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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.

  • Defense attorney questions indictment

    Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    The attorney for James P. McFarland of Sulphur, argued against almost every element of his client’s indictment at his arraignment Thursday, leading up to a request that his client be released to a drug treatment program on his own recognizance.

  • Businesses on track

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Eminence City Council reported on Monday night that residents will soon be able to enjoy the world-famous burgers, fries and shakes of fast food mega chain McDonald’s. The restaurant, whose construction has been a fixture in the middle of town for the last few months, is officially slated to open to the public on the morning of Thursday, May 29.

  • A mile in their shoes

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    A group of Henry County seniors have spent the school year trying to think of ways to help the local homeless population.

  • A lifetime in Extension: Carolyn Jeffries

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Carolyn Jeffries has devoted her life to working with Extension offices in various capacities. Whether it was working with 4-H or the Homemakers Association, Jeffries has made sure to be involved in every facet of the Henry County Extension office.

    Jeffries, a retired teacher, began her involvement in Extension when she lived in El Paso, Texas, as a member of the local 4-H Club when she was nine years old.