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Today's News

  • Pleasureville commission squabbles over pay

    After a 45-minute discussion that mirrored a family fued, the Pleasureville City Commission voted to amend the ordinance that dictates the salary for the city clerk.

    The discussion, which was extremely testy, centered around the pay for City Clerk Verna Stivers, and included accusations by Stivers that a commission member was discriminating against her.

    Stivers’ salary has been set at $27,168 for at least the last two years. That amount exceeds the cap on her pay, which is set by city ordinance at $25,000.

  • YOUTH SPORTS UPDATE

    HCMS seventh-grade hoops

    HCMS 21, East Oldham 35

    Before the Wildcats went on the holiday break, two away games were scheduled with very good teams. 

    The first with East Oldham started very slow and sluggish scoring only 9 points in three quarters of play.  Team defense was not good initially and there were too many turnovers. 

  • Beware of the small bites — they add up to big calories

    Continuous tiny tastes of food throughout the coming days from now through the New Year can result in unwelcome weight gains.  Alice Henneman from the University of Nebraska has a short video, “Tiny Tastes Can Total Big Calories over the Winter Holidays,” that shows how bites can add up to excess pounds.  You will enjoy watching it if you can here on YouTube.com.

    But if you can’t here is the jist of the video.

  • 4-H beekeeping essay to focus on community effects

    The topic for the 2012 beekeeping essay, sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc., is “The results of honey bee pollination in my community.” Active 4-H youth can compete to win three awards, at amounts of $750, $500 or $250. 4-H’ers are encouraged to consider the scope of plants, food crops, trees, habitats and animals that are positively affected by honeybee pollination.

  • WEDDINGS

    Amber Nicole Nelson and Jeremy Joseph Silvers were united in marriage on June 11, 2011, at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville.

    The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Denise Nelson of Louisville. She attended Fern Creek High School and is a graduate of Indiana University Southeast. She is a teacher with Jefferson County Public Schools.

    The groom is the son of Greg and Sharon Silvers of Bethlehem. He attended Henry County High School and is a graduate of University of Louisville Speed Engineering School. He is an Engineer at United Parcel Service.

  • WEDDINGS

    Bonnie Dale Estes and Rich Clemons of Bethlehem were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 2011. The wedding was held at their home with Nick Hawkins officiating the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Billy Ray Payton and Betty Jean Hamilton, both of New Castle.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clemons of Florence.

    After a honeymoon trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple lives in Bethlehem.
     

  • BIRTHS

    Sammie and Sarah Rison II of Campbellsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Elizabeth Rison, born Oct. 10, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 9 pounds, 14.3 ounces, and was 21 ½ inches long.

    She has two siblings, Tyler and Phylisity.

    Grandparents are Bill and Brenda Cox, Port Royal; Steven Lyons, Shelbyville; Sammie and Violet Rison; and the late Mary Etta Rison.

    Great-grandparents are Doug and Louise Butts; Shirley Lyons; and Gene Woosley.

  • All children deserve stable, loving families

    The holiday season is now underway and for many this means spending time with our family and friends. 

    Sadly, over 450,000 children are in foster care nationwide and do not have a permanent home this holiday season.  November is National Adoption Month, making this a great time to raise awareness about the importance of and need for finding permanent and loving homes for these children.

    While many of these children are temporarily separated from their families, about 115,000 are eligible for adoption.  

  • Mental health and substance abuse present persistent challenges

    One of the country’s most persistent challenges is finding ways to help those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues beyond their control.
    Federal figures show the number to be significant.  In 2008, it was estimated that 30 million Americans had received treatment for a mental health issue in the previous year, and about 22 million were believed to be addicted to drugs or alcohol.

  • Mental health and substance abuse present persistent challenges

    One of the country’s most persistent challenges is finding ways to help those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues beyond their control.
    Federal figures show the number to be significant.  In 2008, it was estimated that 30 million Americans had received treatment for a mental health issue in the previous year, and about 22 million were believed to be addicted to drugs or alcohol.