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  • One stone at a time

    Patsy Doll Bernardi and her best friend constantly played in the creek at Turners Station. More than 60 years later, she still plays in the same creek.

    In 2004, Bernadi started building her ‘Great Wall of Turners’ on the upper end of the family farm she now owns.

    She harvests the rock from the same part of the creek where she and her friend made mud pies. Piece by piece during the spring and fall Bernardi at 74 years old lifts, fits and pieces creek rock for the wall surrounding her farm.

  • Tension mounts over CVFD $

     “And that is the end of that discussion.”

    In an unusually sober and stern discussion, Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan said that in accordance with a contract between the city and the Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, no funds would be distributed to the fire department unless the department turns in quarterly statements. And that decision he said, rests solely with him.

  • Horse arena among many fair ground changes

    Henry County Fair attendees will enjoy not only the usual fanfare, but a new horse arena when the fair kicks off on June 30.

    The horse arena project took almost eight years in the making and extension agent Cathy Toole says the hard work has paid off.

    “The arena had so many drainage issues it just wasn’t safe for horses anymore,” Toole said. “This project took so long only one member is still in the club from when we started.”

  • Bench warrants issued for Russo

    Bench warrants have been issued for the arrest of an Oldham County teenager charged with trafficking in heroin.

    Cody Russo, 18, was arrested in May for possession of heroin, and did not appear in district court on June 11.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Russo in Pendleton in May after stopping him for not wearing a seat belt.

    During the stop, Russo allegedly kicked a plastic bag containing eight grams of heroin under the car. The heroin has an estimated street value of $984.

  • Animal Shelter could be finished by June 29


    Contractor Tony Walker told Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday, June 18, that the new animal shelter being built on Sulphur Road should be “100 percent complete” by Friday, June 29.
    “I feel confident about what I’ve left the counties with,” Walker said.
    Walker was hired by Trimble County to build the facility after bids from contractors for the project came in far above the $250,000 available from Trimble and Henry counties, which includes a $150,000 state grant.

  • Henry teens injured in fatal Trimble wreck

    Two Henry County teens were injured in a fatal wreck in Trimble County resulting in the death of a teenager from Bedford.

    Kentucky State Police responded to an accident on U.S. 421 in Bedford at approximately 11:22 p.m.

    Passenger Darian Davidson, 15, Bedford was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

    The driver Mark Bastin, 16, of New Castle was flown by Air Methods to the University of Louisville Hospital and remains in critical condition as of Tuesday.

    Justin Russell, 17, of Smithfield was treated for minor injuries.

  • KSP bust 2 meth labs in 1 day

    A “knock and talk” on Maddox Ridge Road resulted in the arrest of five adults for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    On Friday, June 8, at about 11 p.m., Kentucky State Police arrived at 9610 Maddox Ridge Road to, according to an arrest citation, conduct a “knock and talk.” There, they found lithium strips and cut up batteries in a burn pit about 10 feet from the back door of the home.

    According to arrest citations, state police found an alleged meth lab while searching the home.

  • A rarity in dairy

    Curtis Coombs grew up working with cows on his parents’ farm in Jericho. He could never imagine doing anything else.

    When he went to college at the University of Kentucky, he studied in the agriculture department with the understanding that he would come back home to help his dad and uncle on the farm. Together the three grow corn for silage, alfalfa, about five acres of tobacco, breed their own cows and have a dairy operation.

  • Pilot gas grounded

     

    Since February, the Pilot Travel Center 440 on Pendleton Road has failed five fuel inspections conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s division of regulation and inspection resulting in stop sale orders.

  • Mason: A reluctant musician

    Leo Mason never wanted to be a musician.

    He enjoyed music as a listener, his family surrounded him with music, but he never thought 30 years later he would be performing music.