Today's News

  • Local Buzz for the week of June 20

    Arts &crafts

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

    Vacation bible school

    Henry Christian Church, 6 to 8 p.m., June 18-21, with dinner from 6 to 6:30 each night. Registration forms available at the welcome center.

    New Castle First Baptist Church, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 18-22.

    Franklinton Baptist Church, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly June 24 through June 28 for ages 3 through middle school.

  • If the Amish can call, so can officials

    In my job, I enjoy telling everyone’s story. I consider storytelling to be a part of my responsibility — honoring the residents of the county.

    Another necessary evil of my job is acting as a watchdog for the community: getting the correct facts and asking the tough questions. In my experience as your county reporter, I don’t considerate that part of my job to be hard but an honor.

    The most difficult part of my job is getting the city, county and publicly appointed state officials to return my phone calls.

  • Removing barriers to affordable and flexible health care choices

    As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the health care law’s constitutionality, the House continues to roll back provisions that hit health care consumers, companies and providers the hardest, while advancing new ideas to make health care options more flexible.

    Last week, a bipartisan majority in the House approved the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012.  This bill strikes two harmful components of the health care law and adds a new provision to improve Flexible Spending Accounts.

  • We have new members, familiar events coming up

    We welcome new members any time during the year, and they always receive a full year of membership.

  • Jobless rate down in all but 10 counties

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in April 2012 from a revised 8.6 percent in March 2012, making it the lowest unemployment rate in the state since November 2008, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • UCB gets 5-Star rating


    United Citizens Bank & Trust, Campbellsburg, has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, BauerFinancial Inc.

  • Public Record for the week of June 20


    Katherine Thomas Carswell, 30, Pendleton, to Christopher Ray Holbrook, 30, Pendleton.

    Felicia Marie Smith, 21, Turners Station, to Michael Dale Rabourn, 22, Turners Station.

    Katie C. Troyer, 19, Carrollton, to Benjamin J. Troyer, 21, Turners Station.

    Amy L. Bland, 42, Campbellsburg, to Robert L. Salyer Jr., 51, Campbellsburg.


    Property Transfers

  • We’re off to visit the root beer stand

    By Candy Clarke

    When we ran out of excuses not to leave, we finally had to say goodbye to Henry County for another six months and head north to Alaska.

    It was especially difficult to leave this year. Gardens were coming on, the fruit trees were bearing, and the fish in the Kentucky River kept calling our names. After being delayed two weeks due to automobile problems; we loaded up the vehicle and began our 4500 mile trip to North Pole, Alaska.

  • Sound advice: to thine own self be true

    We are often told that, if our lives are to matter, we must be selfless, always putting others first.  It’s good advice, but being selfless in a healthy manner is possible only when a person knows him/herself.

    Be selfish.  Take some time to think about yourself; figure out who you are.  Only then can you be a person capable of putting others first.

    In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Polonius gave his son Laertes good advice:

    This above all: to thine own self be true,

  • CAIP applications are due Friday at 4 p.m.