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Today's News

  • SPD arrests burglary suspect

    Landmark News Service

     

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for recent break-ins at businesses in Henry and surrounding counties.

     

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested June 17 and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.

     

  • Sports Briefs

    Baughman wins in West Virginia

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the singles title in the Olebay Clay Category 2 National Tennis Championships in Wheeling, West Virginia, last weekend.

    In his first match, Baughman defeated Jim Wingate from D.C., 6-1 and 6-1, then teamed with Wingate to defeat Don Mercer from West Virginia and Oz Winters from New York in doubles, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1.

  • Fire claims the life of Pendleton man

    A Pendleton resident died Sunday morning in a trailer fire.

     

    Lake Jericho firefighters were first on the scene of a trailer fire at 190 Hickory Hill Road in Pendleton early Sunday morning. Michael R. Davidson, 35, died in the blaze. He was home alone at the time of the fire.

     

    The call, placed by a neighbor, came into Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch at 2:10 a.m. Campbellsburg and Pleasureville fire departments also responded.

     

  • Consider Leadership Henry County

    How much do you think you really know about Henry County?

    Leadership programs throughout the state have risen in popularity in the last ten years, and I’ve had the opportunity to go through two of them.

    In each, participants attend a series of themed days over the course of several months to learn about the various aspects of their county — its industry, schools, agriculture, government, human services and more.

  • 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.