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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.

  • Henry County Fair — a photographic round up

    A round up of scenes on the midway, in the livestock arena and at the pedal tractor pull from the Henry County Fair 2015.

  • Several new Kentucky laws being enforced

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session went into effect at the end of June, according to a news release from the Kentucky Legislative Research Council.
    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.
    Laws that recently took effect include:

  • Friends of Eminence Cemetery needs help

    The Eminence Cemetery could use some community assistance for perpetual care, said the chairman of the cemetery board.
    That help could take the form of donations or volunteerism.
    Upkeep of the cemetery, chartered in 1860 by the Kentucky General Assembly, requires funding, board Chairman Jim Petitt explained.
    The cemetery has interest earning accounts set up, but in this economy the revenue coming from them has diminished and the cemetery has actually had to cash some certificates of deposit to pay for necessary work.