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  • HCSO seeking assailant after assault report

    Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputies have repeatedly patrolled and canvassed the area around Port Royal Road and Batts Lane, after a motorist reported an assault by an unknown male occurred there, according to Sgt. Keith Perry.

    The incident occurred Aug. 28 around midnight when a subject was driving in the Port Royal Road area when he had to stop because of a person who was blocking the way, Perry said. 

  • A temporary stay, the shelter tries to find new homes for strays

    By Kristen Lowry

    KLowry@hclocal.com

    Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt cradles an Australian shepherd in his arms and carries her to the last available kennel. The dog was a stray, picked up overnight. Thirteen other dogs bark loudly as he passes. 

    It’s a typical morning for Flinkfelt. The shelter’s 14 kennels are already full, and by 10 a.m., two more people have called requesting to drop off their dogs. 

  • CFR mourns loss of McBride

    By Kristen Lowry

    KLowry@hclocal.com

    A Campbellsburg firefighter died in what officials say is the first line-of-duty death of a firefighter in the county. 

    Thomas McBride, 60, died of an apparent heart attack while participating in search and rescue training in Campbellsburg Thursday night. 

    McBride had spent 14 years serving as a firefighter for three different departments, including ten years at Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue.

  • Man suspected of luring local teen for sex

    A 36-year-old St. Matthews man has been charged with trying to procure a minor for sex, after a citizen intervened in a recent situation at Coach D Park in Eminence, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.

    Vien Chi Lam is being held at Oldham County Jail while the investigation continues.

  • Locals show livestock in the Kentucky State Fair
  • Leachman to bring the community together

    By Kristen Lowry

    KLowry@hclocal.com

    With new hours, new fitness classes and a new director, Campbellsburg Community Center is making changes to bring the community together. 

    Samantha Leachman, who began as the director of the Campbellsburg Community Center in July, said she has seen more potential in the center since she moved to Campbellsburg three years ago. 

  • Drennon church trying to make its cemetery less of a mystery

    Many folks with loved ones buried in the cemetery at Drennon Christian Church have to rely on their memory to place flowers on their graves.

    During a visit on Aug. 19, an orange flower decorated a plot far removed from any monument. Much of the cemetery surrounding the church founded in 1862 similarly lacks any marker whatsoever to commemorate those interred there.

  • Louisville man suspected of luring local teen for sex

     A 36-year-old Louisville man has been charged with trying to procure a minor for sex, after a citizen intervened in a recent situation at Coach D Park in Eminence, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.

    Vien Chi Lam is being held at Oldham County Jail while the investigation continues.

    The incident came to police attention when a citizen’s suspicions were aroused by behavior he observed between an adult male and a young female at Coach D.

  • Odd Fellows unveil marker, launch effort to restore lodge’s first floor

    The community rallying around the Odd Fellows’ effort to preserve the history of the African-American fraternal order and to rebuild the Washington Lodge in New Castle represents the best of America, said speakers at a ceremony following the 145-year Homecoming parade Aug. 19.

  • Frankfort mother praises Eminence officer for abuse case progress

    A mother from Frankfort credits Eminence police Officer John Bailey for putting a suspect in a child abuse case behind bars. 

    Though her family’s case originated in Nelson County, it took the involvement of Officer Bailey to make a breakthrough, Natasha Aquino said. 

    Working on a local case, Bailey arrested a 32-year-old man — John T. Bowman, also known as J.T.