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Today's News

  • Kentuckians rushed to the last minute to get health coverage

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    As the March 31 deadline approached for Kentuckians to sign up for health coverage, kynect reported more than 350,000 state residents enrolled.

    According to numbers from the kynect site, the number of enrollees averaged about 4,000 a day with one-fourth of them occurring in the last month.

    Executive Director of kynect, Carrie Banaham who urged Kentuckians to sign up, said those who didn’t have coverage could have consequences.

  • P’ville looks at updates

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Pleasureville City Council has been heading an effort recently to update the town’s infrastructure. This effort has evolved into a full-blown beautification project. At the heart of the issue, though, is the desire to make Pleasureville more inviting, as well as more up to date.

    According to Mayor Rodney Young, two sections of sidewalk have already been completed.

  • Defense attorney questions indictment

    Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    The attorney for James P. McFarland of Sulphur, argued against almost every element of his client’s indictment at his arraignment Thursday, leading up to a request that his client be released to a drug treatment program on his own recognizance.

  • Businesses on track

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Eminence City Council reported on Monday night that residents will soon be able to enjoy the world-famous burgers, fries and shakes of fast food mega chain McDonald’s. The restaurant, whose construction has been a fixture in the middle of town for the last few months, is officially slated to open to the public on the morning of Thursday, May 29.

  • A mile in their shoes

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    A group of Henry County seniors have spent the school year trying to think of ways to help the local homeless population.

  • A lifetime in Extension: Carolyn Jeffries

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Carolyn Jeffries has devoted her life to working with Extension offices in various capacities. Whether it was working with 4-H or the Homemakers Association, Jeffries has made sure to be involved in every facet of the Henry County Extension office.

    Jeffries, a retired teacher, began her involvement in Extension when she lived in El Paso, Texas, as a member of the local 4-H Club when she was nine years old.

  • Eminence preschool/kindergarten registration begins this week

    Screenings for Eminence Preschool will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday April 17, and Friday April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at Eminence Elementary School.

    If your child will be four years old by October 1, he or she can be screened for EIS preschool program. Screening is necessary for placement so it is important to bring your child with you.

    Three-year-old children with a disability or developmental delay can be screened as well.

  • Raising awareness of autism
  • Divide and conquer strategy blurs vision

    Joseph Yates

    Average Joe

    A nice fellow has been traveling around the county lately, soliciting the assistance of others in helping those who are unable to help themselves. I intend to support his cause. I have seen his presentation twice—it is a gentle, soft-sell pitch in which he asks for our help. During both presentations he used the phrase “this is not a hand out.”

  • No budget, but several new laws will benefit Kentucky

    Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make.  Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.