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Today's News

  • The mess in the middle east

    Mark Fassio

    Guest Columnist

    A few weeks ago the Local published a piece I wrote about the Russian power-grab of Crimea and its fomenting of unrest in Ukraine. With all the attention now ongoing in Iraq and Syria, I thought I’d try to explain what’s going on, and why. (My first region of study in the military was the MidEast, and I deployed there twice my career. This is déjà vu all over again.)

  • Letters to the Editor

    McConnell at center of dysfunction

    It isn’t a surprise that Jon Park would take to the pages of this paper to distort and mislead residents of Henry County on Alison Lundergan Grimes’ candidacy for U.S. Senate. After all, Park’s candidate – Senator Mitch McConnell – has no record to run on at all.

    But let’s take a look at the unsubstantiated arguments made and the very important issues conveniently ignored.

  • Owensboro girl killed in ATV accident

    A 12-year-old Owensboro girl was killed in an ATV accident on her grandparents' farm Wednesday night.

    Lillia Gray was visiting her grandparents, Lloyd and Patricia Gray at the farm in Smithfield when she lost control of the ATV she was operating and went over a hill, rolling the vehicle several times, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Sergeant Chad Taylor. According to Taylor, Gray was riding with her 15-year-old brother when he got off the ATV to open a cattle gate. He told Gray to drive the ATV through the gate when she lost control and went over the hill.

  • Grimes’ comments on coal stance murky

    By Jon Park

     

    A few weeks ago, a commercial began running with a mother thanking Alison Lundergan Grimes for a bill she pushed through the state house to help our military personnel vote.

    Sounds good right?

    Problem is, the bill Alison is touting as a crowning achievement of her work as Secretary of State, the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, is not what she had originally sought.  

    State Senator Damon Thayer, the Majority Floor Leader recently said, “We had to do major surgery to that bill.”  

  • Relay support appreciated in cancer fight

     

    By Phyllis Banta

     

    Being thankful is not always an easy thing to do.

  • New business is exciting in Henry County

     Being the Chamber director certainly has been fun this month.  Grand openings always make me happy, and we have had two in one week and another coming up on June 20 at noon. 

  • Public Records for June 18

     

    Eminence Police Arrests

    Robert Wilson, Smithfield, DOB July 31, 1968. Arrested June 13 by Officer Wilson for driving under the influence and having an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

    Sheriff Arrests

  • Lawsuit victory for Kentucky farmers

     Last week, I wrote about the delay in the administration of the 2014 programs such as the  CAIP cost share programs which rely on Kentucky Ag Development Funds.  These funds have been available to Henry County farmers since 2001, and used to be known as the Phase I funds of the Master Settlement Agreement.  The delay was caused because some of the Tobacco Settlement Funds had not been received yet by the state.  

  • Many fun summertime activities on the way

     

    County Fair

    Enter your exhibits on Monday, June 30 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Henry County Fairgrounds!  

  • Patriot Guard Riders journey to Eminence to mend veteran’s heart

     

    The person who slashed a disabled veteran’s flag on South Main Street in Eminence June 7 also inflicted pain on the man who had the banner proudly displayed, but a contingent of Kentucky Patriot Guard Riders have showed up to repair the damage.