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Today's News

  • Library board seeking input on new building

    If you could build a new county library, what amenities would you want it to have?

    That’s the question that Henry County Public Library Director Joe Schwiess will pose during a public brainstorming session set for 7-8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 3) at the library, located at 172 Eminence Terrace in Eminence.

    The library board of trustees is in the initial stages of planning a new facility, and while he and the board already have ideas about what a new facility should include, more input is welcome.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Nov. 2

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Services

    Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends”) meets for unprogrammed worship every Saturday after- noon at 4, at Port Royal Methodist Church. This informal group is under the guidance of Lexington Friends Meeting. Contact Betsy Packard: dogbydog123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • ELECTION 2011

    Incumbent Billy Sanders faces two challengers for his job as Henry County jailer in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    Sanders, previously a deputy jailer who was named to replace Ronnie Stephens as jailer after he resigned the post earlier this year, has entered the race as a write-in candidate.

    Though Sanders is a Democrat, the county Democratic party nominated Scott Southworth in July to be their candidate. Doug Kemp was nominated as the Henry County Republican Party’s candidate.

  • What do you want to be?

    It’s easy for young children to fantasize about what they want to be when they grow up. The tricky part it showing them how to make those dreams reality.

  • 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.