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Today's News

  • Pendleton man pleads guilty to selling methadone to informant

    Steve Edward McFarland, who was scheduled for a jury trial in September to answer to several counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, pleaded guilty to all counts in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday.
    McFarland, who was 72 at the time of his arrest in the summer of 2012, sold methadone, a schedule II narcotic, to a confidential informant three times according to his indictment.
    The informant told police McFarland traveled to Cincinnati, where he purchased numerous methadone pills.

  • Bedford man arrested in drug bust

    On Feb. 13, Kentucky State Police Post 5 received an anonymous tip in reference to possible drug activity at 76 Kenlee Drive, according to a news release from KSP.  Upon arrival, troopers made contact with the homeowner, James Singleton, 53. During the subsequent search of the residence, $15,275 in cash, approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 528 pseudoephedrine tablets, items used in the cultivation of marijuana, illegal drug paraphernalia and other narcotics were located.  

  • Auto auction to locate in Eminence

    Insurance Auto Auctions plays an outsized role in recovering the useable materials from 3.5 million vehicles totaled each year in the United States, facilitating the sale of 1.7 million of them at 170 locations across the country.
    Jeanene O’Brien, IAA’s vice president of global marketing, recently said in a phone interview the company would open its latest Kentucky location in Eminence, setting up shop at the 30 acres that was formerly home to the Brunswick plant.

  • Police conduct regional drug roundup

    Troopers with the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky State Police Canine Division with assistance of law enforcements officers from six local and federal agencies conducted a drug round up Feb. 11 with 27 arrests in the Post 5 District, according to a KSP news release.
    Officers from the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Owen County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force participated.

  • Simpson honored for Apollo 11 mapmaking

    For his role in assisting with the Apollo 11 moon shot, Charles Allen Simpson will be remembered in Eminence for “looking toward heaven long before he went there,” as Mayor Drane Stephens expressed it at Monday’s city council meeting.
    More than 45 years after Apollo 11 made history as the first manned spaceflight to the moon, the role an Eminence man played in the inaugural moon landing came to light.

  • History lesson

    Though wooden siding and roof on the former one-room black schoolhouse on First Street in Campbellsburg weathered heavily over the years, the building’s foundation is still strong, notes historian Karen Shannon.
    Discontinued as a school since segregation ended, the former educational facility will provide lessons again with a focus on history.
    Having recently acquired the structure for $5,000, new owners Karen and Bill Shannon plan to proceed with a sympathetic renovation on the historic school.

  • Crimes in New Castle raise a concern

    Dale Mahoney is worried.
    “I’m just concerned for myself and my neighbors,” Mahoney said at the February meeting of the New Castle City Commission. “I’m concerned about the recent break-ins and the massive drug activity that goes on right here in our city.”
    Mahoney attended the city meeting to see what could be done about the recent rash of crimes in the town. His concerns were shared by Mayor Denny Benham and several commissioners.

  • Answers needed for KIPDA study on aging services

    A Port Royal woman has been tasked with getting as many responses from Henry County for a community needs assessment for the aging as possible to help direct future services through KIPDA.
    Debi Geisler, who is a University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work student currently doing her college practicum at the Family Resource Center in New Castle, wants to receive approximately 380 responses from people age 50 and above for the study, in order to best plan for future services for the elderly.

  • Get your taxes prepared for free at VITA site

    Since the tax filing season is underway, many people are searching for assistance to help them get their taxes prepared.  
    Help is available for many consumers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) programs.  
    The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program works with community organizations to provide high quality tax preparation services, free of charge, for low-to-moderate income tax filers.  

  • Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

    The Henry County Public Library’s youngest patrons loved the activities held Feb. 5 as Valentine’s Day approached. During story time, the children listened to a story called “Owl Babies” about children who love their mother. From left, siblings Ellianna, Keylee, Brayden, James and Teague Sturgeon, all of Port Royal, enjoyed the story. Eden Detwiler and grandmother Tommie got to play with the library’s owl puppet. Joelle Detwiler concentrates on her coloring.