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Today's News

  • Commission votes 3-2 for speed bumps

    General Manager

    In a discussion that quickly became snide and snippy, members of the Pleasureville City Commission hastily voted 3-2 to install speed bumps in the city.

    Sandra Woods said during the meeting that she wanted speed bumps installed on Marcus and Fairview Streets in the city.

  • Oh, the places you’ll go with a good book

    An important birthday passed Monday, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t say a little something about it.

    Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel would have been 105 on March 2. Geisel’s impact has been felt across generations now, instilling a love of reading into countless children — and I count myself among those.

  • County offering more recycling options

    Staff writer/photographer

    With additional locations and no sorting necessary, Henry County residents should now find the recycling process a breeze.

    County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said when the county negotiated a new contract with Rumpke more recycling bins were requested. “We already had several at the county road barn,” he said. “We got two new ones at Eminence schools and Eastern Elementary.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 4, 2009

    Wednesday, March 4

     

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

     

    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 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

     

    Eastern Elementary SBDM council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

     

  • County to gather info for disabled residents

    General Manager

    By all accounts, the ice storm that hit the region on Jan. 27 was a learning experience.

    That learning experience hit home for some local officials when Henry County went about the process of setting up storm shelters.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said that while severe weather has hit the county before, rarely does it happen in cold weather. In warm weather, he said, residents are better able to “rough it out.”

  • 'Cardiac Cats' play to name

    After the 31st District tournament last week, I’ll have to give the Henry County Wildcats a thanks for doing what they do best: keeping fans on the edge of their seats and this reporter exhaling at the end of games. They truly are the Cardiac Cats, which is a title no team has been more deserving to have.

    I haven’t been able to exercise much this winter due to a few nagging injuries but the Wildcats have kept my heart rate at an all-time high. Don’t believe me? Go watch Henry play in the 8th Region tournament this week and you will see what I mean.

  • Stimulus package details still pending

    Although final details are still pending, Kentucky got a much clearer picture last week of what it can expect from the federal stimulus package that Congress recently passed.  Even with quite a few strings attached, it should still provide a substantial lift right when we need it most.

    According to Governor Beshear, we will get a little more than $3 billion over the next 28 months, which doesn’t include direct stimulus payments Kentuckians may receive from such things as tax cuts or boosts in Social Security payments.

  • Hold insurance companies in check

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like it when it happens, but I understand that it can happen. Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six-year period, cumulatively totaling more than a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable.

  • $3.2 billion in stimulus coming to Ky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Now that President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment act has been passed, just how the stimulus funding will reach Henry County is up in the air.

    The money will be distributed to Kentucky’s 120 counties by the state. Among the firm details are that $100 million of the $3.2 billion earmarked for Kentucky  will be spent in Metro Louisville alone.

  • Look out for ‘alco-pops’

    MADD KY State Youth Program Coordinator

    Alcoholic versus non-alcoholic: think you could tell the difference?  You may want to think again.  Alco-pops are flavored malt-beverages to which fruit juices, sweeteners, wine, and/or distilled liquor have been added.  Alco-pops present a potentially serious health threat to youth.