Local News

  • Public Records for the Week of Dec. 8, 2010

    District Court
    Monday, Nov. 29
    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

    Barbara C. Tipton, 1966, charge from 4/9/09: failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense, amended to 2nd offense or greater on 5/4/09, recall Department of Transportation, continued to 2/21/11 for payment.

  • Clean up needed a clean up

    According to those who were left with the task of cleaning up after the New Castle Haunted House clean-up of the Locker, the enterprise was a horror.

    Main Street manager Jeff Thoke said prior to Monday night’s meeting of the New Castle City Commission that he was still pushing haunted house operator George Banks to get the job done weeks after the attraction closed.

  • Henry woman used fake loans to pay debts

    A Turners Station woman entered a guilty plea in federal court last week that she stole almost $650,000 through 190 fraudulent loans, from her Shelbyville employer.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, used her position with Pioneer Credit in Village Plaza to defraud the company of $648,225, she told U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves in Frankfort on Nov. 30.

    She pleaded guilty to one count of wiring fraud, which means she used interstate wiring transactions to steal the money.

  • HCPS audit shows no flaws, reflects district emphasis on sound decisions

    For the ninth straight year, the Henry County Public Schools district audit revealed no reporting deficiencies or misstatements, faring well in its audit for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

    The Charles T. Mitchell Company out of Frankfort performed the work.

    “The Henry County Board of Education believes that improving student achievement is the most significant task of the school district,” the report stated. “They are committed to making sound fiscal decisions to achieve the best educational opportunities for all students to be successful.”

  • FRYSC Christmas for Kids to serve 54 families

    The 2010 holiday season began in August for the HCPS Family Resource Center.
    Christmas for Kids began with the opening of the school year.

    Fifty-four families with a total of 150 children were identified through an application process.

    Coordinator Renata Ingram said parents must attend three parenting workshops and volunteer with the school system in order to qualify.

    Those with children too young to go to school may volunteer at the library’s Baby and Me program or other approved non-profit activity.

  • BRIEF: Pleasureville increases deposit

    Beginning in 2011, new water and sewer customers in Pleasureville will pay a $125 deposit, up from $60.

    The increase comes after the city, and some landlords, were left holding the bill for tenants who had moved out.

  • Public Records for the Week of Dec. 1, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    Barbara C. Tipton, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.
    Jonathan Harris, 2nd degree burglary, 2nd degree PFO, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.
    Ricky A. Carter, 2 counts of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance, possession drug paraphernalia, operating under the influence, 3rd degree criminal trespass, 1st degree persistent felony offender, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.

  • Festive home tours

    Christmas lights twinkling in the windows of charming old homes spark the curiosity of passers-by. What visions of ‘Christmases past’ lie beyond the wreathed doors?

    This year New Castle will offer more than just a glimpse into five historic downtown homes.

    The New Castle Tour of Homes will be integrated into the annual Christmas in New Castle tradition on Friday, Dec. 3.

  • Suspect ‘couldn’t afford another ticket’

    What could have been an ordinary traffic stop in August for speeding turned into a litany of charges, including a felony, for an 18-year-old Eminence resident.

    On Nov. 19, Nathan Satterly was indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury on five charges: 1st degree fleeing or evasion (motor vehicle); speeding; failure to wear seat belts; reckless driving; and disregarding a stop sign. The evasion charge is a class D felony, while the remaining charges are classified as violations.

  • KSP ask for help with Shop with a Trooper Christmas program

    The troopers and staff at Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg have their Christmas marching orders.

    On Saturday, Dec. 11, officers will give Santa Claus a helping hand through their annual Shop With A Trooper event.

    KSP Public Information Officer Trooper Michael Webb said this year’s recipients already are in place, but people still may make monetary contributions.

    Webb said every dollar goes directly to the program.