Today's News

  • Born to be wild pigs

    At first, nobody believed Frank Corolla.

    “I saw one (while) bow hunting a few years ago, and everyone said ‘yeah, right.’ I thought it was just somebody’s pig that got loose,” he said. “I went over a hill, and never saw it again.”

    What Frank Corolla saw once four years ago, and what trail cameras confirmed last summer, was a wild pig in the woods of eastern Henry County. The pig likely was part of a wild or feral pig colony, the existence of which has been rumored for years.

  • Sparring with ‘The Greatest’

    In the 1950s, Donald Hill of Eminence had two options when he needed to get to the Columbia Boxing Gym in Louisville for training: either use his older brother’s 1950 Chevy to make the round trip to the legendary boxing gym, or hitchhike to Louisville and ride a Greyhound bus back to Lincoln Institute, where he went to high school.

    Either way, he was getting to that gym.

  • His work is a dream

    DJ Downey did not rush starry-eyed from Bethlehem to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a movie star.  Still he has wound up with his name on the credits of ten big studio movies since 2009.

    Downey is an Operations Systems Administrator for Dreamworks Animation SKG. When asked to describe that designation in “dummy” terms, he said it’s a lot of engineering.

    Downey is a 1995 graduate of Henry County High School who, admittedly, drifted a bit before finding his niche.

  • Stephens resigns jailer job

    Ronnie Stephens, who in November won a very hotly contested race for Henry County Jailer, has resigned his position just two months into his term.

    Stephens submitted his resignation to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent last week, and it is effective Friday, Feb. 25. Brent notified members of the Fiscal Court in advance of last week’s regular meeting, and on Monday said that Deputy Jailer Billy Sanders would take over as Jailer upon Stephens’ departure.

  • Public records for the week of February 23, 2011

    EPD Arrests
    Vana S. Fugate, Campbellsburg, was arrested on 2/4 on Eminence Terrace for reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol / drugs, 1st offense, by Officer Wilson.
    Douglas Moore, Pleasureville, was arrested on 2/4 at Cowboy’s Food Mart for sexual abuse third degree by Officer Parham.

  • BIRTH - Jamison Lee Tingle

    Grace Tingle announces the birth of her brother, Jamison Lee Tingle, born Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.

    Parents are Troy and Danyel Tingle of Campbellsburg.

    Grandparents are Daniel and Karen Searcy of New Castle; Frances Moss and Randy and Sherian Tingle, all of Campbellsburg.

    Great-grandmother is Margaret Searcy, Pewee Valley.

  • Eastern Elementary School January students of the month

    Pictured are the Eastern Elementary Students of the Month for January 2011: JoAnn Mertz, Andrew Jordan, Logan Heightchew, Bo Kasten, Ella Medley, Destiny Preston, Hailey Lyons, Madisyn Velez, Abby Lyons, Emily Sharp, Ben Fisher and Dalton Puckett.

  • Eastern Elementary School December students of the month

    Pictured are the Eastern Elementary Students of the Month for December 2010: Savannah Shaw, Makynna Blair, Rhyauna Spears, Carleigh Peyton, Zachary Webster, Danielle Preston, Desmond Richardson
    Leah Jaimes, Cody Keith, Nikki Perkinson, Maray Baker and Devinn Serrano.

  • Local students of the week - HCHS

    Principal Jim Masters chose Will because of the effort he puts into all he does. “One cool thing he did was a demonstration for younger kids of a science class he took on his own,” Masters said.

    Speaking of science...
    Will plans to attend Transylvania University (Western Kentucky is his back-up) with an eye towards pre-pharmacy. “I’m doing a triple major of chemistry, biology and Spanish,” he said.

  • Local students of the week - EHS

    Teacher Stephanie Meadows nominated Foree for student of the week.

    She said he has raised his ACT score by five points and is looking at a football scholarship to Thomas Moore College. “He has put in unbelievable hard work,” she said.

    Principal Steve Frommeyer refers to him as the “most improved of the most improved.”

    Favorite subject?
    He said he’s average in academics, but if he had to choose one it’s English class.