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  • Pleasureville tries to clean up by hiring Durbin, too

    Though some Pleasureville residents reported they felt unfairly singled out in the city’s new push on ordinance enforcement, Joe Durbin told the city commission he’s trying to get 25 people to clean up their properties.
    Not long after the City of New Castle hired Durbin as its new code enforcement official, working five hours per week, representatives of Pleasureville met with him and asked him to take on similar responsibilities in their city, too.
    As a result, Durbin gave his first activity report at Pleasureville City Commission at the Jan. 2 meeting.

  • Murder motive tied to $1M life insurance policy

    Documents filed in the murder case against Tasha Bentley, the 34-year-old Henry County woman accused of killing her husband, reveal a possible motive in the crime.
    Tasha Bentley remains in the Carroll County Jail under a $1 million bond in connection with the shooting death of Gary Bentley, 33, at the couple’s home at 672 Troutman Hill Road Dec. 10.

  • Ky. Colonels give for Tri-County vehicle

     

  • Food distribution system’s goal remains the same under new management

    The people who come to the Henry County Help Center need “that little bit of extra help” to make food last the entire month, said James Dills, the director. He and wife Olivia direct volunteers, sign up new families and coordinate with Dare to Care with the goal of filling enough boxes with food.
    But the help center couldn’t exist without the volunteers.
    “They’re family,” James said. “You can’t really say one person is in charge – it’s a team.”
    For example, Eagle Scouts tackle community projects at the help center, such as building the shelves for box prep and storage.

  • Long’s jury trial set for June in Hall murder case

    A New Castle man accused in connection with the 2015 murder of Angela Hall will get a jury trial in Trimble County Circuit Court next summer, after a new private investigator looks into the case for the defense.
    Bobby Austin Long would have gone to trial Jan. 22 on charges of complicity to commit murder, kidnapping, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender, second degree, all of which stemmed from November 2015 for his alleged role in Hall’s death.

  • Silence doesn’t stop Stomper

    A deaf boxer puppy inspired Craig Hedges, 41, to tell about the funny, bittersweet and poignant challenges his family faced while teaching the dog sign language.
    Craig turned these experiences into a 26,000-word book for all ages after friends and family encouraged him to transform Stomper’s Facebook posts into the book: “Stomper: Listening in the Silence.” The theme is “how family can get through challenges by working together.”
    The Hedges family took in the dog as they moved from Maine to Evansville, Ind. Stomper has become an integral part of the Hedges clan.

  • Chat ‘n’ Nibble closes after losing lease

    Chat ‘n’ Nibble will no longer offer a place for food and fellowship after Dec. 31.
    After a total of 85 years in business in Eminence with 28 of that in the hands of the Ferguson family, the restaurant will close down before the landlords sell the building.
    As the founders of Ferguson’s Athletics sporting goods store in 1985, Alice and Tom Ferguson already had a history of entrepreneurialism in Eminence.
    After Tom along with Alice’s sister cooperated to buy the Chat ‘n’ Nibble in 1989, Alice’s sister operated the restaurant, leaving the Fergusons to pursue other work.

  • Courthouse expansion and renovation plans take shape

    The upcoming $10 million renovation and expansion of the Henry County Courthouse will provide a holistic approach to improving the facility for the public while preserving many of the historic features, according to the project manager with JRA Architects.

  • Cram the Cruiser holiday collection deemed a success

    The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive collected nearly 210 tons (419,507 lbs.) of food this year to help Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season — that’s 79,851 lbs. more than last year, according to a news release.

  • Youth accused of taking a weapon to school Dec. 14

    An 18-year-old Eminence Independent Schools student was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and drug paraphernalia after police got involved with a school incident, according to an arrest report.

    Eminence Police Officer John Bailey responded to assist two educators who were questioning a student Dec. 14.

    During their questioning and investigation, the educators chose to also search Marquis D. Moore’s book bag.