Local News

  • Two missing after car chase

    By Brad Bowman


    Two black males escaped on foot after wrecking a vehicle involved in a car chase spanning Henry and Trimble Counties this weekend.

    At 2:04 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Trooper Mitch Hazelett clocked a 1999 white Chevy Monte Carlo speeding at 102 mph on I-71 near Campbellsburg. While in pursuit, the vehicle jutted off of Exit 34 and headed toward Bedford.

  • Fiscal Court and Sheriff compromise on nepotism, but conflict on budget

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens and members of the Henry County Fiscal Court butted heads over the budget for 2014, which Cravens ulitmately refused to sign.

    During Fiscal Court Tuesday, Dec. 17, where cooperation appeared initially conflict followed.
    “We met with the sheriff and over the course of a few days, the sheriff agreed to follow our (fiscal court’s) personnel policy,” Magistrate Nick Hawkins said.

  • HCHS behind collegebound average

    About half of Henry County High School’s class of 2011 enrolled in college upon graduation – much less than the state average, according to the latest Kentucky High School Feedback Report.

    Henry County sent 47.2 percent, or 67, of its 2010-11 seniors to college in the 2011-12 school year compared to 60.2 percent of the state, said the report compiled by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS).

  • Living Nativity: Bethlehem’s tradition

    Despite 70 mph winds reported the night before and torrential rainfall, the little town of Bethlehem’s Living Nativity began without a hitch Sunday night. The Living Nativity will continue up to Christmas night for those that don’t want to miss a Christmas tradition.

  • 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.