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  • State police investigators are on a roll in CSI truck

    A new aid for Kentucky State Police Post 5 troopers to process complicated crime scenes is gassed up and ready to go when needed.
    Parked at the post in Campbellsburg, the Ford F-250 is a no-frills vehicle that should carry most everything for detectives and other troopers to conduct large-scale investigations.
    Post 5 Capt. Fred Williams picked up the truck in June from KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col. Jack Miniard in Frankfort for use in the region.

  • All aboard

    Campbellsburg Station should see more traffic now that city leaders officially welcomed all aboard to the new community facilities and activities at a ribbon cutting July 11.
    While the community center has been in use for several months, council members put off the celebration until after all work was completed on the picnic pavilion and other related components. Then the rain delayed both the community center opening and Campbellsburg Day on June 20. Campbellsburg Day is now scheduled for August 22.

  • Storms bring torrential rain and inundate Sulphur

    “I think my dresses will be okay because they were hanging up,” said 6-year-old Nicole McLennan, whose Sulphur home was flooded Monday night. “But my toys are gonna be soaked.”
    Her father, Chris McLennan, lived in Sulphur when it flooded in 2004 following a tornado that ripped through Eminence and dropped several inches of rain in other parts of the county. He decided to leave his home on Fallen Timber Road Monday night, knowing what might happen. Others chose not to move to higher ground and found themselves trapped by rising floodwaters.

  • Riggs tries to suppress ‘confession’ to troopers

    True to his word, attorney Nathan Riggs appeared in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday with a motion to suppress evidence against his client William Fitzgerald.
    Fitzgerald faces one charge of sexual abuse, first degree, victim under 12 years of age stemming from an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact with a 4-year-old.
    At his preliminary hearing in June, Riggs argued that his client’s arrest was problematic and created grounds to suppress some of the evidence generated by it.

  • Training funds available for high paying jobs

    Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region, including Henry County, gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday.
    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.

  • Henry County Fair pageant results
  • Henry County Fair Pageant Results
  • Henry County Fair — a photographic round up

    A round up of scenes on the midway, in the livestock arena and at the pedal tractor pull from the Henry County Fair 2015.

  • Several new Kentucky laws being enforced

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session went into effect at the end of June, according to a news release from the Kentucky Legislative Research Council.
    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.
    Laws that recently took effect include:

  • Friends of Eminence Cemetery needs help

    The Eminence Cemetery could use some community assistance for perpetual care, said the chairman of the cemetery board.
    That help could take the form of donations or volunteerism.
    Upkeep of the cemetery, chartered in 1860 by the Kentucky General Assembly, requires funding, board Chairman Jim Petitt explained.
    The cemetery has interest earning accounts set up, but in this economy the revenue coming from them has diminished and the cemetery has actually had to cash some certificates of deposit to pay for necessary work.