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  • Help Center volunteers brave subzero temperatures

    A well-timed post on Facebook by Marla Armstrong helped the Henry County Help Center swell its ranks of volunteers during last week’s snow days. Armstrong was surprised and pleased the post reached about 3,600 users, even though the Help Center has less than 1,000 likes on its page. It also resulted in about 15 volunteers who would ordinarily be at work or school coming out on Thursday to provide assistance in lugging boxes out to the vehicles in 5-degree weather and rearranging shelves inside. Armstrong added there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at the help center.

  • Spotlight shines on Hartford’s good works

    When Eminence Elementary Principal Mike Doran asked the 800 students to stand if they’ve been affected by the work of Debbie Hartford, almost every youth gathered in the gym Thursday for a special assembly rose to their feet.
    Most people probably know that Hartford gets involved as the director of Family Resources and Youth Services, Doran said. Maybe they can think of eight or nine ways she works to improve Eminence, but Doran could think of more than 21 tasks that Hartford takes on.

  • Grant gets more jail time

    Brandon Grant came to court Thursday expecting to be sentenced and released, but instead will have to serve an additional 40 days.
    Grant, who pleaded guilty to two counts of torture of a dog or cat with serious physical injury or death in December, had been released from jail pending his sentencing hearing. When he missed a required visit with his probation officer on Dec. 23, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. He was taken into custody and had been in jail since Jan. 23 when he appeared in front of Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad last week.

  • Bedford man arrested in drug bust

    On Feb. 13, Kentucky State Police Post 5 received an anonymous tip in reference to possible drug activity at 76 Kenlee Drive, according to a news release from KSP.  Upon arrival, troopers made contact with the homeowner, James Singleton, 53. During the subsequent search of the residence, $15,275 in cash, approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 528 pseudoephedrine tablets, items used in the cultivation of marijuana, illegal drug paraphernalia and other narcotics were located.  

  • Police conduct regional drug roundup

    Troopers with the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky State Police Canine Division with assistance of law enforcements officers from six local and federal agencies conducted a drug round up Feb. 11 with 27 arrests in the Post 5 District, according to a KSP news release.
    Officers from the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Owen County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force participated.

  • Pendleton man pleads guilty to selling methadone to informant

    Steve Edward McFarland, who was scheduled for a jury trial in September to answer to several counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, pleaded guilty to all counts in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday.
    McFarland, who was 72 at the time of his arrest in the summer of 2012, sold methadone, a schedule II narcotic, to a confidential informant three times according to his indictment.
    The informant told police McFarland traveled to Cincinnati, where he purchased numerous methadone pills.

  • Scholarship fund keeps memories alive

    The Merriweather and King Street schools helped shape Eminence’s black community in the past, and organizers of a non-profit foundation want to carry that legacy into the future through a scholarship fund and related activities, according to one board member.

  • Cover Girl

    Being hired by Cabela’s, the outdoor recreation retail chain, has turned into a model opportunity for its Louisville location’s firearms counter lead outfitter from Pleasureville.
    The image of CanDance Moran aiming a long gun into the deep blue sky has appeared in tens of thousands of mailboxes on the cover of Cabela’s spring shooting- and National Rifle Association-themed catalog.

  • Downtown fire’s latest casualty

    With a nudge from the excavator arm Feb. 9, the one-story Eminence Cleaners building on Main Street became the latest casualty of the destructive blaze from July. This is the third building to come down, though the cleaners was spared from the fire, it became collateral damage due to the wall it shared with the neighboring building that burned and later was torn down. In terms of the structures, the July fire has claimed approximately $118,000 worth of property, based on the buildings’ assessed values.

  • Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

    The Henry County Public Library’s youngest patrons loved the activities held Feb. 5 as Valentine’s Day approached. During story time, the children listened to a story called “Owl Babies” about children who love their mother. From left, siblings Ellianna, Keylee, Brayden, James and Teague Sturgeon, all of Port Royal, enjoyed the story. Eden Detwiler and grandmother Tommie got to play with the library’s owl puppet. Joelle Detwiler concentrates on her coloring.