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  • Sisters get 20 days for missing drug tests

    Henry Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad didn’t mince words last week with two sisters who missed random drug screens.

    Sabrina Walker’s public defender said the young woman did not hear her color when she called in for her drug screen.

    Sabrina Walker also is facing flagrant nonsupport charges and was concerned about being able to keep her job should Conrad send her to jail for missing the screen, asking for work release jail time.

    Conrad admonished Sabrina Walker.

  • Kentucky Renaissance Faire keeps up flair with new attractions

    The Kentucky Renaissance Faire offers new and staple attractions including a gypsy encampment; a Guinness World Record breaking juggler/fire breather and a royal court jester show for all the lords and ladies in your family.

    The Pickled Brothers Circus show will keep the crowds and crown mesmerized with circus stunts involving the fire eating and breathing brothers Travis Fessler and Erik Kloeker. Travis Fessler formed the troupe and they along with Fessler’s wife, Susan Fessler, have performed on the Tonight Show and appeared on Guinness World Records.

  • Boy dies in ATV wreck

    An 11-year-old Henry County boy died Thursday, June 6, in an apparent ATV crash.
    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard declared Dylan Thurman of Pleasureville dead at the scene.
    Preliminary results of the investigation indicated Thurman was operating the ATV on his family’s farm when he crashed and was ejected from the vehicle.
    Kentucky State Police Detective Tim Moore is leading the investigation. Henry County EMS and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

  • Fassio doesn’t ask why

    Lt. Col. Mark Fassio didn’t feel sorry for himself when, on his birthday in 2012, he learned he had a rare form of cancer.

    Fassio — in a demeanor usual to those who know him — never asked why, but why not?

    Diagnosis

    In May 2012, Fassio went to Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange due to rectal bleeding. Physicians thought Fassio had an inflamed bowel and that an ulcer caused the bleeding and sent him home.

  • Preservation Pedal will wheel in HC

    Preservation Kentucky will have cyclists riding through Eminence and New Castle Saturday as part of the organization’s annual Preservation Pedal bicycle ride.

    Rachel Kennedy, Executive Director of Preservation Kentucky, said the annual event showcases the state.

    “We want to get people out of their cars and look at historic places in a different way,” Kennedy said. “We want to promote cycling, historic places and local businesses and their economy.”

  • Take 5 Pete Raymer

    Basic bio

    Born in Middletown in 1922.

    Attended school in Smithfield and New Castle.

    WWII veteran; served in the U.S. Army’s Coastal Artillery at Miami Beach and the Philippines.

    How did you end up in Henry County?

  • Youth loves her honey money

    Emily Bratton loves her honey money.

    Craig and Shannon Bratton saw an opportunity for their daughter when a previous owner left behind a beehive.  The family now has five beehives and looks for the bees and their daughter to continue thriving.

  • Water rates to increase in New Castle

    New  Castle residents will notice a rise not just in the temperature in July, but in their water and sewer bills beginning July 15.
    The New Castle City Commission approved the second reading of the rate increase June 3. The new minimum water bill will increase from $23.72 to $26.08 per 2,000 gallons or less a month. The new water rate will apply in increments of 100 gallons or less after the minimum rate.

  • Documentary to air on KET featuring work done by conservationist Joe Guthrie

    Henry County native Joe Guthrie whose work with Carlton Ward and other conservationists attempting to raise awareness for the need to create a wildlife corridor in Florida was featured in the Henry County Local last summer will have a  documentary on the issue aired by KET Channel 68 (Insight Cable Channel 15) on at 5 p.m. June 23, and 4 p.m. June 27.
    The documentary follows the expedition that Guthrie and others took from the southern tip of Florida to the northern border with Georgia to highlight the dangers of development to Florida’s unique wildlife.

  • Splashed out: City reapplies for grant

     Henry County and Eminence residents will have to look for a water oasis somewhere other than Eminence’s Coach D Park.

    Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens announced in November that the city would receive a $42,000 match Land and Water grant for a proposed 1,050-square foot water feature to be built near the old pump house in the park.