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Today's News

  • Budget differences are small

    When the Kentucky House of Representatives adopted its two-year budget several weeks ago, my colleagues and I had three main priorities: Streamline government; protect education and our most vulnerable citizens; and kick-start our economy.

  • North Oldham beats Henry, twice

    Entering the 2010 baseball season, Austin Hunsaker stressed the importance of having confidence and maintaining composure during a season full of question marks with a young, inexperienced team. Now, after two weeks that has included one win and four losses, he is stressing it even more to his Henry County squad.

  • County names new parks director

    The Henry County Fiscal Court Parks Committee has selected Travis Buchanan as the new County Parks Director. Buchanan will take over the position that has been held by William Peyton. Peyton is retiring after four years in the position.

    Buchanan brings with him a degree from the University of Kentucky in turf management. His prior work experience includes being an assistant superintendant at two golf courses, including Hyde Park Country Club in the Cincinnati area. At Hyde Park, he managed a grounds crew of 30 employees.

  • Two meets in a three-day stretch

    Led by a combined 11 first-place finishes last week, the Henry County track team competed at the Shelby County All-Comers on Tuesday and the Henry County All-Comers on Thursday in a busy three-day stretch.

  • Cornhole tournament to raise cash for Trooper Island

    Kentucky State Police are looking for you to toss some bags for a good cause.

    On April 24, KSP will host a double elimination cornhole tournament.  Beginning at 10 a.m., the tournament will take place at the Disabled American Veterans building at 8853 La Grange Road in Pendleton.

    Two-player teams may enter for a $50 fee, and individual players may enter for a $25 fee. Prizes include $300 for first place and two $100 Walmart gift cards for second place. Third place receives a gift package.

  • Community Calendar for April 7, 2010

    Wednesday, April 7

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    Thursday, April 8

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • HCPL is going green with Wiche

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    It is common practice to wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day, but how about wearing green to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th anniversary?

    The Henry County Library invites residents to participate in any or all events planned in honor of our home planet. Included among those events is an appearance by regional gardening guru Jeneen Wiche, who will be at the library at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, when she will share her take on garden design.

  • Big opening-day loss, but coach sees improvement

    Starting against Anderson County in the season opener last Wednesday night, Eminence baseball coach Mark Payton is trying to break his team’s mold of playing well in spurts with long, unproductive droughts.

    Payton said he was happy with his players against a team of Anderson’s caliber in the first game of 2010, but there were some stretches where his team fell apart. Eminence allowed 12 runs in the top of the third inning and Anderson drove away with a 17-1 win after five innings. It was Anderson’s seventh game of the season, and Eminence’s first.

  • Public Records for the week of April 7, 2010

    Divorces

    John Thomas Oller, 40, New Castle, and Michele Lee Blevins, 38, Eminence

    Roy Dewayne Valentine, 43, smithfield, and Anna Lee Cooper, 47, Smithfield.

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Jesse Raisor, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 3/26.

    David W. Ethington, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 3/26.

    Steven E. Lyons Sr., failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/1.

  • A true turn-around city meeting

    I’m pleased to say that the most exciting thing I witnessed Monday night was the display of hoops excellence that was the Duke-Butler battle for the NCAA championship.

    Thanks to a subdued Pleasureville City Commission meeting, the game truly was the most exciting thing of the night.

    When last I wrote about the Pleasureville meeting, it definitely was not in a favorable light.