Today's News

  • Campbellsburg puppy mill owner found dead

    The owner of a large puppy mill raided by authorities in rural Campbellsburg last week has died.

    Kentucky State Police found the body of Kenneth Smith around 1 p.m. Tuesday at his home on Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    Terri and Kenneth Smith faced 218 counts of second-degree animal abuse in connection with a puppy mill raid by Henry County animal control officers Dec. 12.

    During the raid, crews confiscated 240 animals, including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and hermit crabs, as well as a screech owl and a hybrid wolf.

  • Prison program pairs puppies and perps

    Building 7A at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange isn’t a typical prison 
dormitory. It is home to the prison’s only single-cell wing. Out of nearly 1,000 inmates, only 12 have single-bunk cells to themselves.

    Well, not to themselves. They still have to share their cell — with a dog.

    The inmates are handlers in Luther Luckett’s Camp Canine program, which trains dogs from the Oldham County Animal Shelter.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Emily Reed’s second grade class

    Emily Reed’s second grade class

    Locust Grove Elementary School


    Dear Santa,

    What I would like for you to get me is a dog, DS 3D and a Dippin Dots machine. I want a dog because she or he would play with me when I’m bord. I should get it because I’ve done a great job in math.

    Next, I want a DS 3D. I want it because you can take pictures with it and it makes it 3D. I should get it because I help out with Aubrey.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Sherri Eldridge's class

    Locust Grove Elementary

    Sherri Eldridge's second-grade class


    Dear Santa

    Im witeing this letter because I belicve in you santa. some people bo not belicve in you, but I belicve in you. you are a nice man in life. you are special to me and my family I love you santa. I really want the Lego Death Star from you because you are special to me. do you want hot chocolate ☐ or coffee ☐.

  • Dear Santa: Letter's from Donna Van Nostrand's class

    Crestwood Elementary

    Donna Van Nostrand's second-grade class


    Dear Santa,

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Elizabeth Shephard’s class

    Elizabeth Shephard’s second grade class

    Locust Grove Elementary

    Dear Santa,

    How are you doing? How are Mrs. Claus and the elves? I hope you are all doing good. I am giving you some cookies and milk and candy. Oh, and how is your favorite elf, Santa? I hope Rudolph is good.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from local youngsters

    Dear Santa,
    I am a very blessed boy
    with lots of toys to play with. I however just want one thing that you nor
    really anyone can give me. When I was born I was picked up on the newborn
    screening for a rare genetic disorder called glutaric acidemia type one. The
    doctors can only find one gene mutation in my blood work so they did a skin
    biopsy in October. We are still waiting in the results to see if I have it or
    if I'm a carrier. So here is my wish; for my parents to get my results before
    Christmas. Thanks

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Tricia Chalfant's class

    Locust Grove Elementary teacher Tricia Chalfant said she hopes all of her first-graders' Christmas wishes come true.

    Chalfant said her favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree and making cookies for Santa.

    This year, her students have learned to help others.

    "They know how to be fill someone's bucket with kindness by inviting a friend to play or helping others when they are sad," she said.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Tamera Wright's class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Tamera Wright said her wish for her kindergartners in 2012 is to continue hard "and amazing me each day with their fabulous work."

    Wright said her favorite holiday tradition is opening presents with her extended family on Christmas Eve.

    Wright said she has a wonderful bunch of kindergartners who have provided toys and clothes for needy families.


    Dear Santa,

    Ho are you due? Can you bcn me kiklel can dsome sor.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Amanda Feigel's class

    Amanda Feigel's second-grade class

    Locust Grove Elementary


    Dear Santa,

    How are you? I’m feeling happy because it is a new weeck! I would like a Monster hive ds game, because you can be a monster! I would also like a ipod shuffle because it is fun to play with! I would like a Barbe i can be! I would like a teety bear! That is all I have!

    How are you doing good or bad? Santa you are my favorite! Merry Christmas Santa! How are your elfs?