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Today's News

  • New HCMS assistant principal isn’t a new face

    Staff writer/photographer

    Recently hired HCMS assistant principal Staci Hoene is hardly a newcomer to the Henry County school system. She actually began her educational career at HCMS.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams was the middle school assistant principal, and worked with Hoene from 1995 to 1997. At the time, Hoene taught language arts, and Abrams said “she has grown exponentially since then.

  • Young cancer patients find relief at Indian Summer Camp

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County artist Joann Ashby looks forward to summertime, but not for a trip to the beach or lazy days napping in a hammock.

    She packs up brushes and paints, potter’s clay and wood, and makes the trek to Indian Summer Camp for children with cancer at Shelby County’s Camp Cedarmore.

    “I’ve been volunteering 14-15 years,” she said. “I started shortly after my treatment for breast cancer.”

  • Learning from the ‘real deal’cLearning from the ‘real deal’

    Henry County got a taste of foreign soccer last week when the Challenger Sports program sent Nicky Askew and Kyle Corfield to Harry Hall Park for a week-long camp last Monday through Friday.

  • Stimulus $ could revamp EIS technology

    Staff writer/photographer

    For some time, Eminence Independent Schools could afford only ‘band-aid’ fixes to a tangled grid of switches, hubs and ports in its computer system.

    Last week, Eminence Independent Schools computer users/administrators got potentially good news. Technology Coordinator Kim Dawson received unanimous support from the Eminence Board of Education to upgrade the system’s antiquated technical infrastructure.

  • Repairs to begin on Milton-Madison bridge

    State highway crews will begin structural repairs to the Milton-Madison Bridge starting this weekend. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27.

    Repair work will continue with bridge closure during those same times the following weekend, Saturday, Aug. 1, through Monday, Aug. 3. Those wishing to travel to Indiana must drive to Louisville or to the Markland Dam in Gallatin County.

     

  • Get a jump start on FFM race

    I hear the same question every September. It never fails.

    “The Friends For Michael 5K is this Saturday, what should I do for training?” I politely reply with a “run a few miles a couple of times this week and don’t go out too hard in the race.” But, deep down, what I want to say is “build a time machine and go back to 10 weeks ago to start training you dummy.”

    So my advice to all those wanting to race the FFM on Sept. 26 is to start running now. Don’t put it off. You will thank me when race day finally arrives.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 22, 2009

    Wednesday, July 22

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Defoe Christian Church will show the movie, “Facing the Giant” at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, July 23

  • Stillwater skiers do well at state

    Seven water skiers that regularly train at Stillwater Lake, located between Eminence and New Castle on Hwy. 55, made the drive to Paducah on July 11-12 for the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships, and came back with impressive results.

  • Eminence sponsoring Eminence Day pageants

    The City of Eminence is sponsoring a Cutest Baby Contest for children birth to 23 months, a Cutie Pie Contest for children 2, 3 and 4 years old and a Little Miss and Mister Contest for couples ages 5, 6 and 7. The contests will be held on Eminence Day, Saturday, August 8.

  • Kentucky regarded as safe

    For years now, Kentucky has regularly been regarded as a safe state.  The U.S. Census Bureau, for example, says we have the nation’s 10th lowest violent crime rate.

    Unfortunately, there are still far too many instances of those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.  According to the Kentucky State Police’s latest annual statewide report, a serious crime occurred every four minutes and 15 seconds in 2008, for 122,000 overall.