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Today's News

  • January is National Mentoring Month

    Submitted by Jo Brewer

    On Dec. 10, 2010, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation designating January 2011 as National Mentoring Month. 

    He stated, “Across our Nation, mentors steer our youth through challenging times and support their journey into adulthood.  During National Mentoring Month, we honor these important individuals who unlock the potential and nurture the talent of our country, and we encourage more Americans to reach out and mentor young people in their community.”

  • Public records for the week of January 19, 2011

    Marriages
    Ciara N. Garrett, 19, Eminence, to Christopher B. Kaelin, 27, Eminence.
    Divorces
    David Wayne Pipes II, 29, Bedford, and Dana Fugate, 30, Campbellsburg
    Donnie Whitehead Jr., 34, Pendleton, and Cassie Christian Whitehead, no age given, Bedford.
    Zoning permits

  • ‘We just love them’

    Cathy Bush of Bethlehem got together with friends to prepare last Thankgiving’s dinner with the usual fixings — turkey, stuffing, corn and green beans, but in a most unusual place.

    They were cooking the meal for about 60 residents of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

    It was Bush’s fourth trip and she promises it won’t be the last.

  • Suspects got pot by FedEx

    Two Crestwood men have been arrested for what Kentucky State Police say is their role in an unusual pot trafficking case.

    John T. Abraham, 25, and Evan A. Rosenman, 24, are charged with trafficking marijuana, less than 8 ounces, after police say they received marijuana shipped from California by FedEx to a house just inside the Pleasureville city limits.

  • Snowbirds of a different feather

    Candy Clarke and Frank Rose are snowbirds of a rare feather.

    Their migration is more than 3,700 miles and, instead of terminating in a tropical locale, stretches south from North Pole, Alaska to Flat Creek Road in Henry County, Kentucky. They come in October and stay through March.

    It’s a long route and a long story.

    It began in the late ‘70s when Frank lost a bet to Candy. The native Kentuckians lived in Louisville with their young daughter, Samantha.

  • Johnson is KSP Post 5’s first woman trooper

    The latest addition to the force at Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg loves motorcycles and horses, plays football and volleyball and was at the top of her class in marksmanship. “I’m an adrenaline junkie, if there’s something going on I’ll play anything,” Trooper Jennifer Johnson said, “which leads to getting hurt now and then. I’ve had plenty of broken bones.”

    She holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Evansville in Criminal Law and Sociology.

  • Improvements on the way for bypass intersection

    Improvements are on the way for the problematic intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55.

    State transportation officials approved Friday a plan to add turn signals to the intersection, which had been seen as a problem ever since the Shelbyville Bypass opened late last year. But now the improvements -- which should clear up dangerous turns and long backups -- will get an even greater improvement than had been expected.

  • Carroll County’s NAS seeking expansion

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    North American Stainless hopes to win approval this month for a $10-15 million funding package to expand its long products division in Ghent.
    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an inducement resolution Jan. 8 for up to $30 million in bonds and state real estate tax breaks for the NAS project.

  • New law prohibits texting while driving

    By Kristin Sherrard
    Landmark News Service

    Texting and driving? You may want to pull over. On Jan. 1, a state law went into effect to help Kentucky law enforcement officials reduce the dangerous problem of “distracted driving.”

    Anyone caught texting while driving will face a $25 fine for the first offense, plus court costs. Subsequent offenses carry a $50 fine, plus court costs.

    The law also prohibits anyone younger than 18 from using a cell phone, even just to talk, while driving a vehicle. The same fines apply to violators.

  • Constable charged with assault

    A Henry County constable has been arrested and charged with a domestic violence charge of 4th degree assault.

    Henry County third district constable Ryan Hawkins, 26, was arrested around 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, after an incident involving his wife, Mindy.

    Hawkins was charged with 4th degree assault with minor injury.