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  • Pension to be legislators’ focus

     State legislators will work out the kinks for a hybrid public-employee pension plan that may dig Kentucky’s retirement benefit program out of its fiscal grave.

    State House and Senate members reconvened the General Assembly Tuesday, tackling the biggest elephant in the room: the public-employee pension plan.

    State officials looked at data from the Pew Center on The States analysis which estimates Kentucky has a $30 billion unfunded liability.

  • Volunteers, samaritans save dog

    It was 4:30, maybe 5:00, on Jan. 29, when Cebele Cambron saw it happen.

    A dog, about 20 pounds, was hit by a car on I-71. The dog crumbled in the right hand side of the northbound lane. The car that hit the dog kept going, without even tapping the brakes, she said.

    But Cambron and another driver who saw the hit did stop.

  • A school of love and hope

    Florance Davis wants people to remember that her school was one of hope and love.

    The Merriweather and King Street School Fund preserves the hope and honors the history of the school in the form of an annual scholarship.

    Together they send a message of compassion and an optimistic future.

    Davis went to the all-black Merriweather and King Street School from the first through eighth grades. She graduated in 1964. Her older sister had gone to Eminence High School, the integrated white school, before her. She was nervous.

  • The winds of change

    Derby City Signs carefully remove the Browning sign  in anticipation of the new developments.
    Jeff Adams, KOI Auto Parts store manager, said the new 8,000 square feet location in the plaza behind Cook’s should be fully sorted by the weekend.
    “We definitely plan to increase our stock,” Adams said. “We are open now and I am not for certain what kind of signage we will put out front.”

  • Local students honored by Shelby ATC

    Two Henry County High School students have been honored by the Shelby County Area Technology Center.

    Lyndee Fox, studying information technology, was named the student of the month for January for being exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom.

    Christian Cravens, studying machine tool, was named the Citizen of the Month for January, for having behavior and attitude distinguishing him as a superior student.

  • Student of the week for Jan. 30: New Castle Elementary School Zachary Walker

    Zachary is a 1st grader at New Castle Elementary School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Science, because animals have a lot of amazing features. I like the zebra the best because of their stripes. I can tell which ones match because they have different patterns that they go in where they’re from.

    What would you like to do when you grow up?

    A country singer and play the drums, because it’s fun when you are playing the drums you can be really fast.

    Do you have any pets?

  • Rural roots inspire modern soundscapes

     

    Gerald Plain weds his childhood life in rural Kentucky with modern classical composition.

    The winner of several fellowship awards, Plain scores his small town autobiography in his compositions.

  • USPS cutting hours

    Henry County residents can expect reduced hours at their local post offices by March with a reduction of hours in other locations.

    The cost cutting strategy will save the postal service what it hopes is an estimated half billion dollars annually.

    The U.S. Postal Service made a two-year strategy for reducing its lost revenue and financial instability by reducing hours across the nation.

    The U.S. Postal Service examined post offices throughout the county based on customer usage and have already had town meetings about the reduction.

  • Eminence and bank ‘grew up together’

    In 1967, John Heady, chairman of the Farmer’s Deposit Bank, wrote in a 100th year anniversary booklet that the bank and Eminence had grown up together.

    The building, which still stands on land given as a gift in 1871 by the Moody Hotel owners, will be demolished by the end of February as part of a development and new growth for the CVS pharmacy in Eminence.

  • Local named among the state’s best mid-sized weeklies

    Friday night, the Henry County Local was named as one of the top mid-sized weeklies in the state by the Kentucky Press Association.

    During the organizations Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers 2012 contest, the Local won 15 individual awards. The combined awards earned the paper 2nd place General Excellence in the mid-sized weekly division.

    Individual awards were:

    Brad Bowman

    First place General News for his story titled Small Voices, about child sexual abuse.

    Second place Best Business/Agribusiness story.