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Today's News

  • Pleasureville man sentenced for manslaughter

    A Pleasureville man, now 24, has been sentenced after a 2017 death led to a murder charge.

    Judge Karen Conrad sentenced Randall Eugene Carman II, to 15 years in prison on Thursday after hearing the victim’s family impact statements, as well as a statement from Carman.

    Carman originally pleaded not guilty to murder, but the Commonwealth offered a plea deal in September, which he took. He then pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced for that charge.

  • Conrad sets sex abuse cases for July trial

    Five years after a couple was charged with sexual abuse, a trial date has finally been set.

    Judge Conrad ruled that Laura Pike and Brett Smith would be tried for three days, beginning July 30, 2019. Conrad also ruled that they would be tried together by prosecutors Josh Clubb, Courtney Baxter or Berry Baxter.

    The case was before the Supreme Court of Kentucky for years before it was dismissed, and now it is back in Henry County court. 

  • NABVETS get grant to clean up Ditto Cemetery  in Eminence

    Ditto Cemetery is an overgrown, neglected patch of earth filled with toppled, broken headstones and in which boundary lines are unclear at best. 

    Adjacent to the historic Low Dutch Tract Cemetery, which spans Henry and Shelby counties in Pleasureville, the historic African-American burying ground, Ditto Cemetery, is an orphan — no one claims rights to the ramshackle land.

  • County’s election votes predict overall state picks

    Henry County voters predicted what would happen in the state races when all the region’s votes were tabulated on election night.

    Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer said her office expected over 60 percent to show up to the polls on Tuesday but were disappointed when only 53 percent of the county’s 12,156 voters cast their votes. The total number of voters on Tuesday was 6,413.

    The total number of voters in the primary election in May 2018 was 2,531.

  • Myths about medications

    Medicating your injuries and sicknesses can be tricky, but there’s a safe–and sometimes different–approach to doing so, according to several presenters who spoke at the Health and Wellness Coalition of Henry County’s October meeting.

    The Building a Healthier Community forum, organized by the county’s health coalition, brought residents, government leaders and experts together to bring awareness to safe medical practices.

  • New e-commerce site has something ‘4’ every pet

    Campbellsburg residents Jackie Woodward and fiancé Dale Horn have more in common than love. In August, the couple opened All Pets 4 U, a new e-commerce website that sells pet supplies. 

    The duo hopes to give popular pet website Chewy a run for the money from Campbellsburg—Woodward conducts all research and marketing and “the computer work” and Horn “does most of the work,” she said.

    Both co-owners are widowed, grew up on farms and love animals.

  • Correction

    Correction:

    Due to a reporting error, teacher Laura Adams was misidentified as the teacher who asked Gov. Bevin about his comments toward educators at the recent Campbellsburg forum. However, this was not Ms. Adams, who did not attend the forum.

  • ‘Smiles all around’: HCPS staff to receive lump sum raise

    Henry County Public School employees will notice a two percent lump sum payment from the district soon, a result of a good fiscal year and unanimous board approval.

    The money should arrive to staff in November, according to HCPS Superintendent Terry Price.

    Price and the board raised taxes for the 2017-2018 school year with the goal of higher staff salaries, which have not increased “in several years,” Price said. “They deserve and earned it.”

  • Suetholz says his family was targeted in GOP ad

     

    Kentucky Senate candidate Dave Suetholz (D) isn’t happy.

    A recent Kentucky Republican Party mailer, a negative ad that graced the mailboxes of thousands of Kentuckians, displayed an image of Suetholz, his wife and their two 5-year-old daughters.

  • JROTC removed from probation

     When the Air Force JROTC (The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) placed the Henry County Public School district program on probation last month, school administrators hoped the program, which serves Henry County High School (HCHS) students, would earn a reprieve from the chopping block.
    Hopes came true when AFJROTC sent another letter recently, removing the district from probation after administrators hired Major Josh Holland for the open position.