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  • Help sought to win County Challenge Walks

    Henry County had an off year in 2016 after four straight years of winning the Kentucky Coalition of Health Communities’ annual County Challenge Walks Sept. 16, according to a local organizer.

    As more competitors enter the friendly contest, a community organizer wants to see Henry County re-establish its previous dominance in the event as a show of community pride and wellness.

  • News briefs: Baxter to preside over prosecutor's group

    Baxter to preside over prosecutor’s group

    At the annual prosecutor’s conference this year, Courtney T, Baxter, commonwealth’s attorney  for the 12th Judicial Circuit, which includes Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, was elected to serve as president of the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association.  

  • Firefighters lay their fallen brother to rest

    By Kristen Lowry

    KLowry@hclocal.com

  • King resigns from C-burg City Council

    Campbellsburg City Council will have to find a replacement for member Richard King, who’s resignation the council accepted in a special meeting Aug. 29, called to discuss personnel matters.

    King confirmed his resignation in writing, which referred back to a conversation on Aug. 14.

  • State road projects still going slowly

     After being delayed a year, funding issues at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted vast portions of two major local projects on down the road, according to information from KYTC spokeswoman Andrea Clifford.

  • Striking a Chord

    By Kristen Lowry

    KLowry@hclocal.com

    Robby Cox got his start at a high school talent show. 

    Cox remembers the moment vividly — his band, which included a cousin and a friend, played “Free Bird” for a crowd of nearly 500 kids in the high school auditorium.  

  • Warrant service at Pollitt Circle leads to arrests

     An effort to serve a warrant at Pollitt Circle by Henry County Sheriff’s deputies and probation and parole officers led to three arrests and recovery of drug-related items, according to Sgt. Chase Dewitt.

    “They knew somebody with a felony warrant was down there,” Dewitt explained. “Upon going to the residence, one of them ran around the back of the house, ran inside. I ran around back and could hear a commotion in the back room.”

  • 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.