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  • KSP arrests one in child porn case

    A 24-year-old Pendleton man faces three charges after a Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children investigation, according to a KSP news release.
    Detectives launched the investigation after receiving information indicating a Trimble County juvenile allegedly received explicit photographs from a person identified as Jonathan McClain, 24 of Pendleton.  
    After receiving a search warrant, the detectives recovered numerous child pornography images from McClain’s computer, according to the news release.

  • Goodwin appointed to Family Court vacancy

    After a four-month vacancy, the judicial nominating committee has decided La Grange attorney Doreen Goodwin will fill the position of 12th Judicial Circuit, District Two Family Court Judge until November’s election.  
    Goodwin has been practicing law for 26 years. She said she seeks to be strong, kind and consistent in administering the law.

  • Truck wreck blocks Hwy. 146 for hours

    No hazardous waste got into the waterways Tuesday when a commercial truck tipped over in an afternoon storm, according to Henry County emergency management officials.
    At approximately 2:45 p.m., a truck headed to Safety Kleen overturned onto its side on Highway 146 near Rose Hill Estates, according to Jody Rucker, Henry County Emergency Management director. One of the drums out of 94 leaked and fuel spilled from the truck.

  • New Castle still needs more police protection, citizen says

     Just over one year ago, Danny Holcomb approached the New Castle city commission to voice his concerns about crime in the town. At the March 2015 meeting, Holcomb asked the commission to consider additional police protection by hiring an officer.
    “That’s nothing to do with Danny [Cravens, Henry County Sheriff],” Holcomb said at that meeting in regard to the hours of service the sheriff’s office provides the city. “I’m concerned about our citizens. We need someone dedicated to our city.”

  • Sanders, Gray, Moffett win in Henry County primary

    Here’s a summary of the unofficial results in the May 17 primary from the Henry County Clerk’s Office.

    In the contest to earn the Democratic nomination for the Henry County 4th Magisterial District, Tony Moffett took away 199 votes, or 58 percent, as compared to 141 votes for William Peyton. Moffett's name will appear on the general election ballot in the fall.

  • Campbellsburg is off to the races
  • Breaking out the derby hats

    Last Thursday, students at Eminence Elementary School donned their best Derby hat creations for their annual Derby Hat Parade. Classes left the school and walked through the center of town, waving as they went. The grand marshal was kindergarten teacher Sarah Morgan, who is retiring after 38 years in the classroom.

  • In the early days of football, Pleasureville had its own cheating scandal

    In the days when football rivalries loomed large and lots of money changed hands in wagers, teams like the Pleasureville Athletic Club might try anything to win, including dishonest tactics, according to author Mike Grimes.
    When professional football remained in its nascent phase, sports fans could still attend games played by colleges or by social clubs and civic groups. Even smaller communities, such as Pleasureville and New Castle, had many athletic clubs and American Legion posts could find 11 men to compete over the pigskin, according to Grimes’ research.

  • Primary still has races to be decided

    Though the Republican Party has already held its presidential primary in Kentucky, Henry County voters can still participate in the election process in the May 17 primary.
    Besides the opportunity to select a nominee for Kentucky’s junior senator from both parties and the Democratic Party’s contest for president, the ballot will feature a race to fill the unexpired term on Henry County Fiscal Court in the 4th Magisterial District.

  • Hunger loosens its grip

    Fewer Henry County residents are going hungry as efforts to supply food assistance have filled in many of the gaps, according to information from two local food pantries.
    Food insecurity has been a significant challenge for a large segment of Henry County’s population, according to the recently released Map the Meal Gap, conducted by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks. The nationwide study drilled down to find how many people in every county and state suffered from a lack of access to enough food for all household members to lead active, healthy lives.