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  • Appeal filed by 30 against Rabbit Hole, board of adjustments

    An appeal was filed in late October by 30 parties, mostly in the Smithfield area, against Rabbit Hole Distilling, the Henry County Board of Adjustments and others.

    The suit, filed by Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Berry Baxter on Oct.24, represents residents and owners of property located close to the 3046 Lake Jericho Road, the future location of the Rabbit Hole Distillery.

  •  Kentucky State Police promotes 5 officers to Post 5

    The Kentucky State Police promoted 77 officers at a ceremony held Oct. 26 in Lexington. 

     KSP advanced Lt. David F. Trimble, acting commander since Nov. 1, 2017 to captain. He will command Post 5 in Campbellsburg.

    Trimble performed duties as a lieutenant and as acting commander after former Commander Howard Rice retired in late October 2017.

    Two troopers promoted to sergeant will transfer and join Post 5—Christopher K. Phillips and Kenneth I. Sergent, who transferred from a post in Harlan.

  • NABVETS event informs veterans of benefits

    Kentucky Tri-County National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS), Chapter 125, will host Veteran Lives Matter, an informational event for military veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9.

    The event will be held at the John W. Black Community Center in La Grange, 1551 W. Hwy. 393, and will share information about benefits available to veterans.

  • ‘Smiles all around’: HCPS staff to receive lump sum raise

    Henry County Public School employees will notice a two percent lump sum payment from the district soon, a result of a good fiscal year and unanimous board approval.

    The money should arrive to staff in November, according to HCPS Superintendent Terry Price.

    Price and the board raised taxes for the 2017-2018 school year with the goal of higher staff salaries, which have not increased “in several years,” Price said. “They deserve and earned it.”

  • Gov. Bevin comes to Campbellsburg

    Editor's note: Laura Adams was misidentified in this story as a teacher who asked Gov. Bevin about comments made about educators. Ms. Adams did not ask the question and did not attend the governor's forum in Campbellsburg. We have corrected this error in the body of the article. Apologies to Ms. Adams.

    Thursday night over 50 area voters gathered at Campbellsburg Community Center to attend Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s community forum, one of 17 across the state. 

  • Brent wins Judge-Executive race again; Perry appointed to sheriff

    Henry County voters decided the outcome of 16 contests on Tuesday. The election brought in a total of 6,413 voters.

    Local races

    In the race for judge-executive, voters chose incumbent John Logan Brent (D) over former Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens (R), 3,224 to 3,102. Brent defeated Cravens with 50.96 percent of the vote.

    Cravens said he would enjoy retirement now that he’s not in office.

  • Body builder beats the odds
  • Carrollton dentist sinks her teeth into Campbellsburg practice

    By tammy shaw
    A Carrollton dentist Ann Nesmith purchased Campbellsburg Family Dentistry from long-time owner Dr. David Embry on Oct. 1 with a promise to keep the practice the same for patients.
    Embry will remain until he retires, within the next several years, and will work in partnership with Nesmith.
    On Oct. 18 the practice mailed a letter from Embry to patients, which announced the change.
    “As I approach retirement age, my primary concern is making sure my patients continue to receive first class dental care,” Embry wrote to current patients.

  • European K-9 arrives at Sheriff’s office; will help find drugs

    By tammy shaw
    A K-9, used to sniff out drugs, arrived at the Henry County Sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 29.
    Deputy Kyle Stewart will work with the male German Shepherd he named Solo.
    The dog is two years old and was born in Europe.
    According to trainer and owner Sherman Dotson of K-9 Specialties, Stewart and Solo will get a transition week, where the two will bond together.
    It’s important that the dog learns to trust Stewart and accept him as his “forever dad,” Dotson said, so at first, the two won’t train together, but live together as owner and pet.

  • Suetholz says his family was targeted in GOP ad


    Kentucky Senate candidate Dave Suetholz (D) isn’t happy.

    A recent Kentucky Republican Party mailer, a negative ad that graced the mailboxes of thousands of Kentuckians, displayed an image of Suetholz, his wife and their two 5-year-old daughters.