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Today's News

  • School briefs for Jan. 20, 2016

    Murray State names dean’s list students
    Murray State University has announced its dean’s list recipients for the 2015 fall semester.
    The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.
    The dean’s list criteria, for students having completed a minimum of 12 credits, is a 3.5 grade point average.
    Local students named to the list include Hannah Eliza Bright of Eminence, Jessica Loraine Burrows of Pendleton and Shannon Webb of Smithfield.
    WKU recognizes dean’s list students

  • You can learn the buzz on bees, even in the off-season

    While Kentucky’s honey bees are clustering through the winter, beekeepers will have opportunities to sharpen their skills in schools throughout the state.
    “Kentucky has a rich heritage in beekeeping, and today it’s becoming increasingly popular as a hobby as well as a business,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “These schools offer valuable information from experts in the field that will help beginners and veteran beekeepers alike.”
    The full schedule is as follows:

  • Winter is the right time for pasture frost seeding

    By Levi Berg

     

  • These events may get you to leave the house

    The weather hasn’t really been very bad this year, but you may still be looking for some wintertime activities to get you out of the house.

    Jan. 21:  Henry County Homemakers Council Meeting and Cultural Arts Contest

  • Power of One raises more than $1.7 million in contributions to help charities

    With the new year comes the continued challenge for area nonprofits to serve as many families and residents in need as possible, acording to a Kentucky Utilities news release. To energize those efforts, employees of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are lending a hand. Coupled with financial support from the LG&E and KU Foundation, the utilities’ voluntary employee-giving campaign, Power of One, raised more than $1.7 million in contributions.

  • Henry County’s unemployment rate higher than many of its neighbors

    Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties between October 2014 and October 2015, rose in seven counties and remained the same in four, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    State officials reported 312 people as unemployed in October out of Henry County’s total workforce of 7,471, according to the news release. That put the unemployment rate at 4.2 percent, which was down by four-tenths of a percent from the same period in 2014.     

  • Warm up to the benefits of a chamber membership

    By Paul Cole

  • News briefs for Jan. 20, 2016

    Hornback, Rand to hold town hall Jan. 25

  • Bill seeks to toughen drunk driving penalties

    Senator Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is continuing the effort to broaden the window that allows for stronger penalties for habitual drunk drivers, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.
    Senate Bill 56, which he pre-filed this summer, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.

  • Playin’ the Odds

    Called “the largest jackpot in world history,” by Kentucky Lottery officials, the potential $1.5 billion payoff attracted a stream of customers into Henry County businesses last week to try their luck. The big winners to split the $1.6 billion pot were from California, Tennessee and Florida. Though there were no reports of winning tickets being sold in Henry County, it wasn’t for lack of interest. Bill Patel at the Cowboys in Eminence reported steady sales of chances.