Local News

  • Training Heats Up
  • Trooper raises donations with elvis tribute act

    Detective Endre Samu of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 presented a check to Denise Anthony, executive director of Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center, after he held a special fundraising event as a Elvis tribute artist, according to a KSP news release. Samu also presented a check to Captain Jeff Medley, Commander of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 for the “Shop with a Trooper Program.” Samu recently held an Elvis-themed benefit concert at City Place in La Grange.

  • KSP honors Clark

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders presented Smithfield resident Shelly Clark with a Police Communications Support Award on Oct. 12. A 19-year veteran of the agency, Clark is a Police Telecommunications Shift Supervisor at KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg. She is the daughter of Tommy and Terri Meredith of La Grange and Karen Burk of Louisville.

  • McAllister’s horror story contains a hidden message

    Doris McAllister hopes her new horror book will bring some souls to the Lord, but also acknowledges “Our Father Satan” has inspired concern from family and friends.
    Formerly of Henry County, now living in Arizona to help her son raise two children, McAllister said the goal with her work of fiction is to “preach in reverse.” Ultimately, the story of her protagonist, Cora, who was kidnapped by demons as a young child, involves her choosing good over evil.

  • COMPASS to guide users to treatment

    A new program of the Tri County Community Action Agency (TCCAA) hopes to provide assistance to individuals and families struggling with addiction.
    The COMPASS program serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties with a focus on offering guidance, support and resources to anyone interested in treatment for substance abuse.

  • EMS will add fee for those who don’t ride

    We are taught from an early age to dial 911 in the event of an emergency, but on nearly 400 occasions this year, a Henry County EMS has been dispatched to a situation that has not resulted in an ambulance ride to the hospital.
    Called non-transports or refusals, these calls cost the county but not the caller. That will change Dec. 1
    At the Henry County Fiscal Court meeting Oct. 18, Magistrate Scott Bates explained to the court the costs associated with making these ambulance runs that result in no revenue for the time and effort expended by Henry County EMS.

  • Alleged meth makers arrested in Port Royal

    A call to Kentucky State Police led to the discovery of a meth lab in Port Royal, according to a KSP press release.
    On the afternoon of Oct. 13, dispatchers at KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured at a residence on Port Royal Road. Troopers and detectives arrived at the home to discover several items used to make methamphetamine, as well as an inactive clandestine meth lab, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine itself, according to KSP Trooper Josh Lawson.

  • Program turns an iPod into memory tool

    Henry, who suffers from dementia, sits alone and unresponsive in a nursing home. A caregiver approaches the elderly man and places a set of headphones over his ears and turns on an iPod.
    Henry’s favorite music is piped through the headphones and the man lights up. He picks up his dropped head, opens his eyes wide, hums and sings along, and rocks in rhythm with the music.

  • KSP needs assistance on Bedford case

    The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault investigation, according to a KSP news release.
    On Sept. 20, shortly after 10 p.m., Kentucky State Police received a call reporting that an adult female had been sexually and physically assaulted in the community of Bedford.  
    The incident occurred on West Avenue and the victim walked to the Valero gas station on U.S. 42 to report the incident.

  • Absentee voting is underway in in Kentucky

    Absentee voting is now under way for Kentucky’s Nov. 8 general election, according to a news release from the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office.
    Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    • Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    • Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
    • Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted