http://www.hclocal.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en One suspect pleads guilty in Hall’s death http://www.hclocal.com/content/one-suspect-pleads-guilty-hall%E2%80%99s-death <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/johndowney_2.jpg" alt="John Downey" title="John Downey" align="left" hspace="6" width="81" height="85" /><p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> Landmark News Service</p> Tractor Traffic http://www.hclocal.com/content/tractor-traffic <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/comingdownroad.jpg" alt="The signature event of Henry County High School’s annual Future Farmers of America Week is “Drive Your Tractor to School” day, which was held Tuesday. Also on Tuesday the annual Burger Bash drew hundreds to the school for lunch, and this year a visit from Secretary of Agriculture Ryan Quarles. The FFA greenhouse also opens this week, FFA officer elections are held and the club holds its annual banquet. Above, Josh Gregory waved to people who had lined Highway 421 in front of the school to watch the tractor parade as it made its way from the Valero BP into the school parking lot." title="The signature event of Henry County High School’s annual Future Farmers of America Week is “Drive Your Tractor to School” day, which was held Tuesday. Also on Tuesday the annual Burger Bash drew hundreds to the school for lunch, and this year a visit from Secretary of Agriculture Ryan Quarles. The FFA greenhouse also opens this week, FFA officer elections are held and the club holds its annual banquet. Above, Josh Gregory waved to people who had lined Highway 421 in front of the school to watch the tractor parade as it made its way from the Valero BP into the school parking lot." align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /> Martin will return to circuit court with child porn conviction http://www.hclocal.com/content/martin-will-return-circuit-court-child-porn-conviction <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/joseph_david_martin_mugshot_from_luther_luckett_correctional_complex.jpg" alt="This is Joseph David Martin’s inmate photo from Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, where he was lodged after being convicted of multiple sexual abuse related offenses in Henry County Circuit Court in 2013. Many of those convictions were overturned by the Supreme Court of Kentucky, so Martin will soon appear in circuit court for the second time on those sexual abuse charges." title="This is Joseph David Martin’s inmate photo from Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, where he was lodged after being convicted of multiple sexual abuse related offenses in Henry County Circuit Court in 2013. Many of those convictions were overturned by the Supreme Court of Kentucky, so Martin will soon appear in circuit court for the second time on those sexual abuse charges." align="left" hspace="6" width="69" height="85" /><p> A jury in the U.S. District Court in Frankfort found a 43-year-old Turners Station man guilty of three child pornography related charges, stemming from his videotaping sex acts he performed with a young teenage girl over three years, according to court documents.<br /> In an April sentencing hearing, Joseph David Martin received punishment of 40 years in federal prison for producing, distributing and possessing child pornography, according to court records.<br /> Parents say they support random drug screenings at Henry County schools http://www.hclocal.com/content/parents-say-they-support-random-drug-screenings-henry-county-schools <p> According to a recent survey of Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) parents, an overwhelming majority of them are in favor of the district implementing random drug testing.<br /> Chamber connects businesses to the community http://www.hclocal.com/content/chamber-connects-businesses-community <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/chamberbooth.jpg" alt="The Henry County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business Showcase Saturday at the EDhub of Eminence Independent Schools. The event provided local businesses and organizations with an opportunity to share information with the community regarding the services they offer. Above, Ron Yount of Torrey Smith Realty, one of 20 vendors with booths at the business showcase, spoke with Carol Bryner about his company’s services. Bryner said she learned of the event just the day before and was “interested in seeing what it was all about,” and said it was not only informative but very enjoyable." title="The Henry County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business Showcase Saturday at the EDhub of Eminence Independent Schools. The event provided local businesses and organizations with an opportunity to share information with the community regarding the services they offer. Above, Ron Yount of Torrey Smith Realty, one of 20 vendors with booths at the business showcase, spoke with Carol Bryner about his company’s services. Bryner said she learned of the event just the day before and was “interested in seeing what it was all about,” and said it was not only informative but very enjoyable." align="left" hspace="6" width="133" height="85" /> Youth career center places intern with Henry County parks dept. http://www.hclocal.com/content/youth-career-center-places-intern-henry-county-parks-dept <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/parks_intern.jpg" alt="Darryl Jones, placed as an intern with the Henry County Parks Department, is getting a variety of on-the-job experiences and the parks department gets an extra helper with the Kentucky Youth Career Center picking up the tab for Jones’ wages." title="Darryl Jones, placed as an intern with the Henry County Parks Department, is getting a variety of on-the-job experiences and the parks department gets an extra helper with the Kentucky Youth Career Center picking up the tab for Jones’ wages." align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /><p> Working for the Henry County Parks Department has served as Darryl Jones&rsquo; most enjoyable employment experience of his life.<br /> He&rsquo;s two weeks into a seven-week internship arranged by the Kentucky Youth Career Center. He got the placement shortly after KYCC Program Manager Renee Walters appeared at a Henry County Fiscal Court meeting in order to promote the youth program.<br /> After the presentation, Parks Director Travis Buchanan took Walters up on the offer to supply a helper, as the youth career center also picks up the tab for the intern&rsquo;s pay.<br /> Community members volunteer to clean up washington Lodge http://www.hclocal.com/content/community-members-volunteer-clean-washington-lodge <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bill_shannon_taking_out_trash.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Henry County supports Trust for Life with proclamation http://www.hclocal.com/content/henry-county-supports-trust-life-proclamation <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trust_for_life_photo.jpg" alt="Present at the proclamation signing are, seated, from left: Circuit Clerk Gina Lyle, Brent and Chief Deputy Jennifer Rankin; Standing, from left: Martha Smith, Kathy Bright, Missy Wheeler, Mona Dowden, Michael Raisor, Tasha Jennings, Julie Brice, Pam Taylor and Lynnette Yount. " title="Present at the proclamation signing are, seated, from left: Circuit Clerk Gina Lyle, Brent and Chief Deputy Jennifer Rankin; Standing, from left: Martha Smith, Kathy Bright, Missy Wheeler, Mona Dowden, Michael Raisor, Tasha Jennings, Julie Brice, Pam Taylor and Lynnette Yount. " align="left" hspace="6" width="152" height="85" /><p class="p1">