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Today's News

  • Baughman wins No. 17

    In what 73-year-old Henry Baughmam of Smithfield calls one of the biggest wins of his life, he upset top-seeded Bob Quall of California in a grueling four-hour match to advance to the finals of the National Public Parks Tennis Championship.

    Baughman then teamed with J.B. Hayes of Indiana to win the doubles championship a few hours later, and the following day beat Gene Waters of Texas in the singles’ finals to give him two national titles. The four-day tournament was held at Dwight Davis Memorial Tennis Center in St. Louis on Aug. 4-7.

  • Public Records for the week of June 9, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Elizabeth Duggins, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/28.

    Carl D. Downey, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/1.

    Chris Chisholm, 6 counts of terroristic threatening, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/2.

    Bobby Long, theft by unlawful taking, arrested by Danny Stivers on 6/2.

    Kenny Harg, theft by unlawful taking, arrested by Danny Stivers on 6/2.

    Danny S. Murray, criminal possession of a forged instrument, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/2.

  • Magistrates defend positions, change of vote; charge political motivation

    General Manager

    In a first-of-its-kind meeting between the Henry County Fiscal Court and Board of Adjustments, two magistrates said the issue of removing Roger Hartlage from the Planning and Zoning Commission was politically motivated.

    In June, the court voted 4-1 to send a letter to Hartlage seeking his resignation within 30 days or he would be removed from the commission. That resignation did not come by the court’s July 20 meeting, but the court voted 3-2 against a motion to remove Hartlage.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 18, 2010

    Wednesday, August 18

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Free keyboarding class at the Henry County Public Library at 2:30 p.m.

    Thursday, August 19

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

  • 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.