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  • Santa Letters - Megan Sue Clifford

    Dear Santa,

    How are all the elves doing? It must be hard on them since it's this time of year. Can you take a little breck and read my letter?

  • CEO students helping to weatherize homes

    General Manager

    During the coldest months, Eminence resident Ruth Staples sometimes resorts to sporting her bathrobe to stay warm. When it's really cold, she said, the bathroom of her small Eminence home is the warmest spot in the house.

    As thumps emanated from underneath her house, Ruth Staples, of Eminence, said she couldn't be more blessed. Students from the Center for Educational Options were weatherizing her home, and just in time for the hard winter months. Students working the home's crawlspace were securing fallen insulation back into place.

  • Buddy's Barbershop

    General Manager

    Marion Earl "Buddy" Mobley sat quietly in the easy chair of his shop, flipping through pages of a newspaper.

    A customer, who had left minutes before walked through the door again, this time to pay Mobley for his haircut.

    "I've been in the barbering business 55 years and never been beat out of a haircut yet, Mobley said.

    Later, a young man walked in, and asked Mobley if he knew how to do a fade.

    "Yeah, I know how to do that, he responds.

  • Decking the walls

    General Manager

    The library of New Castle Elementary School was mostly quiet, except for the sound of a brush dab-dab-dabbing at the walls. It was the sound of growth.

    In just a few hours, a large tree grew from floor to ceiling, with branches spread out over the tops of some of the library’s bookshelves.

    Among those branches was a treehouse some of the school’s older students recognized as the Magic Treehouse. Its creator, Pam Morrison, painted the tree in a little less than a day.

  • Ag economy boomed in 2007 say ag economists

    Landmark News Service

    Record high grain prices, record cash receipts, record net farm income and new opportunities to market farm products here and abroad spelled a booming agriculture economy for 2007, University of Kentucky ag economists told farmers and the press gathered at the annual Farm Bureau meeting in Louisville last week.

  • Carefully checking your furnace can prevent fire hazards

    Submitted by Bruce Owens, Henry County Emergency Management The heating system in a home is the prime cause of fires in residences and is the second most common cause of deaths because of fires, according to nationwide research.

  • Eminence approves liquor by the drink

    Staff writer and photographer

    After a second reading, the Eminence City Council, in a five-to-one decision, voted Tuesday evening to amend the city’s alcohol ordinance to include liquor by the drink sales.

    Restaurants within the city limits that have a seating capacity of 100 or more, or any hotels, motels or inns with at least 50 beds, will be able to serve liquor by the drink to their customers with the amendment.

  • Renaissance Festival to host "Dinner with Charles Dickens"

    Staff writer and photographer

    At this time of year, with Thanksgiving not far in the past and the holiday season now in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for a nice meal with family and friends. A Dinner with Charles Dickens, on the other hand, may seem a bit more out of the ordinary; unless you live in Henry County.

    The Highland Renaissance Festival in Eminence will hold its first annual “Dinner With Mr. Dickens” on Saturday Dec. 15 and Sun., Dec. 16, from 4-9pm.

  • Proposed sheriff's budget includes warrant software purchase

    General Manager

    In the proposed Henry County Sheriff’s budget submitted to the Henry County Fiscal Court in November, Sheriff Danny Cravens estimated 2008 will see excess fees of $3,425, an almost $2,500 increase over the budget for 2007. Following a fiscal court committee’s review of the budget, the excess fees increased after $8,000 was removed from the proposed disbersements.

  • EHS makes national magazine's list of America's best high schools

    General Manager

    In its latest report of America’s Best High Schools, U.S. News and World Report honored just 28 Kentucky schools, including Eminence High School.

    In the report, 1,800 schools, of the nearly 19,000 in 40 states considered for the report, are ranked in three tiers — gold, silver and bronze — based on certain criteria. No Kentucky school received a gold medal, and just six received silver.