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  • Cravens, Fiscal Court discuss memos

    In an attempt to keep magistrates informed, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent stepped on a few toes.
    During the Nov. 15 Fiscal Court meeting, Sheriff Danny Cravens, while discussing the department’s budget, brought up a memo sent to the magistrates earlier this year stating that the sheriff’s department was behind on payroll.
    “Yes, we got behind on payroll,” Cravens said, “but that happens.”

  • A Case for determination

    Setting goals is easy. Achieving them? That takes a lot of hard work and determination. Just ask Adam Case.

    The Eminence High School senior was a sophomore when he approached cross-country coach Scott McClamroch and said he wanted to be a runner.

    At the time, Case was a bit overweight and out of shape. He hadn’t played a sport since he was in youth league soccer.

  • P’ville man hoping for dog’s return

    Since Nov. 1, Pleasureville resident Victor Fallis has been hoping that whoever has his dog will return her, alive and well.
    Fallis said Monday that he had built a pen for his 2-year-old German shepherd, Cierra, in the back yard of his home, but that the dog was too smart. Cierra figured a way out. By the time he returned home that day from work, she was gone.

  • Bethlehem Post Office gearing up for special postmark

    Submitted by Susan Leopold
    Postmaster, Bethlehem Post Office

    “Are they going to let you stay open?”

    That question has been asked repeatedly in the last months, weeks and days from people concerned about the Bethlehem Post Office. The frequency with which it is asked is increasing with the approaching holidays.
    I understand the concern.

  • Vandals target one grave in Point Pleasant cemetery

    Officials are seeking information on vandalism reported over the weekend at Point Pleasant Cemetery.

    Detective Danny Stivers of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that family members noticed damage to the headstone at the grave of Lewis Jennings. Stivers said Jennings’ mother had visited the gravesite on Saturday and everything was fine. However, on Sunday, police were told that a visiting family member who stopped by the cemetery on the way back home to Ohio reported finding damage there.

  • Pair arrested for 2-county, 3-car spree

    A Bedford couple was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 8, on several charges of car theft after a spree that started Monday, Nov. 7 in Trimble County and ended in Henry County.

    According to a news release, Kentucky State Police Troopers Brad Arterburn and Trooper Zack Morris were recovering a stolen Ford Mustang on Wooded Ridge Road in Henry County when they spotted the couple in a minivan, which also turned out to be stolen.

  • Suit seeks legal definition of 
'territory'

    This afternoon new case law could be made, defining just what a “territory” is under state laws regarding local option votes.

    On Oct. 19, Joe Yates filed a civil suit on behalf of New Castle resident Linda Golden against Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent.

  • HCSO makes arrest in Cook’s robbery

    A bit of luck and some good, old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of the man who allegedly robbed Cook’s Pharmacy employees at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Detective Danny Stivers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Brandon L. French, 31, of Bagdad was arrested Friday night, Nov. 11, while being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Stivers said after the robbery, he had contacted Officer Rodney Kidd of the Simpsonville Police Department, which had been investigating a similar crime there.

  • HCHS to honor veterans Friday

    Henry County High School will conduct its annual Veterans Day assembly at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The event will be held in the high school gymnasium and is scheduled to include a recognition to local veterans, as well as a “Missing Man” tribute and a short concluding video. All veterans, their families and general members of the community are cordially invited to attend; admission is free.

  • County preparing for narrowband switch

    County officials are working to get everything in place for the mandated changeover from wideband (25 khz efficiency) to narrowband (12.5 khz efficiency) radio frequencies used by public safety agencies.

    District 1 Magistrate Scott Bates said he is hoping to schedule a meeting for later this week to bring all the agencies involved together to discuss the changeover, so he can present the issue to Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15.