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Today's News

  • The way we were

    BY D WAYNE MARTIN

    COLUMNIST

    He stood in front of the class repeating over and over: “A. A. A. A. A.”

    With the utterance of “A” we as a class pressed the typewriter key “A” with our left pinky finger. The click-clack of typewriter keys struck in unison resounding throughout the room.

    The ring of the “end of line” bells sounded and the carriages returned as the paper advanced for the next line of text.

    Welcome to typing class 1970 style.

  • Legislative update from Rep. Rick Rand

    Each legislative session may be different, but nearly all share a common trait: They spend a considerable amount of time focused on education.

     This year’s meeting of the General Assembly is certainly no different, with nearly a fifth of all bills filed so far falling into this category. Many more will almost certainly be added when my fellow legislators and I return to the Capitol on Feb. 5.

  • The story of Angela Hall

    Angela Hall was reported missing on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 and found dead three days later, but the news is still fresh in the minds of her family who is just simply trying to live its day to day life.

    Hall was a drug addict. Her family doesn’t try to hide that fact.

    What they do want though, is for the public to know that she was so much more; she was a mom, a daughter and wife. Drugs just simply overcame her life, her family said, as it does for so many families.

  • Henry County feels nationwide firefighter shortage

    Running into burning buildings isn’t everyone’s first thought, but Henry County volunteer firefighters risk their lives on every run to rescue people, pets and property.

    Volunteer shortages in rural and small departments are rampant throughout the country, including Henry County, similar to EMS worker shortages, covered in the Local in 2018.

    Local departments don’t have the budget to hire career firefighters and rely on volunteers.

  • Shutdown update: USDA FSA opens temporarily

    Henry County’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) FSA office, is currently open. The federal government shuttered the local office the Friday before New Year’s Day due to the ongoing shutdown, now near a 4-week mark. 

    However, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sent a press release announcing “many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.”

  • New Cut Road receives some relief

    Henry Countians received good news last week when it was announced that New Cut Road, a contentious road project, would be opened again.

    It was announced at the fiscal court meeting on Jan. 15 that the county received emergency road aid funding of $150,000 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The original aid request identified eight sites on the county road that connects Highway 202 and Highway 193, but with news from the state, the plan was revised.

  • AT&T rolls out wireless internet in Pleasureville

    SUBMITTED

    AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and underserved locations is now available to residents and small businesses in parts of Henry County.

     This rollout, now in 18 states, began in 2017. The company now offers Fixed Wireless Internet to over 440,000 locations across 18 states with plans to provide access to over 1.1 million locations by the end of 2020.

  • Victims of convicted construction company owner speak out

     A resolution still hasn’t been made in the cases involving a Campbellsburg-based contractor, who was indicted by grand juries in four counties on theft charges.

    Jason Whitaker, owner of Whitaker Concrete and Construction, appeared in front of Judge Karen Conrad in Trimble County on Thursday to discuss his case.

  • EHS defeats Seneca Red Hawks, 72-53

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team hosted the Seneca Red Hawks Saturday afternoon and poured on the points early to win comfortably.

    The Warriors got off to a strong start as they outscored Seneca 18-7 in the first period. Aaliyah Bailey had a strong start as well, scoring eight points in the first frame on the way to a 25-point performance.

    The Warriors’ offense was even better in the second period as they scored 25 points while allowing 21 by Seneca to lead 43-28 at halftime.

  • Jim Green honored as pioneer for UK Track

    By Jared Peck/Lexington Herald -Leader

    This story appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader Thursday, Jan 10. Reprinted with permission from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    The University of Kentucky honored a desegregation pioneer who also happens to be one of its all-time great track athletes this weekend with the renaming of its annual opening indoor meet as the “Jim Green Invitational.”