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Today's News

  • Press Release: Rep. Steve Riggs calls new rules for electric cars a positive step forward

    Submitted

    Frankfort – A recent administrative order from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that defines the rules of the road for electric cars has the support of state Rep. Steve Riggs, who says the move essentially enacts legislation he offered early this year.

  • The $16,000 question

    General Manager

    Editor’s note: On Oct. 15, we asked readers to submit claims made by candidates for local office for a “fact checking” story. Though we received no such submissions, there have been numerous letters to the editor focusing on a $16,000 purchase by the Eminence Fire Department, which we will analyze here.

  • Frommeyer: defense's best game all year

    Sports Editor

    Against a tough Frankfort squad Friday night, the Eminence Warriors took just their second loss of the season in an anticipated football matchup for the district title. But it was the best the Warriors’ defense had played all season despite the 30-0 loss, coach Steve Frommeyer said.

  • Former barbershop now houses Salon 22

    Staff writer/photographer

     

    Once a landmark on Kentucky 22 in Bethlehem, Cecil Peyton’s Barber Shop recently received an extreme makeover. The venerable one-chair men’s haircut emporium has been transformed into the sleek and chic Salon 22.

     

    Proprietress Amy Lyons said Peyton closed the shop in 2002 and has since passed away.

     

    “A lot of people remember Cecil,” she said. “My dad got his hair cut by Cecil Peyton.”

     

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 29, 2008

    Wednesday, October 29

    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.

    Orders for Angel Food Ministries will be taken at New Castle Christian Church from 9 a.m. until noon.

    Thursday, October 30

  • Rumpke awarded garbage bid

    General Manager

    In a vote that almost didn’t happen, the Henry County Fiscal Court awarded the mandatory garbage franchise bid to Rumpke.

    In presenting the bid, Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said there was a problem.

    He said that the bid packets sent to Rumpke and competitor Industrial Disposal did not include a copy of the legal advertisement for the bids.

  • Red Ribbon Week

    Henry County C.A.R.E. Team Associate Director

    Can your kids say the following?  “Ask me!  See me!  Be me! I’m Drug Free!”  This is the official slogan of the annual Red Ribbon Week Campaign, sponsored nationally by the National Family Partnership.  Many businesses and schools across Henry County are already displaying red ribbons to show their support of this campaign and of the CARE Team’s continued work towards every child being able to tout this slogan honestly and proudly.

  • Need for heating assistance increasing

    Staff writer/photographer

    Tri-County Community Action Agency director Bryan Raisor said his phone has been ringing off the hook since August with people wanting information about winter energy assistance. He said he expects the number of applicants to be dramatically higher in 2008 because of the economic downturn as well as higher heating fuel costs.

    He said the agency will accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starting in November.

  • Election 2008 - Election Day is coming!

    Election day is coming! With a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls on election day, voter preparation is the key to a smooth voting experience.

    Please have your candidate selection decisions made before you get to the machine. Sample ballots will be provided at the polls, and a copy will be printed in the local paper. Please look at them and use them to be ready to vote when you enter the booth. Prepared voters make their selections quickly and are in and out of the voting booth, which helps to keep lines moving.

  • Legislation would ease economic pain for many

    For many Kentucky families, the economic downturn has affected more than just their grocery bills and energy costs.  The housing crisis and credit crunch have some facing potential unemployment, threat of foreclosure on their homes or even homelessness.  According to the National Coalition of Homelessness, more than sixty percent of service providers have reported a rise in homelessness since the housing foreclosure crisis began in 2007.  Unfortunately, as hard times sweep across the nation, many more Americans could become homeless.