Today's News

  • It’s cold out there: safety tips for heating your home

    The cold Kentucky winds are beginning to blow signaling that it’s time to turn on the furnace.  Safety from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning should be your first priority.
    U.S. fire departments responded to thousands of home fires in 2009 that involved heating equipment, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Not only are furnaces potential hazards, but many of the fires started from space heaters. Carbon monoxide deaths were another problem.

  • Clean up needed a clean up

    According to those who were left with the task of cleaning up after the New Castle Haunted House clean-up of the Locker, the enterprise was a horror.

    Main Street manager Jeff Thoke said prior to Monday night’s meeting of the New Castle City Commission that he was still pushing haunted house operator George Banks to get the job done weeks after the attraction closed.

  • Henry woman used fake loans to pay debts

    A Turners Station woman entered a guilty plea in federal court last week that she stole almost $650,000 through 190 fraudulent loans, from her Shelbyville employer.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, used her position with Pioneer Credit in Village Plaza to defraud the company of $648,225, she told U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves in Frankfort on Nov. 30.

    She pleaded guilty to one count of wiring fraud, which means she used interstate wiring transactions to steal the money.

  • HCPS audit shows no flaws, reflects district emphasis on sound decisions

    For the ninth straight year, the Henry County Public Schools district audit revealed no reporting deficiencies or misstatements, faring well in its audit for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

    The Charles T. Mitchell Company out of Frankfort performed the work.

    “The Henry County Board of Education believes that improving student achievement is the most significant task of the school district,” the report stated. “They are committed to making sound fiscal decisions to achieve the best educational opportunities for all students to be successful.”

  • FRYSC Christmas for Kids to serve 54 families

    The 2010 holiday season began in August for the HCPS Family Resource Center.
    Christmas for Kids began with the opening of the school year.

    Fifty-four families with a total of 150 children were identified through an application process.

    Coordinator Renata Ingram said parents must attend three parenting workshops and volunteer with the school system in order to qualify.

    Those with children too young to go to school may volunteer at the library’s Baby and Me program or other approved non-profit activity.

  • BRIEF: Pleasureville increases deposit

    Beginning in 2011, new water and sewer customers in Pleasureville will pay a $125 deposit, up from $60.

    The increase comes after the city, and some landlords, were left holding the bill for tenants who had moved out.

  • BIRTH: Dylan Blake Delahanty

    Shawn, Gregory, Tyler and Joshua announce the birth of their brother, Dylan Blake Delahanty born Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Parents are Jeff and Leslie Delahanty.

    Grandparents are Mike and Lee Delahanty, Pendleton; Steve Nation, Shelbyville; and Sheryl Wilson, Eminence.

    Great-grandmother is Rose Nation of Shelbyville.

  • WEDDING: Pettingill

    Sara E. Yount and Jeffrey L. Pettingill, both of Louisville, were united in marriage Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, in Kauai, Hawaii. Todd Fuerte officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Leonard and Linda Yount of Pleasureville. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville and is currently employed as the Dean of Graduate Admission at Bellarmine University.

    The groom is the son of Lou and Diana Pettingill of Ft. Meyers, Fla. He has his master’s degree from Capitol College and is currently employed with Humana, Inc.

  • Fisher addresses Youth Coalition

    Travis Fisher, a senior at Eminence High School and recent graduate of KSP’s Drive to Stay Alive Academy, recently spoke at a Youth Coalition meeting. Fisher presented his plans to share what he learned at the Academy with the community and enlisted the support of Youth Coalition. Fisher hopes to get the message out about the dangers of drunk, drugged and distracted driving.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Eldridge-Kelley

    Tom and Diana Eldridge of Pleasureville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer-Sue Nicole to Timothy Allan Kelley Jr. (T.J.), son of Tim Kelley of Pleasureville and Devona Rankin of Georgia.

    The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Henry County High School and is employed with the Department of Corrections.

    The groom-elect is a 2000 graduate of Eminence High School and is employed with Louisville Gas and Electric.

    The wedding will take place on Jan. 22, 2011, at Henry Christian Church. Invitations will be sent.