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  • HCHC honors volunteers
  • Hope Jam to raise funds for Relay for Life May 16

    Raising even more money to benefit Relay for Life at this year’s Hope Jam May 16 would be music to the Eminence Speaker team’s ears.
    Advance tickets are on sale now through the Kentucky Renaissance Fair, the event’s venue, for $15 each at its website, www.kyrenfaire.com. On the day of show, concert goers can buy tickets for $20.
    For the first time, Hope Jam will offer a VIP section with a covered tent, private bar, tables and chairs and access to the front of the stage for $40 each.

  • Send a message to stamp out hunger

    Postal carriers want to deliver even more donations to the Henry County Help Center than in last year’s Stamp Out Hunger campaign.
    Inspired by the work that help center Director Joe Durbin does in meeting the community’s food needs, Postmaster John Donnelly set last year’s drive goal at 1,000 pounds of non-perishable goods.

  • Mark Fassio named sub of the year

    Mark Fassio, who received the Kelly Education Services award for Substitute Teacher of the Year two days after starting a new round of chemotherapy, expects to return to the classroom soon.
    A long-time instructor for Junior ROTC at Henry County High School, Fassio underwent surgery for a bowel obstruction in 2012. What was thought to be scar tissue or Chohn’s disease turned out to be Stage IV appendiceal cancer.

  • Walkers injured in hit and run

    Eminence police officers were looking for a maroon passenger vehicle April 27 after a report of a hit and run accident on Jackson Road that injured two pedestrians, according to Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    Residents Brandon Carpenter and Courtney Moore told police they had parked their car in the driveway, walked north along the road for about 50 feet to avoid dew on the grass while headed toward the walkway to their house, when the vehicle struck them from behind.

  • Paving work disputed

    The Henry County Fiscal Court’s Roads Committee paved the way for more discussion on what it would cost state crews to improve Highway 389 for another two miles, as the state recommended paving Sulphur Road and Woods Pike at the April 21 fiscal court meeting.
    Discussion about completing the last half of a planned four-mile stretch on 389 came on the same evening when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s chief engineer for District 5, Matt Bullock, presented rural secondary road resurfacing recommendations for Henry County.

  • Craft Guild Hosts Spring Art Show

    The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild hosted its first ever Spring Craft Show on Saturday at the fairgrounds.

  • ‘Elvis’ has left Providence’s building

    When Elvis tribute artist Don Goodfleisch appeared at Providence New Castle on April 10, some people couldn’t resist the music. Twin Oaks nursing home resident Bonnie Key for one, at right in red, grabbed a partner and started dancing, but other residents took a more laidback approach. Goodfleisch visited New Castle as part of Second Wind Dreams activities, a Henry County group designed to boost the quality of life of seniors. Second Wind Dreams has made more than 300 wishes of Henry County people come true.

  • Backyard Politics

    Scott stands out as other GOP gubernatorial candidates struggle to distinguish themselves during anOldham Co. debate.

    By Rae Hodge
    Landmark News Service
    LA GRANGE — Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. presidency April 7 from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of La Grange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful.  

  • Back in the saddle

    The Henry County Saddle Club hosted a horse fair and show Saturday at the fairgrounds. The event drew riders and enthusiasts from around the region.