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  • N.C. Police Chief resigns

    Staff Writer/photographer

    A 9-year-police chief in Henry County has resigned.

    New Castle Police Chief John Porter tendered his resignation on April 28 effective at 5 p.m. the same day.

    His departure wasn’t mentioned in the New Castle Commission meeting on May 3 — when a constable was called to bring calm to the city meeting — and no reason for his sudden departure was addressed in the letter.

  • Lockport threatened by flood water

    General Manager

    More than three inches of rain fell over the weekend, and the resulting flood waters are threatening the small town of Lockport.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said one family, whose home was across from Ace’s Grocery had to leave their home because of rising water. He added that members of Lockport Baptist Church were at the ready to move everything from the church to a semi.

  • Shots fired at house

    General Manager

    Kentucky State Police are looking for a man who they say fired shots at a house in southeastern Henry County late Monday night.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Michael Webb said that at around 10:45 p.m. Monday, May 10, a man, for unknown reasons, fired shots at a home on Flat Creek Road, near the Franklin County Line.

    Webb said KSP have a suspect, but he has not yet been found. An arrest warrant for Chester T. McDonald, 34, with a charge of attempted murder was issued with a $500,000 cash bond.

  • Public Records for the week of February 24, 2010

    Marriages

    Donna M. Hensley, 26, Eminence, to David E. Woodrum II, 23, Eminence.

    E. Aimee Broughton, 37, Pleasureville, to Donald R. Moore Jr., 35, Pleasureville.

    Mary Beth Ashcraft, 27, New Castle, to Billy Ray Dale Sr., 52, New Castle.

    Suzanne Michael Meeks, 42, Campbellsburg, to Travis Lee Doane, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers

  • Smith resigns

    Staff Writer/photographer

    Nearly a year since his last meeting, Henry County Public Schools Board of Education member John Smith Jr., has resigned.

    Smith served Henry County’s first district on the HCPS Board of Education since 1977. When he suffered a stroke June 30, 2009, it came as a big blow to the community.

    At that time, board chairman Donnie Tipton said the board voted to excuse Smith until such a time he or his family could make a decision.

    Now, almost a year later, that decision has been made.

  • Primary Election 2010: Incumbent David Brown to face Campbellsburg City Council member Jason Stanley

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the third district magisterial seat, a four-term incumbent will face off against a current member of the Campbellsburg City Council.

    District Magistrate 3 Democratic candidate Jason Stanley said his personal motto is “Don’t settle, expect more.”

  • Public Records for the week of March 3, 2010

    District Court

    Traffic

    Monday, Feb. 22

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

  • Primary Election 2010: Incumbent Nick Hawkins to face Tammy Sharp

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the fourth district magisterial seat, a first term incumbent will face off against a former member of the New Castle City Commission.

    District 4 Magistrate candidate Tammy Sharp, 43, juggles family, work and civic duty.

    She is married and has two biological children, but also is raising two nieces and in the process of adopting a nephew.

    Sharp believes a different perspective would be an asset as a new magistrate.

  • New Castle Christian welcomes a new minister

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Castle Christian Church’s new pastor Tommy Lanham is accustomed to living in a small town.

    He grew up in a little place called Keavy in Laurel County, but Lanham and his family most recently lived in Nicholasville.

    “If you live more than 15 miles from Keavy, you’ve never heard of it,” he said.

    Lanham and his wife, Tammy, have two children — Appolonya, 6, and Dylan, 3.

  • Public Records for the week of January 27, 2010

    Divorces

    William Hill Wall Jr., 52, Campbellsburg, and Dawn Marie Matthais, 39, Arkansas.

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Joseph E. Foree, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/14/10.

    Deanna Morgan, second degree possession of a forged instrument, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/14/10.

    Beatrice Martin, theft by deception less than $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/20/10.