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Today's News

  • Bill would expand Safe Infants law

    Parents who feel they can’t keep their newborn baby would have up to 30 days to leave the child at a state-approved safe place under a proposal discussed by House members, according to a news release.
     Parents or those acting on their behalf now have up to three days after a child is born to leave the newborn at a safe place under the 14-year-old Kentucky Safe Infants Act.
    They would have 27 additional days to make that decision under House Bill 97, sponsored by House Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Burch, D-Louisville.

  • House leader files bill to shore up KTRS

    Noting it remains the only concrete option anyone has offered, House Speaker Greg Stumbo recently filed legislation that would put the state on a path to strengthen the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS), according to a Legistative Research Council news release.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Midway University Fall 2015 Dean’s List

    Midway University is pleased to announce the students who have been named to its dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester.
    To be named to the list,  full time students must obtain a 3.60 grade point average for the semester.
    Those honored include Breanna Wilson, Pendleton, and Dasey Rutherford, Pleasureville.

  • Students should beware of loan repayment companies

    If you owe money on federal student loans, you should be wary of sales pitches from companies offering to help borrowers lower their payments, warns the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    Such companies charge fees — sometimes high fees — for filling out forms that you can do for free.
    Many will want to charge monthly fees for monitoring your loans.
    Again, you can do that for free.
    The best place to start is the servicer that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has assigned your loan to.

  • Applications now available for KFB college scholarships

    The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships.
    Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 87 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

  • Keep infestations from firewood out of your home

    By Levi Berg

  • Time for state legislators to get back to work, approve budget

    This week, as it has regularly done since Kentucky became the nation’s fifteenth state in 1792, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to start another legislative session.

    The House and Senate will meet for 60 working days and wrap up our work by April 15, as required by Kentucky’s constitution.

    Our biggest task during this time will be enacting a two-year state budget that will take effect next July. While it is too soon to say what policy decisions will be made, the overall numbers are already known.

  • Legacy of service speaks louder than the Chief

    I used to think Gary Lucas was kind of a jerk. 

    I had a run-in with the Eminence Fire Chief some years ago. I had arranged to take a group photo of his department and arrived as scheduled to do so. Gary asked where I’d like for them to stand. Looking around, I prepared to make a suggestion.

    That’s when I unintentionally insulted one of his fire trucks.

  • Wildcats squeak by Atherton in overtime

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Henry County Invitational Tournament last week and found the going tough as they lost to Christian Academy of Louisville, 73-50 and Collins 57-50.

    The Wildcats took on Atherton in their final game of the tournament and came away with a thrilling 67-65 overtime win against the Rebels.

    The Wildcats tied the score at 65 on a free throw by Gavin Jameson with 56 seconds left.