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Today's News

  • Sulphur Post Office on possible closure list

    A severe drop in first-class mail vol- ume over the past few years is one of the driving forces behind the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to close retail post office locations nationwide.

  • Graduation rates a mixed bag in Henry County

    According to a new federal formula for determining graduation rates, Henry County’s two school districts are on both sides of the state average.

  • New Castle Elementary ‘looks like a new building’

    When New Castle Elementary School students head back to school today, they’ll walk into a building that’s practically new.

    “What kids are going to see when they come back is new tile flooring throughout the hallways and cafeteria, new paint on all the classroom walls, new ceilings and lighting throughout the entire building,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. “It’s much brighter... but that does not complete the project.”

  • COLUMN: Adult Education has been critical for Kentucky

    It has been a little more than a decade ago since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult education programs, a high point in the legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.
    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens who are helped academically each year.

  • You’re probably from Henry County if...

    Do you remember the days when cruising was a weekly event?
    Or the days of the Eminence v. Henry County football games?
    Or how about B&D Video or Lola’s Restaurant in Eminence?
    Or, better yet, do you remember the days of Big Henry?
    If so, you’re probably from Henry County.
    It’s the latest Facebook rage — community pages where folks share their favorite memories from the communities they grew up in. The memories are touching, funny, sad and some a smidge risque.

  • Public Record for the week of August 3, 2011

    Marriages

    Michele Lee Oller, 40, Eminence, to Chad Elliott Straughn, 30, Eminence.

    Divorces

    Phillip Gene Crawford, 55, Turners Station, and Crystel Renea Ferguson, 43, Campbellsburg.

    Michael Ray Gorbrant, 63, La Grange, and Saundra Kaye Hume, 65, Louisville.

    Gary Allen Davis, 32, Pleasureville, and Candie Christine Murphy, 33, Pleasureville.

    Christopher Lee Stangle, 28, Lockport, and Kelly Nichole Sharp 24, Lockport.

    Daniel Thomas Taylor, 29, Smithfield, and Shana Marie Taylor, 29, Pleasureville.

  • 4-H country ham project: teaching kids hands on where food comes from

    Kentucky’s 4-H country ham project teaches kids where food comes from and reinforces Kentucky’s rich heritage of dry-cured hams, similar to age-old practices used to make Italy’s prosciutto, Spain’s jamón ibérico and Germany’s Black Forest.

  • How dry was July?

  • Give infants and toddlers a good start

    Recent findings indicate that even infants and toddlers are now at risk for becoming obese. Current national figures for infants and toddlers show that one in 10 is overweight, and more than 20 percent of children between the ages 2 and 5 are already overweight or obese.

    Early obesity can lead to adult overweight or obesity and the chronic diseases that stem from weight management issues. Reversing this alarming trend is critical for parents or care-givers to ensure health for children as they grow up. Recommendations include the following:

  • Aug. 1951: Shooting suspect ‘It was either him or me’

    1951

    Woman held for slaying

    An all-day drinking party in a Shelby County farmhouse ended with the shotgun slaying Tuesday night of Robert “Red” Lewis, 35.

    In a signed statement made before three State policemen, Mrs. Maggie Smith, 29, Louisville, said she shot Lewis, a tenant farmer with whom she had been living for two months “as man and wife.”

    County Attorney William H. Hayes quoted her as saying, “It was either him or me.”