Finally – maybe for the first time – Heather French Henry didn’t get a puff piece. In this story about her become some sort of faux queen for the second time in her life, well, there was this:
According to the article, prosecutors alleged that the two charities affiliated with Steve and Heather Henry – the Kentucky Prostate Cancer Coalition and the Heather French Foundation for Veterans – paid several hundred dollars for a gubernatorial campaign aide and stamps for the campaign and covered the costs of Steve Henry’s personal cell phone used during the campaign, the article said.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to reduce the charges, which were Class D felonies, to misdemeanors by reclassifying them as “attempts,” the article said. The story later said that Kentucky’s state auditor found that 25 state employees used 500 hours of their personal leave, valued at $16,000, to work on the wedding of Steve Henry and Heather French Henry. The Henrys agreed to reimburse the state $3,200 for wedding expenses and $4,300 for trips that Henry took to the Democratic National Convention and the Miss America Pageant, the article said.
Guess there’s hope for mainstream news after all.