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Today's News

  • It's finally official, and long past due

    After working at the Local for three and a half years, I've finally made the plunge into becoming a member of Henry County. It's official - I now reside in Pleasureville - and it's long overdue.

    First off, let me take you back to my college days to let you know how much I wanted to live in Pleasureville - even before I was filling these pages with stories and pictures weekly.

  • NC puts 2nd read on hold

    A utility expansion ordinance for the City of New Castle was placed on hold Monday night by the city commission. The commission did so at the suggestion of City Attorney Joe Yates. Yates recommended the city give approximately 12 property owners a chance to enter into an agreement with the city in which the owners would sign statements that they would not oppose any possible future annexation. In return, those property owners would be able to tap onto the city's current water and sewer lines for $750, instead of the $1,500 proposed in the ordinance.

  • Eminence FRYSC asking for help sponsoring Christmas for Kids

    Every Christmas, children all over the world look forward to that morning when they can rip through brightly decorated packages left under Christmas trees. And every Christmas, some families find themselves in a situation where they cannot provide gifts for their children. Various organizations exist to help them, including the Eminence Family Resource and Youth Services Center. Each year, the center seeks donations and sponsorship for children identified by staff as financially disadvantaged.

  • Postmaster continues a 60-year tradition

    It’s mid morning on Dec.3 and already the festive Christmas bells hanging on the door that signal an entering customer are ringing steadily. As a post-master during the holiday season, Susan Leopold always has her work cut out for her. Post Offices across the country see a dramatic increase in the number of greeting cards and gift packages that come in and go out their doors. Leopold however, has the added bonus of being the Postmaster of a little town called Bethlehem.

  • Henry County unemployment rate rises

    Unemployment rates rose in 94 Kentucky counties between October 2006 and October 2007, including Henry County. While the KIPDA region’s unemployment rate increased only slightly from September to October, just .3 percent, Henry County’s rate of 5.9 percent was .9 percent over September 2007 and .7 over October 2006. Jefferson County posted the lowest unemployment rate in the region for October with 5.2 percent, which remains unchanged from October 2006, and one tenth of a point lower than September 2007.

  • Community Calendar for December 5, 2007

    Wednesday, December 5 Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12. Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • N.C. puts second read on hold

    A utility expansion ordinance for the City of New Castle was placed on hold Monday night by the city commission. The commission did so at the suggestion of City Attorney Joe Yates. Yates recommended the city give approximately 12 property owners a chance to enter into an agreement with the city in which the owners would sign statements that they would not oppose any possible future annexation. In return, those property owners would be able to tap onto the city’s current water and sewer lines for $750, instead of the $1,500 proposed in the ordinance.

  • Public Record for December 5, 2007

    Divorces Wade O. Preston, 42, Pleasureville, and Nancy M. Preston Harp, 40, Pleasureville. Christopher K. Click, 36, Louisville, and Sherry Click, 32, Shelbyville.

  • Governor-elect, General Assembly face challenges

    As Gov.-elect Steve Beshear prepares to take office next week, it is becoming increasingly clear that the two-year budget he will present at the end of January and the General Assembly will enact by mid-April faces a serious set of challenges. In recent weeks we have learned that several state agencies have to have more money just to get through the current fiscal year, which ends next June.

  • Eminence resident has almost 200 nativity scenes

    Staff writer and photographer For Beulah “Bootie” Payton, the Christmas season starts the day after Halloween, Nov. 1. That’s when she puts up her first nativity scene. It’s a more traditional one that’s roughly three feet in length. It’s adorned with gold tinsel garland and sits tastefully atop a wooden hutch in the living room of her Eminence home.