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  • 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.

  • PSA, silent film earn STLP awards for Henry County media students

    Henry County media students won State Student Technology Leadership Program awards after sharing their cinematic vision in the educational contest.
    Izabelle Miller and Justice Kirk entered their haunting public service announcement against teen drinking and driving and took first place.
    Terralynn Smith, Bo Wagner, Frankie Taylor and Rachel Vegh won second place in features for “The Vamp and The Falcon,” a silent film homage that follows a gangster-and-moll couple who victimize an unsuspecting bartender.

  • Marching On

    The top family team from the 2014 March for Babies in Greater Louisville will take steps to have an even greater impact on the March of Dimes fundraiser again this year.
    The Perrys of Eminence will participate in the May 9 event at the Big Four Lawn in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. This signals Aimee Perry’s ninth year of participating in many March of Dimes activities, after her first son, Ryan, was born prematurely in 2006.

  • Barring a miracle, post office could close

    The most famous U.S. Post Office in Henry County will close, but at least one person is holding out for a miracle.
    Many holiday revelers from near and far have sought out the special Christmas postmark from Bethlehem, Ky., since it started in the 1940s. That’s only one of the ways the community post office is special, said Charles Spencer Wood, who serves as postmaster relief there.