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  • One cold night

    Logan Smith knows what it’s like to be homeless.

    Before finding her real dad and having a home again, Smith played the piano at a jazz-themed McDonald’s in Indiana for tips to eat. The experience and lessons learned compelled Smith to lead a homeless awareness senior project for Eminence High School seniors.  Smith doesn’t take anything for granted.

  • Bethlehem to unveil new stamp

    Each year, the U.S. Postal Service produces special Christmas stamps. This year is no different — one of this year’s Christmas stamps is based on the Holy Family.

    And each year, a select few post offices get to conduct stamp dedication and unveiling ceremonies. This year, Bethlehem Post Office will be one of those locations. Friday afternoon, the post office will reveal the Holy Family stamp.

  • The Smoke Docs: curin’ what ails ya

    Henry County’s Smoke Doctors want to cure your hunger and help collect food for families in Henry County.

    What started off as a small business venture for three Henry County High School football coaches has expanded to offer a carryout menu for county residents.

    Cofounder Tony Moffett said continued local support keeps the sauce flowing and the barbecue smoking.

  • November is diabetes month; events set for Saturday

    For much of her life, Judy Bender of Smithfield was the caretaker.

    She took care of others — her parents, her husband, a handful of foster children.

    But three years ago, it was time for Bender to take care of herself: she was diagnosed with diabetes.

    It came as a surprise to Bender, 69. Her doctor told her that diabetes can be one of the changes associated with aging.

  • Lost, then found

    Lee and Betty Peyton saved not just her great-great grandfather’s family home, but a piece of Henry County history from certain deterioration.

    Water compromised the roof of the house and the south wall started to separate from the structure, cracking the seams of brick fashioned on site when Betty Peyton purchased her great-great grandfather’s home in the late 70s. With the aid of a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Commission, Peyton restored the house to its former glory.

    Structure

  • Healthier options

    Local restaurant owners joined Henry County Judge Executive for a diabetes proclamation on Monday, in celebration of World Diabetes Day (Nov. 14).

  • Rand wins reelection; Massie wins 4th dist.

    State Representative Rick rand won what became a relatively narrow race, defeating two-time challenger T.K. Broecker, 8,587 to 6,326 in the three counties Rand covers — Henry, Oldham and Trimble.

    Rand easily won Henry (3,988 to 2,457) and Trimble Counties (2527 to 990), but lost in Oldham County (2879 to 2072).

    For the U.S. House, 4th District seat — vacated by Republican Geoff Davis earlier this year, Republican Thomas Massie handily defeated Democrat Bill Adkins, 178,983 to 99,912 statewide. In Henry, Massie led Adkins 3,540 to 2,423.

  • Testing results are a mixed bag

    With the release of statewide school test data last week, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools have work to do.

    Henry County and Eminence school districts received test scores Friday from the new Kentucky Assessment and Accountability System.

    Test data revealed areas the districts needed to address to meet the state’s new standards and exactly where they excelled statewide in others.

    Highlights

    Eminence Independent School District’s middle and high school both scored as proficient schools.

  • Eminence Speaker wins trade award

    The Martha Layne Collins International Trade Excellence Awards named Eminence Speaker its award winner this year as a creative international distributor committed to international trade and a valuable contributor to its local economy.

    Eminence Speaker employs 130 workers at its Eminence location was started 46 years ago by Bob Gault.  Eminence Speaker’s original site employed 30 people in a building. Gault moved his business to the area as it was a convenient location for shipping and in close proximity to Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati.

  • Decision 2012

    On Friday, Nov. 2, students at New Castle Elementary School cast their votes for president in a mock election. A student considers his choices. Members of the New Castle student council tally votes in between classes.  Cadance Raisor, 8, marks her choice for president. The results of the students’ vote were not available by press time.