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  • Puppy mill raid shines light on relaxed laws

    After a six-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple face 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.
    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • Public, HCPL staff want same things

    Judging from comments made during a brainstorming session Nov. 3, the public and Henry County Public Library staff are on the same page, in terms of what amenities are wanted in a new library facility.

    “A lot of things we’ve discussed as a staff were brought up” during the public meeting, which drew about 20 county residents, library Director Joe Schweiss said last week.

    The library board of directors is in the early stages of planning and is negotiating for a 3-acre lot in Eminence, where it hopes to build a new 14,000-square-foot facility.

  • KSP: Smith death apparent suicide

    A Henry County man facing animal cruelty charges was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 20, at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg early Tuesday afternoon.
    Trooper Michael Webb, public information officer with Kentucky State Police Post 5, said a family member had stopped by the property and discovered the body of Kenneth H. Smith, 71, in a vehicle.

  • EMS, KSP and Coroner respond to puppy mill scene

    Henry County EMS, the Kentucky State Police and the Henry County Coroner are at the scene where Animal Control last week raided a suspected puppy mill/hoarding situation.

    KSP have not released the identity of the victim, but have confirmed that they are investigating a death at the scene.

    Emergency personnel responded to a call at about 1:30 p.m. reporting "a possible deceased male," at 25 Allyson Lane. Later, scanner traffic reported a victim with a gunshot wound to the head.

  • 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.

  • 'UNBELIEVABLE, DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS'

    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

    Marriages