Today's News

  • Forum panel recommends regional approach

    “If you had to start from scratch... what would you do?”
    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent asked the simple question of four panelists recently during a forum on economic development.

    The response that was repeated most? Work at economic development using a regional approach.

  • KSP, HCSO involved in fatal shooting

    A state police trooper and a Henry County Sheriff’s Department Deputy are on paid administrative leave after being involved in a shooting last week that claimed the life of a Lockport man.

    Lewis Jennings, 24, of Lockport was shot by KSP Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray early Thursday morning in his home at 641 Sawmill Rd. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard.

  • 4-H dog club will help you understand dogs

    Joining a 4-H dog club is one of the first steps young dog enthusiasts can take to pursue a greater understanding of their best friend. 4-H dog clubs teach children different disciplines, such as selecting a dog; investigating breeds; appreciating dogs’ places and roles in society; practicing grooming, fitting, showing and training; caring for dogs; and exploring dog-related careers and activities. Youth also practice the life skills of communication, responsibility, planning and organizing, decision making, leadership and more.  

  • Semifinals set for Monday night: Henry vs. Oldham, Spencer vs. North Oldham

    The Henry County Wildcats continued their postseason run on Wednesday night, dominating Collins for much of the game in a 52-49 win to advance to the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament.

    The Wildcats won their first district championship since 1971 one week earlier, and then started regional play with a win in the first-ever meeting against newly-formed Collins. The visiting Titans ended their inaugural season with an 18-12 record and an early exit in the postseason, while the Wildcats improved to 17-14 and play Oldham County in the semifinals on Monday.

  • KSP, HCSD officers involved in fatal shooting

    A Lockport man is dead this morning after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers near Bethlehem.

    Lewis Jennings, 25, was fatally shot by Trooper Manny Soto, of Kentucky State Police Post 5, after holding his grandmother, Joyce Jennings, hostage for almost an hour.

    The officers were responding to an 11:54 p.m. domestic disturbance call at 361 Sawmill Road Wednesday.

  • Geotherm proposed for NCES

    As members of the Henry County Board of Education entered New Castle Elementary School for a called meeting last week, they heard a loud and unusual noise.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told board members that was the sound of the last throes of the school’s cooling tower. He said local HVAC specialist Rick Fox has practically moved in to keep it going. Fox wasn’t comfortable with cleaning the cooling tower at the start of the school year.

  • FFA hosts ‘Animals for Learning’

    Even in a rural county with an agriculture base, many students grow up without a farming background. That often means they have little exposure to farm animals.

    The Future Farmers of America chapter at Henry County High School hopes to change that. The group held the “Animals for Learning” event in the new shop room last Friday at Henry County High School. An exercise in bringing live animals into the learning process was a huge success.

  • Local schools preparing for SB1 changes

    Local high schools are preparing for statewide testing challenges brought about by Senate Bill 1.

    Last week, Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams told his board members that just 25 percent of Henry County High School students who have taken the ACT are ready for college.

  • F3 destroys 2 homes

    As a cold, steady rain fell, Gregg Williams, along with friends and family members began sorting through the twisted, mangled pile that once was his home.

    A chilly wind whipped around them as they pulled clothes, camping gear, guitars and more from the rubble. The remnants of the home scattered east from the home toward a second home, owned by Janet Spies, that also was destroyed.

  • Public Record for the week of March 2, 2011


    Amanda J. Watson, 30, Pleasureville, to William P. Riley, 30, Cox’s Creek.

    Amanda Annavesta Dennis, 30, Pleasureville, to Leon Milton Barnett, 28, Pleasureville.

    Chastity Michelle Morehead, 29, New Castle, to Larry Larkin Tuggle, 32, Eminence.

    Rebecca Ann Stanley, 30, Eminence, to Matthew Thomas Wells, 25, Eminence.

    Dera L. Lindsay, 35, Pleasureville, to Dean Clark, 45, Pleasureville.