Today's News

  • Lockport man arrested

    An elderly man has been arrested in connection with an incident that happened last Thursday at the Shelbyville Walmart.
    Alexander Fisher, age 84, of Lockport, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old and resisting arrest.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Meadows said that Fisher did not know the child, who is 10 years old, but he apparently just targeted her while she and her parents were shopping at Walmart.

  • Historical marker restored to its 'house'

    Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution Saturday rededicated the circa-1930s marker that commemorated “the religious and civic center of the Low Dutch Company,” at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse.
    The plaque originally placed by the Bland Ballard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recalls in a few words the purchase of 6,800 acres for the Low Dutch to form a religious colony in what would become Henry and Shelby counties.

  • Eminence Schools host innovative educators

    The hallways of Eminence Independent Schools were recently crawling with state-level educators from across the country for a site visit of an innovative Kentucky school district.
    They popped their heads in doorways to listen in on lessons and the more curious ventured into classrooms to sit and talk with students.
    Anita Bernhardt of the Department of Education in Maine was delighted by her conversation with second-grader Angelica Rangle.

  • Adult education expands class offerings in Eminence

    JCTC’s Henry County Adult Education will expand its Eminence location hours to four days a week to better help students there.
    Beginning Nov. 1, the hours at the Eminence Christian Church location will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will add about a day’s worth of time for clients 16 and older to come in for GED preparation, college prep, academic skills brush-up, National Career Readiness Certificate preperation and more.

  • Hometown Pizza's 'Every Slice Matters' benefits Help Center

    Hometown Pizza will serve up assistance to the homegrown, faith-based service that helps others in Henry County.
    Through their “Every Slice Matters” effort, the regional restaurant chain with a location in Eminence decided to look at the needs of the Henry County Help Center, according to Donna Sabo, director of marketing at Hometown.
    Henry County Help Center has taken on the mission of providing food assistance to more than 1,300 citizens and hundreds of families across the county.

  • Creating more awareness of pancreatic cancer

    After a six-month battle, Judy Mason Sparrow, 69, passed away from pancreatic cancer. That’s when her granddaughter, Catherine McKinley, decided to be an advocate for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
    McKinley serves as the community engagement chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Her role is to engage the local community by bringing awareness to this specific type of cancer.

  • Don't miss the Holiday Bazaar

    The weather is cooler, the holiday lights are beginning to twinkle at area stores, and it is time to think about those dreaded words–holiday shopping!  
    No longer do those have to be words that put fear into the hearts of men (and women).  
    The 22nd annual Extension Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Henry County Homemakers Organization, will help you fill up those stockings with no problem at all.

  • Heating assistance program opens enrollment

    Two LIHEAP programs provided nearly $110,000 worth of assistance to Henry County residents last winter, according to information from Tri-County Community Action Agency. Enough requests came in for the crisis program, it ran out of funds a month early.
    Tri-County will begin taking applications for the subsidy funding in the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program in November, said Pam Sage, the LIHEAP director. There’s a sign up  schedule that begins Nov. 3 for those whose last name starts with A or B and continues through Dec. 11.

  • Jobless rates down in all 120 Ky. counties

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to a news release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    State officials note this is the second consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties, the news release noted. Last month was the first time on record this had happened.

  • Team 'Fat Azz' winners in Biggest Loser contest

    The seventh annual year-end celebration for the Biggest Loser contest was held Sept 29. First place went to the team “Fat Azz” who lost a total of 10.20 prcent of their body weight totaling 110.7 pounds.  The group consisted of Tom and Kelsey Mings, Natalie and Paul Hanley, Dee Dee New and Ben Roberts (pictured at right). 
    The second team winner was “3 Guys Big as 5.”  They came in at 9.02 percent loss of their body weight totally 81.8 pounds.  The members of that team were Billy Quire, Alan Winchell and Jim Graham.