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  • Pilot gas grounded

     

    Since February, the Pilot Travel Center 440 on Pendleton Road has failed five fuel inspections conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s division of regulation and inspection resulting in stop sale orders.

  • Mason: A reluctant musician

    Leo Mason never wanted to be a musician.

    He enjoyed music as a listener, his family surrounded him with music, but he never thought 30 years later he would be performing music.

  • Long before railroads

    In the farthest eastern point of the county, the quiet town of Gest overlooks the Kentucky River at Lock No. 3.

    Like many towns along the Kentucky River, big plans were made for Gest with a plat layout that included a town park, two school lots, a place for the common market and land plots of more than 50 blocks of real estate.

    In an article by one of the pioneering families of Gest, Cordie Coppersmith wrote that Gest had two saloons, two groceries, a hotel, a barbershop and a ferry that took residents across the river.

  • McFarland indicted for trafficking

    A Pendleton man has been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury on multiple drug trafficking charges.

    Steve Edward McFarland, 72, of Pendleton allegedly sold methadone, a schedule II narcotic, to a confidential informant three times in March, according to indictment records.

  • CAIP deadline approaching

    Whether you want to start your own agriculture business or remain competitive with your current farm, having the financial resources available for start-ups or improvements can be daunting.

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board and the County Agricultural Investment Program may help ease the burden.

    At the end of May, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board released $311, 894 in Henry County Agricultural Development Funds for the County Agriculture Investment Program.

  • Gaudy Potty flushed away?

    Someone has been naughty with the Gaudy Potty.

    The Homestead Relay for Life team had a minor set back last week when its great throne of shame and amusement disappeared from its last known destination. The Gaudy Potty, a favorite fund raising foil for everybody, last rested on the pristine lawn in front of Brammell and Clubb’s law office on Berry Street in New Castle. Despite rumors and suspicions, attorney Bill Brammell defends he and his partners’ innocence with great remorse.

  • Crestwood teen arrested in Pendleton

    By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack and Jonna Spelbring PRiester

    Police arrested an Oldham County teen for possession of heroin on Sunday, May  26.

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 arrested Cody Ray Russo, 18, of Crestwood, after they discovered he was allegedly in possession of eight ounces of heroin. 

    According to police, Russo pulled into a McDonald’s parking lot in Pendleton after being stopped for not wearing his seat belt around 9 p.m. Sunday, May 27.

  • KSP bust meth lab in Pendleton home

    Kentucky State Police seized a meth lab in Sulphur and arrested two Pendleton women after receiving a tip.

    Troopers went to 343 Wolfpen Branch Road on May 22 after receiving a tip that there was an alleged meth lab on the property. The troopers arrived about 1:30 p.m. and the residents of the house allowed them to enter. During the search, officers found ingredients for methamphetamine production and the alleged meth lab in a bedroom.  The police also found a 5-month-old infant and two children ages 2 and 6 in the residence.

  • Lane clears obstacles to graduate

    By Brad Bowman
    Reporter/Photographer
    Brandon Lane didn’t have a spring break like most high school students for four years.
    His freshmen year at Eminence High School he had 60 absences.  At first, he started failing classes. Friday night, Lane will become the first in his family to graduate high school and go on to college.
    “My father was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer. He was going every week for treatments for 48 weeks,” Lane said.

  • Eminence teen to participate in GSA

    Music is emotion for Lily Lyons.

    Lyons of Eminence will attend The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts this summer at Transylvania University, where she will receive instruction in instrumental music during her three weeks at the university with 225 students from 43 counties in Kentucky.

    Lyons, 17, started learning violin when she was 9 using the Suzuki method.