Local News

  • Pugh inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame

    A former state commander of the Department of Kentucky Veterans of Foreign Wars with ties to Henry County was inducted into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame, Sept. 26, according to a news release.
    Carlos Pugh, the widower of Alma Clubb Pugh, formerly of Bethlehem, served as chairman of the Red Cross, chairman of the Frankfort Planning and Zoning Board and received the Volunteer of Frankfort Award from the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce after serving in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1970.

  • Call leads to Bedford bust

    Kentucky State Police troopers responded to a Trimble County home Sept. 30 after an emergency call from a woman in Pendleton, which led to arrests for illegal drugs and kidnapping, according to a KSP news release.
    “A call of a woman in distress at the Pilot truck stop on Pendleton Road led troopers to a residence in Bedford,” KSP said.  “During the course of their investigation, it was determined that the woman had allegedly been held against her will at the residence where alleged illegal drug activity had taken place.”

  • Lyle to serve as treasurer for organ donor program

    Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle will serve as treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, according to a news release.  
    Created by Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks in 1992, the Trust For Life is a statewide 501c(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates and encourages Kentuckians to register as organ and tissue donors to save lives.

  • Berry Center bookstore to host art exhibit

    The Bookstore Gallery at The Berry Center will exhibit the tapestries of Tori S. Kleinert and the ceramic art of Amy M. Baker through Jan. 15, following a reception Oct. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m., according to a news release
    “Internationally acclaimed tapestry weaver Tori S. Kleinert of Turners Station will present her most recent work,” it said.  “Her 30 years of experience in hand weaving and spinning, paired with vibrant color choices, give each piece a special voice.”

  • Laughter, honors on the menu at Cooperators’ Dinner

    Thursday night the Henry County Conservation District hosted its annual Cooperator’s Dinner Meeting at which the district showcases the year’s activities and recognizes those who have contributed to the agency’s programs. After a meal, attendees heard a presentation on the history of Lake Jericho by Greta Steverson, district conservationist, and then a humorous program by Walt Reichert of the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • Deputy’s car hydroplanes on 146

    eriff’s deputy wrecked his cruiser Sept. 29 but suffered no injuries.
    At about 4:45 p.m., Deputy Matt Cravens was traveling on Highway 146 with his emergency equipment lit on his way to a 911 call for a domestic dispute on Mt. Olivet Road. As he approached the intersection of Highway 153 at a speed of about 35-45 miles per hour, a box truck turned toward him, crossing over the center line.

  • New Henry County School bus drivers recognized

    Four new school bus drivers were recognized at the September Henry County Public Schools monthly Board of Education meeting. The drivers spent their summer completing the Kentucky Department of Education Driver Training Program. Even with the new additions, Transportation Director Kevin Whitt told the board more drivers are needed. Pictured from left to right are: Kevin Whitt, HCPS transportation director, Jamie Ely, PJ Medley, Ned Stewart and HCPS Board of Education Chairperson Miranda Clubb. Not pictured is Tanya Maddox.

  • News briefs: Wilson retires from the Army

    Wilson retires from the Army after 22 years
    Lieutenant Colonel Mark A. Wilson, originally of Pleasureville, retired after more than 22 years of service, according to a news release from the Army.
    He joined the service in February 1992 and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as many stateside assignments.
    His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.

  • Health department tips for dealing with bedbugs

    With bed bugs continuing to cause infestations in Kentucky, the North Central District Health Department recommends a heightened level of awareness and action to get rid of the pests.
    Bed bugs are recognizable as having reddish-brown, oval-shaped, flattened bodies about a quarter of an inch long, according to information from the health department. Easily mistaken for ticks or roaches, bed bugs feed mostly at night on the blood of people and animals.

  • AT&T gives to iLead ‘Maker Space’

    By Tim Hendrick
    Landmark News Service
    The AT&T Foundation and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative have teamed up to extend the economic benefits of the maker movement across Kentucky’s I-71 corridor through the iLEAD Academy.