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  • Crash ends pursuit into Oldham County

    Allegedly caught on radar doing 20 miles per hour over the speed limit Hwy. 22 in Eminence, a suspect led police officers on a chase the evening of June 7 until he wrecked in Oldham County, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    The incident began at 7:30 p.m. when Officer Phillip Parham clocked a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee at 55 in the 35 mph zone near the school.
    “[Parham] got behind it and turned his blue lights on,” Kemper said. “[The suspect] accelerated to about 65 or 70 and just kept going.”

  • Wreck at Cross Main and Center leads to charges, property damage

    A New Castle man has been charged with driving under the influence and wanton endangerment after he crashed his car into a building Thursday afternoon.
    According to witness statements, Jacob Brown drove past the New Castle Welding Shop on Center Street shortly after 1 p.m. He then turned around and came back north on Center Street at a high rate of speed and disregarded the stop sign at the road’s intersection with Hwy. 146, also known as Cross Main Street.

  • Governor awards Medal of Valor to fallen trooper

    The Governor’s Medal of Valor was presented posthumously to Delano G. Powell, a Kentucky State Trooper killed in the line of duty in 1965, at a ceremony held in Lexington June 11.
     Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown presented the award to Powell’s widow Barbara Tague and niece Phyllis McGuire of Campbellsburg on behalf of Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Waving the Flag
  • Lanham to earn masters and become full-time life coach

    Tommy Lanham, who has helped many people through tough times, recently made a hard decision to devote himself to being a full-time life coach.
    That means he resigned his ministry at New Castle Christian Church effective May 15 and he, wife Tammy and their two children will relocate to Corbin as he pursues a 36-credit-hour masters degree from Liberty University.
    The move is essential for the extended family support as Lanham turns his concentration on completing the required studies in one year’s time.

  • Relay kicks off another round in cancer fight

    The Homecoming for Hope-themed Relay For Life on June 19 will have fun and fellowship opportunities for everyone, says Event Chair Lori Brewer.
    To go along with the theme, Brewer hopes that as many cancer survivors as possible will show up for the activities at the Henry County High School track with registration for them beginning at 6 p.m.
    The money raised, which in 2014 topped $54,000, will go to support cancer research and benefit people in Henry County.

  • Fitzgerald seeks bond reduction

    William Fitzgerald’s attorney argued in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday that his client, who is charged with sexual abuse in the first degree with a victim under 12 years of age, should be awarded a reduction in his bond and a furlough to see his ailing mother.
    “All things considered, I don’t think that’s too much to ask,” attorney Nathan Riggs told Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad.

  • HCHS Class of 2015 graduates
  • Fire departments dedicate Crusade totals to Lucas

    Local fire departments collected just over $70,000 for this year’s Crusade for Children. While Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue made the trip to Louisville to drop their donations, other departments traveled as a group to a satellite site at Shelby County High School to drop off and announce their totals.

    Henry County departments lined up and provided the following totals:

    Campbellsburg Fire Department $9,365.20

  • Citizens support hemp

    Many Henry County residents didn’t need much persuasion to agree with the idea Chad Rosen advocated for all last week on the courthouse lawn —  allowing Kentucky farmers to once again grow industrial hemp in their fields.
    Rosen represents Hemp Foods America as managing partner, a business trying to establish itself initially as an importer of nutritious products made from hemp.