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  • 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.

  • Close to Home: Dinner and music with friends

    General Manager

    If you’re looking for a quick evening get away that’s not too far from home, the Smith-Berry Winery dinner and concert series may be what you’re looking for.

    Smith-Berry Winery, on Kentucky 202 just outside of New Castle, continues its annual series throughout the summer. On August 23, the winery will celebrate the event’s sixth anniversary.

    Every other Saturday during the summer, through October 4, the winery hosts the event which features a wide range of music from bluegrass to Beatles music.

  • Henry County Harvest Showcase schedule

    Saturday July 26 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Henry County Fairgrounds

    7 a.m. — Live Broadcast with Reed Yadon, WHAS Meteorologist

    7:30 a.m. — Chamber of Commerce Breakfast (“old ham” and fresh eggs)

    10 a.m. — Petting Barn, Kids’ Games & Hay Rides (all day) (games include: soybean box, thimble in a haystack, corn hole & more)

    10 a.m. — Antique Tractor Show & Games (all day)

    10 a.m. — Equine Events & Demonstrations

  • 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.