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  • Rosebud doesn’t horse around

    To passersby, Rosebud looks and acts like a regular ol’ donkey – cautious, friendly and always ready for a snack. On a recent weekday, when Rose Marie Corolla squatted down beneath bare oak trees and opened a box of Triscuit crackers, Rosebud ambled over and devoured the treats in his owner’s gloved hand.

    Despite typical donkey behavior, Rosebud is no regular ol’ donkey. Four days each year – Dec. 22 to 25 – he is the star of the Living Nativity in Bethlehem.

  • HCPS Board rules short break

    Winter break will be two days shorter for Henry County Public Schools students, the Board of Education ruled Monday night.

    Board members unanimously made the calendar change for students to make up snow days from Dec. 6 and 10.  The makeup days are Jan. 2 and 3. Winter break will begin on Dec. 23 as planned but end on Jan. 1.

    Board member Harold Bratton said that he knew of at least one person who would not be pleased with the Board’s decision.

    “My grandson texted me, hoping we would vote against this,” he said.

  • Saliba: Living the American dream

    George Saliba was 21 and spoke no English when he stepped onto a college campus in Ohio on May 29, 1979 – just three months away from the first day of classes.

  • 2-year anniversary of puppy mill shows improvement in animal welfare

    Two years after the raid on a puppy mill that saved 240 animals in Henry County, Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt’s memory of the incident and his vision for the county remain clear.

    With Vicks VapoRub under his nose, a mask on his face and breath mints in his mouth, Flinkfelt still remembers the smell outside the trailer filled with numerous animal cages stacked on top of each other.

  • New Castle hopes to grow movie night

    By Brad Bowman
    editor@hclocal.com

    Jeff Thoke, New Castle Main Street Manager, wants people coming back to town at night.

    Five nights during this year, Thoke and Charlie Sevier, New Castle City Commissioner, put on a movie night behind the Henry County Courthouse with occasional live music and food. During those events, Thoke rented a projector to put family-friendly movies on a sheet for residents to watch. Now, Thoke hopes the city can be independent, cut renting costs and have a better projector for the public.

  • 2 year anniversary of puppy mill shows improvement in animal welfare

     

    Two years after the raid on a puppy mill that saved 240 animals in Henry County, Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt’s memory of the incident and his vision for the county remain clear.

    With Vicks VapoRub under his nose, a mask on his face and breath mints in his mouth, Flinkfelt still remembers the smell outside the trailer filled with numerous animal cages stacked on top of each other.

  • Henry County World War II veteran finds plane he rode in 68 years ago

    Herman Stanley might as well have won the lottery.

    On a trip six years ago to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Stanley saw a plane on display he suspected he rode during World War II.

    He told one of the museum’s volunteers about his one-in-a-million chance find, and they asked him how he could prove it. On Nov. 13, Dr. Baird Foree and Stanley returned with proof — his
    70-year-old flight logbook.

  • Former Oldham police officer case continues

    By Alix Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The case of a former Oldham County Police officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence has a tentative court date sent.

    Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley was charged with official misconduct for sending sexually explicit text message to a teenager. His charges also include tampering with physical evidence, tampering with public records and official misconduct for his involvement in the arrest of a U.S. Marshal on DUI charges.

  • Postcard book shows county’s past

    Most are old and faded and some are wrinkled. But to Earl T. “Hammer” Smith, the decades-old postcards are perfect.

    “Some of these are more than 100-years-old,” he said, flipping through plastic pages in a hardback notebook that help preserve the cards.

  • Take Five: Tom and Joy James

    Basic bio
    Tom and Joy James of Bethlehem have been standing in Bethlehem’s live nativity for many years. Tom, a product design manager at Eminence Speaker, and Joy, a teacher’s assistant atHenry County Early Childhood Center , will participate again this year. The nativity will be Dec. 22 to 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m., with three 50-minute sessions.

    How long have you been standing in the nativity?