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Today's News

  • Budget issues are not yet solved

    As many of you have heard or read, issues around the state’s budget have not yet been resolved.  The primary problem is that the Senate and the House Republicans are unwilling to issue $1.2 billion in additional debt and raise an additional $280 million in taxes.  We are simply not in a position to increase our debt load.

  • Food donations could lift late fees

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the third year in a row, the Henry County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week by giving back to the community.

    Librarian Suzanne Banta said that from Monday, April 12, through Saturday, April 17, people are asked to bring non-perishable food items in to the library.

    For each item donated library users will receive $5 off library late fees.

    “We use it as a way to do something for our patrons and the community,” she said.

  • Carroll win gives Cats 4-0 record

    Though Matt Wright warns the Henry County Ladycats are not where they need to be yet, he said they were able to put together their first “complete game” last Thursday night as they beat Carroll County 14-0 for a 4-0 start to the softball season.

  • Welty joins UCB

    William Joseph Welty Sr., has joined United Citizens Bank as a new director. Welty, a Carrollton resident, was raised in Trimble County where he also attended high school. He also attended Georgetown College.

    Previously, he was the owner of Welty Enterprise Inc., worked at Rotary Lift, served in the U.S. Army reserves, and owned apartments, a restaurant and a donut shop.

  • Madness finished

    March Madness came to a finish on Monday night and, in the end, after the teams dwindled down to just two, it wasn’t decided until the final shot of the tournament.

    It was a fitting way to end this men’s NCAA basketball season, although the team most of America was rooting for came up one basket short of that Hollywood ending everyone seemed to be hoping for. Duke’s win wasn’t secured until Butler’s final shot was barely off target, allowing Duke to celebrate a 61-59 championship win.

  • At 10, James has a passion for riding horses

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When Makayla James was last in the newspaper, she was  five years old, and sitting on a fully grown horse. That was five years ago.

    Now she’s in double-digits for her age and triple digits when it comes to ribbons, belts and trophies for her riding skills.

    “I’ll bet if I got rid of one out of 100, she’d know,” mother Linda James said.

    She said Makayla was born prematurely and had special needs.

  • New Castle Main Street offering facade grants

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s been said that you only get one chance to make a first impression.

    In a nod to that adage, New Castle’s Main Street program will offer downtown businesses a chance to improve their buildings and storefronts.

    Main Street manager Jeff Thoke said commercial property owners within the Main Street commercial district may apply by May 31 for grants of up to $1,000.

    Businesses who rent property within the district also may apply with the owner’s written consent.

  • EHS off to best start in five years

    For the first time in five years, the Eminence softball team started the season with a win and won two games in the opening week. It was just the start first-year head coach Bill Covington was looking for.

    The Lady Warriors beat Kentucky Country Day (13-6) last Wednesday night, lost to Waggener (23-11) on Thursday and beat Whitefield Academy (14-4) on Saturday for a 2-1 record after week one. It was the best start since 2005 when the Warriors were 2-0 through the first week and finished with a 6-13 overall record.

  • All calm on the P’ville front

    General Manager

    As Pleasureville City Commissioners read the city’s financial report and minutes of their last meeting, the meeting room was silent save for the hum of the fluorescent lights overhead and the turning of report pages.

    The tone of Monday night’s meeting was a marked change from March, when the meeting devolved into a scene that commissioners, and residents, found embarrassing. Many of those who spoke loudest and most fervently in March were not present Monday night.

  • Lawmakers shore up teacher retirement

    Kentucky News Content Service

    Kentucky teachers can rest a little easier now, knowing their retirement is secure.

    On April 1, House Bill 540 relating to the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System was passed in the General Assembly and delivered to Gov. Steve Beshear to sign.

    The bill will change how the retirement system is funded, said Beau Barnes, deputy executive secretary of operations for KTRS.