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  • Sex abuse charge leads to plea deal

    Citing best interests of the victim, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office accepted a plea deal in a sexual abuse case.
    William Fitzgerald faced a charge of sexual abuse after having inappropriate contact with a four-year-old child. In Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, Fitzgerald pleaded guilty to the amended charge of wanton endangerment.

  • Fiscal court drafts alcohol ordinance

    Pro-business attitudes guided the Henry County Fiscal Court members as they held a special meeting Jan. 13 to develop the local alcohol regulations.
    Economic development possibilities appeared to be the reason behind the approval of more package and beverage sales at Henry County businesses when 60 percent of voters cast ballots in favor during the special December election.

  • Keeping up with Ky.’s bills

    After the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives were gaveled into order their first day, Kentuckians have many ways to stay connected to action throughout the 2016 legislative session, according to a Legislative Research Council news release.

  • Bill would expand Safe Infants law

    Parents who feel they can’t keep their newborn baby would have up to 30 days to leave the child at a state-approved safe place under a proposal discussed by House members, according to a news release.
     Parents or those acting on their behalf now have up to three days after a child is born to leave the newborn at a safe place under the 14-year-old Kentucky Safe Infants Act.
    They would have 27 additional days to make that decision under House Bill 97, sponsored by House Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Burch, D-Louisville.

  • Mertz files for state office
  • House leader files bill to shore up KTRS

    Noting it remains the only concrete option anyone has offered, House Speaker Greg Stumbo recently filed legislation that would put the state on a path to strengthen the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS), according to a Legistative Research Council news release.

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  • Trask Murphy is the new pastor at New Castle Christian

    When New Castle Christian Church hired Trask Murphy as its new pastor, landing his own first full-time ministry happened sooner than he expected.
    The 25-year-old from Madisonville had been on track to graduate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville in May.
    Murphy slowed down his work towards his Masters in Divinity, so he can have more focus on the church. He will finish up his degree in about a year.

  • ‘Empower Me’ boosts fitness offerings

    Justin Toole wants to pump up Eminence and the rest of Henry County through his new business, Empower Me Fitness, located at 4851 Jackson Road.
    After mulling the idea of launching a fitness center in Henry County for a couple years, Toole recently made a sprint to the finish by finding good deals on a gym-full of strength training and other equipment at an auction outside of Detroit, Mich.

  • Local GOP ready for presidential caucus in March

    The chairman of the Republican Party of Henry County says the stage is set for local voting in the Kentucky Republican presidential caucus to take place Saturday, March 5.
    Like a primary election, the caucus will allow voters to select a Republican nominee to square off against the Democrat in fall’s general election, Jon Park, the local GOP chairman and caucus chairman, said. There are some differences between a primary and a caucus, too. There are even some benefits to the departure from the usual primary method of putting a presidential candidate forth.