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  • U.S. Marshals arrest Terri and Kenneth Smith

    U.S. Marshals have arrested a couple suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

    Terri Smith, 51, was arrested at a trailer park in Bullitt County at 7:30 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Brian Parrish. She was initially booked at the Oldham County Detention Center and thentransferred to Carroll County Detention Center later in the morning, Parrish said.

  • Warrants issued in Henry County puppy mill raid

    Terri and Ken Smith of Campbellsburg, are wanted on 218 counts of animal cruelty each, said Dan Flinkfelt, animal control officer for Henry and Trimble counties.

    The couple’s whereabouts have been unknown since Monday evening, when Flinkfelt and local law enforcement officials raided their alleged puppy mill at 25 Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

  • Eminence resident thankful for Christmas miracle

    Pulmonary fibrosis.

    The diagnosis three years ago was tantamount to a death sentence for Bonnie Kidwell of Eminence.
    For some time, Kidwell, now 57, had had problems breathing. When the situation worsened, she was treated for pneumonia. When that treatment failed to work, she was hospitalized. The doctors still believed she was fighting pneumonia, but after a week with no improvement, the tests began.

  • Bethlehem nativity set for next week

    For many area residents, it just isn’t Christmas without a visit to the living nativity scene in Bethlehem.
    The event, which has been held every year since 1959, is sponsored by the tiny city’s three churches – Bethlehem Baptist, Bethlehem United Methodist and Point Pleasant Christian.


    Henry County Animal Control officials on Monday, Dec. 12, seized more than 100 dogs and as many as 100 other animals from buildings on a property located at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    The animals were being kept in crates and cages in a single-wide trailer, a camper, outdoor kennels and a large outbuilding.

    The stench emanating from the property could be detected from the road.

  • Public record for the week of Dec. 7


  • Campbellsburg couple save owl; rescue organization to release bird

    It’s unusual to see an owl in the daytime, so Bobby Heitzman was surprised one early fall morning to see a great horned owl sitting on the fence in his back yard on Second Street in Campbellsburg.

    So he urged his wife, Kathy, to get her cell phone and take photos of the bird from the kitchen window, where he was standing.

    After Kathy took a few shots, Bobby opened the back door. The bird didn’t move, so he suggested she try to take some through the open doorway. When the bird still didn’t move, Kathy continued to move toward the fence.

  • Lockport man charged w/sexual crimes

    A report of a domestic disturbance in the 2700 block of Harpers Ferry Road in Lockport on Nov. 20 led to the arrest of a Henry County man on charges of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Pleasureville commission squabbles over pay

    After a 45-minute discussion that mirrored a family fued, the Pleasureville City Commission voted to amend the ordinance that dictates the salary for the city clerk.

    The discussion, which was extremely testy, centered around the pay for City Clerk Verna Stivers, and included accusations by Stivers that a commission member was discriminating against her.

    Stivers’ salary has been set at $27,168 for at least the last two years. That amount exceeds the cap on her pay, which is set by city ordinance at $25,000.

  • HCHS student sings her way to state choir

    A Henry County High School sophomore recently was named to the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s All-State Women’s Choir.

    Lauren Montgomery, who transferred to HCHS this year when her family moved from Deer Park, Texas, a suburb of Houston, auditioned in October for the choir. She is the daughter of Buzz and Denise Grigsby of Campbellsburg.