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  • Farm Bill amendment will allow hemp research

    Agriculture officials say they are pleased with newly passed legislation that will allow colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes in states where hemp production is allowed by state law.

    The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg) was one of three co-sponsors of the amendment and has filed a bill that would remove hemp from the federal definition of marijuana.

  • Shelbyville could get locally owned pharmacy

    By Todd Martin

    Shelby County could be close to getting a new locally owned pharmacy.

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear a development plan from Andrews Pharmacy at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The development plan calls for 1,500 square feet of the Shelby Hardware building, 1545 Midland Trail, to be converted into Andrews Pharmacy with the construction of an interior wall. The hardware store will remain.

  • Judy just won’t slow down

    Connor Judy got hooked on motocross racing and then hooked his two younger brothers too.

    Judy, 7, entered his first motocross race two years ago at the Oldham County Fair and hasn’t slowed down since. A neighbor told Connor about his son’s involvement in motocross racing. Judy received his first backyard quad for Christmas. Jodie Judy, Connor’s mother, said her son rapidly showed an interest in racing.

  • P’Ville debates basement

    Pleasureville City Commissioners had a contentious debate over the use of the Pleasureville City Hall’s basement during the June meeting with the Pleasureville City Clerk and Mayor.

    The basement has been used as a restaurant and currently houses a catering business, but without the consent of all the commissioners.

    Verna Stivers, Pleasureville City Clerk, said the commission approved renting the basement to former commissioner Gary Grigsby so he could run his catering business and have private dinner parties.

  • HC man files false report over crack debt

    A Henry County man was sentenced to 160 hours of community service after pleading guilty to making a false theft report against a man for a crack debt.
    Eric McCarthy, 33, of Pleasureville admitted that he knowingly reported a false burglary against a David Brooks for stealing his 50-inch television and a gun, according to a report by Kentucky State Trooper Zack Morris on March 16

  • Comer announces cash cow for Kentucky dairy farmers

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer introduced the Kentucky Proud milk brand ‘Udderly Kentucky’ Monday as a benefit for Kentucky dairy farmers and conscientious consumers.

  • Henry County native competes nationally

    Laura Broughton won the Miss Kentucky Plus America in March and now hopes to win the national Miss Plus America pageant.

    Broughton will compete in required categories: Elegant pant wear, evening gown and in the talent and fashion runway modeling categories.

  • Lt. Col. George Martin Jesse: The rest of the story

    Editor’s note: Because of space constraints in last week’s Local, the article about Henry County Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee suffered immense editing. Here’s what was left out.

     

    After Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee’s defeat at Mt. Sterling, he recruited another company of 103 men. The company made its way from Shelby County south toward Nelson County. Lt. Allston joined Jessee with 50 recruits from Shelby and Oldham County and lost five men during a skirmish with federal forces near Bloomfield.

  • Judge gives Martin the full 580

    During a sentencing hearing last week, Joseph David Martin remained defiant regarding the crimes for which he was found guilty by a Henry County jury in April.

    In April, Martin was found guilty of 31 charges related to having sex with an underage female over the course of three years beginning when the victim was 13. After finding him guilty, the jury recommended Martin receive the maximum — 580 years.

  • Council member making good on promise

    Eminence City Councilman Tom Shroyer will make good on his promise to pursue a preservation ordinance starting next month.

    During contentious Eminence City Council meetings earlier this year, residents voiced concern involving the arrival of CVS and the demolition of the Eminence Deposit Bank and three buildings on the National Historic Registry which made up part of Eminence’s historic business district.