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Today's News

  • Legislators struggle to find common ground on budget

    Since House and Senate leaders announced Thursday morning that budget talks had stalled, there have understandably been many questions from the public about what happened – and what is likely to happen next.
    If the conflict could be boiled down to a single word, it would be “education.”  
    The House believes that, in an era where there is money to meet our core needs and fully fund contributions to our two main public retirement systems, schools and universities should not be cut.

  • Will REAL ID really enhance our security?

    There have been several times in my life when I remember where I was or what I was doing when something monumental happened.
    Perhaps the event in history that has been most impactful and unforgettable in my lifetime was 9/11.
    On Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, I flew to Norfolk, Va., for a weeklong corporate leadership training for new managers.

  • Senate demands structural balance

    By Paul Hornback, Ky. Senator

    Addressing Kentucky’s underfunded pension systems was the top priority in the Senate’s version of House Bill (HB) 303, the state’s two-year budget, which passed the Kentucky Senate on March 23.

  • Legislators struggle to find common ground on budget

    At the end of a legislative session, months of preparation and weeks of debate give way to a handful of days where the General Assembly and governor decide what will become law and what will have to wait.

  • Downtowns can be the heart of a vibrant community

    The story of Norm’s Food World closing repeats a familiar theme communities all across the country have experienced.

    When I was growing up in Evansville, Ind., my mother used to shop at the Saveway. The proprietor was actually the father of my best friend in grade school.

    Mom went there to buy beef from the meat cutter and cold cuts and cheese from the deli. I would see my friend’s dad occasionally and wave to him.

  • Public Records, March 30, 2016

    Grand Jury Indictments, March 2016

    Curtis E. Ellis, DOB 11/21/1986, Pleasureville – criminal abuse, first degree and persistent felony offender, first degree

    Jose F. Maldonado, DOB 03/15/1977, Eminence – assault, second degree and three counts of wanton endangerment, first degree

  • Local Buzz, March 30, 2016

    Church Activities

    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Bible study each Wednesday at 1 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry T.V. show.  It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132. 

    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Lady Cats show progress

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Western Hills Lady Wolverines March 22 and fell 13-3.

    The game was close through the first four innings as Western Hills scored two runs in the first inning only to be matched by the Lady Cats when they came to plate in the bottom of the inning.

    Western Hills scored their first two runs with two outs on three Henry County errors and two base hits.

  • Warriors lose opener to Demons

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors baseball team opened their season at Williamstown March 21 and played solid baseball in the early going before a late fielding meltdown dashed their hopes for a victory.

    Williamstown scored two runs in the first inning with Cameron Mathis on the mound for the Warriors. Mathis walked three of the first six batters he faced in the inning then settled down and pitched well over the next four innings.

  • Pitchers lead Wildcats to three wins

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats shut out the Gallatin County Wildcats 6-0 behind a complete game three-hit pitching performance by Jaydon Berry March 22 in both teams’ first district game of the year.

    The 31st district teams agreed to play only one seeding game against each other, which made this an important early season game according to HCHS Coach Stuart Dill.