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  • Eminence man, 53, shot and killed in Shelbyville

     An Eminence man was shot and killed in Shelbyville on Sunday evening.

    Kentucky State Police identified Jon Monroe, 53, after being shot on Southlawn Drive, according to The Sentinel-News.

    Police say Monroe was with his friend Stacie Whitaker at her home off U.S. 60 just East of Shelbyville when they heard a knock at the door around 7:30 p.m.. When Monroe opened the door, he was shot multiple times.

  • Lt. Gov. hopeful visits county, listens to retired teachers

    Editor's note: In a previous version of this story, Brad Bowman's role was listed incorrectly. He is spokesman for Beshear/Coleman campaign.

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    On Tuesday, Dec. 18, a candidate for the Kentucky lieutenant governorship visited Henry County to speak to retired teachers and guests about what she hopes to accomplish for the state.

  • No decision on New Cut Road yet to be made by fiscal court

    he Henry County 4-H building was packed as residents of New Cut Road were eager to voice their opinion on the intention of the fiscal court to discontinue the road project.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent addressed the public and the court that there would be no decision made on the road project until the county’s road aid request comes back from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Court rules accused sex offender may see his juvenile children

    An Eminence man, charged with sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and other charges appeared in Henry County Circuit Court on Dec. 13 for an arraignment and to discuss contact with his children.

    On Nov. 30, Roderick Whitney received new charges of first degree sexual abuse, second degree unlawful imprisonment, distributing obscene material to minors and second degree persistent felony offender.

  • Movie made by locals winning top prizes

    Henry County is no Hollywood, but one woman is proving that you don’t have to be in California to make an award-winning film.

    In 2010, The Theatre Downstream Director Ashley Raymer-Brown decided to make her dream come true after a nightmarish event happened that changed her life.

    Raymer-Brown decided to turn her post-traumatic stress from a car accident ten years prior, into a movie script based on her life.

    “I never really dealt with that,” she said, until she wrote and filmed “The Hepburn Girls” in 2011.

  • Cars, trucks and tractors roll into new Roscoe’s Garage

    There’s a new neighbor in the town of Eminence to fix what ails cars and even tractors.

    Roscoe’s Garage opened in mid-October without fanfare to serve Henry Countians and their vehicles. 

    Owner Roscoe Woosley, 42, lives in the Franklinton-Bethlehem area with his wife and two children.

    A full-fledged mechanic since 1994, Woosley started at a garage in La Grange. In the beginning he performed detail work and moved up to mechanic. 

  • ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ continues through New Year’s


    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” increased enforcement campaign runs Dec. 14, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019.

  • KSP encourages drivers to prepare for winter conditions

    With the possibility of wintery weather moving into the commonwealth this week, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions.

    “Winter driving can present formidable challenges including sleet, snow, slick roads, freezing temperatures and reduced visibility,” said KSP spokesman Sergeant Josh Lawson. “It can be a deadly combination if you’re not prepared.”

    KSP reported that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 12,772 crashes and 69 highway deaths in 2017.

  • BBB tips: Advice for holiday returns


  • Soul with a little bit of country

    Louisville-based singing group Linkin’ Bridge is on a mission to bring people together—all people.

    To that end, the African-American group starred in their own video at the Six Mile Jamboree, then performed for the audience Nov. 8. 

    The road to Henry County for the Louisville group drove right through “America’s Got Talent,” season 11.