Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • ‘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. 

  • Carrollton dentist sinks her teeth into Campbellsburg practice

    A Carrollton dentist Ann Nesmith purchased Campbellsburg Family Dentistry from long-time owner Dr. David Embry on Oct. 1 with a promise to keep the practice the same for patients.

    Embry will remain until he retires, within the next several years, and will work in partnership with Nesmith.

    On Oct. 18 the practice mailed a letter from Embry to patients, which announced the change.

    “As I approach retirement age, my primary concern is making sure my patients continue to receive first class dental care,” Embry wrote to current patients.

  • Body builder beats the odds

    Jeremy Decker wasn’t supposed to ever walk again–let alone work out–after a freak accident on a motorcycle in 2010.

    He was confined to his bed and had to teach himself to walk again. His love of fitness was on hold for the months of his painful recovery period.

    Decker beat the odds, though. He won a national fitness competition recently and became a men’s physique pro.

  • European K-9 arrives at Sheriff’s office; will help find drugs

    A K-9, used to sniff out drugs, arrived at the Henry County Sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 29.

    Deputy Kyle Stewart will work with the male German Shepherd he named Solo.

    The dog is two years old and was born in Europe.

    According to trainer and owner Sherman Dotson of K-9 Specialties, Stewart and Solo will get a transition week, where the two will bond together.

  • 'Mad' inmate shatters transport window after court hearing

    An inmate kicked out a window during a routine transport from the temporary Henry County Courthouse, waited until the vehicle stopped, climbed through, then calmly waited by the transport.

    The incident, which happened while Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth drove, occurred Wednesday, Oct. 24 on the way to return prisoner Melvin Adams to the Oldham County Jail, where he was being held on a child support nonpayment charge.

    Southworth called the Henry County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident, which happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after Adams' court hearing.

  • HOPE Gala raises thousands for new center

    The HOPE Gala didn’t go exactly as planned for those who put great effort into a night that would raise money for the center of the same name.

    A great white tent was set up Saturday night at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park, but high wind speeds took down the tent and decorations before the party even got started.