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  • 50 years sounds good

    Volumes may go up and down, but Eminence Speaker continues to crank out audio products 50 years after the company’s launch. 

  • New business focuses on recycling, going green

    Two big goals for the owner of Driveway Dumpsters involves taking less waste to the landfill and boosting recycling.

    After opening last August, the new business really caught on with construction firms in the region and had to expand significantly to meet demand, said owner Jody Jones, who lives in Pendleton.

  • Auto auction hosts grand opening sale

    After hosting a soft opening of the business in the fall, Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) in Eminence conducted its grand opening sale day on Monday.

    About 167 vehicles, some driveable and some not, were up for auction through the company that provides a venue for insurance companies to sell vehicles that have been totaled, usually in a collision. The proceeds from the sales go back to the insurance companies to offset their losses.

  • Alcohol ordinance passes, no Sunday retail sales

    Despite another plea from business interests, a divided Henry Counåty Fiscal Court refused to expand Sunday sales at the second reading of an alcohol sales ordinance Feb. 16.

    Judge-Executive John Logan Brent broke the tie on a proposed amendment offered by Magistrate Jason Stanley to allow stores to sell beer on Sundays. 

  • Former governor launches campaign to protect Kynect

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News

    Steve Beshear, the Democrat who was the only Southern governor to expand Medicaid and create a state-based insurance exchange under federal health reform, announced Thursday that he has taken the unprecedented step of starting a lobbying campaign to fight new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s plans to scale back the expansion and close the Kynect marketplace.

  • Bike safety bill to be considered by the House

    The state Senate passed a bill clarifying how motorists interact with bicyclists by a 33-4 vote, according to a Kentucky Legislative Research Commission news release.
    Key provisions in the legislation, known as Senate Bill 80, would require bicycles to keep to the right and would require motorists to stay at least three feet away from bicycles when passing.

  • Bike safety bill to be considered by the House

    The state Senate passed a bill clarifying how motorists interact with bicyclists by a 33-4 vote, according to a Kentucky Legislative Research Commission news release.
    Key provisions in the legislation, known as Senate Bill 80, would require bicycles to keep to the right and would require motorists to stay at least three feet away from bicycles when passing.

  • Pleasureville youth honored for volunteerism

    A youth volunteer who assisted with boosting the Pleasureville business environment and community spirit recently received recognition as a distinguished finalist in Kentucky’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

  • Students to create a songbird sanctuary

    A songbird sanctuary at Eastern Elementary will provide students with a flock of important lessons, according to the school’s arts and humanities teacher.
    Soon after being hired at the elementary school, Robin Tillman followed up on an idea sent out by the Henry County Conservation District and applied for a songbird sanctuary grant.

  • iLead students bring tech to New Castle

    The New Tech group will host a video game tournament at the iLead Academy, located at 2257 Highway 227, in Carrollton, at the Kroger shopping center, March 11, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The tournament will feature such games as Minecraft, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Halo Reach. It is open to students in grades 8 to 12, and the entry fee is $2 per game. Winners will receive Gamestop gift cards.