Local News

  • Parrish pleads to manslaughter, DUI

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Smithfield man charged with murder and driving under the influence will serve 10 years under a plea agreement entered in Oldham Circuit Court last week.

    Alan Parrish was indicted in 2009 for murder and driving under the influence after a Sept. 1, 2009, accident claimed the life of a New Castle man. Thanks to a plea deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, he will not face a murder trial later this year.


  • Council, attorney spar over $

    General Manager

    Tensions between members of the Campbellsburg City Council and the city’s attorney flared Monday night when one member questioned the city’s legal expenses.

    Mayor Jan Fletcher was poised to adjourn the city council’s Monday night meeting, when council member Rex Morgan said he wanted to address the attorney’s expenses.

  • Public Records for the week of September 22, 2010


    Lindsey Susan Cottrell, 28, Lockport, to Stephen Ryan Davie, 28, Lockport.

    Emily Gail Cross, 33, Louisville, to Samuel Scott Watson, 35, Louisville.

    Andrea Acs, 31, Brooklyn, New York, to Patrick Anthony Kiefer, 28, Brooklyn, New York.


    Dennis Martin, 58, Smithfield, and Cindy Hawkins, 49, Ontario, Canada.

    Nicholas Anton Filacchione, 50, Edgewood, and Caroline Ann Filacchione, 50, Edgewood.

  • EPD welcomes new officer

    Staff writer/photographer

    There’s a new face patrolling the streets of Eminence.

    John Wilson, 36, joined the Eminence Police Department on Sept. 9, replacing former EPD Officer Rodney Hawkins.

  • Going up? New Castle residents to see slight property tax increases

    Staff writer/photographer

    Taxes, and utility rates, soon will go up in New Castle.

    Monday night, the city’s commission approved the first reading of the 2010 tax rate ordinance, which increased the property tax rate by 0.7 cents.

  • Cletus Eugene seen near Eastern

    Landmark News Service

    Nearly two years after its escape, an Owenton woman’s missing kangaroo may have been spotted Thursday morning in the rural Henry County community of Bethlehem.

    Jeannie Stivers was driving through the small community when something caught her eye.


  • NASCAR could drive city growth

    General Manager

    Hampton’s loss could be Campbellsburg’s gain.

    Since 1951, the small Georgia city 30 miles south of Atlanta hosted two races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. In August, NASCAR and the owners of Kentucky Motor Speedway in Sparta, announced that at least one of those races will come to the Kentucky track next year.

  • Going up? Eminence residents to see slight property tax increases

    General Manager

    Property taxes in Eminence will rise next year, but only slightly.

    On a $100,000 home, taxes will go from $299 to $302, as the rate shifts to 30.2 cents per $100 assessed value, a 0.3-cent increase over current rates.


  • Public Records for the week of July 21, 2010

    District Court


    Monday, July 12

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

    James A. Bowlin, 1947, charges from 5/1: leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, merged/dismissed; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, 1st offense, guilty, fines and costs $968, apply $300 bond, balance due 10/18, 30 day loss of license, attend and complete alcohol/drug education program, proof due 7/26.

  • Public Records for the week of September 15, 2010


    Katherine I. Wright, 41, Pleasureville, to Larry L. Harp Jr., 20, Pleasureville.

    Zoning permits

    Elizabeth Heudecker, 437 Main Street, Pleasureville, 8/4, storage building, fee $23, value $300.

    Greg Gatros, 2444 Mt. Olivet Road, La Grange, 8/6, garage addition, fee $29, value $500.

    Greg Wilhite, 739 Fox Creek Road, Pendleton, 8/6, pole barn, fee $180.