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Today's News

  • General Assembly has come a long way with innovation

    By Rick Rand

     

    Kentucky has gotten a lot of attention over the years when it comes to finding innovative ways to govern.  Our education reforms of the 1990s were hailed as national models, for example, and we are the only state to permanently dedicate half of our annual tobacco settlement payments to agriculture, a move that has played a key role in the industry’s record sales in recent years.

  • Meet local farmers and get fresh local produce

    As usual, the Henry County Farmers Market opened for business on the Saturday before Derby Day, and will continue to operate on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons at the Henry County Courthouse front lawn.
    We hope you can visit for a couple of great reasons.  First, you’ll be meeting some of our wonderful local farm families.

  • Boost your older home’s energy efficiency

    Over the years, improved technology has made many new homes more energy efficient, but you shouldn’t shy away or move from an older home just for better energy efficiency. You can upgrade your older home to make it energy efficient.
    Prior to the mid-20th century, fully automated, controlled and mechanized heating, cooling and ventilation systems did not exist. Instead, older homes had passive and manual features incorporated into their design to meet heating, cooling and ventilation needs.

  • Rotary Club welcomes members

    Eminence Rotary Club inducted two new members on April 22nd, 2013.  Pictured are club President, Melvin Shiltz and member Michael Duncan welcoming new members Jill Fallis, Administrator of Homestead Nursing Center and Doug Schlosnagle, CEO of   United Citizens Bank and Trust Company.  The Eminence Rotary Club has been supporting The Henry County Community since 1928. For more information about our club, look for us on  Facebook.

  • khea awards

    Town and Country Homemaker Club shows well at State Cultural Arts Competition.  Melissa Beatty received a blue and champion in pen and ink with roughing. Yvonne Clark received a blue for her pen and ink,  a blue on her beaded jewelry, a blue on her original design jewelry, and a blue on her decorative painting. And Ruth Earl Harrod received a blue on her knitting and a blue and champion on her beaded scarf.

  • Stay productive, not busy

    By Lance Minnis

    Two weeks ago, I went riding on my new bicycle out of Eminence and into the countryside. My thoughts as rambling as my bike, I let my mind wander across the scenery, and whatever fancies occurred as I rode.

    As I came cycling over a hill, I saw a man on his expensive zero turn riding mower cutting the grass of an enormous yard. At least 20 acres in size, the poor man must cut that grass at least once per week, at the cost of several hours each time.

  • First Business Expo is in the books

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce held its first Business Expo even though the spring weather was not the normal variety.

    Last Saturday at the KY Renaissance Fairegrounds, we had 30 businesses set up to share with the public what they offer.  The Renaissance Faire cast wandered the grounds, sharing their talents with the attendees. 

  • Unemployment rates up in half of state

    Unemployment rates rose in 60 Kentucky counties between March 2012 and March 2013, while 54 county rates decreased and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.1 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 6.5 percent; Fayette County, 6.6 percent; Daviess, Franklin and Madison counties, 6.9 percent each; Ohio, Scott and Shelby counties, 7 percent each; and Hancock County, 7.1 percent.

  • Man charged in machete attack

    A Pleasureville man has been charged with an alleged machete-attack.

    Donald Austin Broughton, 26, was arrested Thursday, May 9, by Kentucky State Police with the help of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in connection with the assault of a Bethlehem man.

    KSP Det. Tim Moore and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Mitchell found Broughton at his brother’s house in Shelby County.

  • ACT glitch delays testing

    School districts throughout the state changed their year-end testing schedules last week after an online glitch prevented students from completing tests.

    Nancy Rodriguez, spokeswoman for Kentucky Department of Education, said students across the state will finish with paper and pencil.

    “Tuesday and Wednesday several districts reported they were having problems,” Rodriquez said. “The vendor notified us that the problem would be corrected but by Friday we were told that wouldn’t be the case.”