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  • IN MEMORY

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    In an attempt to reconnect with their roots, Eminence Cemetery is hosting its annual Memorial Day Celebration Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Ted Bates, Chairman of the board for the cemetery, said that he believes this event will help not only the cemetery, but also the community in Eminence.

  • Voters head to Primary Election, May 20

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    As the Primary Election looms, registered voters in Henry County will be making several key decisions regarding state and county representation.

  • City passes balanced budget

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Eminence City Council conducted its first reading of the new budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. According to Mayor Drane Stephens, the budget, if passed next month after the second reading, would keep the town fiscally afloat for the next year.

    “Our focus was, of course, to have a balanced budget, but with minimal increase,” Stephens said. “And to use our existing funds and not to borrow any money for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion Program. We were able to accomplish that.”

  • City increases fees for services to cover costs

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    Residents in the city of New Castle will see slight increases in their costs for services after the beginning of the next fiscal year in July.

  • First annual Hope Jam concert features headliners

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Relay for Life Team at Eminence Speaker has been working since late last year to raise enough money for a major fundraiser. It seems that their dream will now be a reality. The first Annual Hope Jam Concert will take place this year at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair. According to Lisa Willhite, an Eminence Speaker employee and team leader, the idea came about because of the team’s business.

  • HC Medical Center awarded
  • Getting green with Eminence Christian Church

    Eminence Christian Church’s Green Ministry is doing its part to increase awareness of environmental issues in Henry County. The program, now in its ninth year according to co-chairman Bill Brammell, came from a desire to follow what the church felt was its calling to ministry.

  • Fiscal passes frugal budget

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    The difference between last year’s Fiscal Court budget and this year’s is a little over $311,000, but most line items are similar if not exactly the same as last year’s.

  • Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    Since it began, the Post Office’s national Stamp Out Hunger campaign has collected over one billion pounds of food, amassing 74 million pounds last year alone. But locally, only about 10 pounds was collected last year and Eminence Postmaster John Donnelly wants to change that – in a big way.

    “We’re hoping to get 1,000 pounds of food this year,” Donnelly said. “And I really think we can do it.”

  • A lifetime in Extension: Curtis Coombs

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Curtis Coombs may not have 50 years of experience, but Extension has still played a pivotal role in his life. The 26-year-old Coombs first started with 4-H when he was 10, showing cattle.

    “I started Extension in 4-H…that kinda led me in to start showing cattle,” Coombs said. “I bought a show calf. Then from there, I went to camp every year. I went to 4-H Camp five or six years as a 4-H’er. Then I went one year as a team leader.”