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Today's News

  • Henry County woman indicted for Shelby County arson

    Landmark News Service

     

    A woman formerly of Shelby County has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for burning down her own house in January.

    Susan M. Jackey of Henry County is charged with second-degree arson for setting fire to her house at 2709 Pea Ridge in Waddy.

    Shelby County Fire Marshall Robert Goodwin said after an extensive investigation, he presented his evidence to the sheriff's office and the commonwealth attorney's office, who turned the case over to the grand jury, which found sufficient evidence to indict Jackey.

  • Insurance agencies hit by burglars

    Staff writer/photographer

    At least three Henry County businesses have been victims of a string of burglaries in Henry and Shelby Counties.

    When law enforcement agencies began comparing notes on recent business burglaries a pattern emerged. Kentucky State Police Detective Vic Hubbuch said the bulk of the break-ins occurred in Shelby County. “We know there are some in Henry County,” he said, “but most, about eight, were in Shelby.”

  • Time for the Henry County Sports Awards

    Dim the lights. Shut the doors. Silence. 3-2-1. Welcome to the Henry County Sports Awards. I’m your host, Tommie Kendall.

  • Repair or rebuild, that is the CFD question

    General Manager

    Instead of going back to the drawing board, the Campbellsburg City Council is creating the drawing board.

    During Monday night’s monthly meeting, the council realized that getting bids to repair the Campbellsburg Fire Department’s station may have been hasty. The Main Street station was damaged badly enough in a fire earlier this year that it can no longer be used.

  • West Juniors 1-2 in All-Star Series at UK

    Representing Henry County High School in the annual East-West All-Star Series over the weekend at the University of Kentucky, senior-to-be Karie Powell and coach Suzanne Cates helped lead the West Juniors to a 1-2 record. They opened with a 2-0 win over the West Seniors on Saturday — the first time the West Juniors had beaten the West Seniors — then took a 5-0 loss to the East Seniors later on Saturday and a 3-2 loss to the East Juniors on Sunday.

  • Fun for all

    Staff writer/photographer

    Late Sunday afternoon, the packed pub at Highland Renaissance Festival reverberated with the pounding of Albannach’s tribal drums.

    The six-piece band from Glasgow, Scotland was completing its first of two consecutive weekends in front of a standing-room only audience.

    The crowd whooped and danced to the tartan clad group beating the skins of enormous standing drums as well as bodhran hand-held frame drums accompanied by the strains of bagpipe and vocals.

  • Browning saved from GM cuts

    Relief is in the air at Browning Chevrolet, Pontiac GMC.

    Earlier this month, the 50-year old family owned Eminence business learned that it was selected to continue dealing with Chevrolet and GMC vehicle brands.

    “I think it’s good news for us and good news for the town,” Jeff Browning said Tuesday afternoon. Browning, who was in the process of delivering a vehicle to a customer, said more details were yet to come.

  • Basketball coach not named yet at Henry

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team is continuing its off-season work without Jason Holland, who coached the squad the last five seasons but resigned his position for Oldham County on May 22.

  • Thanks for help painting playground equipment

    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for their generosity in painting the playground equipment at our school for their community project. They, along with their parents, spent many hours on weekends and after school to paint swings, monkey bars, etc… beautiful vibrant colors. “Wow! Who did this? Our playground looks beautiful!” was the reaction by students and staff alike. We are fortunate to serve a community that supports our school. Our students are learning life lessons of the importance of giving back to the community.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 17, 2009

    Wednesday, June 17

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Thursday, June 18

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4 p.m. New members welcome.