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  • Carroll County’s NAS seeking expansion

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    North American Stainless hopes to win approval this month for a $10-15 million funding package to expand its long products division in Ghent.
    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an inducement resolution Jan. 8 for up to $30 million in bonds and state real estate tax breaks for the NAS project.

  • New law prohibits texting while driving

    By Kristin Sherrard
    Landmark News Service

    Texting and driving? You may want to pull over. On Jan. 1, a state law went into effect to help Kentucky law enforcement officials reduce the dangerous problem of “distracted driving.”

    Anyone caught texting while driving will face a $25 fine for the first offense, plus court costs. Subsequent offenses carry a $50 fine, plus court costs.

    The law also prohibits anyone younger than 18 from using a cell phone, even just to talk, while driving a vehicle. The same fines apply to violators.

  • Constable charged with assault

    A Henry County constable has been arrested and charged with a domestic violence charge of 4th degree assault.

    Henry County third district constable Ryan Hawkins, 26, was arrested around 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, after an incident involving his wife, Mindy.

    Hawkins was charged with 4th degree assault with minor injury.

  • Community Care Clinic to close

    By Jacqueline Stoess-Hack
    Landmark News Service

    A popular medical clinic for uninsured residents will close Feb. 1.
    The Community Care Clinic in La Grange, facilitated by HDB Service Group, will honor all December and January appointments.
    HDB Executive Director Cynthia Stafford said as with any responsible small business, HDB constantly evaluates its capacity to deliver quality services. HDB’s board of directors revently voted to implement two major organizational changes – closing the clinic and altering LOCAL transit bus service.

  • KSP: more than just writing tickets

    What makes a good detective?

    Participants in the Kentucky State Police Citizens Police Academy learned that there are several key components in the answer to that question, including relentlessness, the ability to think like a criminal and, most importantly, not letting your work destroy you.

  • System drops 2” of snow

    Just when the county had uncovered streets and sidewalks of snow and ice, another band of snow fell during Tuesday’s morning commute.
    Henry County Public Schools superintendent Tim Abrams said the timing made the decision to call off school an easy one.

    “Because the forecast was 100 percent and it being really bad about the time the buses would be out,” he said, “we were able to cancel classes about 5:25 this morning.”

  • DUI suspect visited ER, was told not to drive

    A Milton woman found in November unconscious in her still-running car, with two small children in the backseat, entered a not guilty plea in Henry County District Court last week.

    Kathy J. Thornton, 44, was charged on Nov. 15 with driving under the influence and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after Kentucky State Police responded to a report of a car in the middle of Pendleton Road with an unconscious driver.

  • Top 10 of ‘10, part 2

    Cruising returns to Eminence
    After a six year absence, cruising made a comeback in Eminence.
    The effort to restore the Saturday night fun-time — which was both widely popular and unpopular — began with simple nostalgic reminiscing on Facebook.
    Matthew Berry created a Facebook group dedicated to cruising in Eminence, and from there the idea to bring the pastime back blossomed. The group set a date — Friday, June 4 — and the uproar began.

  • Weather to blame for CBurg death

    Cold temperatures are to blame for the death of a Henry County woman.
    Myra Shelden, 60, was found dead in her home on Beasley Lane near Campbellsburg late Friday night by Henry County Sheriff’s Detective Danny Stivers.

  • Public records for the week of January 5, 2011

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    John Redman, theft by unlawful taking over $500, criminal trespass, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/29.
    Shelly R. Griffin, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/29.
    Melissa Carraco, nonsupport, arrested by Keith Perry on 12/31.

    District Court
    Traffic
    Monday, Dec. 27
    Judge Diana E. Wheeler