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  • Search produces arrests

    After searching a Bedford home allegedly containing drugs and stolen property, Kentucky State Police on Dec. 18 arrested a Pendleton man on several charges including possession of methamphetamine.

    Kentucky State Troopers served a search warrant at Daniel McFarland’s house on Harley Lane in Bedford after they received information indicating a large amount of drugs and stolen property were stored in the home.

    Troopers found six industrial fans, 10 portable generators, firearms, a stolen horse saddle, a large quantity of cash and drugs.

  • Choral Cheer

    The Henry County School’s Winter Concert included performances by the Henry County High School Concert Choir, the Henry County Middle School sixth-grade choir and Henry County Middle School seventh and eighth grade choir. Holiday favorites like “Jingle Bells” were included as sing-alongs with the audience. The Henry County High School Concert Choir sang “How Like a Winter” with words by William Shakespeare and music by accompanist Ruth Ann Mills-Moore. More pictures at www.hclocal.com

  • HCHS behind collegebound average

    About half of Henry County High School’s class of 2011 enrolled in college upon graduation – much less than the state average, according to the latest Kentucky High School Feedback Report.

    Henry County sent 47.2 percent, or 67, of its 2010-11 seniors to college in the 2011-12 school year compared to 60.2 percent of the state, said the report compiled by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS).

  • Fiscal Court and Sheriff compromise on nepotism, but conflict on budget

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens and members of the Henry County Fiscal Court butted heads over the budget for 2014, which Cravens ulitmately refused to sign.

    During Fiscal Court Tuesday, Dec. 17, where cooperation appeared initially conflict followed.
    “We met with the sheriff and over the course of a few days, the sheriff agreed to follow our (fiscal court’s) personnel policy,” Magistrate Nick Hawkins said.

  • Living Nativity: Bethlehem’s tradition

    Despite 70 mph winds reported the night before and torrential rainfall, the little town of Bethlehem’s Living Nativity began without a hitch Sunday night. The Living Nativity will continue up to Christmas night for those that don’t want to miss a Christmas tradition.

  • Eastern Elementary donates to animal shelter

    Two Eastern Elementary School second-grade classes put their entrepreneurial skills to task for the Henry–Trimble Animal Shelter, giving them an early Christmas present.

    Diana Dunavan and Kristian Banta wanted to teach their second- graders what it means to be entrepreneurs from the ground up. Students underwent an interview process, filled positions from the assembly line to advertising and learned in the process.

  • Port Royal man killed in Friday morning wreck

    A 24-year-old Port Royal man has been killed in a 5:27 a.m. Friday crash on Highway 193, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Authorities identify the driver as Derick Ouellette as the investigation by Trooper Zack Morris continues.

    The preliminary investigation shows the vehicle had been traveling north on Highway 193 when it left the road, possibly due to wet road conditions.

    The vehicle struck a tree and then overturned multiple times before coming to a rest.

  • Heating assistance program opens enrollment

    Two LIHEAP programs provided nearly $110,000 worth of assistance to Henry County residents last winter, according to information from Tri-County Community Action Agency. Enough requests came in for the crisis program, it ran out of funds a month early.
    Tri-County will begin taking applications for the subsidy funding in the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program in November, said Pam Sage, the LIHEAP director. There’s a sign up  schedule that begins Nov. 3 for those whose last name starts with A or B and continues through Dec. 11.

  • Jobless rates down in all 120 Ky. counties

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to a news release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    State officials note this is the second consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop in all counties, the news release noted. Last month was the first time on record this had happened.

  • News Briefs

    Road Clean Up
    Henry County’s annual fall road clean up is scheduled for Nov. 1, beginning at 8 a.m..
    Organizers ask that motorists around the county drive carefully as many volunteers from non-profit organizations will pick up litter on 170 miles of roads.
    Funds have been provided by the Litter Abatement Grant.
    For more information, call the Henry County Judge-Executive’s Office at (502) 845-5707.

    KSP Checkpoints