1,500.

  • A dose of Reality (Farms)

    Roy Jackson’s father dreamed he and his son could farm together.

    Jackson continues his father’s dream with his own son on Reality Farms near New Castle.

    Roy and Judy Jackson moved their farm from Delaware, Ohio, when urban sprawl started infringing on their farm and way of life. Their daughter Laura had married local attorney and farmer Keith Jeffries, and Henry County seemed like the place where they have both a family and a farm. Roy and Judy, both in their 60s, brought their son Matt with them.

  • Denise Perry named DPP of the Year

    Submitted by Sandy Powell

    Denise Perry, Director of Student Services for Henry County Public Schools, received the Kentucky Director of Pupil Personnel of the Year Award at the KDPP Fall Institute on Sept. 13.  This prestigious award is presented annually to recognize one outstanding educational leader who serves in the role of Director of Pupil Personnel.

  • Two eluding KSP in meth lab case

    A Pendleton woman and her son are missing and eluding law enforcement while family members face charges related to a meth lab bust.

    Mother Christina Walker, 37, and her son John Walker, 21, both have eluded arrest since the end of May.

  • The curing season

    In the wake of the summer drought, local tobacco farmers remain optimistic.

    While soybean yields are down and corn crops continue to be counted as a loss, tobacco looks better than it did the previous year for local farmers like Dean Clubb.

    “You won’t know till you put it on the scale,” Clubb said. “For quality tobacco it needs to get cured right, but it has remained remarkable given the drought.”

  • Small businesses are a big deal

    By Lance Minnis

     

    This being an election year, the economy is a constant topic on the news, in the blogs, around the counter and the dinner table.

    This is normal and usual, and for someone in my line of work, daily grist for my mill. However, the current state of our economy is not usual, and normal election year hype has given way to extraordinary partisan exaggeration centered on how to move forward towards growth and economic health.

  • Quiet county is buzzing with activity

    Henry County may look quiet, but if you explore the many things going on around this beautiful area, you will find variety and fun for all ages.

  • Homemade Pie and Ice Cream coming to Prospect

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    North Oldham residents with a sweet tooth will have a new place to grab a bite when a new dessert shop opens in Prospect.

    Popular local chain Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen will open in mid-October on U.S. 42 at the corner of River Road.

    Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle said the company has looked for a Prospect location for about four years — and thinks he found the perfect spot in the former Java Brewing Company.

  • Defense shines against Bellevue

    The script for the Henry County Wildcats’ second home game couldn’t have been more different from the first game.

    In the Wildcats’ win over Walton-Verona, the scoring came thick and fast from the opening kickoff.

    In Friday night’s homecoming win, the Cats and Bellevue Tigers had trouble finding the endzone. But the Cats got their offense going in the second quarter and then held on to win 13-6.