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  • Suspects got pot by FedEx

    Two Crestwood men have been arrested for what Kentucky State Police say is their role in an unusual pot trafficking case.

    John T. Abraham, 25, and Evan A. Rosenman, 24, are charged with trafficking marijuana, less than 8 ounces, after police say they received marijuana shipped from California by FedEx to a house just inside the Pleasureville city limits.

  • Snowbirds of a different feather

    Candy Clarke and Frank Rose are snowbirds of a rare feather.

    Their migration is more than 3,700 miles and, instead of terminating in a tropical locale, stretches south from North Pole, Alaska to Flat Creek Road in Henry County, Kentucky. They come in October and stay through March.

    It’s a long route and a long story.

    It began in the late ‘70s when Frank lost a bet to Candy. The native Kentuckians lived in Louisville with their young daughter, Samantha.

  • Johnson is KSP Post 5’s first woman trooper

    The latest addition to the force at Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg loves motorcycles and horses, plays football and volleyball and was at the top of her class in marksmanship. “I’m an adrenaline junkie, if there’s something going on I’ll play anything,” Trooper Jennifer Johnson said, “which leads to getting hurt now and then. I’ve had plenty of broken bones.”

    She holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Evansville in Criminal Law and Sociology.

  • Improvements on the way for bypass intersection

    Improvements are on the way for the problematic intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55.

    State transportation officials approved Friday a plan to add turn signals to the intersection, which had been seen as a problem ever since the Shelbyville Bypass opened late last year. But now the improvements -- which should clear up dangerous turns and long backups -- will get an even greater improvement than had been expected.

  • Carroll County’s NAS seeking expansion

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    North American Stainless hopes to win approval this month for a $10-15 million funding package to expand its long products division in Ghent.
    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an inducement resolution Jan. 8 for up to $30 million in bonds and state real estate tax breaks for the NAS project.

  • New law prohibits texting while driving

    By Kristin Sherrard
    Landmark News Service

    Texting and driving? You may want to pull over. On Jan. 1, a state law went into effect to help Kentucky law enforcement officials reduce the dangerous problem of “distracted driving.”

    Anyone caught texting while driving will face a $25 fine for the first offense, plus court costs. Subsequent offenses carry a $50 fine, plus court costs.

    The law also prohibits anyone younger than 18 from using a cell phone, even just to talk, while driving a vehicle. The same fines apply to violators.

  • Constable charged with assault

    A Henry County constable has been arrested and charged with a domestic violence charge of 4th degree assault.

    Henry County third district constable Ryan Hawkins, 26, was arrested around 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, after an incident involving his wife, Mindy.

    Hawkins was charged with 4th degree assault with minor injury.

  • Community Care Clinic to close

    By Jacqueline Stoess-Hack
    Landmark News Service

    A popular medical clinic for uninsured residents will close Feb. 1.
    The Community Care Clinic in La Grange, facilitated by HDB Service Group, will honor all December and January appointments.
    HDB Executive Director Cynthia Stafford said as with any responsible small business, HDB constantly evaluates its capacity to deliver quality services. HDB’s board of directors revently voted to implement two major organizational changes – closing the clinic and altering LOCAL transit bus service.

  • 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.”