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Regional

  • Arrests made in Henry puppy mill operation

    After a six-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple is now facing 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.

    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • State agencies face more cuts

    By Kevin Wheatley

    Frankfort State Journal

    Most state agencies will cut spending by an additional 2 percent as part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s plan to cover a $190 million hole in the current budget.

    The plan doesn’t include employee furloughs, but programs may opt to lay off workers, state Budget Director Mary Lassiter told the joint Appropriations and Revenue Committee Tuesday.

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  • Kentucky Main Street Program encourages everyone to shop downtown this season

    A new campaign to encourage consumers to “Shop Downtown This Holiday Season” is being launched by the Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS), as a means to drive retail sales to local businesses, keep money circulating in the local economy, and help cultivate the unique character that differentiates communities across the state.

  • KSP kicks off campaign to ticket aggressive drivers

    Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is distributing free 18” x 24” reflective decals statewide to kick off the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign, which runs from Nov. 17, 2011 through Sept. 30 2012.

  • New troopers assigned to state police Post 5 in Campbellsburg

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 has recently increased its ranks by adding eight newly appointed troopers, including three who will be patrolling Carroll County. 

    The troopers have all been assigned to the Campbellsburg post after completing the grueling 23-week training academy conducted at KSP headquarters in Frankfort.

    Trooper Adam Garrett, a Lawrenceburg native, is a 2007 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands. Hisprimary assignment will be patrolling Carroll and Trimble counties upon completion of his field training. 

  • Two meth labs discovered in Owen County

    Kentucky State Police discovered two meth labs during the night resulting from investigative efforts conducted in Owen County, one near Gratz and one in New Liberty.

    Justin Rapp, 25, of Owenton and Amber Rapp, 25, of Owenton were arrested after a lab was discovered outside the home located at 2145 Highway 355 near Gratz. Three children that live in the home were reportedly unharmed and not exposed to the lab. 

  • 2012 hopefuls filing for next election

    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • Kentucky Speedway season tickets, campsites go on sale Nov. 14

    Kentucky Speedway placed season tickets and campsites for its five NASCAR event 2012 campaign on sale Nov. 14. Tickets and campsites can be reserved at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, (859) 578-2300 and the speedway corporate offices at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., just off Interstate 71 Exit 57.

  • Cook’s Pharmacy arrest made by Henry officials

    A bit of luck and some good, old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of the man who allegedly robbed Cook’s Pharmacy employees at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Detective Danny Stivers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Brandon L. French, 31, of Bagdad was arrested Friday night, Nov. 11, while being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Stivers said after the robbery, he had contacted Officer Rodney Kidd of the Simpsonville Police Department, which had been investigating a similar crime there.