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Today's News

  • Victims of convicted construction company owner speak out

     A resolution still hasn’t been made in the cases involving a Campbellsburg-based contractor, who was indicted by grand juries in four counties on theft charges.

    Jason Whitaker, owner of Whitaker Concrete and Construction, appeared in front of Judge Karen Conrad in Trimble County on Thursday to discuss his case.

  • Berry Center receives $2.5M grant for college ag program

    The Berry Center, in New Castle, received some tremendous news last week for its Wendell Berry Farming Program (WBFP).
    The center announced on Jan. 8 that it will receive a $2.5 million grant and a $500,000 fundraising challenge from the NoVo Foundation.
    Supporters of Sterling College in Vermont and The Berry Center introduced the NoVo Foundation to the WBFP, according to Dr. Leah Bayens, Dean of WBFP, Sterling College.

  • Miniature toys, momentous idea: Company signs to move into commerce park

    Henry County natives, who made their living by owning a farm toy company, are bringing their successful business back home.

    Christopher and Alissa Burnett, owners of Burnett’s Farm Toys, signed an option agreement Jan. 9 with Henry County Fiscal Court to build a warehouse and showroom on Lot 2 at the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg.

    The 1.038-acre lot was sold to the couple, who lives in Bedford, for $15,000 and will be located across from The Milkhouse Creamery.

  • Pleasureville Dollar General Store to open in February

    Editor's note: A previous version of this story had an incorrect opening date for Dollar General. We apologize for the error.

    Pleasureville will soon reap the benefits of having a new dollar discount store in their own back yard.

    Dollar General, which broke ground in November on Castle Highway next to Limestone Bank, will open at 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to Mike Thompson, general manager. The first full day of service will be Feb. 14.

    The store will offer an expanded food section, to include produce, said Thompson.

  • Newly-elected New Castle mayor takes his seat

    Two familiar faces new to New Castle government attended the first New Castle Commissioners meeting of the year Jan. 7.

    Newly-elected Mayor Bobby King and Commissioner Charles Sevier took their seats on the commission to a standing-room-only audience.

    King replaced Denny Benham. The new mayor defeated Benham by the narrowest of margins—one vote, and Sevier unseated Dr. Donna Gatewood in the November election.

  • Plea deal on table for man accused of kidnapping

    Timothy Lynn Baer received a reprieve of sorts last Thursday.

    A newly appointed public defender represented Baer at a pretrial conference in Henry County Circuit Court.

    Elizabeth Curtin, previously a public defender (PD), represented the defendant before her recent retirement, and the new PD asked for more time to review his client’s file.

    A plea deal of 35 years is on the table, which was not addressed at this hearing.

  • Felony charges passed to grand jury for Campbellsburg man

    irlfriend’s corpse was back in Henry County court on Monday to discuss his pending felony and misdemeaner charges.

    Patrick Hill appeared in front of Judge Diana Wheeler to first discuss his felony charges of receiving stolen property and criminal trespassing.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Chad Johnson took the stand for the prosecution, County Attorney Jennie Harrod, against Hill and his public defender.

  • Local law firm best in elder law, client satisfaction

    Submitted

    The American Institute Of Legal Counsel has recognized the exceptional performance of Kentucky’s Elder Law Firm, Brammell & Clubb, PSC as 2018’s 10 Best Legal Firm for Client Satisfaction.

  • Henry County constable allegedly stole drugs from EMS

    Henry County Constable Richard W. Jaehnigen was arrested Jan. 2 by the Kentucky State Police on a warrant issued from the Henry County District Court.

    The constable, who serves District 4, was charged with burglary, second degree, and illegal possession of a prescription drug.

  • Lost and found

    At first, Sparky was skittish. The homeless mutt hung around the crossroads at Highway 22 and Highway 421 in Eminence.

    Motorists dodged the canine as he watched cars along the highway and searched out food, moving from one field to the next, until the homeless canine claimed a sinkhole in a field across from Southern States next to Dollar General on Elm Street.

    But when bulldozers invaded the dog’s territory for a new storage facility, the weathered pooch moved to the Southern States parking lot.