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Today's News

  • Learning to live in spite of fears

    Will 2016 become the year our fears overwhelm us?
    It could be.
    As a society, we seem to be more and more afraid and less and less trusting.
    Violence seems to be on the rise—though I sometimes wonder if the reporting of violence is what is on the rise.
    A reported event at a Louisville mall changes our shopping habits.
    The manner in which someone is dressed raises concerns we didn’t feel a few years ago.
    Shooters shoot and bombs explode, leaving us wondering what and who comes next.
    How are we to respond?

  • Local Buzz for Jan. 13, 2016

    Church Activities and Services
    First Presbyterian Church will begin a new Bible study Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry TV show.  It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132.
    The church sanctuary at Eminence Christian Church, 5333 S. Main Street in Eminence is open each Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. for quiet prayer and reflection. All are welcome to come and go as time allows.

  • Public records for Jan. 13, 2016

    KSP arrests
    John Patterson, DOB 2-27-1987, Campbellsburg — arrested Jan. 4 at Darlene Court by Trooper McCormick for possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense
    Shane Sullivan, DOB 10-25-1992, Lawrenceburg — arrested Jan. 7 at Castle Highway by Trooper Hunter for a warrant
    Whiteney Rankin, DOB 12-18-1988, Pleasureville — arrested Jan. 8 at Hillspring Road by Trooper McCormick for a warrant
    EDP arrests

  • To our readers

    Notice:

    The Henry County Local will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Early advertising and editorial deadlines of Friday, Jan. 15, by noon will apply for the Jan. 20 issue.

  • Gun foes continue to wage war on Second Amendment rights

    By U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie

  • Every step I take helps with my fitness goal

    Life coaches sometimes indicate that New Year’s resolutions are a bit toxic, because they typically set the resolvers up for quick failure. And, so, they should be avoided.
    I made a resolution over the holidays, but it isn’t all that difficult or complicated.

  • Keeping up with Ky.’s bills

    After the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives were gaveled into order their first day, Kentuckians have many ways to stay connected to action throughout the 2016 legislative session, according to a Legislative Research Council news release.

  • 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.

  • Mertz files for state office
  • 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.