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Today's News

  • April is Donate Life Month

    April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky. I felt that this is a good time to thank the many Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Ladycats off to an impressive start

    The hot start by the Henry County softball team has led the Ladycats to one of their best opening two weeks in program history.

    The Ladycats were 3-0 during the first week, then defeated Oldham County (6-4) last Monday, Owen County (7-0) Tuesday, and split their four games in the Southern Spring Break Tournament over the weekend — defeating Calloway (4-2) and Cooper (11-1), while losing to Beth Haven (6-0) and Simon Kenton (1-0). Also, they were ahead of Carroll County, 2-0, last Thursday night before the game was stopped due to lightning.

  • Speedbumps hit a ... speedbump?

    General Manager

    One month after rapidly voting 3-2 to install speed bumps — with virtually no discussion — members of the Pleasureville City Commission finally talked about the idea.

    Monday night, the commission discussed placement, maintenance and whether or not there’s enough money in the budget.

  • Federal stimulus package could not come at a better time

    Back in February, when Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the federal stimulus package for the states, the only thing we knew for sure was that a significant amount of money was about to come our way.

    It could not have come at a better time.  Economists predict the states are looking at a combined deficit of $250 billion between now and 2011, and in Kentucky, we have already cut nearly $900 million since Governor Beshear took office.  There is growing evidence that a significant deficit is likely during the next fiscal year as well.

  • Putting the pieces together

    Staff writer/photographer

    Seven year-old Ally Morehead, a ginger-haired first-grader at New Castle Elementary School changed out of her school clothes and into shorts, a t-shirt and Crocs shoes after school last week. She picked up a Wii controller and began a game of electronic bowling - a typical after-school ritual likely repeated by thousands of school children every day.

  • HCHS senior completes triathlete

    Local freelancer

    Kate Vegh had been training for this moment for months.

    Waiting in line to jump into the warm waters, she smiled and waved at her family. Optimism was key for this kind of event. The air was heavy with anticipation, but the athletes held their cool collectiveness.

  • Easter story cookies

    Easter Story Cookies

    To be made the evening before Easter

    You need:

    • 1 cup whole pecans

    • 1 tsp. vinegar

    • 3 egg whites

    • pinch salt

    • 1 cup sugar

    • zipper baggie

    • wooden spoon

    • tape

    • Bible

    Directions

    • Preheat oven to 300 degrees

    (this is important-don’t wait until you’re half done with the recipe)!

  • The Devil is in the Details: No Restraint

    Every day, Kentuckians tell me about the sacrifices they are being forced to make during these difficult economic times.  Across the Fourth District, families are monitoring their spending more carefully and weeding out unnecessary expenses to streamline their budgets.  It is unacceptable that Washington is not exercising the same kind of common sense as people throughout our Commonwealth.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 8, 2009

    Wednesday, April 8

    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.

    Thursday, April 9

     

  • Mayor wins tie-breaker

    While North Carolina was running away with a convincing win over Michigan State in the men’s NCAA basketball finals Monday night, the Henry Hoopla contest was the polar opposite with this year’s competition closer than ever.