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Today's News

  • Walking for Better Health Initiative in Henry County-Kick Off Sept. 29

     

    Most people know that walking is the most common type of physical activity, but you may not know that walking has increased. Six in 10 adults reported walking for at least 10 minutes at one time in the previous week. According to a new report by the Center for Disease control adults walking this amount rose from 56 percent to 62 percent over the last five years.

  • 50th Anniversary for Mann

    Gayle and Jane Mann will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 25. They were united in marriage on August 25, 1962 in Milltown, Indiana.

    The couple moved to Henry County in 1966 when i-71 was being built. Gayle was a construction worker. He retired from the Henry County Road Department.  He also served 30+ years  on New Castle Fire Department and as an EMT on volunteer ambulance service. He operated the Welding Shop with partner Roger Golden before going to work for the county.

  • Kelley-Ridge

    Greg and Sonya Kelley of Eminence announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Lynn Kelley to Matthew Alan Ridge, son of Dale and Susan Ridge, Louisville.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Francis Le. Kelley of Eminence and the late G.W. Kelley. She is a high school graduate from the A Beka Home School Academy. She has studied with the Red Cross where she completed her nursing assistant and CPR certifications through Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • KSP charge 3 w/ making meth

    Kentucky State Troopers Barrett Brewer and Brodie Jodry went to serve a warrant on Brandon C. Price, 20, for fourth degree assault, domestic violence, minor injury at Sandra Jones’ resident on Chilton Court.

    According to Brewer, Jason R. Stephens, 34, answered the door and told the officers everyone in the house was asleep.

    Troopers notified the homeowner Sandra Jones they had received complaints that the group including Shelbie Brown, 20, had been cooking meth. Jones allowed the officers to search the house.

  • Theater program has come a long way

    Things have come a long way for Henry County Public School’s theater productions.

    Choir and Theater Director Russell Cooper remembers putting on productions in the Henry County Middle School cafeteria with a makeshift stage and hanging a drop curtain from the ceiling.

    “We would have to tear down the sets and make sure things were in order for school the next day,” Cooper said. “It’s really neat to see how far things have come.”

  • Disaster prep all about planning

    No one can plan a disaster.

    Henry County’s Emergency Management Director Bruce Owen has a county emergency plan, North Central Health District’s Preparedness Planning Coordinator Shana Crain has a plan for the health department’s role in the event of a disaster and Area Disaster Director for the Louisville area chapter of the Red Cross Angela Druin Roberts also has a response protocol. But the most effective measures come from experience.

  • Carrollton unit preparing for deployment

    Members of the local National Guard unit are preparing for deployment to Africa, which will occur sometime in October.

    Capt. Chris Fitzwater, who heads Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery based in Carrollton, said the unit will be activated Saturday, Sept. 1. The 62 members of the unit will meet at 2 p.m. that day in the Carroll County High School gymnasium for a send-off from friends, family and the public.

  • Hoene takes the reins at NCES after Morris’ departure

    Lane Morris’ exit as principal of New Castle Elementary after two years wasn’t a surprise to Superintendant Tim Abrams, even if it came two days before school started last week.

    Assistant Middle School Principal Staci Hoene also seemed like a natural choice to serve as interim principal in Morris’ vacancy.

  • Even the North Pole needs a haunted house

    By Candy Clarke

    Years ago, my 14-year-old daughter, Katherine, approached me for a loan. She had been babysitting and saving her money, but she still needed more. We agreed to the terms of the loan and then, I asked if I might know the reason. She announced that I had always told her if she had an idea not to give up on it. Whereupon she proceeded to tell me what her idea was and why she wanted a loan.

  • Public Record for the week of Aug. 22

    Divorces

    Jeffrey William Powars, 24, La Grange, and RaeLynn Deanna Hamby, 23, Pendleton.

    Emzy Lavon Martin, 64, La Grange, and Bonnie Ruth Martin, 53, La Grange.

    Robert Lee Carter, 25,  Crestwood, and Brittany Kay White, 22, Smithfield.

    Byron Keith Koenig, 33, Sulphur, and Jamie A. Webster, 32, Lockport.

    William D. Hale, 48, Frankfort, and Lauren D. Hale, 28, Shelbyville.

    Elias Zamora Rangel, 31, Shelbyville, and Lodema Kay Barnes, 31, Smithfield.