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  • FD budgets, audits could be required

    Beginning in 2011, fire departments in Henry County could be required to submit annual budgets and submit to an annual audit or risk losing their county-collected funding.

    It’s an effort, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and Magistrate Nick Hawkins said, to hold fire departments accountable for the public funding they receive.

  • Turkey traditions turned upside down

    Casual conversations in the community revealed that many locals are not going over the river or through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, many are opting to bow their heads in thanks over all the fixings at nearby restaurants.

  • A 24/7 presence

    In an election year, there often is talk of cutting expenses. In Eminence some of that pre-November conversation targeted the cost of police protection.

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan said one issue was a claim that the department employs more officers than in the past. He offered pictorial evidence disputing that. The 1978 group picture shows six men in uniform, while one shot in the 1980s shows seven smiling officers. “So, we’re operating with six,” Duncan said, “and that’s arguably not enough.”

  • Sunday wine sales considered

    After leading the charge at the state level, Chuck Smith of Smith-Berry Winery brought the issue of Sunday wine sales to the Henry County Courthouse.

    Along with his wife Mary, Smith has operated the small winery outside of New Castle for eight years. And in those eight years, he told the Henry County Fiscal Court last week, 80,000 to 100,000 people, from all 50 states and at least 12 countries, have visited the operation.

  • Wait, this is exercise?

    The metallic jingling of hundreds of small, lightweight medallions rang through the Steel Tech shooting range building Sunday afternoon.
    The medallions were attached to hip scarves, about two dozen of which were tied around the hips of women who had gathered for one purpose: To join the party.

  • HCHS honors veterans

    On Thursday, Nov. 11, Henry County High School paid tribute to the county’s veterans. In its annual ceremony, the school presented the veterans with letters written by students in an old fashioned mail call.

  • Judge spots DUI suspect with beer

    Just hours after entering a not guilty plea to charges stemming from an alleged driving under the influence incident, a Carrollton woman was spotted purchasing beer... by the judge who arraigned her.

    Brenda K. McGuire, 43, of Carrollton, appeared before Henry County District Court Judge Jerry D. Crosby II on Monday, Nov. 8. She entered a not guilty plea to the charges of DUI, driving without insurance, careless driving, having an open alcohol beverage container in the car and one charge of 1st degree wanton endangerment.

  • Grandma found asleep at the wheel

    A Milton woman has been charged with driving under the influence in Henry County after she was found passed out in her car early Monday morning.
    Kathy Thornton, 44, was found passed out in the driver’s seat of her car by Kentucky State Police.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Tim Moore responded to a 3:15 a.m. report of a woman described as unconscious in a running vehicle that was stopped in the middle of the road on Pendleton Loop.

  • New castle man shoots intruder

    A Lockport man is in serious condition at University of Louisville hospital after being shot in the shoulder by an ex-girlfriend’s father on Monday.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Doug Moore, 44, broke into a home at 1417 S. Property Rd., where his ex-girlfriend, Dena Valentine, 44, and her current boyfriend, Richard Horvath, 36, were staying.

    There, Moore allegedly assaulted both Valentine and Horvath, who were asleep when he broke in. Someone at the home dialed 911 at 2:06 a.m., and Moore fled.

  • Police: kids thrown from mom’s ATV

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    A Pleasureville woman has been indicted on charges stemming from an alleged drunk driving incident in August.

    Elizabeth A. Owens, 36, was arrested Aug. 14 by Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Perry and initially chargd with 10 counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence – fourth offense, and resisting arrest.