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  • Colors... by Picasso

    Robin McHone and her Eminence middle and high school art club students will host their fourth art club auction show on May 2 with original art pieces.

    The pieces range in mediums from weaving, pottery to furniture and two-dimensional art. Students love doing the pieces their own way.

    “I’m painting a Pablo Picasso chair. I call it Colors by Picasso,” said sophomore Bailey Jo Record.

  • Beshear presents sewer $

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and local officials celebrated the much-anticipated Community Development Block Grant for Eminence’s wastewater treatment expansion project last week.

  • Eric Davis named principal at NCES

    Eric Davis never wanted to work in a large school district.

    Davis said he and his wife Kimberlee made the decision for him to pursue the principal’s vacancy at New Castle Elementary as principal and he can’t wait to get started.

  • Jury selection begins in Martin case

    Jury selection began Tuesday in the case of a Turners Station man facing multiple charges related to unlawful sex with a minor.

    Joseph David Martin, 39, of Turners Station is on trial for 14 counts of 1st degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act, victim under 16; use of a minor under age 16 in a sexual performance; and 14 counts of incest, forcible compulsion, victim incapable of consent or under the age of 18.

  • 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.