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Today's News

  • Henry County FFA members become leaders

    From July 17 to 21 in Hardinsburg,  the Henry County FFA chapter attended the first-ever sixth week of the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center with 12 other counties, according to a news release. 

  • What does Labor Day mean for working Kentuckians?

     Labor Day is a day off for many workers. But what is Labor Day, and what does it really mean for America’s workforce? 

  • Huge cuts could result if retirement systems aren’t fixed

    Bringing about a flurry of facts and a storm of misconceptions, Kentucky’s pension crisis has become one of the most dominating news stories in recent months. 

    One thing is for certain: if our state pensions are not addressed in the very near future, we will face huge cuts in state funding. 

    Education, Medicaid and other government services would likely be affected — a risk our state is not in a position to take.

  • Republican leaders call for pensions solution

    Kentucky’s pension systems are in critical condition. While certain state retirement plans are arguably in “better shape” than others are, every system is severely underfunded and rapidly spiraling downward towards a single outcome: no more money to pay Kentucky’s retirees.

    Understandably, retirees and those nearing retirement are concerned. Over the past 10 years, Kentucky’s pension systems have lost more than $7 billion in value. 

  • Courthouse work could start next summer

    Efforts surrounding the Henry County Courthouse expansion and renovation project continue to drag on, but local officials have a rough idea about the project’s timeline, according to Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.

    Eminence officials reacted positively last fall after receiving word that the old Cook’s store building on Broadway would be the most likely place for the courts and related offices to move to when the courthouse renovations finally begin.

  • Help sought to win County Challenge Walks

    Henry County had an off year in 2016 after four straight years of winning the Kentucky Coalition of Health Communities’ annual County Challenge Walks Sept. 16, according to a local organizer.

    As more competitors enter the friendly contest, a community organizer wants to see Henry County re-establish its previous dominance in the event as a show of community pride and wellness.

  • News briefs: Baxter to preside over prosecutor's group

    Baxter to preside over prosecutor’s group

    At the annual prosecutor’s conference this year, Courtney T, Baxter, commonwealth’s attorney  for the 12th Judicial Circuit, which includes Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, was elected to serve as president of the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association.  

  • Firefighters lay their fallen brother to rest

    By Kristen Lowry

    KLowry@hclocal.com

  • King resigns from C-burg City Council

    Campbellsburg City Council will have to find a replacement for member Richard King, who’s resignation the council accepted in a special meeting Aug. 29, called to discuss personnel matters.

    King confirmed his resignation in writing, which referred back to a conversation on Aug. 14.

  • State road projects still going slowly

     After being delayed a year, funding issues at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted vast portions of two major local projects on down the road, according to information from KYTC spokeswoman Andrea Clifford.