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  • New Castle receives National Register designation

    The National Park Service has added New Castle’s downtown to its National Register of Historic Places, according to an Aug. 15 news release from the Kentucky Heritage Council. The New Castle Historic District encompasses the virtually intact 19th century commercial district surrounding the Henry County Courthouse.
    New Castle’s application, written by Justin Carter of KIPDA, first won approval by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board in May before going to the National Park Service for final approval.

  • Betting the Farm

    When David and Deborah Clay bought a 42-acre farm near Point Pleasant in 2010, they didn’t know what to do with it until a thoroughbred mare trotted into their lives.
    Getting out of the gate with the one rescued racehorse led to the couple developing a stable of their own at D & D Drennon Creek Farm. Buying the land marked a return to Kentucky for David, who grew up in Louisville, after the couple retired from their military careers.

  • Louisville man charged after high-speed chase

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies caught up with a 31-year-old Louisville man, who had allegedly been lurking outside his ex’s Shelbyville home, in Eminence Friday evening after a high-speed chase.
    Deputies had received three calls to 42 Brookview Drive for harassment, and when they responded at approximately 6 p.m., they spotted the white Nissan with a loud exhaust they were looking for, according to reports from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Signatures spark grant investigation

    A Pleasureville-based non-profit formed to fight substance abuse among youth remains in limbo, pending the outcome of an investigation conducted by the federal Health and Human Service’s Office of the Inspector General.
    CARE Inc. launched “a youth leadership coalition” called KC Leaders, after receiving a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant in 2014.

  • Local candidates file for fiscal court, city councils, school boards

    When Henry County residents go to cast their ballots in the presidential race Nov. 8, they will have the opportunity to vote for other federal, state and local candidates.
    While Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump seek the highest elective office in the land, contested races have emerged down ballot, as well.
    While it’s an off year for many state offices, Henry County voters can help choose the next U.S. senator and the next 4th District representative in Congress.

  • Eminence will help connect senior apartments to sewer

    The City of Eminence will welcome the planned Tristan Ridge apartments by assisting with the installation of a new sewer line to serve the $6.7 million, 44-unit apartment complex for seniors, according to a discussion at the Aug. 8 city council meeting.

  • Former school worker accused of performing sex act on a bus

    A former Henry County Public Schools employee was arraigned in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday on charges of sexual abuse.
    Tara Nutter, who was employed by HCPS as a bus monitor beginning in August of 2015, is accused of engaging in sex acts with an 18-year-old male student. However, the charges do not stem from that relationship but from the fact that Nutter and the student engaged in those sex acts while on the school bus where other students under the age of 16 could have witnessed them.

  • Hagan sentenced for sexual abuse of underage girls

    One of his young victims requested Charles Thomas Hagan receive the “maximum penalty for grown men who touch underage girls sexually” in her victim impact statement, while the second said she just wants him to stay away from her family.
    On July 21, Hagan pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree sexual abuse, which are Class A misdemeanor charges. Original charges against Hagan were classified at the Class D felony level, sexual abuse in the first degree.

  • Zoeller pleads to having sex with minor

    Leo Zoeller admitted he had sexual intercourse and engaged in oral sex with an 11-year-old victim when he pleaded guilty to amended charges last Thursday in Oldham County Circuit Court.
    In March of 2014, Zoeller was arrested and charged with three counts of incest, rape in the first degree, two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, all with a victim under the age of 12, Class A felonies.