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Today's News

  • Budget is top priority in 2010

    When the General Assembly returns to the Capitol each January in even-numbered years, its top priority is never in doubt: Enact a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    The task begins when the governor submits his or her proposal during the opening days of the legislative session.  At that point, the House of Representatives decides what changes it might like to make, with the Senate then doing the same.  Leaders from both chambers then seek a compromise that is voted on in the session’s final days.

  • Pleasureville man leads cops on chase

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 35-year-old Pleasureville man is in jail after leading police officers on a chase in and around downtown New Castle.

    According to Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens, a family member reported that their pick-up truck had been stolen. An attempt to find the vehicle began. Carson Dewayne Holland later was found driving the vehicle and was stopped by Fish and Wildlife Officer Mike Whalen.

  • HCHS Wildcats in a tough stretch of games

    Before the South Oldham game last Thursday night, Derek Springate told his players “we’ll either come out ready to play or we won’t.” When his squad took to the court a few minutes later, he did not like the response he got.

    The Wildcats trailed for much of the game and lost 67-44 in what Springate described as a poor performance in his team’s only game last week. It left the Cats with an 11-9 record and improved South to 15-5.

  • Injuries hampering the Lady Warriors

    On the verge of its first win this season, the Eminence girls’ basketball team is running out of time.

    The Lady Warriors, who have no seniors and had to move up middle school players to the varsity level due to injuries, are 0-17 with 10 games remaining in the regular season. Last week, the Warriors lost to powerhouse Anderson County 80-14 on Tuesday and narrowly missed that first win in a 38-31 outing against Silver Grove on Saturday. Both games were on the road.

  • Empower the people to spur job creation

    Despite President Barack Obama’s inaugural promise to create jobs and contain unemployment through passage of a stimulus package that would “provide an immediate jolt” to our economy, Kentuckians have been struggling with an unemployment rate above ten percent since May 2009.  Since the Democrat Majority’s stimulus legislation was signed into law almost one year ago, 3.5 million Americans have lost their jobs.  More than six million jobs have been lost since Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007.

  • Ladycats fourth seed in district

    Following Henry County’s 41-32 loss to Gallatin County Saturday night, postseason seeds for the girls’ 31st District are set.

    Owen County (11-7 overall, 4-2 district) has secured the first seed and will play Henry (8-9, 2-4) as the fourth seed. Carroll County (11-9, 3-3) plays Gallatin County (10-7, 3-3) in the other opening-round contest. The top two teams in the district tourney next month  will advance to the 8th Region tournament.

  • Get wrapped up in green Heritage Quilts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Donna Duncan of Eminence said the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society’s quilts don’t get out much in January and February.

    It seems ironic, but the society’s quilt collection lies dormant most of the winter.

    Duncan hopes to change that. “Rather than languishing in my living room,” she said, “I’m taking them out as a trunk show exhibit.”

  • Kentucky Supreme Court declines to hear garbage case
  • Port Royal woman injured by exploding traffic cone

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Port Royal woman received minor injuries last week after a booby-trapped traffic cone that had been placed in her driveway exploded.

    The investigation into the incident now is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    At 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, Kentucky State Police responded to an apparent explosion at a Maddox Ridge Road home in Port  Royal.

  • Warriors are knocked out of 8th Region All ‘A’

    The Eminence Warriors got a glimpse of their future last Tuesday night.

    Playing against Williamstown in the opening round of the 8th Region All “A” Classic, the Warriors lost 45-36. Eventually, this is the focal point coach Chris Nethery wants with his team contending for the regional crown within the next few years. All “A” is for the smallest 125 schools in Kentucky.