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Today's News

  • Early voting bill under consideration

    House Bill 290, legislation that would allow all Kentucky voters to cast ballots early in-person without an excuse, was filed recently by its sponsor, Rep. Reginald Meeks of Louisville, according to a news release from Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Grimes.

  • Frankfort’s focus

    When Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, and Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, updated local officials and citizens Monday on the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly session, the state budget and possibilities for fixing the underfunded retirement system unavoidably came up.
    In fact, the financial condition of the retirement system dominated the conversation with the 15 or so local officials and constituents who attended the talk in the judge-executive conference room.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Playin’ the Odds

    Called “the largest jackpot in world history,” by Kentucky Lottery officials, the potential $1.5 billion payoff attracted a stream of customers into Henry County businesses last week to try their luck. The big winners to split the $1.6 billion pot were from California, Tennessee and Florida. Though there were no reports of winning tickets being sold in Henry County, it wasn’t for lack of interest. Bill Patel at the Cowboys in Eminence reported steady sales of chances.

  • Drawing the line in a feminist art project

    When 37-year-old Bree restarted her life by moving to Pleasureville, she saw the opportunity to deepen her relationship with drawing and painting as a self-taught artist.
    “Once I divorced and came here, I’m surrounded by beauty — for 360 degrees, you can see the horizon,” she said. “It inspired me to see my new life here. I was recalibrated. It was a rebirth, a restart.”

  • Bill seeks to toughen drunk driving penalties

    Senator Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is continuing the effort to broaden the window that allows for stronger penalties for habitual drunk drivers, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.
    Senate Bill 56, which he pre-filed this summer, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.

  • News briefs for Jan. 20, 2016

    Hornback, Rand to hold town hall Jan. 25

  • 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.

  • ‘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.