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Today's News

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • 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.

  • Road cuts shift costs to county

    Less gas tax revenue for Kentucky continues to create potholes for local governments, as the state has less funding to share, according to officials with the state transportation cabinet.
    Gov. Matt Bevin reacted to a lower projection for gas tax revenue by cutting millions from the revenue sharing appropriation, through which the state supports local road projects.
    Transportation officials note a system-wide review of spending continues, due to the revenue gap.

  • Midway University Fall 2015 Dean’s List

    Midway University is pleased to announce the students who have been named to its dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester.
    To be named to the list,  full time students must obtain a 3.60 grade point average for the semester.
    Those honored include Breanna Wilson, Pendleton, and Dasey Rutherford, Pleasureville.

  • Students should beware of loan repayment companies

    If you owe money on federal student loans, you should be wary of sales pitches from companies offering to help borrowers lower their payments, warns the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    Such companies charge fees — sometimes high fees — for filling out forms that you can do for free.
    Many will want to charge monthly fees for monitoring your loans.
    Again, you can do that for free.
    The best place to start is the servicer that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has assigned your loan to.

  • Applications now available for KFB college scholarships

    The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships.
    Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 87 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

  • Keep infestations from firewood out of your home

    By Levi Berg

  • Time for state legislators to get back to work, approve budget

    This week, as it has regularly done since Kentucky became the nation’s fifteenth state in 1792, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to start another legislative session.

    The House and Senate will meet for 60 working days and wrap up our work by April 15, as required by Kentucky’s constitution.

    Our biggest task during this time will be enacting a two-year state budget that will take effect next July. While it is too soon to say what policy decisions will be made, the overall numbers are already known.