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  • 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

  • Stressful times affect students, too

    It was a move that could have been considered intuitive.

    In August 2010, Henry County Public Schools hired Sedrick Williams away from Seven Counties Services. It was a move to save money by moving away from contracting social services, but proved to be a winning strategy for helping students affected by difficult times.
    Both Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools reported an increase in disciplinary issues at the beginning of this school year.

  • Top 10 of ‘10

    Unquestionably, the story of the year was about the weather.
    It seemed precipitation fell in every season except the one it was needed most — summer.

    A 6” blanket of snow covered the county on Feb. 9, and within just a couple of days turned into a pavement eating snow-drift monster, thanks to sustained winds.

  • Mother charged with forgery

    A Richmond woman is facing charges that she forged checks written against her own son’s bank account.

    Lori Leigh Neville, 37, is charged with 11 counts of 2nd degree possession of a forged instrument. She is charged with using her son Jacoby Moore’s checks to get cash at several Eminence businesses.

  • No such thing as a routine stop

    If there’s one thing every participant in the 2010 edition of the Kentucky State Police Citizen’s Police Academy learned, it’s simple: there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

    A highlight for many participants was taking part in a mock traffic stop, where they learned the reality of that statement. Each participant stepped into the role of trooper in the mock scenario, and learned just how quickly an ordinary stop can turn deadly.