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  • Bench warrants issued for Russo

    Bench warrants have been issued for the arrest of an Oldham County teenager charged with trafficking in heroin.

    Cody Russo, 18, was arrested in May for possession of heroin, and did not appear in district court on June 11.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Russo in Pendleton in May after stopping him for not wearing a seat belt.

    During the stop, Russo allegedly kicked a plastic bag containing eight grams of heroin under the car. The heroin has an estimated street value of $984.

  • Animal Shelter could be finished by June 29


    Contractor Tony Walker told Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday, June 18, that the new animal shelter being built on Sulphur Road should be “100 percent complete” by Friday, June 29.
    “I feel confident about what I’ve left the counties with,” Walker said.
    Walker was hired by Trimble County to build the facility after bids from contractors for the project came in far above the $250,000 available from Trimble and Henry counties, which includes a $150,000 state grant.

  • Henry teens injured in fatal Trimble wreck

    Two Henry County teens were injured in a fatal wreck in Trimble County resulting in the death of a teenager from Bedford.

    Kentucky State Police responded to an accident on U.S. 421 in Bedford at approximately 11:22 p.m.

    Passenger Darian Davidson, 15, Bedford was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

    The driver Mark Bastin, 16, of New Castle was flown by Air Methods to the University of Louisville Hospital and remains in critical condition as of Tuesday.

    Justin Russell, 17, of Smithfield was treated for minor injuries.

  • KSP bust 2 meth labs in 1 day

    A “knock and talk” on Maddox Ridge Road resulted in the arrest of five adults for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    On Friday, June 8, at about 11 p.m., Kentucky State Police arrived at 9610 Maddox Ridge Road to, according to an arrest citation, conduct a “knock and talk.” There, they found lithium strips and cut up batteries in a burn pit about 10 feet from the back door of the home.

    According to arrest citations, state police found an alleged meth lab while searching the home.

  • A rarity in dairy

    Curtis Coombs grew up working with cows on his parents’ farm in Jericho. He could never imagine doing anything else.

    When he went to college at the University of Kentucky, he studied in the agriculture department with the understanding that he would come back home to help his dad and uncle on the farm. Together the three grow corn for silage, alfalfa, about five acres of tobacco, breed their own cows and have a dairy operation.

  • Pilot gas grounded

     

    Since February, the Pilot Travel Center 440 on Pendleton Road has failed five fuel inspections conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s division of regulation and inspection resulting in stop sale orders.

  • Mason: A reluctant musician

    Leo Mason never wanted to be a musician.

    He enjoyed music as a listener, his family surrounded him with music, but he never thought 30 years later he would be performing music.

  • Long before railroads

    In the farthest eastern point of the county, the quiet town of Gest overlooks the Kentucky River at Lock No. 3.

    Like many towns along the Kentucky River, big plans were made for Gest with a plat layout that included a town park, two school lots, a place for the common market and land plots of more than 50 blocks of real estate.

    In an article by one of the pioneering families of Gest, Cordie Coppersmith wrote that Gest had two saloons, two groceries, a hotel, a barbershop and a ferry that took residents across the river.

  • McFarland indicted for trafficking

    A Pendleton man has been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury on multiple drug trafficking charges.

    Steve Edward McFarland, 72, of Pendleton allegedly sold methadone, a schedule II narcotic, to a confidential informant three times in March, according to indictment records.

  • CAIP deadline approaching

    Whether you want to start your own agriculture business or remain competitive with your current farm, having the financial resources available for start-ups or improvements can be daunting.

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board and the County Agricultural Investment Program may help ease the burden.

    At the end of May, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board released $311, 894 in Henry County Agricultural Development Funds for the County Agriculture Investment Program.