Local News

  • No gamble in EHS junior’s future

    This is not the first nor the last time that the Eminence community expects to hear from EHS junior Nikki Gamble.

    Technology director Kim Dawson said Gamble was selected to join 15 other tech-savvy teens as an engineer at the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education Conference later this month.
    Working alongside state engineers, teams of two will set up computer networks for more than 200 vendors as well as break-away events.

  • Remembering the days of the Merriweather and King Street Schools

    Ron Wright is a school booster of a different time.

    Born and raised on Stone Street in Eminence in the 1950s, Wright’s goal is to revive the spirit of Eminence’s all-black schools. “I started school the year they built the King Street School,” he said.

    That is why Wright and a group of like-minded Henry County residents past and present formed the Merriweather and King Street School Fund.

  • 2011 tax season brings many changes

    Submitted by Tony and Alicia Chisholm
    Castle Court Tax

    As usual, tax season 2011 will bring many changes to the filing of your taxes.  Included are changes in the banking industry that will impact Refund Anticipation Loans, changes to tax law that will delay some types of filing, and requirements for any person paid to prepare income taxes to be registered with the IRS.

  • Shelbyville Author to hold local book signings

    By Sally Sanderson Fay
    Landmark News Service

    He may be a former Army sergeant and commercial truck driver who enjoys reading history and epic fantasy, but when David Frankel decided to write a book, he penned a romance novel.

  • Benefit Dance to be held February 26

  • Smile Kentucky! provides treatment for local students

    More than 120 children will receive free, comprehensive dental treatment today, thanks to Smile Kentucky!, a community partnership that addresses what the U.S. Surgeon General calls “the most common unmet health need in the nation.” The University of Louisville School of Dentistry and six dental offices will host children from Bullitt, Trimble, Henry and Meade Counties.

  • SCHOOLbriefs

    Goodlet named to Deans List
    Thomas A. Goodlet Jr., son of Thomas and Tina Goodlet of Eminence, has recently been named to the Dean’s List at Northern Kentucky University for the fall semester with a GPA of 3.75. Goodlett is a 2009 graduate of Henry County High School and is currently a sophomore at the university.

  • Dana Toy is sub of the semester

  • ‘The most segregated day of the week’

    The same tableau played out in sanctuaries across America in the 1950s no matter the ethnicity of parishioners, but there were differences.

    Whites worshipped with whites and blacks with blacks.

    “Even today the most segregated day of the week is Sunday,” Joyce Winburn said.

    All the young girls in church congregations all over the U.S. sat primly with ankles crossed. They wore carefully pressed dresses and dainty white gloves.

  • EIS board approves Phase 1

    At a special meeting of the Eminence Independent Schools board, steps were finalized to implement Phase 1 of the district’s master building plan.
    EIS will spend around $274,000 this year.

    The gymnasium will get a total update with new floor and paint.

    In school hallways and corridors, carpet installed 18 months ago will be ripped out and replaced with sheet flooring in the elementary school and tile in the middle and high school. “The carpet just didn’t work,” Superintendent Buddy Berry said.