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  • Bethlehem Post Office reprieved

    Those hoping the Bethlehem Post Office can stay open and continue to dispense its own special brand of Christmas cheer have reason to rejoice, according to U.S. Postal Service officials.
    It appeared that the Bethlehem location — called the most famous post office in Henry County for its name and its postmark with the manger scene — would lose its lease at the end of April.

  • NC city kills fee hike idea

    There were no angry outbursts. No citizens offered complaints. Not even any discussion was had among commissioners.
    When New Castle City Mayor Denny Benham invited commissioners to discuss last month’s proposed amendment to the city’s business license ordinance that would increase fees for certain businesses, there was a prolonged silence.
    At its April meeting, the commission proposed increasing the city’s business license fee to $50 annually, an increase of $15 for most businesses.

  • Missing Uncle Ed

    Dominick Ford, 18, of New Castle can’t help thinking about his Uncle Ed, who helped make Henry County High’s Tractor Day his favorite time of the school year.
    Uncle Ed, full name Ralph Ferguson, who recently passed away, would give Ford a ride during the popular event that encourages students to drive a tractor to school during FFA Week.
    “I like to ride the tractor with my uncle,” Ford said. “I miss him.”

  • Preventing alcohol abuse by teens
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  • Eminence students earn STLP and robotics competition awards

    Eminence Independent School district may be small but it had a big showing at the State Student Technology Leadership Program Conference held at Rupp Arena on March 26, according to an EIS news release. Students from the district received seven awards with more than 6,000 students from all across the state competing.
    Tatiana Perez Harris won an award for serving on the State STLP Social Media Team.
    Megan Riley received an award for her live reporting from the stage at Rupp Arena.  

  • Interstate 71 work ongoing

    A median cable barrier project that will increase safety along  Interstate 71 began Monday, May 4.  
    In all, 24.5 miles of median cable barrier will be added along sections in Boone, Carroll, Henry and Oldham counties.
     “The median cable barriers are designed to help reduce the chances of crossover collisions,” said Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington.
    George B. Stone Company, LLC of Sharpsburg, Kentucky was awarded the contract on a low-bid of $3.1 million.

  • Donning their best Derby hats

    Eminence celebrated the Kentucky Derby with hundreds of hats parading down the streets. Many were handmade or enhanced for the occasion of the April 30 Hat Parade

  • JOYS Learning Center to close June 5

    With the knowledge that everything has a season, Joy Royalty recently made the difficult decision to close JOYS Learning Center in Eminence.
    The needs of her family and the demands made on her while running child development programs at Shelby County Public Schools led to the  decision, she said. The learning center will close June 5, after the end of both Eminence and Henry County school years.

  • EIS breaks ground on long awaited school expansion

    The architect’s drawings showing what the new Edhub will look like resulted in “oohs” and “aahs” from the students assembled in the gym Friday for a special presentation.
    It was the third birthday of School on Fire, and Superintendent Buddy Berry used the occasion to tell students about the largest expansion Eminence Independent Schools had undertaken in 75 years.
    “It’s going to be awesome,” Berry said. “And we want all of you to be a part of it.”