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Today's News

  • Traffic concerns aren’t enough to halt Thorntons rezoning

     Questions raised about the Thorntons travel center proposed for the Interstate 71 at Pendleton — mostly road and traffic conditions — did not deter the Henry County Planning and Zoning Commission at its July 12 meeting from recommending approval for the zoning change needed to develop the 5,500-square-foot store.

  • Science, reading enlightens library’s summer carnival

    By Kristen Lowry

  • Shores pleads guilty to manslaughter in fatal 2016 accident

    By Kristen Lowry

    News@hclocal.com

    A 21-year-old Dayton, Ohio, man pleaded guilty in Henry County Circuit Court July 13 to manslaughter and two other charges stemming from a deadly March 2016 car crash that killed a Kentucky State Park worker. 

  • Still haulin’ after all these years

    A tow truck serves as the most appropriate vehicle to use during a proverbial drive down memory lane with Scott Burrows about the success of his multi-generational family business in Sligo. 

    Working anywhere else than Burrows Wrecker Service and Burrows Garage, founded in 1917, never even occurred to Scott.

  • By request, Eminence may allow golf carts to take to certain streets

    A citizen request has put Eminence City Council on a path that may end up authorizing the use of golf carts on streets with 25 mph speed limits, under certain conditions.

    Council members first began researching golf carts after the June meeting, when Robert Heightchew appeared to ask for a way to make them street legal.

  • Trooper Brewer earns recognition for helping to keep Kentucky roads safer

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, including a Kentucky State Police trooper from Post 5 in Campbellsburg, according to a news release.

  • Her Crowning Glory

    Jenna Jo Jeffries has always been a girly girl.
    “Jenna’s always been the little girl who walked around on the back porch in my high heels and little dresses, and she’d watch herself walk in the glass door of the porch,” said Jenna’s mother, Renee Jeffries.

  • Louisville man’s body found in Bates Lane field

    An autopsy may provide investigators with an indication why the body of a 59-year-old Louisville man was found June 30 in a field near Bates Lane in Henry County, according to the Kentucky State Police (KSP).
    KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a 911 call at approximately 7:45 p.m. reporting a deceased male in the field, found near a vehicle, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, a spokesman for the state police.

  • Roberts resigns from Pleasureville

    Pleasureville City Commission will appoint a new representative within 30 days as a member recently resigned seven months into his term.
    During the commission meeting July 6, Mayor Rodney Young and City Attorney Bill Brammell acknowledged receiving a letter of resignation from Howard Roberts, who had been elected for the first time to the city commission last November.

  • New Castle tries again to drive out public nuisances

    Still facing wild, overgrown and cluttered properties after implementing a nuisance ordinance in 2015, the New Castle City Commission members may retool its rules to address a broader set of undesirable conditions.
    Commission members held a first reading of the amendments at the July 3 meeting. City Attorney Joe Yates noted the new proposal added 2.5 pages of definitions, outlines the conditions that can be declared nuisances and states the procedure the code enforcement officer can use to correct them.