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Today's News

  • Thank our troops this holiday season

    As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the season, it is important to take time to remember the brave men and women in uniform who cannot be home with their loved ones during the holidays because they are serving our country abroad.

    This year, about 285,000 American troops will serve overseas during the holidays, including more than 6,400 from Kentucky.  Fortunately, there are many ways we can show our support and share the Christmas spirit with our nation’s service men and women.

  • 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.

  • A look at the upcoming EHS girls' basketball season

    The Eminence Lady Warriors have no seniors, two starters chose not to return to the basketball court this season and just nine players are listed on the roster. But head coach Carter Martin said his team is ahead of where it has been at this point in previous years.

    Returning for his fourth season since taking over the program from Corey Scriber for the 2006-07 season, Martin wants this year to mark a turning point for his squad. The Warriors were 1-24 three years ago, 3-23 two years ago and 3-22 last year for a combined 7-69 record during Martin’s tenure.

  • 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.

  • A look at the upcoming HCHS boys' basketball season

    When Derek Springate officially started his basketball tenure at Henry County High School on Tuesday night, the first-year head coach was just hoping his players were on the same page.

  • Adopting can be hard but worthwhile

    During my relatively short time in newspapers, I’ve been welcomed into countless homes.

    I’ve been welcomed into homes great and small, opulent and sparse. I’ve been welcomed into homes by those who are sick and dying, and by those who are healthy and living life to its fullest.

    And last week, I was welcomed into the home of Tony and Connie Hernandez. Theirs is a home full of love, life, joy and laughter.

    The family is, to put it simply, amazing.

  • Community Calendar for the week of December 2, 2009

    Wednesday, December 2

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Eastern Elementary will have their SBDM council meeting at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM council meeting will be held in the middle school conference room.

  • 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.