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  • 2 year anniversary of puppy mill shows improvement in animal welfare

     

    Two years after the raid on a puppy mill that saved 240 animals in Henry County, Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt’s memory of the incident and his vision for the county remain clear.

    With Vicks VapoRub under his nose, a mask on his face and breath mints in his mouth, Flinkfelt still remembers the smell outside the trailer filled with numerous animal cages stacked on top of each other.

  • Henry County World War II veteran finds plane he rode in 68 years ago

    Herman Stanley might as well have won the lottery.

    On a trip six years ago to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Stanley saw a plane on display he suspected he rode during World War II.

    He told one of the museum’s volunteers about his one-in-a-million chance find, and they asked him how he could prove it. On Nov. 13, Dr. Baird Foree and Stanley returned with proof — his
    70-year-old flight logbook.

  • Former Oldham police officer case continues

    By Alix Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The case of a former Oldham County Police officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence has a tentative court date sent.

    Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley was charged with official misconduct for sending sexually explicit text message to a teenager. His charges also include tampering with physical evidence, tampering with public records and official misconduct for his involvement in the arrest of a U.S. Marshal on DUI charges.

  • Postcard book shows county’s past

    Most are old and faded and some are wrinkled. But to Earl T. “Hammer” Smith, the decades-old postcards are perfect.

    “Some of these are more than 100-years-old,” he said, flipping through plastic pages in a hardback notebook that help preserve the cards.

  • Take Five: Tom and Joy James

    Basic bio
    Tom and Joy James of Bethlehem have been standing in Bethlehem’s live nativity for many years. Tom, a product design manager at Eminence Speaker, and Joy, a teacher’s assistant atHenry County Early Childhood Center , will participate again this year. The nativity will be Dec. 22 to 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m., with three 50-minute sessions.

    How long have you been standing in the nativity?

  • New Castle appoints new commissioner

    New Castle City Commission appointed Henry County native Janet King last week after two-time commissioner Juanita Raisor resigned, effective Dec. 31. Raisor will remain in Henry County but will move outside of the city limits.

    King, a resident of New Castle for 12 years, owns two downtown businesses – Antiques on South Main and Country Frog. Janet King moved from Louisville to New Castle – where her husband, Bobby, is a native – but still commutes to Louisville as food service director for Nazareth Home, where she has worked for 11 years.

  • Report reveals new charges may be filed in Pendleton woman’s death

    New information revealed in a police report may bring new charges in Pendleton woman’s death.
    Robert Baldwin, 25, of Louisville called Kentucky State Police at Post 5 at 4:58 a.m., Nov. 27 and told dispatchers he had hurt someone, they were dead and Baldwin wanted an officer to meet him to discuss his situation.
    Baldwin called dispatch again and stated that he was leaving the residence at Kenlee Drive in Bedford to come to Post 5.

  • Kentucky State Troopers arrested a Pendleton man Tuesday during meth bust in Bedford.

    Kentucky State Police received information that meth was being cooked at Estelle Lane in Bedford. Troopers obtained a search warrant and entered the residence and found ingredients allegedly used for meth production and drug paraphernalia.

    Nathaniel Townsend, 33, of Pendleton was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine and meth precursor; possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police also charged Charity Purvis, 34, of Milton and Joseph Turner 38, of Carrollton for the same offenses.

  • KY leaders write DEA a letter

     

    Kentucky farmers may soon know whether there is any backlash from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency about the state making hay for hemp.

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Brian Furnish, chairman of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Representatives Thomas Massie and John Yarmuth put their signatures on a letter addressed to the U.S. Department of Justice and Michele Leonhart, administrator of the DEA.

  • 911 call ends with murder charge

    By Brad Bowman
    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police at Post 5 in Campbellsburg took a man into custody early Wednesday morning after he told dispatchers he had outstanding warrants — and he hurt someone who was possibly dead.