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Today's News

  • One stone at a time

    Patsy Doll Bernardi and her best friend constantly played in the creek at Turners Station. More than 60 years later, she still plays in the same creek.

    In 2004, Bernadi started building her ‘Great Wall of Turners’ on the upper end of the family farm she now owns.

    She harvests the rock from the same part of the creek where she and her friend made mud pies. Piece by piece during the spring and fall Bernardi at 74 years old lifts, fits and pieces creek rock for the wall surrounding her farm.

  • 50th Anniversary Tingle

    Mr. and Mrs. Randy S. Tingle of Campbellsburg celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 15, 2012. Randy and Sherian were married at Sulphur Baptist Church in 1962. They have three children: Tina (David) Smith, Tracy (Hershel) Pennington and Troy (Danyel) Tingle. They also have eight grandchildren.

  • Valentine-Banta engagement

    Melissa Mills, Louisville and Albert and Tess Valentine, Smithfield would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chrissy Valentine to Jeremy Banta, son of Cecil and Phyllis Banta, Pleasureville.
    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Henry County High School and a recent graduate of Sullivan University. She is employed by Henry County Public Schools.
    The groom is a 2006 graduate of Henry County High School and attended University of Louisville and JCC. He is employed with Kentucky State Police in Frankfort.

  • Tension mounts over CVFD $

     “And that is the end of that discussion.”

    In an unusually sober and stern discussion, Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan said that in accordance with a contract between the city and the Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, no funds would be distributed to the fire department unless the department turns in quarterly statements. And that decision he said, rests solely with him.

  • Horse arena among many fair ground changes

    Henry County Fair attendees will enjoy not only the usual fanfare, but a new horse arena when the fair kicks off on June 30.

    The horse arena project took almost eight years in the making and extension agent Cathy Toole says the hard work has paid off.

    “The arena had so many drainage issues it just wasn’t safe for horses anymore,” Toole said. “This project took so long only one member is still in the club from when we started.”

  • 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.