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  • Eastern Elementary donates to animal shelter

    Two Eastern Elementary School second-grade classes put their entrepreneurial skills to task for the Henry–Trimble Animal Shelter, giving them an early Christmas present.

    Diana Dunavan and Kristian Banta wanted to teach their second- graders what it means to be entrepreneurs from the ground up. Students underwent an interview process, filled positions from the assembly line to advertising and learned in the process.

  • Choral Cheer

    The Henry County School’s Winter Concert included performances by the Henry County High School Concert Choir, the Henry County Middle School sixth-grade choir and Henry County Middle School seventh and eighth grade choir. Holiday favorites like “Jingle Bells” were included as sing-alongs with the audience. The Henry County High School Concert Choir sang “How Like a Winter” with words by William Shakespeare and music by accompanist Ruth Ann Mills-Moore. More pictures at www.hclocal.com

  • Search produces arrests

    After searching a Bedford home allegedly containing drugs and stolen property, Kentucky State Police on Dec. 18 arrested a Pendleton man on several charges including possession of methamphetamine.

    Kentucky State Troopers served a search warrant at Daniel McFarland’s house on Harley Lane in Bedford after they received information indicating a large amount of drugs and stolen property were stored in the home.

    Troopers found six industrial fans, 10 portable generators, firearms, a stolen horse saddle, a large quantity of cash and drugs.

  • Holly-day Display

    By Brad Bowman

    Larry Ramsey loves seeing cars stop and look at his Christmas light display.
    Strands of blue LEDs spiral the trees lining Larry and Carolyn Ramsey’s driveway and yard. Blue laser lights emit speckled patterns on his garage. Ramsey enjoys putting the lights up even it if takes hours to do.

  • Three Port Royal residents take plea deal

    Three Port Royal residents took a plea deal in a 2012 meth case involving five people.

    Kentucky State Police arrested William Abbott, 22, Patrick Miller, 25 and Edna Zoeller, 39, Friday, June 8, 2012, after conducting a ‘knock and talk’ to serve an arrest citation at 9610 Maddox Ridge Road.

    State police found lithium strips, starter fluid and cut up batteries in a burn pit about 10 feet from the back door of the home and Michael A. Byers of Eminence was arrested and Troopers found him hiding in a false wall in the home.

  • Man gets 10 for meth

    Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced a Pendleton man to 10 years in a methamphetamine case.

    Kentucky State Police originally arrested Joshua Clift, 24, of Pendleton on June 8, 2012, on meth-related charges including manufacturing methamphetamine with a ‘one-step’ meth lab on the property of a residence at Pendleton Loop. Less than three months later, Kentucky State Police would arrest Clift again with a meth lab in his car in the driveway.

  • 1st reading of fairness ordinance

    One week after Morehead City Council adopted a fairness ordinance making it the sixth Kentucky city prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, Campbellsburg City Council had its first reading.

    Mayor Rex Morgan gave Campbellsburg residents Punkin Burk and Shawn Golden three minutes each to share their views before the first reading.

  • On fire: EIS students go to state STLP

    One of the winning teams from Eminence Independent Schools developed its own media company – complete with blogs, tweets, webpages and podcasts. Another group created reading and math iBooks for the iPad. The third winning team developed a class for parents called, “How to Survive in a Digital World.”

  • Rosebud doesn’t horse around

    To passersby, Rosebud looks and acts like a regular ol’ donkey – cautious, friendly and always ready for a snack. On a recent weekday, when Rose Marie Corolla squatted down beneath bare oak trees and opened a box of Triscuit crackers, Rosebud ambled over and devoured the treats in his owner’s gloved hand.

    Despite typical donkey behavior, Rosebud is no regular ol’ donkey. Four days each year – Dec. 22 to 25 – he is the star of the Living Nativity in Bethlehem.

  • HCPS Board rules short break

    Winter break will be two days shorter for Henry County Public Schools students, the Board of Education ruled Monday night.

    Board members unanimously made the calendar change for students to make up snow days from Dec. 6 and 10.  The makeup days are Jan. 2 and 3. Winter break will begin on Dec. 23 as planned but end on Jan. 1.

    Board member Harold Bratton said that he knew of at least one person who would not be pleased with the Board’s decision.

    “My grandson texted me, hoping we would vote against this,” he said.