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Today's News

  • Local Buzz for the week of Nov. 23

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Christmas Activities

    Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Henry County Middle School. Come join Santa with a pancake breakfast, magic show, picture with Santa and door prizes! $4 per person.

  • Bethlehem Post Office gearing up for special postmark

    Submitted by Susan Leopold
    Postmaster, Bethlehem Post Office

    “Are they going to let you stay open?”

    That question has been asked repeatedly in the last months, weeks and days from people concerned about the Bethlehem Post Office. The frequency with which it is asked is increasing with the approaching holidays.
    I understand the concern.

  • Eastern Elementary School students of the month

    Submitted
    Pictured above are the Eastern Elementary School October Students of the Month. Front row left to right: Karli Woods, Ella Joiner, Makynna Blair, Jaclyn Arnold and Tonya Puckett. Back row left to right: Derek Benham, Brayden McGehee, Brooklyn Wood, David Floyd, Jarayd Woods and Rhyauna Spears. Not pictured is Ethan Hunt.

  • Eastern Elementary hosts a Turkey Trot

    Submitted
    More than 100 people attended the Eastern Elementary School Turkey Trot 5K and everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather. Principal Sharon Bright kept her promise to kiss a pig if 100 people attended. Third grade teacher Britttany Marshall fulfilled her part and brought in a pig, straight from the barn. Above, left, Diana O’Toole (right) congratulates Eric Phillips, winner of the adult division. Above right, Bright poses with participants who came dressed as turkeys for the event.

  • YoCo Alum presents program

    Submitted by Melissa Blankenship
    UK freshman and Youth Coalition alum Candace Wells was a guest speaker to the current membership of Youth Coalition at their November meeting. Wells encouraged the group by telling them that they were making a difference, even if at times it didn’t seem like they were, because someone would always be watching them and following their example. Wells graduated from Eminence High School last year as its valedictorian and has achieved a 4.0 GPA in her first semester at college.

  • Monty’s offers scholarship for FFA students

    Submitted
    Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries, is now accepting applications for four, $1,000 college scholarships.  The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
    To be eligible students must also meet criteria including:
    • Be a resident of Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia.

  • Society of Washington offering internships

    Submitted
    The Kentucky State Society of Washington announced Jan. 15 as the deadline for applications for the 2012 Henry Clay Internship program. Applications are available at www.kenyuckysociety.org/internship.htm.

  • Public Records for the week of Nov. 23, 2011

    Zoning permits

    James L. Kephart, 278 Woods Pike, Pleasureville, 10/3, pole barn, fee $384, value $35,000.

    Earl T. Hammer Smith, 46 Center Street, New Castle, 10/4, deck, fee $23, value $2,000.

    Paul Yost, 108 Cane Run Road, Turners Station, 10/6, storage shed, fee $20, value $600.

    John and Robyn Crawford, 3101 Hillsboro Road, Campbellsburg, 10/7, type I manufactured home, fee $278; value $199,000.

    Keith Satterfield, 1020 Pollit Circle, New Castle, 10/10, pole barn, fee $47, value $2,200.

  • Couponing 101: Keys to winning the game

    By Darby Dugan

  • A brief introduction to Planning and Zoning

    Greetings from the Henry County Planning and Zoning Office. I am Jody Rucker, Planning and Zoning Coordinator and Solid Waste Manager for Henry County I have been on the job about 9 months now. I will be writing a article about every 6 weeks in an effort to answer some questions regarding planning and zoning, solid waste ordinances, and other areas that our office is involved with. This article will be set up like a question and answer session. Our office and the Henry County Local will be reviewing questions/suggestions for future articles.