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Today's News

  • Make better drink choices — more water, less sugar

    Most of us realize the importance of keeping sugars and fats to a minimum in our diets, but often we only apply that to the foods we eat. The types of drinks we are consuming could be adding empty calories and causing us to gain extra pounds.

    Consider this: a medium full-fat mocha adds 400 calories to your diet while a 20-ounce soda, on average, contains 250 calories and a fruit drink adds 230 calories. Many times, these are extra calories we haven’t accounted for, and as a result, they could easily push us over our daily calorie limit and cause us to gain weight.

  • 1888: Capital Printing tax bill totalled $9.50

    200 Years Ago
    On Aug. 20, 1813, the court ordered the sheriff to arrest Thomas Hankins and hold him safely until the September to satisfy the Commonwealth of the sum of $1.87 recovered in Court against him for prosecuting a summons against him for failing to give in his list of tangible property in 1811.
    175 Years Ago

  • Lessons on leasing learned in Pleasureville

     

    Over the years, I’ve rented many apartments and a house or two. If I’d known then what I learned Monday night during the Pleasureville City Commission meeting, I surely could’ve gotten a break on my rent.

    For example, any time I’d not spent every day in the place I was renting, my landlord should’ve given me a break.

    I also learned that simply by cleaning the apartment once a week, my landlords could have taken a little more off.

  • Fancy Farm is political junkie’s Woodstock

    By Jon Park

     Saturday I traveled to Western Kentucky to a political junkie’s Woodstock—Fancy Farm.

    The St. Jerome Catholic Church Picnic, in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, began in 1880. Happy Chandler is credited for making it the political event it has become known as today, when he visited the picnic in 1931, campaigning for lieutenant governor.  He won that year, and believed Fancy Farm was his good luck charm, so he kept going back.

  • Blueberry picking is an exercise in love

    By Candy Clarke

    Why on earth do we go out on a hot day with mosquitoes buzzing us and tiring ourselves picking berries? It would be so much easier just to purchase them at the grocery store. And it certainly would be less work. Why do we do it? Because they’re blueberries!

    It would be different if it was berry picking for the wonderfully delicious blackberries grown in Kentucky. Never mind the chiggers, the heat, and snakes; blackberries are worth all the inconveniences.

  • Public Record for the week of August 7

    Marriages

    Crystal Henderson,33, Pleasureville, to Roy Snow, 30, Pleasureville.

    Ashley Henson,19, Pendleton, to Kevin Downey, 35, Pendleton.

    Terri Noble, 41, Pleasureville, to Gayle Bramblett, 53, Pleasureville.

    Terri Gilbert, 42, La Grange, to Steven McGuigan,59,Campbellsburg.

    Divorces

    Adam Williams, 22, Latonia, and Samantha Congleton,19, Eminence.

  • FFA summer highlights

    Submitted
    The FFA chapter headed off to the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg. Twenty-three chapters from all over Kentucky attended holding 319 students and advisors! Students attended officer classes, special interest classes and athletics for a week full of fun!

  • Basement debate continues

    A debate over the rental of the Pleasureville City Hall basement continued Monday night, ending with the city commission voting 2-1 to allow caterer Gary Grigsby to pay $100 per month.

    Mayor Rodney Young said he spoke with Grigsby, who rented the space previously, and that the caterer asked to rent the basement for $100 per month.

    Young justified the rental price — $50 lower than what Grigsby previously paid — saying that “about once a week, he has to come up and clean. You’ve got to clean every so often.”

  • HCMS, Eastern get energy upgrades

    Henry County students attending Eastern Elementary and Henry County Middle School will notice green upgrades at their schools this week.

    The Henry County Board of Education hired CMTA Energy Solutions with Henry County alumni Jeremy Kelley, CMTA project engineer, to change out the systems that Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams said were outdated.

  • Blackberry Smoke will set field party on fire

    Blackberry Smoke’s music calls from the old, traditional hymns of country gospel and bluegrass harmony with the sweat and grit of rock ‘n’ roll.

    Blackberry Smoke will headline Froggy Field Party 5 Saturday at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair grounds.

    Lead vocalist and guitarist Charlie Starr just wants to write good music.