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Today's News

  • Public Record for the week of July 3

    Divorces

    Todd J. Upchurch, 42, Smithfield, and Jenny R. Duncan, 38, Smithfield.

    Zachary M. Samad, 31, New Castle, and Jamie A. Overholt, 32, Pomona, Fla.

    Pedro Hernandez, 36, Shelbyville, and Rhonda Hernandez, 38, Shelbyville.

    Micbael Scott Luttrell, 33, Eminence, and Melissa Dawn Luttrell, 31, Eminence.

    Richard Thomas Payton, 33, Eminence, and Cresta L. Payton, 31, Eminence.

  • Years ago in Henry County

    One July 3, 1813, Chestley Vest posted a marriage bond of 50 pounds in order to secure a license to marry Elizabeth (Eliza) Dean, daughter of John Dean.  David Taylor signed as surety on his bond.  The wedding, presided over by the Rev. Thomas Vandever, Minister of the Gospel, was held on July 4, 1813.

    175 Years Ago

  • Lt. Col. George Martin Jesse: The rest of the story

    Editor’s note: Because of space constraints in last week’s Local, the article about Henry County Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee suffered immense editing. Here’s what was left out.

     

    After Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee’s defeat at Mt. Sterling, he recruited another company of 103 men. The company made its way from Shelby County south toward Nelson County. Lt. Allston joined Jessee with 50 recruits from Shelby and Oldham County and lost five men during a skirmish with federal forces near Bloomfield.

  • One day left to check out the exhibit hall

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you have one night left to see the biggest and best display we have had in years. There are hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 individuals.
    If you miss the fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For more information call us at 845 — 2811.

  • The only thing transparent is us

    Obama’s honeymoon just expired. I might be a little late to the party, but trust me I brought a gift.

    The recent NSA’s circus/scandal with its estranged young bride Eric J. Snowden has even received criticism from of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin said he didn’t want to deal with the Snowden issue because, “It’s like shearing a piglet — too much squealing, too little wool.”

  • SCOTUS: A solution in a search of a problem

    By Joe Yates

     

    How can they be so wrong one day and so right the next? The key here is the word ‘they’—it generally means four versus four, with Justice Anthony Kennedy making the difference.

  • Judge gives Martin the full 580

    During a sentencing hearing last week, Joseph David Martin remained defiant regarding the crimes for which he was found guilty by a Henry County jury in April.

    In April, Martin was found guilty of 31 charges related to having sex with an underage female over the course of three years beginning when the victim was 13. After finding him guilty, the jury recommended Martin receive the maximum — 580 years.

  • Council member making good on promise

    Eminence City Councilman Tom Shroyer will make good on his promise to pursue a preservation ordinance starting next month.

    During contentious Eminence City Council meetings earlier this year, residents voiced concern involving the arrival of CVS and the demolition of the Eminence Deposit Bank and three buildings on the National Historic Registry which made up part of Eminence’s historic business district.

  • Heroin use up; drug arrests down

    Drug statistics from Kentucky State Police Post 5 show a decrease in drug cases, but a shift from methamphetamine and prescription pills to heroin.

    In data provided by Ali Parham, Criminal Intelligence Analyst II for KSP Post 5, there  were 48 drug cases opened by any Henry County law enforcement from Jan. 1, 2012, to June 25, 2012.

    Marijuana accounted for 25 of those cases and six methamphetamine cases. The heroin cases only accounted for two reported cases.

  • Disc golf league looks to ace local interest

    New Castle Christian Church minister Tommy Lanham loved disc golf so much that when he looked for a job he also looked for the nearest disc golf course.

    “I was looking in February 2010 for a position and I looked for the nearest disc golf course,” Lanham said. “The nearest course was either Frankfort or Louisville. When I did the leadership class with Pat Wallace and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, I convinced them to put in a course at Harry Hill Park in 2011 as our project.”