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Today's News

  • Jobless rates up in Henry and 108 other counties in December 2015

    Unemployment data indicates the falling jobless rates statewide has bottomed out in the majority of Kentucky counties for now, including Henry, according to a news release.
     Unemployment rates rose in 109 Kentucky counties between December 2014 and December 2015, fell in six counties and remained the same in five, according to the latest figures from Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Chamber welcomes new businesses and members

    By Paul Cole

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • Bike safety bill to be considered by the House

    The state Senate passed a bill clarifying how motorists interact with bicyclists by a 33-4 vote, according to a Kentucky Legislative Research Commission news release.
    Key provisions in the legislation, known as Senate Bill 80, would require bicycles to keep to the right and would require motorists to stay at least three feet away from bicycles when passing.

  • Pleasureville youth honored for volunteerism

    A youth volunteer who assisted with boosting the Pleasureville business environment and community spirit recently received recognition as a distinguished finalist in Kentucky’s Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

  • Students to create a songbird sanctuary

    A songbird sanctuary at Eastern Elementary will provide students with a flock of important lessons, according to the school’s arts and humanities teacher.
    Soon after being hired at the elementary school, Robin Tillman followed up on an idea sent out by the Henry County Conservation District and applied for a songbird sanctuary grant.

  • iLead students bring tech to New Castle

    The New Tech group will host a video game tournament at the iLead Academy, located at 2257 Highway 227, in Carrollton, at the Kroger shopping center, March 11, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The tournament will feature such games as Minecraft, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Halo Reach. It is open to students in grades 8 to 12, and the entry fee is $2 per game. Winners will receive Gamestop gift cards.

  • Eminence arson case moves forward

    The two defendants charged with arson in the July 2014 Main Street Eminence fire were on the docket for Thursday’s Henry County Circuit Court, although only one made an appearance.
    Steven Reed and his mother-in-law Yvonne Dawson are co-defendants in an alleged arson that destroyed three businesses along Main Street in Eminence. Reed, who appeared in court, asked for a reduction in his bond.

  • Local Buzz, February 10, 2016

    Church Activities and Services

    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Bible study each Wednesday at 6:30 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.

  • Public Records, February 10, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Jasmine Williams, DOB 11/15/1995, Calhoun, Ga. — arrested Feb. 1 at Interstate 71 near the 34 mile marker south bound by Trooper Johnson for possession of marijuana

    Joseph Probus, DOB 9-17-1975, Louisville — arrested Feb. 2 at Interstate 71 near the 35 mile marker by Trooper Ferris for possession of a controlled substance; prescription controlled substance not in proper container; license to be in possession

  • Senate bill adds pro-life measure, Georgia Powers honored

    The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative Session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 4. We also said goodbye to former Ky. Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.