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Today's News

  • Courage with a Vision

    It’s that time of year again when children and children at heart alike will dress up in celebration of Halloween and while some of them will attempt to cause the biggest fright reaction, all of them will go back to being normal the next day. What’s really scary is the lack of vision and courage our current jailer presents.

  • Wreck claims toddler’s life

    General Manager

    A three-year-old Smithfield girl died from injuries sustained in an accident on Old Jericho Road last week.

    Kentucky State Police said 36-year-old Robin Wynn of Smithfield was eastbound on Old Jericho Road when her 2003 Ford Taurus dropped off the right shoulder of the road at around 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 14.

  • Public Records for the week of November 3, 2010

    Marriages

    Virginia Dee Smith, 25, Louisville, to Robert Benjamin Aguilar, 24, Louisville.

    Laura Elizabeth Jackson, 55, New Castle, to Richard Brown Wright Jr., 66, Eminence.

    Samantha Lynn Macon, 22, Turners Station, to Jason Nathaniel Calhoun, 27, Turners Station.

    Davida Gwenn Bailey, 31, Eminence, to Jeremiah Isac Nichols, 27, Eminence.

    Property Transfers

  • Thankful for kindness

    To the person that hit and killed our dog Zora and did not stop and tell us, we are thankful everyone is not like you.

  • Hartlage defeats Coombs 619-569

    Staff writer/photographer

    Beginning in January, two republicans will represent Henry County on the fiscal court.

    In the biggest upset of the night, Pendleton resident Roger Hartlage defeated incumbent Guy Coombs 619-569.

    Early in the evening Hartlage said that having run for office previously, he wasn’t going to guess at this race’s outcome.

  • Candidates for jailer discuss building jail

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Two of the four candidates for jailer attended the election forum on Oct. 12.

    Incumbent J.C. Suter and write-in candidate Scott Southworth were present. Republican candidate Ronnie Stephens was unable to attend due to a death in the family, and a second write-in candidate, Richard Smith, did not attend.

  • Spencer win secures Henry home field game in playoffs

    Thanks to a 41-8 win over Spencer County on Friday night, Henry County’s football team has secured home field advantage in the opening round of the Class 3A State Playoffs.

    The Wildcats scored the game’s first 28 points en route to a big lead in the first half. It came on Senior Night, Homecoming and the final district outing of the season. The seniors made sure this would not be their final time at home — they will play Moore High School on Nov. 5 in the playoffs.

  • Ladycats opened soccer district Tuesday

    The Henry County girls’ soccer team finished the regular season with a 6-8 overall record, dropping both games last week, and opened the 16th District tournament on Tuesday night against North Oldham.

    The Ladycats entered the postseason with an 8-2 loss against Walton-Verona last Wednesday night, and a 6-2 loss to Spencer County on Thursday. It left them with six wins this season, their most since the program was started three years ago.

  • New Castle Haunted house lost money

    Staff writer/photographer

    In two weeks of operation, the New Castle “Meat Locker” Haunted house brought in 380 customers — and not all of them paid the price of admission.

    Organizer George Banks, who also owns the Computer Hawks in New Castle, gave the city’s commission a run down of the events operation.

    The two-week enterprise brought in 380 paying customers, 200 on Sat., Oct. 30 alone.

  • Brent, Doyle focus on infrastructure

    Staff writer/photographer

    Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure.

    That was the theme of the night on Tuesday, Oct. 12, as candidates for county office took part in a political forum sponsored by the Local and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.