Henderson County

A federal grand jury in Bowling Green charged 54-year-old James Allen Morris with six counts of bank robbery.

According to the federal indictment, Morris, by force, violence and intimidation robbed the Henderson County banks between July 23, 2010 and January 17, 2013. The banks include the Green River Credit Union on both January 17 and last July,  Independence Bank, the Bank of Henderson, U.S. Bank and Integra Bank.

Morris faces a sentence of 20 years in prison for each count and a $250,000 fine for each of the six counts. He'll be back in court February 28 for an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Owensboro.

Work Crews Look for Asbestos in Henderson School

Jan 25, 2013

Work crews are checking a Henderson County elementary classroom to see if asbestos is present.

The Gleaner reports South Heights Elementary School was closed Friday as crews came in to take samples from the classroom to test for the contaminant.

It was unclear when students would return to school.

"We don't know how long school will be closed. We will make that determination after the samples come back. We're hopeful that we'll be back in school on Monday, but I can't say that," Assistant Superintendent Marganna Stanley said.

The mother of a western Kentucky woman who vanished in 1995 hasn't given up hope of solving the mystery that has confounded police. Heather Teague was sunbathing at Newburgh Beach in Henderson County when she disappeared.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled public hearings for next month in Henderson and Paducah to get input on a proposal that would raise rates for customers of Big Rivers Electric Corp.

The Corydon City Council has voted to oust its mayor. Halfway through his term, Larry Thurby faces several accusations, including misuse of city funds.