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  • Schools to prepare for state cuts

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Kentucky Department of Education has submitted a plan to cut education spending by about $20 million dollars for the rest of this fiscal year.

    Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams stressed that right now it is still just a plan, but said the move is a cause for concern. “None of those cuts have been implemented at this time,” he said.

    Education department spokesperson Lisa Gross said even if cuts are approved, no timetable for implementation is in place yet.

  • EIS to use it or lose it

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools has an opportunity to complete some much needed renovations.

    But there’s a catch — the district has to act quickly.

  • Pleasureville pondering perpetual property, police problems

    General Manager

    From property maintenance to police protection, the Pleasureville City Commission is pondering just how to handle its city’s various problems.

    As city attorney Bill Brammell began discussing proposed changes to the city’s property/nuisance ordinance, commissioner Sandra Woods took aim at the concept of making residents pay for things they may not be able to afford, particularly siding.

  • All in the family

    General Manager

    Children have long been welcome at Tony and Connie Hernandez’ Eminence home.

    Throughout the years, children who needed a place to stay for a few hours, or in some cases days, found warmth, joy and love in the Hernandez house.

    “We never really were foster parents,” Connie Hernandez said. “God gave us this house ... we didn’t care who came.”

  • Bethlehem P.O. to hold open house

    Staff writer/photographer

    In December 1947 Bethlehem post mistress Anna Laura Peyton stamped the first official Christmas postmark onto mail leaving her parlor which doubled as the post office.

    Peyton designed the stamp that bears the likeness of the three wise men following the Star of Bethlehem that is still used today.

    “This is the 62nd year we will continue that tradition,” current post mistress Susan Leopold said.

  • 7 file to run in ‘10

    Staff writer/photographer

    The window to file for the 2010 primary election opened Nov. 4. Despite that, just seven individuals have filed to run.

    County Attorney Virginia Lee Harrod of Lockport filed to run as a Democrat as soon as the window opened.

    Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows filed to run for magistrate in District 1 (covering the Eminence and Smithfield areas), as a Democrat on Nov. 5.

  • Holiday Closings

    • The Henry County Courthouse and Annex Building will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

     

    • Revised hours will be posted at each local post office for hours of operation during the holidays. Eminence post office will be closed at noon on Wednesday, November 25, closed all day on Thursday, November 26 and will close at noon on Friday, November 27.

     

    • The Henry County Local will be closed on Thursday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Six-year-old asks Santa to help children at Kosair Children’s Hospital

    Staff writer/photographer

    Six-year old Tonya Puckett of Bethlehem asked for a lot of toys in her letter to Santa Claus this year, but not for herself.

    “She said she wanted Santa to take care of the sick kids at Kosair,” mother Tina Beasley said.

    Beasley said her daughter has shown a desire to help children with illnesses before.

  • Santa needs a few little helpers

    Staff writer/photographer

    HCPS Family Resource Center coordinator Renata Ingram said this year’s Christmas for Kids initiative is well underway.

    Christmas for Kids provides for children of all ages whose families need help during the holiday season. “We have 95 children eligible,” she said.

    Preparations for this year’s program began in September.

  • Kentucky’s long term care crisis for the elderly

     Kentucky is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions regarding the long term care needs of our elderly and disabled citizens. The public is invited to attend an open discussion with local legislators sponsored by the Area Agencies, AARP, and the Kentucky Assisted Living Association to be held at:

    Twin Oaks Assisted Living Facility at 98 Adams St., New Castle, Wednesday Dec. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. (502) 845-7524