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  • The Henry County Grand Jury

    The Henry County Grand Jury met March 11 and returned the

    following indictments:

    Donald Austin Broughton, 23, Pleasureville, was indicted for criminal possession of a forged instrument, first offense, a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000, when with the knowledge the prescription is forged and with intent to defraud, deceive or injury another, her uttered or possessed a forged prescription for a controlled substance.

  • Public Records for the week of January 20, 2010

    Marriages

    Loretta Marieann Ivers, 27, Bedford, to Troy Duane Sharp, 44, Bedford.

    Sandy Louise Wentworth, 28, New Castle, to Joseph Edward Foree, 29, New Castle.

    Divorces

    Alan Robert Schwartz, 42, Pleasureville, and Jo Ann Schwartz, 55, Port Royal

    Bryant E. Bishop, 40, Turners Station, and Kristina Bishop, 37, Turners Station.

    Scott Howard Coffey, 40, and Sheila Danel Jacobs, 27, Louisville.

  • P&Z intended to be good stewardship of land

    General Manager

    When Planning and Zoning was enacted in Henry County, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent was a senior in high school.

    The current Planning and Zoning administrator, Greg Derossett, was in middle school.

    As such, neither had a hand in the development of the commission, which former Planning and Zoning attorney Bill Brammell and current Board of Adjustments member Dennis Yeary said developed out of a concern for land use.

  • More than meets the eye at Kentucky Humane Society

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dan Flinkfelt can’t get enough animal interaction.

    At work he is the Henry County Humane Society Director/Animal Control Officer.

    There 16 bays house dogs and puppies that wait to be reclaimed, adopted or transported to the Kentucky Humane Society’s Louisville facility.

    Two rescued cats, Babs and Lynx, are permanent fixtures at the facility.

  • Every month is Red Cross month for local volunteer

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each March is declared “American Red Cross Month” by the President of the United States, but for local volunteer Homer Druin, every month is Red Cross month.

    Druin, a first aid and CPR instructor and Disaster Assist team member, has years of experience as a firefighter for the Pleasureville and Lake Jericho departments, which complements the work he does with the Red Cross.

  • Grand Jury indicts five connected with Copper wire theft

    General Manager

    Five area residents have been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury in connection with copper wire theft in the Smithfield area.

    Michael Anthony Byers, 36, of Eminence, Christopher W. Byers, 20, of Campbellsburg, Dwight Lyons, 25, Campbellsburg, John Brandon Thomas, 22, Eminence, and William J. O’Daniel, 32, of La Grange, were arrested in December 2009 in connection to theft of copper wire from Smithfield area resident Keith Thompson.

  • Conservation district seedling give-away

    There will be a limited number of tree seedlings available to the public on a first come basis beginning sometime after April 1.  If you are interested in obtaining some of the seedlings, please call or visit the District office as soon as possible to put your name on the list. The district office is located at 1125 Campbellsburg Road, New Castle, KY  40050, and can be reached by phone at 502-845-2890.

  • All that and a box of cookies

    Staff writer/photographer

    Known for crafts and cookies, Girl Scouts are so much more.

    Caitlyn Moore, 14, is in the eighth grade at Henry County Middle School and a girl scout.

    Where Boy Scouts start out as “cubs” Girl Scouts like Moore can begin as “daisies.”

    Moore said she always enjoyed scouting, and as she aged scouting became more adventurous.

    “It’s different when you get older,” she said. “I’m into high ropes, caving and canoeing.”

  • Bridge near Pleasureville up for replacement

    Staff writer/photographer

    This much is known: a bridge in Henry County will be replaced this year.

    The only question is just when that will take place.

    Andrea Clifford, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said construction will not begin until the HCPS year ends as traffic will have to be rerouted during the project.

  • God Given Gifts

    General Manager

    With a single lamp casting a warm yellow glow at her side, Corinne Barton’s hands move quickly as she weaves her needle and thread through layers of fabric and batting.

    It’s a quick dance, as she nudges the needle with her right index finger up and down through the layers, until the needle reaches her thumb. Then she pulls the needle and thread through, making a neat line through a small square. The process is one she’s repeated countless times since she was a teenager.