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  • Grain bin buckles, neighbors leap into action

    Just after Mark Roberts’ flight to Washington, D.C. landed, the farmer’s cell phone rang.

    On Feb. 4, an observant Pleasureville neighbor noticed a leaning grain bin on the Roberts farm along Bethlehem Road and called the grain farmer, who jumped on the next flight home.

    By the time Roberts reached the farm, a plan devised by neighbors and friends was well underway.

  • Davila takes plea deal for 2017 fatal DUI wreck

    Alora Davila took a plea deal presented by the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in the case of a fatal 2017 wreck that killed Eric Payton on Highway 153.

    Davila pleaded guilty Thursday to amended charges of manslaughter, wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, aggravated.

    Upon a sentencing hearing, she is likely to spend less than a year of her 13 year possible sentence due to time served. Her sentence may also include Davila to be ordered to pay restitution of $13,741.60 to the family for funeral costs.

  • New Castle Fire Dept. receives new equipment

    A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant recently replaced 20-year-old breathing equipment with new harnesses, air tanks and masks for volunteer firefighters at New Castle Fire and Rescue (NCFR).

    NCFR applied for an $80,477 Assistance to Firefighters grant (AFG) in January 2018 and received notice of the award last October. 

    The matching grant asked NCFR to pay $2,523 of the total, rounding the equipment purchase to $83,000.

  • Lt. Governor candidate visits Henry County

    Stephanie Horne is running.

    Running for Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor with current Kentucky House of Representative Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins (D-99) at the top of the ticket on May’s Democratic primary ballot. 

    The field is thickening as weeks tick by. 

  • Letter: After the fire

    After the fire

  • Black cemetery gets new lease on life

    After decades of neglect, the historic African-American graveyard in Pleasureville will get a new lease on life thanks to a committed veterans group.

    To sort out the burial ground, known as Ditto Cemetery, NABVETS Kentucky, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc., needs ownership of the property.

    Gaining control 

    Until the late 1960s, segregation interfered with most aspects of life, including the last place anyone would rest — the cemetery.

  • Ohio State student was shot, killed by ex-boyfriend during fatal pursuit

    BY Amanda Manning

    Oldham Era  

    A 20-year-old Ohio State student who was abducted from campus Monday morning was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend during a multi-county police pursuit.

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) held a press conference that revealed the details surrounding the multi-county pursuit that began in Gallatin County and ended at approximately 3:30 p.m. on the Exit 14 southbound ramp in Crestwood. 

  • Former EIS basketball coach accused of sexual abuse out of jail

    A former Eminence Independent Schools freshman basketball team coach is out on bail after a sexual abuse charge.

    Travis Xavier Green, 24, was arrested at 11:48 p.m. Feb. 14 after an incident that occurred Feb. 11. He was released from the Oldham County Detention Center at 3:50 p.m. on Friday.

    A jail employee said Green was released on a $5,000 cash bond, posted by Valorie Mitchell. It is unclear the relation Mitchell has to Green.

  • Pleasureville man, 24, arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old

    A Pleasureville man, who was a former freshman team basketball coach at Eminence Independent Schools, was arrested late Thursday night on a sexual abuse charge.

    Travis Xavier Green, 24, was arrested at 11:48 p.m. Feb. 14 after an incident that occured Feb. 11.

  • Love is in the air

    February 14 is a day when sweethearts can exchange extravagant floral arrangements, fluffy stuffed bears and luscious milk chocolate.

    It’s a day of saying, “I love you,” to those who are here, there or have passed.

    This Valentine’s Day––on Thursday this year––residents are remembering the story that changed their life for better, worse and forever.

    Love and loss

    When Brenda Allen met her soulmate, Tom, the timing was remarkable.