Today's News

  • Dees returns from Gatton academy

    News Intern

    Instead of spending her senior year at Eminence High School, Kassidy Dees enrolled in the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Her experiences at the academy led to not only academic growth, but personal growth as well.

  • 31st District tourneys postponed to Tuesday

    Sports editor

    The Henry County baseball and softball teams were scheduled to open the 31st District tournaments Monday night, but were pushed back a day due to the heavy rain they swept through Gallatin County and left the fields a mess.

    If the weather allowed, the teams opened district play Tuesday night instead, with the finals scheduled for Wednesday.

  • Relay for Life event is set for June 27-28

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

  • Farmer named Cadet of the Year

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Competition was stiff at Henry County High School recently as eight cadets in the Air Force JROTC program went before a panel of four judges in hopes of being named Cadet of the Year.

    Larry Farmer, a senior at Henry County High School, won the title and the coveted bragging rights as well.

  • KSP arrest two in connection to Smithfield home invasion

    General Manager

    Kentucky State Police have arrested two men they believe to be involved in a May 2 home invasion near Smithfield.

    On Thursday, May 8, KSP Detective Steve Goodale arrested Johnny Lee Gibson, of Henryville, Ind., with one count of first degree robbery, one count of first degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment. That same day, he charged Eminence resident Robert Gordon Bryant, 47, with one count each of first degree robbery, first degree burglary and first degree kidnapping.

  • Campbellsburg based ambulance was first emergency vehicle on scene

    General Manager

    May 14, 1988. One school bus. One pick-up truck.

    Fifty-six emergency medical technicians. Two paramedics. Two doctors. Two nurses.

    Ten ambulances, two helicopters, at least two fire trucks, at least one brush truck and a 1,500-gallon tanker truck.

    Multiple fire, rescue and Emergency Medical Service departments.

    As many as 60 people injured or dead, most of them children.

    The numbers were staggering; the scene was beyond comprehension.

  • Students take spring break visit to Spain

    General Manager

    When some of her students expressed an interest in traveling abroad, Henry County High School Spanish teacher Robin McCoy thought a trip to Spain might fit the bill.

    After opening up the opportunity to go to McCoy’s students, several from Henry County wound up making the trip that for all marked the farthest they’d ever been from home. And for some, it marked a very unique experience with a new culture.

  • Carrollton Bus Crash survivor shares story with LaGrange Rotary

    Landmark News Service

    The night of May 13, 1988, 14-year-old Harold Dennis couldn't sleep.

    He was too excited about the next day – when he'd spend the day at Kings Island with friends from Radcliff's First Assembly of God.

    He didn't know at the time that the trip home from the amusement park would change his life forever.

    While on the way back after the day at Kings Island, the bus carrying the 67 passengers – mostly youth – collided with a pickup truck driven by a drunk driver headed the wrong direction on Interstate 71.

  • Accident resulted in safety changes

    Landmark News Service

    Every day, hundreds of thousands of school buses make their way down roads all across the United States at least twice a day – carrying children of all ages to and from school.

    Buses also carry children and adults on day trips, overnight trips and to out-of-town sports and academic events.

    In the past 20 years, there have been numerous improvements to these vehicles that carry such precious cargo, and most of those changes were made because of a tragic crash that happened near Carrollton on Interstate 71 on May 14, 1988.

  • Carrollton Bus Crash commentary

    It’s hard for a reporter when a source doesn’t want to talk.

    Attempts to reach Larry Mahoney in recent weeks for an interview failed, which means the stories we have about the impact of the May 14, 1988, bus crash will be published with no quotes or information from the one man most people probably want to hear from.