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  • Hands that Serve

    Every Friday, countless children leave school and head home not knowing whether or not they’ll have something to eat over the weekend.In 2007, Eminence Independent Schools began addressing that problem with the Backpack Buddies Program. Until last year, no similar program was available in Henry County Public Schools.
    Enter Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care.

  • Local artists will have their own stage at Field Party 3

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a four-part series previewing the Froggy Field Party, set for Sept. 10 at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When the Froggy Field Party 3 pulls into Eminence Saturday, Sept. 10, it will have more artists than ever before.  Traditionally a one stage show, this year a second stage has been added to give local talent the chance to share their original music.

  • Students start a chain reaction

    During her brief life, Rachel Scott was devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

    On April 20, 1999, Scott became the first victim of what was then the deadliest school shooting in America at Columbine High School in Colorado.

    After her death, Scott’s family picked up her goal of having a positive impact, and created Rachel’s Challenge.
    At Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools last week, students were presented with Scott’s story, and Rachel’s Challenge.

  • Ride for Christ to benefit missionaries

    Saturday they’ll descend upon Eminence, and the parking lot of Deli Plus. By two-wheeled — and some three-wheeled — vehicles they will come.
    But these aren’t your stereo-typical bikers. The Cruz’n for Christ Motorcycle Run and Bike Show is set for Saturday.
    Signups for the run begin at 10:30; riders must pay $10, while passengers pay $5.
    That money, Anthony Storey said, will go to Motorcycles for Missionaries, a charity that provides motorcycles for missionaries in foreign countries.

  • Eminence woman turns self in as stolen card swiper

    By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack
    Landmark News Service
    Police received numerous phone calls and tips identifying a woman allegedly using a stolen debit card in Oldham and Henry counties after her photo appeared on several media websites and newscasts.
    According to La Grange Police, the card was stolen in Louisville and was swiped several times in La Grange, including at Walmart, Burger King, Thornton’s and a car wash.
    A transaction on the card was also attempted in New Castle where the transaction was denied.

  • Plenty of No. 1 hits for Rhett Akins

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When singer songwriter Rhett Akins pulls into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Froggy Field Party 3 he’ll bring with him plenty of success.  As a songwriter he has written four songs that have made it to number one and in 1996 his song “Don’t Get Me Started” went all the way to the top of the charts.

  • Eminence questions 911 fee

    With the economy in a slump and everyone having a tough time making ends meet these days, Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens is questioning the amount his city is assessed to help pay for the county’s 911 dispatch service.

  • Getting the kinks out of 146

    State transportation engineers will present preliminary plans for improvements to Kentucky 146 in a meeting with stakeholders at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle.

    Stakeholders include property owners and businesses that will be affected by the project, as well as elected officials, emergency personnel and school district officials. A meeting for the general public on the project will be scheduled later in the fall, officials said.

  • Wee Warriors program will remain for 2011-12

    Special to the Local

    The Wee Warriors afterschool program in Eminence will proceed for the 2011-12 school year.

    “We believe it’s a valuable program,” Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Buddy Berry said Monday.
    Lack of funding and low enrollment has put the decade-old program in jeopardy, but Berry said the board opted last week to continue the program.

    At its peak, the program had about 50 children, Berry said. This year, only 25 children are enrolled.

  • National Guard picnic stresses preparedness for 2012 deployment

    The News-Democrat

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic Sunday.