Today's News

  • FFA officers attend National FFA Convention in Indiana


       On Oct. 24-26, six FFA officers attended the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

    On Wednesday, students got to visit the career expo where they met with hundreds of schools and businesses who were recruiting the best and brightest students for a wide array of agricultural related industries; walked through the hall of states where they learned about agriculture production all across the United States and got to sample some great treats; and got to shop in a huge mall with lots of FFA related clothes and goodies.

  • Local Buzz - Nov. 14, 2018

    Church activities

    Sulphur Christian Church meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

    Drennon Christian Church meets from 6 to 8 p.m. most Wednesdays. Check the Facebook page for the current schedule.

    Life Church will hold Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Remember: What we say and write matters

    November brings cooler temperatures and the first hints that winter is just around the corner. The month also contains my favorite holiday —Thanksgiving. It has been my favorite holiday since I was a child; and I had fully intended for this article to focus on my joy of Thanksgiving.

    As I wrote this, my primary emotion was not thanksgiving. I’m not sure there was a primary emotion. Instead of one emotion, I was experiencing several—anger, fear, anxiety, sadness and disgust, to name a few.

  • County’s WWI veterans remembered

    enry County Military Personnel who died in World War I

    Charles E. Clifford

    Samuel C. Cox

    Leonard L. Dickens

    Eddie Downey

    Leslie G. Fewell

    John W. Fitzgerald

    Johnson Hammond

    Joseph M. Hardin

    Frank Hermanson

    Aaron C. Hieatt

    John W. Hoagland

    Reuben Hudson

    Carl B. Knight

    Leroy V. LaMaster

    John C. Lowden

    Forrest Mahoney

    Fielding V. Meek

    George Dewey Mefford

    Lilburn Radcliff

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    • Prize is two tickets to see Theatre Downstream’s White Christmas at John W. Smith Auditorium. Ticket is good for Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7:00 pm. Value of two tickets is $24.00.
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