Today's News

  • Bench warrants issued for Russo

    Bench warrants have been issued for the arrest of an Oldham County teenager charged with trafficking in heroin.

    Cody Russo, 18, was arrested in May for possession of heroin, and did not appear in district court on June 11.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Russo in Pendleton in May after stopping him for not wearing a seat belt.

    During the stop, Russo allegedly kicked a plastic bag containing eight grams of heroin under the car. The heroin has an estimated street value of $984.

  • Animal Shelter could be finished by June 29

    Contractor Tony Walker told Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday, June 18, that the new animal shelter being built on Sulphur Road should be “100 percent complete” by Friday, June 29.
    “I feel confident about what I’ve left the counties with,” Walker said.
    Walker was hired by Trimble County to build the facility after bids from contractors for the project came in far above the $250,000 available from Trimble and Henry counties, which includes a $150,000 state grant.

  • Henry teens injured in fatal Trimble wreck

    Two Henry County teens were injured in a fatal wreck in Trimble County resulting in the death of a teenager from Bedford.

    Kentucky State Police responded to an accident on U.S. 421 in Bedford at approximately 11:22 p.m.

    Passenger Darian Davidson, 15, Bedford was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

    The driver Mark Bastin, 16, of New Castle was flown by Air Methods to the University of Louisville Hospital and remains in critical condition as of Tuesday.

    Justin Russell, 17, of Smithfield was treated for minor injuries.

  • Local Buzz for the week of June 20

    Arts &crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Vacation bible school

    Henry Christian Church, 6 to 8 p.m., June 18-21, with dinner from 6 to 6:30 each night. Registration forms available at the welcome center.

    New Castle First Baptist Church, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 18-22.

    Franklinton Baptist Church, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly June 24 through June 28 for ages 3 through middle school.

  • If the Amish can call, so can officials

    In my job, I enjoy telling everyone’s story. I consider storytelling to be a part of my responsibility — honoring the residents of the county.

    Another necessary evil of my job is acting as a watchdog for the community: getting the correct facts and asking the tough questions. In my experience as your county reporter, I don’t considerate that part of my job to be hard but an honor.

    The most difficult part of my job is getting the city, county and publicly appointed state officials to return my phone calls.

  • Removing barriers to affordable and flexible health care choices

    As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the health care law’s constitutionality, the House continues to roll back provisions that hit health care consumers, companies and providers the hardest, while advancing new ideas to make health care options more flexible.

    Last week, a bipartisan majority in the House approved the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012.  This bill strikes two harmful components of the health care law and adds a new provision to improve Flexible Spending Accounts.

  • We have new members, familiar events coming up

    We welcome new members any time during the year, and they always receive a full year of membership.

  • Jobless rate down in all but 10 counties

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in April 2012 from a revised 8.6 percent in March 2012, making it the lowest unemployment rate in the state since November 2008, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • UCB gets 5-Star rating


    United Citizens Bank & Trust, Campbellsburg, has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, BauerFinancial Inc.

  • Public Record for the week of June 20


    Katherine Thomas Carswell, 30, Pendleton, to Christopher Ray Holbrook, 30, Pendleton.

    Felicia Marie Smith, 21, Turners Station, to Michael Dale Rabourn, 22, Turners Station.

    Katie C. Troyer, 19, Carrollton, to Benjamin J. Troyer, 21, Turners Station.

    Amy L. Bland, 42, Campbellsburg, to Robert L. Salyer Jr., 51, Campbellsburg.


    Property Transfers