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  • Safety tips from Emergency Management

    by Bruce Owens

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent, deadly killer claiming about 1,000 lives each year in the United States.

    Such common items as automotive exhaust, home heating systems and obstructed chimneys can produce the colorless, odorless gas.

    The gas can also be produced by poorly vented generators, kerosene heaters, gas gills and other items used for cooking and heating when used improperly during the winter months.

    Never run generators indoors.

  • County board of ed to talk budget cuts

    Staff writer/photographer

    In a now official recession, few agencies will be immune to budget cuts.

    That includes Henry County Public Schools, whose board of education met Tuesday night to discuss budget cuts in a special called meeting.

    HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said Kentucky Commissioner of Education John Draud asked superintendents through-

    out the state to determine how a four percent reduction in state funding would affect their districts.

    “It’s very frightening,” Abrams said.

  • Local judges attend Circuit Judges College

    Submitted

    Circuit Judges Karen Conrad and Tim Feeley, who serve Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, participated in the 2008 Circuit Judges College held Oct. 26-30 in Covington. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Auditor: ‘Nothing to examine further’

    General Manager

    Two months to the day after it sent a letter to the City of Eminence to investigate the city’s pool repair fund, the Kentucky State Auditor of Public Accounts has closed its investigation.

    The initial letter, sent Sept. 19, asked the city to provide an accounting of the fund after the auditor’s office received a letter which alleged that the city refused to return donations after voting not to proceed with the project.

  • Theater group features county residents

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Toymaker is an original Christmas play written by a rag doll. Well, at least 28-year old playwright Ashley Raymer-Brown plays a rag doll in the production she penned for the Third Act Theatre Troupe.

     “It’s a modern-day parable of one person’s relationship with God,” she said.

  • EHS seniors share reading assignment with mentors

    Staff writer/photographer

    Monster. Crank. A Purpose Driven Life. The Lovely Bones. Nickel and Dimed. My Sister’s Keeper. The DaVinci Code. Flags of Our Fathers.

    All are titles of the books chosen by Eminence High School’s 38 seniors for a reading project coordinated by school librarian, Penny Bland and senior English teacher, Cara Puckett.

  • STEPtember promotes healthy lifestyle choices

    Staff writer/photographer

    Melissa Jeffries walked the entire length of the Alaskan Iditarod Trail — virtually, that is.

    The equivalent of 90 miles Jeffries, the Henry County Public Schools nurse, said the walk took her about a month to complete.

    Jeffries walked the Iditarod by logging onto the YMCA’s America on the Move Foundation’s STEPtember contest. “You pick a walking trail, and record your steps or activity for one month,” she said.

  • Bethlehem nativity set to mark 50th anniversary

    Staff writer/photographer

    Oh come all ye faithful, the Bethlehem Nativity has reached a big number.

    Nativity coordinator Kevin Croxton said this year’s 50th anniversary presentation marks a milestone.

    “We’re trying to get the word out,” he said. “It’s kind of neat that it’s been going on this long.”

  • Eminence Independent Schools utilizing multiple grants

    by Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    At its November meeting, Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Donald Aldridge told the members of the board of education he had been alerted in a Superintendent’s Advisory to possible budgetary shortfalls due to a dip in state revenue.

    “There are some dollars we probably won’t receive next year,” he said.

  • A dream come true

    Troy Cook will fulfill a lifelong dream while visiting his hometown of Eminence over the Thanksgiving holidays. Cook will take the stage at the Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Whitney Hall singing in the opera, “Werther.”

    “I’ve always wanted to be on the Kentucky Center for the Arts stage,” he said. “I guess you have to go away to New York and come back.”

    Cook has been relaxing at the Eminence home of his mother, Martha Cook for the past couple of weeks.