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Today's News

  • Androgynous looks can be unsettling

    Let me preface by saying that I’m in no way judgmental or sexist here. My honest stance has always been “live and let live.” I’m simply being observant.

  • Pleasureville man enters plea in Boone County

    A Pleasureville man has entered a not guilty plea on charges tied to sexual abuse that occurred 16 years ago.

    William “Marty” Kelley, 52, was arrested March 20 by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on charges that he sexually molested a six-year old child between January and December 1992. He plead not guilty Monday in front of Boone County District Court Judge Charles Moore, and is represented by attorney John Arnett.

  • Get your picks on route 55

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you’re a yard sale hound, get ready for the first ever “Hiway 55 Yard Sale.”

    Residents all along Kentucky 55 in Henry, Shelby and Spencer counties are invited to stimulate the local economy April 16-19.

    Annie Eads, president of the Finchville Ruritan Community Center in Shelby County, asks folks all along Ky. 55 to participate in the first “Hiway 55 Yard Sale.”

    “Grandma’s stuff sitting on your shelf is doin’ you no good,” she said.

  • Familes with autistic children have many available resources

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Henry County Schools Director of Special Education Tricia Hosey said there are many programs in place for the district’s autistic children. Hosey said the district generally will receive documentation from a student’s physician regarding a diagnosis.

    “We have students who are identified and some who have the traits,” she said. “A diagnostician does assessments for placement in the district.”

    Hosey said placement is individual based on the child’s needs.

  • 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.