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  • 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.

  • Smithfield resident is paying it forward

    General Manager

    The premise of the movie Pay it Forward was simple — don’t pay a favor back, pay it forward. Take the kind thing done to you, and forward it to someone else.

    That, according to Eminence Family Resource and Youth Services Center director Debbie Hartford, is her theme for this year’s Christmas donation program. The Roberts family of Smithfield is one example of taking kindness and paying it forward.

  • Making Waves says pool work is in progress

    Staff writer and photographer

    Since its incarnation three months ago, the committee devoted to reopening the Eminence Community Pool appears to be living up to its name.

    ‘Making Waves’ met Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Henry County Public Library to update community members on their progress and elect temporary officers.

  • NC puts 2nd read on hold

    A utility expansion ordinance for the City of New Castle was placed on hold Monday night by the city commission. The commission did so at the suggestion of City Attorney Joe Yates. Yates recommended the city give approximately 12 property owners a chance to enter into an agreement with the city in which the owners would sign statements that they would not oppose any possible future annexation. In return, those property owners would be able to tap onto the city's current water and sewer lines for $750, instead of the $1,500 proposed in the ordinance.

  • Eminence FRYSC asking for help sponsoring Christmas for Kids

    Every Christmas, children all over the world look forward to that morning when they can rip through brightly decorated packages left under Christmas trees. And every Christmas, some families find themselves in a situation where they cannot provide gifts for their children. Various organizations exist to help them, including the Eminence Family Resource and Youth Services Center. Each year, the center seeks donations and sponsorship for children identified by staff as financially disadvantaged.