Today's News

  • 100-year-old veteran receives highest French honor

    By Andrew Henderson

    Landmark News Service

    Bill Pollard sits in a maroon colored, leather chair in an expansive living room ordained with paintings in a Prospect suburb right on the Jefferson County line.

    Pollard, who was born in Shelby County, and lived most of his live in Henry County, celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 1 surrounded by friends and family.

    Yet, turning 100 was far from the most interesting, or admirable, thing about Pollard

  • Paradise found, lost: EPD officer volunteers to aid hurricane survivors

     Eminence Police Department officer Phillip Parham and his wife Ali vacationed in paradise for seven years, enjoying the unique residents and places of Port Saint Joe, Florida.

    However, Oct. 10 found Port St. Joe in Gulf County, and Mexico Beach, 10 miles away, devasted by Hurricane Michael, which wrought severe damage from wind and storm surge in both destination cities.

  • County clerk: New Castle mayoral recanvas yields same results

    lection night, Nov. 6, ended with a stunning one-vote victory in favor of New Castle mayoral challenger Robert King.

    Current Mayor Dennis Benham requested a recanvas, and the Henry County Clerk conducted the recanvas on Nov. 15, which yielded the same result: King, 150, Benham, 149.

    “No irregularities were found,” Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer said. “Totals remain the same as on election night.” 

    Of 332 ballots issued in two New Castle precincts, 33 voters chose to not vote in the mayoral contest.

  • 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.

  • New radio station blasts Southern rock and country

    When the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) carved out bandwidth for new, lower frequency FM stations, radio and television broadcast company Kentuckiana Broadcast Group and its other business, New Albany Broadcasting Company Inc. jumped at the chance for new listeners.

    Co-owners Pete Boyce and David B. Smith originally ran a talk radio station, 1600 AM, which simulcasts on WKYI 94.1 FM, before the station pivoted to a new format.

  • Group brings Pride in Henry County Arts, Music, Poetry and Prose

    Martha Tarry Simpson and Wayne Sparrow created a “dream child” after hearing friend Todd Campbell’s stories about growing up in Henry County.

    In 2009 Simpson decided their friend’s orations, mostly about Campbell’s grandmother, were too precious not to share with the community. 

    Simpson went on a mission to produce a show that featured not only Campbell and his work, but to showcase other artists, musicians and artisans. 

  • 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.