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Today's News

  • Commentary: KSP looking at in depth crime

    For nearly a quarter-century, the Kentucky State Police has taken an annual in-depth look at crime in the Commonwealth, drawing from a database that brings together reports compiled by state and local law enforcement.

    Each crime worthy of the police’s attention serves as a dot that helps to paint a pretty good picture of the year faced by our 10,000 officers and their civilian support.  Historically, these reports show some definite trends, indicating where we are doing well and where we could do better.

  • Where does it end?

    Last week, Speaker Pelosi convened an “emergency” session of the House to vote on a bill that managed to combine three major reoccurring and disturbing themes from Washington Democrats’ agenda – spending money we do not have, authorizing another taxpayer-funded bailout and implementing job killing tax increases – into one $26 billion bill.  The Senate amendment to H.R. 1586, the Democrats’ State Bailout Bill, which I opposed, ultimately passed the House by a vote of 247-161.

  • Public Records for the week of May 26, 2010

    Marriages

    Mary Patricia Jackson, 41, La Grange, to Charles Edward Byrd, 50, Fredericksburg, Ind.

    Kimberly Kay Stubbs, 45, La Grange, to William Keith Mason, 46, La Grange.

    Griselda Elizabeth Solis, 40, Shelbyville, to Jose Manuel de Alba, 44, Shelbyville.

    Miranda Gayle Redmond, 18, Pleasureville, to Daniel Mark Corley, 20, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

  • Thompson to take Smith’s seat on Board of Ed

    Staff writer/photographer

    The HCPS Board of Education announced it has appointed New Castle’s Phoebe Thompson to fill the chair left vacant by veteran board member John Smith, Jr.

    She will be sworn in at the August 17 meeting.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams said he met with Thompson last week to discuss the direction the district is taking.

    “She has a strong passion to integrate technology in the schools,” he said, “and I think she’s going to be a vital part of our growth.”

  • Sparrow soars to state post

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    So, how does a hometown girl from Point Pleasant end up with a gubernatorial appointment to a cabinet-level job in Frankfort?

    That question was recently put to Marcheta Sparrow, Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

  • Busy summer for Ally Vaughn

    Between the final day of high school classes on June 2 and the opening day this Wednesday, Ally Vaughn has had one busy summer.

    During the 10-week span, the Henry County High School junior spent time in Indianapolis, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Chicago, Ohio and North Carolina, playing for the Louisville Lady Sluggers 18U Softball Team.

  • Public Records for the week of June 2, 2010

    Marriages

    Stacy G. Morgan, 33, Eminence, to Scott A. Stewart, 32, Eminence.

    Georgia Danielle Webb, 25, Pleasureville, to Travis Slayden Ashcraft, 28, Bagdad.

    Divorces

    Michael Brandon Marshall, 31, Eminence, and Brittany Lee Marshall, 27, Eminence.

    Richard Wayne Clemons, 42, Sulphur, and Chrisana Jones, 48, Sulphur.

    Jeffrey Croxton, 34, Eminence, and Stacey Croxton, 40, Shelbyville.

  • FFM golf scramble, 5K next month

    The annual Friends For Michael golf scramble and 5K run are set for next month with the scramble on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and the run on Saturday, Sept. 25.

    It will be the 10th consecutive year of the golf outing and the 14th year of the 5K run, two of the bigger events the local organization hosts each year to raise money for spinal-cord injury victims and research. FFM president Matthew Brent said those two, along with the dinner in June, are the three events that are the focal point and generate the most money.

  • Three vie for Eminence mayor

    General Manager

    The window to file for the Nov. 2 general election has passed, and in the last week, 57 people filed to run for local offices. The majority of those filing, did so Monday and Tuesday, just ahead of the 4 p.m., Aug. 10 deadline.

    The following races will appear on the ballot, along with federal, state and county partisan races whose slates were set after the May primary election:

    Eminence Board of Education

  • 18% of EIS students are from other districts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Parents have to make choices about their childrens’ education on a regular basis. Some, like Sherrie Lentini of Shelby County, even choose to inconvenience themselves a little in their quest for the best.

    Lentini is the mother of three EIS students who live in Shelby County. She drives about two hours back and forth each day because of the district’s unique offerings.