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  • Prowling, theft ring solved

    During a busy week for law enforcement, Henry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a male juvenile for the attempted home invasion at Judge-Executive John Logan Brent’s house, according to Sheriff Danny Cravens.
    After being woken up in the middle of the night during an attempted break in during July, Brent spotted a skinny, young white male, lurking just outside the house.
    The family called 911, but the subject had fled by the time a Kentucky State Police trooper arrived on the scene in the Turners Station area.

  • EMT becomes SRO

    Known for responding to all kinds of medical emergencies, the former director of Henry County EMS has traded his old post for a new beat.
    For Sheriff Danny Cravens and those on the interview committee, they saw a huge advantage in stationing a veteran paramedic in the schools.
    Having achieved all his emergency medical services goals, Josh Jamiel switched to law enforcement when he became the school resource officer for Henry County Public Schools.

  • Tax revenue remains flat for schools

    Although both could have, neither school district in the county chose to increase their revenue from local taxes.
    Both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools chose to implement the compensating rate for real estate and personal property this year, meaning they will gain about the same amount of revenue this year that they did in the last year.

  • ‘Lines of Sight’ documentary wins prizes

    “Lines of Sight,” the documentary about painter Jim Hall, has won the Audience Choice Award at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival near Cleveland, according to a news release. The hour-long documentary was selected from among 70 films, including features from at least 10 countries. They also received an award in the Feature Documentary category.
    Director Steve Oldfield from Bellevue and the painter, Jim Hall, who lives in Cincinnati, accepted the award at a ceremony Sunday in Hudson, Ohio.

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  • New Castle receives National Register designation

    The National Park Service has added New Castle’s downtown to its National Register of Historic Places, according to an Aug. 15 news release from the Kentucky Heritage Council. The New Castle Historic District encompasses the virtually intact 19th century commercial district surrounding the Henry County Courthouse.
    New Castle’s application, written by Justin Carter of KIPDA, first won approval by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board in May before going to the National Park Service for final approval.

  • Betting the Farm

    When David and Deborah Clay bought a 42-acre farm near Point Pleasant in 2010, they didn’t know what to do with it until a thoroughbred mare trotted into their lives.
    Getting out of the gate with the one rescued racehorse led to the couple developing a stable of their own at D & D Drennon Creek Farm. Buying the land marked a return to Kentucky for David, who grew up in Louisville, after the couple retired from their military careers.

  • Louisville man charged after high-speed chase

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies caught up with a 31-year-old Louisville man, who had allegedly been lurking outside his ex’s Shelbyville home, in Eminence Friday evening after a high-speed chase.
    Deputies had received three calls to 42 Brookview Drive for harassment, and when they responded at approximately 6 p.m., they spotted the white Nissan with a loud exhaust they were looking for, according to reports from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Signatures spark grant investigation

    A Pleasureville-based non-profit formed to fight substance abuse among youth remains in limbo, pending the outcome of an investigation conducted by the federal Health and Human Service’s Office of the Inspector General.
    CARE Inc. launched “a youth leadership coalition” called KC Leaders, after receiving a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant in 2014.