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  • Report reveals new charges may be filed in Pendleton woman’s death

    New information revealed in a police report may bring new charges in Pendleton woman’s death.
    Robert Baldwin, 25, of Louisville called Kentucky State Police at Post 5 at 4:58 a.m., Nov. 27 and told dispatchers he had hurt someone, they were dead and Baldwin wanted an officer to meet him to discuss his situation.
    Baldwin called dispatch again and stated that he was leaving the residence at Kenlee Drive in Bedford to come to Post 5.

  • Kentucky State Troopers arrested a Pendleton man Tuesday during meth bust in Bedford.

    Kentucky State Police received information that meth was being cooked at Estelle Lane in Bedford. Troopers obtained a search warrant and entered the residence and found ingredients allegedly used for meth production and drug paraphernalia.

    Nathaniel Townsend, 33, of Pendleton was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine and meth precursor; possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police also charged Charity Purvis, 34, of Milton and Joseph Turner 38, of Carrollton for the same offenses.

  • KY leaders write DEA a letter

     

    Kentucky farmers may soon know whether there is any backlash from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency about the state making hay for hemp.

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Brian Furnish, chairman of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Representatives Thomas Massie and John Yarmuth put their signatures on a letter addressed to the U.S. Department of Justice and Michele Leonhart, administrator of the DEA.

  • 911 call ends with murder charge

    By Brad Bowman
    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police at Post 5 in Campbellsburg took a man into custody early Wednesday morning after he told dispatchers he had outstanding warrants — and he hurt someone who was possibly dead.

  • New Castle woman held on charges of murder solicitation.

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Henry County woman after she allegedly solicited a murder-for-hire of her ex-husband from an undercover Kentucky State Trooper.

    Kentucky State Police charged Shirley Truman, 68, of New Castle on Dec. 3, with murder solicitation. 

  • Fiscal Court amends nepotism ordinance

     

    The Henry County Fiscal Court last week passed an amendment to the nepotism ordinance on second reading during a special meeting.

    When Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens made it known that his son would go through the process for a full-time position as a sheriff’s deputy, the issue of nepotism came up in the county’s personnel policy and the ethics ordinance.

  • Take 5 with Harry Mitchell

    Basic bio

    New Castle native

    Henry Central High School graduate.

     Music B.A. and teacher certification for language arts at Georgetown University

    Language arts and social studies teacher for two years in Georgetown City System at junior high and high school level. Language arts and later music teacher at Henry County High School for 33 years. Substituted for 10 years after retirement.

    Played organ at the Shelby County Horse show for 15 years.

  • Help Center continues to grow and expand

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Help Center in the Eminence United Methodist church continues to grow with donations and volunteers.

    On Thursday, Nov. 21, volunteers Rose Bertelkamp and Ruth Rockwell checked lists for food allergies and food preferences as they filled boxes with meat, potatoes, bread and toiletry items for families to pick up. Diabetic concerns and the size of the family play into what volunteers put in boxes.

  • Cemetery fence removal causes tension

     

    news@hclocal.com

    The recent removal of a wrought iron fence from around Point Pleasant Cemetery has been a contentious issue for some families who have loved ones buried there.

    In the last two weeks, Stanley Clark, sexton, started taking down the more than 100-year-old fence surrounding the cemetery.

  • Fast & fashionable

    Melissa Blankenship

    Landmark News Service

    A food truck might fill you up, but a visit from Eminence resident Sandi West’s fashion truck will make you fabulous.

    West recently premiered Sandi’s Styles: Fashion Boutique on Wheels. The mobile boutique features clothing and accessories for all ages and sizes and nothing is priced more than $50.

    “Everybody wants to look nice, no matter what size they are or how much money they have to spend,” West said. “I wanted to have something for everybody.”