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Today's News

  • Coach's Corner-Todd Gilley

    Basic bio

    Age:

    51

    Birthplace:

    Edmonton, Ky.

    High School:

    Metcalf County

    College:

    University of Kentucky

    Teaching position:

    Physical Education and Athletic Director

    Coaching Background:

    Bardstown Bethlehem/ Henry Co. / Oldham Co./ Henry Co.  all as head coach

    Husband/Wife/Children: Wife Cheryl, daughter Amanda, son Matthew

    Outside interests:

    I enjoy golf, and going to the lake

    Why did you get into coaching?

  • Celebrated Calling

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Rev. Dr. W. H. Goatley Sr.’s local civil rights and mission-ministry work in Eminence crosses paths with the nation’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Water project: More splash, less cash

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Water District’s Morton Ridge Road project will impact the five counties the district serves with a greener infrastructure and less money spent delivering it.

    Through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, the Henry County Water District is replacing a 12-inch  waterline with a 20-inch line across 44 properties in Trimble County. The increased diameter equates to larger amounts of water using less electricity.

  • Hamming it up
  • Student of the Week: 5th grader Mia Hall from New Castle Elementary

     

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. I don’t really know why. It’s fun. I like doing multiplication and division.

    Do you have any pets?

    Three dogs: Henry, Oscar and Mookie.

    Two cats: Buddy and Town-Town.

    What do you do for fun?

    Play with animals. I throw their toys and we play fetch. They run after them. We play by the creek and the woods. I like to jump on my trampoline.

    Have a favorite movie?

    The Hunger Games.

    Like any particular music?

  • Your choice and your vote are a part of your duty

    By Jon Park

    I recently read a post on Facebook that basically said there are those who are willing to sit out the election next November, if their candidate does not win the primary.

    And that is how we ended up with four more years of Barack ‘I have a pen and a phone’ Obama, and ‘Get Over It’ Beshear.

    In the last gubernatorial elections, there were those who did not care for, then, Sen. David Williams’ demeanor, and sat home.

  • Who else should be in your paper?

    I have an affection for Henry County and most know it.

    Growing up here and having family here, I have enjoyed the trust and confidence from many in the county that an outsider may not immediately get.

  • 3-year sex abuse case settled in circuit court

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced a Henry County man to five years in three-year-old sex abuse case.

    Samuel Cooper, 36, of Lockport, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges involving at the time a 15-year-old female family member.

    On Nov. 20, 2011, a domestic disturbance was reported at 2700 block of Harpers Ferry Road in Lockport. Kentucky State Police came to Cooper’s residence where an argument had escalated over accusations Cooper molesting a family member.

  • Take 5 with Juanita Lashley

    Basic bio

    Eminence native.

    Eminence High School graduate.

    Work History

    Belknap, Louisville secretary in Buying Department Four. Oct. 17, 1983 started in Henry County Clerks Office under Rhonda Carpenter.

    Appointed to Henry County Clerk 2001.

    What was it like

    taking over as Henry County Clerk?

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be in this position. I had worked for Rhonda Carpenter for 18 years. She was a great person, mentor. I can’t say enough about Rhonda.

  • County wants to be work ready

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    County leaders want to improve the quality of life and economics in county by pursuing the Kentucky Work Ready Communities program.

    The certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assists prospective employers that the local workforce has the acquired skills for staffing staff jobs and positions they may need to fill.