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  • Pleasureville suspends police chief

    The Pleasureville City Commission suspended its police chief Friday, Jan. 11, in a special called meeting. The suspension was effective immediately until a hearing can take place on allegations made against Stucker earlier in the week.

    Commissioner Pam Whitaker made the motion to suspend Chief Patrick Stucker, which the commission unanimously approved.

  • Davis presents $294k for commerce park

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    Thanks to a $294,000 federal appropriation, the Henry County Commerce Park, near Campbellsburg, may finally get much needed infrastructure. U.S. Representative Geoff Davis presented the check to the Henry County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning in New Castle.

    Davis said Tuesday morning that he would like to see the "Henry County model" of cooperation between cities, county and state government "all over Kentucky."

    "It's not about politics, it's about working together," he said. "Through partnerships, we can get a lot done."

  • Trimble County man fatally shot by KSP

    By LORRIE GILLOCK

    Landmark News Service

    A Trimble County grand jury will soon determine whether officers were justified in shooting a man involved in a recent domestic dispute.

    The shooting occurred Dec. 29, 2007, after police were called to a Thorn Hill Road residence on a report of a domestic dispute. According to Kentucky State Police spokesman Chip Perry, Debbie Corley called 911 shortly after 4 p.m. to report her estranged husband, Darrell Corley, was at the home they once shared, threatening her.

  • More than a meal

    General manager

    Each weekday, by 11 a.m., volunteers at the Henry County Senior Citizens Center are busy assembling 18 small meals. Those meals are whisked away by more volunteers, who deliver the food, still hot, to the doors of a small handful of elderly residents.

  • News briefs for January 9, 2007

    Two Arrested for Multiple Henry County Burglaries

    Troopers from KSP Post 5 arrested two individuals after receiving several burglary complaints in the Pleasureville and Bethlehem area in the month of December.

  • Commission, Renaissance supporters debate value of program

    General Manager

    After a two-hour discussion on the merits of the Renaissance on Main meeting Monday night, the New Castle City Commission agreed to hold a special meeting Jan. 24 to vote on a letter of committment to the program.

    The meeting began with a request from Dave Stahl that the commission approve the letter, which would allow Renaissance on Main to continue. The letter is a necessary part of the group's recertification process.

    Stahl said he was speaking for himself, as well as Marty Stahl who he said was dedicated to the Main Street Renaissance.

  • Landmark to sell its properties

    Landmark News Service

    Landmark Communications Inc., owner of the Henry County Local and its parent division, Shelbyville-based Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., has announced the decision to explore selling its properties.

    The company, based in Norfolk, Va., confirmed media reports late Jan. 2 that it had hired two national investment firms, JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers, to "assist us in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of Landmark's businesses," according to a memorandum sent to employees.

  • Troopers receive constant training in use of force

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    It's a situation all Kentucky State Police officers are trained to handle - at any time, an officer may have to fire his or her weapon.

    That scenario occurred on Dec. 29, when KSP Sergeant Howard Rice and Trooper Kyle Moffett shot, and killed, 39-year-old Darrell Corley.

  • Trapped no more ... Boyer Lane to get relief

    General Manager

    Residents along Boyer Lane in Campbellsburg may, after many years, no longer be trapped by stopped trains.

    The road intersects with a CSX rail line, and at times throughout the years, trains will stop on the tracks, leaving many residents in the twelve homes on the road trapped with no way out.

    During last week's Fiscal Court meeting, Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent informed the court that after several meetings with CSX about Boyer Lane, residents would finally get some relief.

  • Star display is a tribute to daughter

    By Matt Goldman

    Staff Writer and Photographer

    Fonda Powell's eyes speak volumes; more than any words ever could. They are a striking shade of light blue, but are softened from years of grieving. Her eyes have a distinctive type of sadness about them; one that could only be brought on by the loss of a child.

    Powell remembers the night clearly. It was Nov. 20, 1993. Her daughter Angela Oakley - just 20 years old was married and had two young boys - recently bought a car with money she had earned from waiting tables.