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  • Contractor sues Eminence over pool bid

    General Manager

    The saga of the Eminence swimming pool continues as the City of Eminence finds itself the defendant in a breach of contract civil suit.

    The suit, filed by Stewart, Roeland, Stoess, Craigmyle and Emery PLLC, of Crestwood, and on behalf of Roger Bowman, alleges the city committed a breach of contract after “failure to abide by a contract bid which was accepted” by the city.

    Bowman owns Our Backyard Leisure Specialties, of Smithville, Tennessee, the company that in March was awarded the bid to repair the Eminence swimming pool.

  • Weather making for a better 2008 ag season

    News Intern

    Crops, in general, seem to be in good order for the 2008 season, according to Steve Moore, county agriculture extension agent. However, a rainy May left its impact on crops.

    “Compared to 2007, people are breathing a sigh of relief,” Moore said. “Hay quality issues will probably become a little bit more prevalent as we enter the feeding season though.”

  • I-71 accident victims were from Nashville

    General Manager

    Four Nashville, Tenn., families are in mourning this week after learning their loved ones were the victims in a fiery crash on Interstate 71 on July 27.

    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard said last week that Jackson Scott Harris, 19, Caitlin R. Currey, 18, Caitlin Christine Lee, 20, and Ryan Keith Williams, 19, all of Nashville, were killed in the accident that resulted in I-71’s closure.

  • Back to School - HCMS Jump Start and schedule pick up

    The Henry County Middle School will hold their “Jump Start” program for all incoming sixth grade students on Thursday, July 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This orientation program includes a walk-through of their class schedule, a supply list, practice opening locker, lunch and much more. Each sixth grade child is strongly encouraged to attend and parents are welcome. Please bring with you your child’s updated immunization certificate and 6th grade physical exam form and turn them into the office.

  • Woods named Henry County Middle School principal

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry County Middle School students walk through the school doors to start the 2008-2009 school year, they’ll see a new, yet familiar face.

    Zach Woods, who has been second-in-command as the assistant principal of Henry County High School for the last six years, recently was named principal at Henry County Middle School.

  • News Briefs for July 23, 2008

    Benefit Poker Run for Tyana Smith

    A benefit poker run for Tyana Smith will be held on Saturday, August 2. Registration will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Hometown Pizza in Eminence at $10 a hand. Ride will begin at 1 p.m. and leave from Hometown parking lot. The first 20 to register will receive a free t-shirt. $10 shirts, 50/50 drawings, Best/Worst Hand and a meal after the ride. Call Renee Shaw at (502) 706-0106, Terry Hefley at (502) 845-4704 or Mitchell Dunavan at (502) 321-8541 to register early or if you have any questions.

  • Pain in the wallet

    Staff writer/photographer

    When the price of something as essential as fuel to get to a job or operate a farm becomes prohibitive, what do people do?

    Terry Reynolds, Eminence, recently put gas in his car at BP in Eminence. He said being currently unemployed, he needs to look for work, but without a paycheck he can’t fill his tank.

    “I’ve only put 60 miles on my car in the last two weeks,” Reynolds said. “Normally I’d be out looking every day. As far as I’m going today is Smithfield.”

  • Back to school supply lists

    Eminence Supply Lists

    Kindergarten

    • Four dry erase markers (Expo brand)

    • One package of Crayola Washable Markers

    • One pair of Fiskars scissors

    • One package of #2 pencils

    • Two rolls of scotch tape

    • One 8-ounce bottle of glue

    • Two boxes of 8-count Crayola crayons

    • Two boxes of 16-count Crayola crayons

  • Guten tag!

    News Intern

    On the first day of school in less than a month, at least one Henry County High School senior will have a fascinating response to the clich question, “What did you do this summer?”

    Josh Barnett, age 17 and resident of New Castle, is the son of Angie Imel and stepson of Bryan Imel. This summer, he participated in a foreign exchange program through E.On, his stepfather’s place of employment.

    The program, “Making Friends,” paired Barnett with a 17-year-old boy from Kassel, Germany.

  • Garbage lawsuit to be appealed

    General Manager

    The Concerned Citizens for Henry County Government LLC lawsuit against the county is far from over, according to the group.

    The case, which focuses on the county’s mandatory garbage collection ordinance and corresponding franchise fee, began in 2005.

    On July 9, CCHCG attorney William Sturm issued a press release stating the group filed an appeal with the Kentucky Court of Appeals to review the March 16 decision by Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad, who ruled in favor of the county.