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Today's News

  • Welcome to new members; business expo is coming soon

    Somewhere in Tyme with Roberta Blakemore and Bonnie Martin have both become a part of the Chamber. Their business is on Main in Eminence and it has a wide variety of antiques and collectibles arranged in an attractive setting.
    If you need help with GED, skill brush-up, job skills, keyboarding, and many other free classes offered by another new member Jefferson Community and Technical College for Henry Co. Adult Education, call Tricia Miracle at (502) 686-0726. Classes in many needed areas are offered in each of our towns.

  • Unemployment down in 97 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between January 2012 and January 2013, while 33 county rates increased and four stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Martin hearing to focus on hard drives

    A suppression hearing in the case of a Turners Station man charged with rape will include testimony about evidence found on computer hard drives.

    In 2011, Joseph Martin, 39, was charged with illegally having sex with a minor over the course of three years.

    In February, Commonwealth’s Attorney Courtney Baxter indicated in a Henry Circuit Court hearing that she would bring new charges against Martin based in part on child pornographic images found on computer hard drives.

  • Clubb switches to prosecutor

    Josh Clubb always knew he wanted to be an attorney, but didn’t know he would one day serve as Henry County’s first assistant commonwealth attorney.

    Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter hired Clubb as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney of the 12th judicial district. Judge Karen Conrad swore him in on Feb. 28. Clubb officially started his position on March 1.

  • Comer: Hemp is not controversial

    Ag in Kentucky is economic development.

    That’s Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer’s position.

    “Ag is the perfect industry to look at as we plan for the next 20 years of economic development in Kentucky,” he said during the annual Rotary-Farm-City lunch Monday.

  • A quick snow shower

    Parts of Central Kentucky were hit with a brief snow storm Sunday afternoon. A snowy scene from a farm on Bethlehem Road.
    Kentucky State Police worked 19 noninjury accidents Sunday, including one on U.S. 421 north of New Castle and three injury accidents.
    By Tuesday, most of the snow had melted.

  • Take 5

    Basic bio

    Loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan since the 1970s.

    Campbellsburg Elementary Principal for nine years.

    Played football, basketball, baseball and track in High School.

    EKU bachelor’s in physical education and health.

    Georgetown University for master’s in secondary education.

    EKU Rank 1 for principal.

    Johnson’s dad also served as a principal of Sulphur and Campbellsburg Elementary.

     

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  • A work in progress

    Bobby and Janet King want to bring the past to the present.

    The couple purchased the Main Street building in New Castle where the Tumble Time studio was located in December as a present to each other. The Kings  renovated the upstairs 1,100 sq. ft. apartment to its former 19th century splendor along with modern amenities that could compete with any downtown Louisville loft. Janet King said this is just stage one.

  • Fields of Dreams

        Anyone who played on the Henry County High School baseball field in the late 1970’s can tell you that it was not an ideal place to play the game.

    Randy Berry was a pitcher and infielder for the Wildcats in the late-70’s. He said, “It was just a hayfield. It was pretty rough. I remember me and Kenny James bringing our tractors to work on it back in the day.”

  • Ah, the 'good' old days

     

     

    Working on the feature story for this week sent me down memory lane.

    It was interesting comparing memories with other people. It is amazing what time can do to your memories. Talking to Stan Olsen, Donnie Williams, my high school baseball coach and Randy Berry, a former baseball teammate, helped me remember some of the days when I played centerfield for the Wildcats.