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  • Beautification underway at Eminence cemetery

    As flowers start to color the canvas of greening grass and nature begins its spring rebirth, so does the beautification program at the Eminence Cemetery.

    The Eminence Cemetery Company secured resources through community member support and fundraising efforts to plant 13 trees on the cemetery grounds. Ted Bright Bates, chairman of the Eminence Cemetery Company, said this is just the beginning.

  • Take 5 with Hammer Smith

    Basic bio

    Earl Thomas ‘Hammer’ Smith

    BA Social Studies from EKU

    Graduate degree from WKU at Louisville.

    HCHS social studies teacher, 1961 to 1966

    Director of pupil personnel 1966 to 1989

    Served as New Castle Fire Chief

    Volunteer resident researcher at the Henry County History Center. 

     

    Did you ever discipline students while a teacher?

  • Area residents relay Boston marathon experience

    By Drew Nichter

    Landmark News Service

    The Oldham Era has heard from friends and family members of several local runners who competed in today’s Boston Marathon.

    Kathy Riley, of Crestwood, is in Boston with friends Ashli Collins and Andrea Faulk who ran the race.

    Riley said the two runners crossed the finish line just moments before the blasts rocked the area. Fortunately, both are safe and unharmed.

  • State Police warn of new phone scam

    Landmark News Service

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.

    But in Trimble County and the surrounding area, the elderly still seem to be prime targets, and Sheriff Tim Coons is hoping to get the word out to prevent local residents from falling victim to scammers.

    The most recent scam involves a young male calling the home of an elderly person or couple and claiming to be a grandson.

  • Martin indicted for a 3rd time

    A Turners Station man facing charges related to having sex with a minor will face additional charges.

    Joseph David Martin, 39, of Turners Station was indicted in March for complicity to tampering with a witness and complicity to tampering with physical evidence, both Class D felonies.

  • AC fire closes EIS for a day

    Eminence Independent School students had an early day as officials shut down the school on Monday morning due to a non-injury fire in the gymnasium lobby.

    Emergency 911 Dispatch received a call at 9:42 a.m. that the school had a fire in the gymnasium lobby. Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas said damage was minimized.

  • Project would expand sewer capacity

    It took several years of planning, saving and jumping through grant hoops, but a project to increase Eminence’s sewer capacity by 250,000 gallons per day is holding water.

    The project would increase capacity at Eminence’s treatment plant from 500,000 gallons to 750,000 gallons per day capacity, and may finally be coming down the pipeline.

  • The Resettling of America

    The Berry Center’s conference laid the framework for a pragmatic homecoming and resettling of rural America with heavyweights in backgrounds from academics, activism, agriculture and theology.

    The center’s conference — “From Unsettling to Resettling: What Will it Take to Resettle America” — Friday at Louisville’s Brown Hotel emphasized the global need for solutions to industrial scale farming, responsible land stewardship and how destructive agricultural practices impact food production, resources and communities on a global scale.

  • Berry wants to move past the Unsettling of America

    Henry County native writer, philosopher, farmer and activist Wendell Berry wants to move past his book.

    Berry’s book, “The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” celebrates its 36-year anniversary this year.

    In the book, Berry delivers discourse on the hijacking of farming from a family culture into the insatiable appetite of large scale farming production. Berry renders the beginnings of conquest in the ‘New World’ with historical threads of alienation from the land in a seam calling for sensible land stewardship.

  • EIS earns Magna Award for FIRE model

    The American School Board Journal awarded Eminence Independent Schools with a first place national award for its School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) program.

    Eminence Independent Schools received a first place award in the 19th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s American School Board Journal. The Magna Awards program, supported by Sodexo, selected 15 first place and 15 honorable mention winners based on enrollment size.