Local News

  • Public Records for the week of August 4, 2010


    Stacey Lynn Brewer, 27, Campbellsburg, to James Dennis Martin, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Tina Marie Parekins, 35, Pleasureville, to Jeffrey David Hemmings, 40, Pleasureville.

    Laura A. Jennings, 28, New Castle, to Benjamin M. Ray, 27, New Castle.

    Cherise H. Harvey, 19, Eminence, to Daniel S. Gootee, 20, Eminence.


    Michael Kenneth Spray, 52, Bedford, and Laura Sue Satterly, 50, La Grange.

  • YoCo: Leading by example

    Staff writer/photographer

    Teenagers from both the Eminence Independent and Henry County Public schools have joined forces to educate their peers to the dangers of substance abuse and offer alternatives to alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs.

    It’s been dubbed the Youth Coalition or YoCo for short and their motto is “Leading By Example.”

  • Is your medicine cabinet full?

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two initiatives this weekend will allow Henry County residents to safely rid themselves of unused and/or expired medication.

    Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs may be dropped off at either the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle or at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.


  • 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.