Today's News

  • County issues burn ban

    General Manager

    After almost a month without substantial rain, it’s more than a little bit dry outside.

    As a result, on Monday Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent issued an open burning ban. The ban will remain in effect until the county receives substantial rainfall or until further notice.

  • Portion of Transcript from Fiscal Court-Roger Hartlage discussion

    The transcript begins at the 00:01:15 point of the recording of the June 20 Fiscal Court meeting.

  • KSP invites residents to Citizens’ Police Academy

    Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic. Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history. The Kentucky State Police have developed a new program which taps into that same fascination and curiosity that people have with crime and police work. This new initiative, dubbed the Citizens’ Police Academy, will provide an opportunity for community members to feed their interest with reality.

  • To Campbellsburg, with love

    Staff writer/photographer

    The “A & J” in the new and evolving A&J Family Restaurant in Campbellsburg easily could be carved inside a heart on the bark of a tall shade tree.

    The restaurant’s unassuming name comes with a side dish of romance.

    When asked what had lured him to the area some 11 years ago, owner Arne Fenstad  answered in his lilting Norwegian accent. “I’ll give you one guess,” he said.

    The answer was love and marriage.

  • Column: Kentuckians frustrated with health care law

    Throughout August, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District to talk with neighbors, families and small businesses about the direction our country is headed.  As we talk about the bills that have been passed by President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, I hear a great deal of frustration in particular about the new health care law.

  • Public Records for the week of July 14, 2010


    Megan Lynn Gosling, 20, La Grange, to Randall Michael Zeitz, 22, Westport.

    Amber K. Paris, 20, New Castle, to Brandon M. Barnes, 20, New Castle.


    Aaron Keith Smith, 24, La Grange, and Anne Marie Phillips, 22, La Grange.

    Robert Lee Holcomb, 38, Eminence, and Karen Marie Black, 32, Campbellsburg.

    Michael Brett Wilson, 39, Pendleton, and Christina Ann Wilson, 30, Crestwood.

  • Public Records for the week of July 7, 2010


    Kristan Lynn Shaw, 22, Smithfield, to Daniel Lee Wright, 21, Smithfield.

    Jennifer Joy Stewart, 39, New Castle, to William Ray Bowersock, 30, New Castle.

    Sandra Marie Schermerhorn, 39, Henrico, Va., to John Robert Wade, 41, Henrico, Va.

    Carolyn Sue Adcock, 43, Pleasureville, to Thomas Clifton Paul, 47, Pleasureville.


    Timothy Peter Roden, 56, Milton, and Kathy Joan Davis, 54, Campbellsburg.

  • Public Records for the week of September 8, 2010

    District Court


    Monday, Aug. 30

    Judge Jerry D. Crosby II

    John C. Dawn, 1980, charges from 7/19: no exterior ID/improper display; part 391 of federal safety regulations - qualifications of drivers; no trailer plate; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt. Dismiss all.

    Solomon C. Mallett, 1976, charges from 7/29: speeding 21 over, guilty, paid; no operators/moped license, dismissed.

  • Public Records for the week of June 30, 2010


    Brittany A. Nutgrass, 18, Bedford, to Nathan R. Satterly, 18, Eminence.

    Linda R. Jackson, 47, Smithfield, to Thomas L. Bailey, 48, Smithfield.

    Jessica Marie Tharp, 18, Campbellsburg, to Scott Howard Coffey Sr., 41, Campbellsburg.

    Sydney Danielle Lyons, 25, Eminence, to Jeremy Lane Thurman, 33, Eminence.

    Janie Ann Hedges, 18, Smithfield, to Diego Marquis Ferman, 20, Smithfield

    Connie L. Milby, 48, New Castle, Alan S. Rice Sr., 55, New Castle.

  • Carving out a niche

    Staff writer/photographer

    Working under the shade of a tent, Hans Landert carved a cancer ribbon from a block of wood during the antique farm machinery show at Robbie Yount’s Bethlehem farm on Aug. 28.

    While the sounds of the old equipment rumbled around him, Landert’s hands moved steadily, sure of their course — already marked out in pencil. On a table nearby, some of Landert’s finished works were on display, ranging from completed ribbons to angels, birds and more.