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  • Frommeyer says Eminence is making great strides

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Middle and High School principal Steve Frommeyer last week told the Eminence Board of Education both of his schools have improved.

    He said that both schools have made great strides academically, in delivering his annual report to the board. “We are becoming viewed as an academic school system by the outside world,” Frommeyer said.

  • Showcasing: Family traditions

    General Manager

    For Donna Williams, making brooms isn’t a hobby or a craft, it’s a way of carrying on a family tradition.

    A sixth-generation broom maker, Williams has taken the family craft to new heights, while maintaining a generations old focus on quality.

    Williams’ participation in the craft began 20 years ago.

  • Showcasing: local farms

    General Manager

    As visitors wander through the Harvest Showcase this weekend, they’ll no doubt venture through the Farmers Market area, where a bounty of fresh produce will make the senses tingle.

    For one vendor, the venture into selling at a Farmers Market began quite simply — she wanted to make a little extra money and connect with and help people.

    Barbara Gregory has grown her own produce for much of her life, building upon knowledge she’s picked up from aunts and uncles, books and workshops.

  • Back to School: 2008-2009 school year calendars

    Eminence Independent Schools

    First day: August 1

    July 28-30 - Professional Development Day

    July 31 - Professional Opening (Staff Only)

    August 1 - First Day of School for Students

    August 20 - Early Release for Students

    September 1 - Labor Day Holiday, School Closed

    October 6-16- Fall Break

    Nov. 4 - Election Day, no school

    Nov. 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break

    Dec. 22-Jan. 2 - Winter Break

    Jan.. 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, School Closed

  • Back to School - 2008-2009 HCHS schedule check and new student registration

    Henry County High School students may pick up schedules through Thursday, July 24. Students will need to go to Henry County Middle School to pick up the schedule. Students will need to pay school fees of $55 before picking up schedules. If a student receives free or reduced lunch, this fee does not have to be paid. The times for schedule pick ups at the middle school are:

    Wednesday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Thursday, July 24, noon to 7 p.m.

  • Showcasing: Local crafts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Sweet Home Spun is a 150-acre family owned and operated sheep farm, wool, knitting and retail enterprise on U.S. 421 just 1.2 miles south of Pleasureville. It is the life’s work of JoAnn Adams, her husband Sam and son, Samuel.

  • Harvest Showcase is set for July 26

    News Intern

    Known as the largest all-local all-agricultural festival in the state of Kentucky, the Henry County Harvest Showcase is quickly approaching.

    The event will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds Saturday, July 26.

  • H.C. Board of Education visits construction site

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Board of Education Chairman Harold Bratton had more than a few questions for the architect and construction manager of the Henry County High School renovation project.

    Bratton questioned Architect Kelly Crocker and construction site manager Darrell Hayden on a list of change orders up for board approval.

  • Smith family looking toward the future

    General Manager

    Under normal circumstances, 8-year-old Tyana Smith is like most children her age.

    She loves Hannah Montana, cheese pizza, McDonalds and the colors pink and purple. A second grader at New Castle Elementary School, Tyana’s favorite school subject is spelling.

    On a recent family pool outing, Tyana had fun splashing around her two brothers and two half-brothers.

    According to her mother Peggy Smith, Tyana normally is quite active, and it’s not uncommon for the second grader to run around doing flips and cartwheels.

  • Relay follow up will be at fairgrounds this weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    The 2008 American Cancer Society Relay for Life, cut short on June 27 due to threatening weather, will regroup on Saturday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

    The abbreviated event raised approximately $80,000 according to Team Recruitment Chair, Diana Berry. The original goal was $120,000.

    The centerpiece of the rescheduled event will be the ceremonial lighting of handheld luminaria candles and reading of names of those who have passed on.