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Today's News

  • Legislative session underway

    en almost a week old at the time, but from a legislative viewpoint, it didn’t really begin until early last week, when all 100 members of the Kentucky House of Representatives and half of the state Senate were officially sworn into office.

    Within a few hours, legislators from both parties in both chambers began meeting to elect their leaders, and by the evening, a new one for the House was chosen: Rep. Greg Stumbo, who officially became House Speaker on Wednesday when he was approved without a dissenting vote.

  • McConnell thankful for time in Senate

    Thanks to the trust of the people of Kentucky, I’ve received the privilege of another term in the U.S. Senate. That’s an extraordinary gift from the voters, and I’m grateful to have the next six years to serve our Commonwealth and our country.

    As a new Congress and a new presidential administration begin, I look for lessons from great Kentuckians who have served our state in public office in the past. One who stands out is Wendell Ford.

  • Thoke says new year could bring new options

    Staff writer/photographer

    The new year and incoming presidential promises of help for America’s sagging infrastructure may offer fresh opportunities for some Henry County communities.

    New Castle Main Street manager Jeff Thoke told commissioners he was contacted by Harry Carver, who handles grants for the Governor’s Office for Local Development.

    GOLD provides financial help through grants and loan assistance and advises local governments on budget matters.

  • Warriors get second win

    After winning their season opener and dropping the next eight, the Eminence Warriors jumped back on the winning side of things with a big 59-33 outing over Covington Latin last Tuesday night on their home court. It was their first check in the win column in almost a month.

  • Future middle school teacher publishes book of poetry

    Landmark News Service

    A former executive and future middle school teacher has written and published what she hopes to be the first of many books of poetry – and maybe a novel or two.

  • Seeing the forest through the trees?

    Staff writer/photographer

    Jan Aaron said she was devastated when an old stand of pine trees recently was chopped down on the banks of Lake Jericho.

    Aaron has lived on the Bates Lane end of the lake for more than 20 years and fears the cutting of those trees will worsen conditions around the lake, especially soil erosion.

    “They are clean-cutting to the point where there isn’t a blade of grass,” Aaron said, “tall, healthy pine trees cut down.”

  • Is it safe for me to keep chickens again?

    When I was growing up in the 1950s on an upstate New York farm, a henhouse full of chickens supplied our family with eggs.  Still vivid in my memory are the special mailing cartons my mother used to send farm-fresh eggs 150 miles south to friends near New York City, perhaps because I was always amazed – and still am – that the eggs did not break en route.

  • Challenges face the 111th Congress

    This month, Americans will welcome a new Congress and a new President to Washington, D.C.  The 111th Congress and President Barack Obama will soon begin working on pragmatic solutions for our nation’s future.  Now more than ever, we must collaborate in a bipartisan manner to enact legislation that will have a lasting positive impact on our country and its citizens.

  • Don't leave me at the controls

    While there are some things I can manage to control — organizing a basketball game, planning a party, finishing off the leftovers at the dinner table — there are some things I should obviously never, ever be in charge of. Just ask my wife Sandra.

  • Coach D's memory will live on

    They came in jeans and shirts, ties and suits. They came as current players, former players, students, coaches, family and friends. They filed in Eminence’s gym, found a seat in the stands and glared out onto the court almost like they were there to watch a game.