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  • Veterans Day Salute
  • Coens find sweet success at Bazaar

    Homemade pumpkin rolls can make the holiday season bright for both the customers and the bakers’ family, according to Betty Jo and Doyle Coen.
    Though she learned most of what she knows about cooking from her mother while growing up in Henry County, the Coens actually brought the pumpkin roll recipe, long a favorite at the annual Holiday Bazaar, with them from California, when Betty returned to Kentucky in 2000.

  • Seven Counties merges with Centerstone

    Centerstone and Seven Counties Services recently announced that they will effectively combine their operations, creating a five-state, non-profit behavioral health organization serving more than 150,000 people of all ages annually, according to a news release. The affiliation was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both organizations.

  • Huge crowd attends Eminence school reunion

    Every five years, alumnus from Eminence Independent Schools celebrate with an all-classes alumni reunion. About 250 past graduates and their guests were in attendance at the EIS Alumni Reunion Saturday, which was held in the high school gymnasium. Guests were treated to appetizers provided by the school’s culinary classes, a catered meal, live music from Leo Mason and Nobody’s Business and tours of the renovated campus. The greatest number of alums in attendance were from the 60s and 70s.

  • What to expect Nov. 8 when you go to the polls

    All properly registered voters in Henry County can participate in the Nov. 8 presidential election, and there are plenty of local races to be decided, too.
    Pundits are divided whether the negative rhetoric that has characterized the presidential contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will depress voter turnout on Election Day.
    County Clerk Shanda Archer has heard a lot of talk about voter fraud and computer hacking, but she has confidence that the voting machines being used in Henry County are sound.

  • Work on Odd Fellows building to resume soon

    After a delay to get a commercial building permit for the Washington Lodge, officials working to get a new roof on the Odd Fellows’ building in New Castle expect construction to resume soon.
    Contractor Jeff Perry received the contract to put a new roof on the historic building after a heavy snowfall caused the old one to collapse about 18 months ago, recalled Jeff Thoke, the New Castle Main Street manager who’s also assisting the Odd Fellows.

  • Shoppers head to the Bazaar for their holiday gifts

    For Christmas shopping in Henry County, it’s hard to beat the wide array of offerings at the Holiday Bazaar, which was held at the fairgrounds Saturday.

  • Farm Service Agency makes changes to crop reporting, deadlines

    Farmers accustomed to waiting until June or July to file their acreage usage report to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) should note the deadline has moved up to Nov. 15, less than two weeks away, according to information from the Henry/Oldham FSA office.

  • Wildcat Marching Band goes out on a high note
  • Ahead of the Game

    At each home varsity game, there’s a man roaming the Henry County High School sidelines who took some hits on the Wildcats’ field himself. He keeps careful tabs on the athletes and how they’re performing on the gridiron — but he’s not the coach.
    In fact, Andrew Stethen attends all of the high school’s home games for all varsity sports, plus travels with the football team when they’re away, in an effort to keep all the athletes as healthy as possible.