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Today's News

  • Reflections on 2011 in commonwealth

    As we approach the final days of the year and literally wrap up a hectic month of shopping, it’s good to take a moment to reflect on what the past dozen months have brought.

    While the times have been tough for far too long now, there have been some encouraging signs that the Commonwealth is getting back on its feet.

  • On your mark, get set, go Relay!

    Are you ready for fun, friendly competition, fresh new ideas and most importantly, ready to help fight back against cancer?

    Then… On your mark, get set, go!

    We are about to kick off our annual event in Henry County and anxiously waiting to share in the excitement with all of you!

    Our annual kick off celebration is slated for 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at the Henry County 4-H building.

  • Illinois animal welfare laws considered the best

    Illinois topped the list of states with the most comprehensive and strongest animal abuse laws in the country, with Maine, Michigan, Oregon and California rounding out the top five.

    According to the 2011 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings, compiled by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Illinois laws do more than the laws in any other state. Kentucky is ranked 50th, sharing the “Worst Five” ranking with South Dakota, Iowa, Idaho and North Dakota.

  • Countywide moist vote passes 2-1

    By a 2-to-1 margin, Henry County, and New Castle voters spoke out last week: Alcohol by the drink will be allowed.

    But there are limitations; the question on both ballots was narrow. Alcohol by the drink will be allowed only with a meal, and will be limited to restaurants with seating for 50 or more.

  • Puppy mill raid shines light on relaxed laws

    After a six-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple face 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.
    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • Public, HCPL staff want same things

    Judging from comments made during a brainstorming session Nov. 3, the public and Henry County Public Library staff are on the same page, in terms of what amenities are wanted in a new library facility.

    “A lot of things we’ve discussed as a staff were brought up” during the public meeting, which drew about 20 county residents, library Director Joe Schweiss said last week.

    The library board of directors is in the early stages of planning and is negotiating for a 3-acre lot in Eminence, where it hopes to build a new 14,000-square-foot facility.

  • KSP: Smith death apparent suicide

    A Henry County man facing animal cruelty charges was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 20, at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg early Tuesday afternoon.
    Trooper Michael Webb, public information officer with Kentucky State Police Post 5, said a family member had stopped by the property and discovered the body of Kenneth H. Smith, 71, in a vehicle.

  • EMS, KSP and Coroner respond to puppy mill scene

    Henry County EMS, the Kentucky State Police and the Henry County Coroner are at the scene where Animal Control last week raided a suspected puppy mill/hoarding situation.

    KSP have not released the identity of the victim, but have confirmed that they are investigating a death at the scene.

    Emergency personnel responded to a call at about 1:30 p.m. reporting "a possible deceased male," at 25 Allyson Lane. Later, scanner traffic reported a victim with a gunshot wound to the head.

  • U.S. Marshals arrest Terri and Kenneth Smith

    U.S. Marshals have arrested a couple suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

    Terri Smith, 51, was arrested at a trailer park in Bullitt County at 7:30 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Brian Parrish. She was initially booked at the Oldham County Detention Center and thentransferred to Carroll County Detention Center later in the morning, Parrish said.

  • Warrants issued in Henry County puppy mill raid

    Terri and Ken Smith of Campbellsburg, are wanted on 218 counts of animal cruelty each, said Dan Flinkfelt, animal control officer for Henry and Trimble counties.

    The couple’s whereabouts have been unknown since Monday evening, when Flinkfelt and local law enforcement officials raided their alleged puppy mill at 25 Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg.