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Today's News

  • Three vie for the governor’s mansion

    By James Roberts
    Landmark News Service

    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, are among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, owned by the Henry County Local’s parent company Landmark Community Newspapers, sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses.

  • TURNERS STATION COUPLE ARRESTED FOR RAPE

    A Turners Station couple have been arrested and charged with a variety of sexually based offenses involving a family member.

    Joseph David Martin, 37, was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 23, and charged with second-degree rape (no force) and second-degree sodomy, both class C felonies; and third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse, both class D felonies.

    According to the arrest citation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Tim Moore, the victim, a juvenile, confirmed having had sex “with David many times.”

  • Public record for the week of Oct. 26

    Divorces

    Billy Ray Downey, 56, Frankfort, and Linda L. Baxter, 50, new Castle.

    Clifford L. Ray III, 23, Pendleton, and Lindsey M. Thompson, 23, Louisville.

    Property Transfers

  • Local Buzz for the week of Oct. 26

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church services

  • 900 Days without a Budget

    Kentucky families and businesses plan and prioritize their spending by making and following a responsible budget.  Congress is required to do the same by passing an annual budget, a blueprint for all federal spending. 

    While the House of Representatives passed a fiscally responsible budget on April 11, 2011, the Senate has not passed a budget since April 29, 2009, more than 900 days ago.

    Not only is this fiscally irresponsible, it is a failure of leadership and a breakdown of one of the most basic functions of government.

  • To Coupon or not to Coupon? Duh!

    Are you like most of us, feeling the pain in your budget whenever you check out at the grocery? Well, friend, you’re not alone … According to the USDA, as of June, 2011, a family of four living in the U.S. will spend, on average, per year, the following:

    On a Thrifty Plan — $7,340.40.

    On a Low Cost Plan —$9,553.20.

    On a Moderate Cost Plan — $11,944.80.

    On a Liberal Plan — $14,497.20.

  • 59 contestants • 13 teams • 610.8 pounds lost

    The Henry County Biggest Loser Contest has come to an end for 2011.  We thank everyone, North Central District Health Department, Henry County Extension Office, Henry Christian Church, and the contestants for participating in the contest. 

    Remember to continue to strive for the healthy lifestyle to make a difference in our community.  

    A total of 610.8 lbs were lost in our community.  Henry County, give yourself a pat on the back.

    1st place team

  • Reach Out & Read: A different kind of prescription

    You may have seen a recent special report on the NBC Nightly News highlighting efforts to provide military children with books through the Reach Out and Read Program.  

    Reach Out and Read is a national program in the doctor’s office that begins at the 6-month check up and continues through age 5 and provides a new book at each wellness visit.  

  • Get your body ready for winter

    As the weather turns cooler and the leaves turn colorful, thoughts turn toward winterizing your home and car. But did you ever think about winterizing your body? Not buying a new coat, hat or gloves, or adding an extra layer of fat for insulation… but did you think about minimizing your risk of falling?

  • Tipton-Bramblett Reunion