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Today's News

  • Those elves that sit on my shoulders

    I was relaxing over coffee the other morning, fondly gazing at the pictures of our five children that sit on top of my kitchen cabinets when suddenly, for no obvious reason, my attention shifted. Delicate little cobwebs lacing from picture to picture came into my focus.  I hadn’t noticed them before, but like an optical illusion, the pictures receded and the little filaments draping the frames - and, yes, also hanging from the ceiling - jumped out at me.  Thus can one’s peace of mind be so easily disturbed.

  • A dream come true

    Troy Cook will fulfill a lifelong dream while visiting his hometown of Eminence over the Thanksgiving holidays. Cook will take the stage at the Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Whitney Hall singing in the opera, “Werther.”

    “I’ve always wanted to be on the Kentucky Center for the Arts stage,” he said. “I guess you have to go away to New York and come back.”

    Cook has been relaxing at the Eminence home of his mother, Martha Cook for the past couple of weeks.

  • That was one yummy day

    I’m still feeling the effects from judging Saturday’s Thanksgiving Dessert Baking Contest at Heart & Home in Pendleton — both the good effects and the bad ones. The good by far outweighs the bad, though.

  • A work in progress

    General Manager

    In more ways than one, Henry County High School may be a work in progress. While the school’s physical structure is under construction, there’s a movement within to improve the school’s test scores.

    Principal Jim Masters acknowledges there is still much work to be done, and said Monday that his staff is prepared for the task ahead.

  • Progress being made in energy conservation

    Over the last several years, the General Assembly has re-doubled its efforts to make Kentucky a leader in energy production and conservation.

    This process has evolved with the successful passage of House Bill 1 and House Bill 2, which include new rounds of tax incentives to boost alternative fuel sources and to encourage homes and businesses alike to curb their power needs. Legislators have also invested millions of dollars to further clean-coal research, and we have pushed to make state government’s buildings and automotive fleet more environmentally friendly.

  • Support group provides hope to MS patients, families

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When John Roberts had trouble using his hands the doctor said he suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome.

    When his vision blurred, a detached retina was blamed. When Roberts, of Eminence, had difficulties with his balance doctors diagnosed an inner ear condition. The worst was when doctors said he’d had a stroke.

  • Sewer contract oversight to be corrected

    General Manager

    A 14-year oversight in a waste water treatment agreement will be corrected in 2009, as the City of Eminence will increase waste water treatment rates for the City of Pleasureville.

    Pleasureville, however, has said it will not pass that rate increase along to its customers.

    The agreement was signed in 1994 between the two cities, and initially was subject to review every two years. That review process fell through the cracks.

  • Thanks to local support, exercise was a success

    The full scale exercise at Safety-Kleen on Oct. 4 was very successful and involved all emergency personnel including Fire/Rescue departments, EMS, Sheriff’s Office, KSP and Coroner’s office with employees of the plant acting as victims of an explosion. We also had an excellent exercise at Homestead Nursing Center on June 21 which simulated a boiler explosion and also involved Fire/Rescue, EMS and Henry County Sheriff’s office in the evacuation of residents and staff of that facility. Both events had good media coverage by the Henry County Local.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 26, 2008

    Wednesday, November 26

    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.

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with Harvest Community Church

    President Abraham Lincoln wrote in part of his Thanksgiving Proclamation   “…I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”