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Today's News

  • 'THANK GOODNESS FOR YIPPIE LITTLE DOGS'

    Edward and Jamie Whitaker credit their dogs with waking the family when fire broke out in the garage of their Hickory Lane home at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

    “Thank goodness for yippie little dogs,” Ed Whitaker said, as he assessed the still smoldering remains of the home Tuesday morning.

  • New Castle's local
-option vote is on

    Voters in New Castle will answer two alcohol questions in a special election on Dec. 13.
    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad ruled last week that a local-option vote to allow alcohol sales within the city could proceed. She also ruled that the local-option election in New Castle could be held on the same day as the countywide option vote.

  • Hussey CEO says no worries for employees

    Hussey Copper employees at the company’s two plants in Eminence, should have no worries regarding the recent bankruptcy sale, according to the company’s President and CEO, Roy D. Allen.
    Allen, who has operated the company since 1984, said the company was forced to file  for bankruptcy Sept. 27, blaming losses on consultants the company had hired to help refinance its operations.

  • Cravens, Fiscal Court discuss memos

    In an attempt to keep magistrates informed, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent stepped on a few toes.
    During the Nov. 15 Fiscal Court meeting, Sheriff Danny Cravens, while discussing the department’s budget, brought up a memo sent to the magistrates earlier this year stating that the sheriff’s department was behind on payroll.
    “Yes, we got behind on payroll,” Cravens said, “but that happens.”

  • A Case for determination

    Setting goals is easy. Achieving them? That takes a lot of hard work and determination. Just ask Adam Case.

    The Eminence High School senior was a sophomore when he approached cross-country coach Scott McClamroch and said he wanted to be a runner.

    At the time, Case was a bit overweight and out of shape. He hadn’t played a sport since he was in youth league soccer.

  • P’ville man hoping for dog’s return

    Since Nov. 1, Pleasureville resident Victor Fallis has been hoping that whoever has his dog will return her, alive and well.
    Fallis said Monday that he had built a pen for his 2-year-old German shepherd, Cierra, in the back yard of his home, but that the dog was too smart. Cierra figured a way out. By the time he returned home that day from work, she was gone.

  • 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.