Today's News

  • Jailer bill can't break out of House committee

    Legislators worried about some county jailers slacking off on the job ran out of time to win approval for a Senate bill meant to increase accountability for the constitutional office during the 2015 General Assembly session, but it will be reintroduced in 2016.
    The schedule called for legislators to wrap up their work in Frankfort March 23-24.
    Senate Bill 184, drafted by state Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, gained the support of the full Senate and had a first reading before the House’s Committee on Local Government before the session’s end.

  • Bad weather extends the school year

    After a wild winter with record snowfall, both school districts in the county have modified their school calendars to get in all their required instructional time.
    According to regulation, schools must accrue 1,062 hours of instructional time.  Both districts had already scheduled more than the required number of hours into their calendar and have some flexibility in scheduling their make-up days.

  • Rotary holds 23rd annual Farm City Day March 23
  • No pressure, but let’s lower your blood pressure

    By Jennifer Grove

  • News Briefs: Paving work to take place on Hwy. 389

    Paving work to take place on Hwy. 389
    Workers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Henry County will greet spring by making resurfacing part of Hwy. 389 one of the year’s first road projects, according to spokeswoman Andrea Clifford. Lane closures and delays are possible are possible on Hwy. 389 between KY 561 and the bridge over Woodcock’s Branch (mile points 0 to 2) and between mile points 7 and 8 (near KY 22) due to asphalt resurfacing, she said.
    Tri-County board members needed

  • Agreement expected in 2012 case

    A 2012 rape case is close to being resolved in Henry County Circuit Court.
    Dwayne Ray Whitman, 57, of Pendleton, was indicted in August of 2012 and charged with one count of rape in the second degree, one count of sodomy in the second degree and three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree for alleged sexual contact with a female victim who was 13 years old at the time.

  • McIntosh donates his 240th pint

    Normally, a Red Cross blood donor might receive cookies and juice after they give, but a Sulphur resident received a slice of cheesecake with a candle on top at his most recent donation.
    John McIntosh reached two milestones on March 6. He donated pint number 240, for a lifetime total of 30 gallons, the same day as he turned 80 years old.

  • Road crews smooth out the rough patches

    Plenty of sunshine and snow melt means pothole season has arrived for Henry County roads.
    It still felt a little cool out as the sun started to emerge from the haze at about 9 a.m. March 12 on Hwy. 202 as a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crew continued to work their way north, near Smith-Berry Winery.
    Joe Mobley, Bradley Lyons and James Waford shoveled and raked the cold mix into a cluster of potholes in the blacktop as Kent Wilson inched the dump truck forward toward the community known as Drennon.

  • Spring Cleaning
  • Drennon creek or drennon lake?

    Drennon Creek as viewed from the left and right sides of the bridge on Franklinton Road near its intersection with Hwy. 202 under normal water levels. Below, following days of snowmelt and last week’s rainfall, the creek flowed up and out of its banks, resembling more of a lake as it filled up the creek bottom on both sides. The water has begun to recede.