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Today's News

  • Relishing the pleasure of snow

    I am one happy camper this week; we have snow! I am one of those people who love the snow. Do I sound like an overgrown kid? That’s probably because I revert to being a child again when it snows.    

    The rest of the adult world may see snow as being problematic, but I see it through a child’s eyes, and I light up brighter than a Christmas tree when I see the white fluffy stuff falling from the sky.

    Nature’s white blanket has always delighted me. As a child, snow meant we might have a day off from school.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Jan. 18

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends”) meets for unprogrammed worship every Saturday at 4 p.m., at Port Royal Methodist Church. This informal group is under the guidance of Lexington Friends Meeting. Contact Betsy Packard: dogbydog123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • Hatfields take unconventional approach to life, business

    Three years ago, operating a home-based family business in the small town of New Castle probably wasn’t on Drake Hatfield’s radar.

    But then again, Hatfield’s life has been far from the usual.

    He grew up in Panama, where his parents worked as missionaries to “plant” churches. When he was 5 years old in 1989, the U.S. military invaded that country and captured its leader, Manuel Noriega. His parents told him he slept through the bombing.

  • Suicide is 10th leading cause of death

    This week alone, nationwide, statistics show that 100 young people ages 10-24 years old will take their own lives. It is the second leading cause of death among college age youth, the third leading cause of death among youth ages 18-24 and the fourth leading cause of death among children ages 10-14.

    But, because it is regarded as a taboo subject, suicide is also known as the “Silent Epidemic,” according to Jerry Lucas.

  • It’s chili time

    The Henry County Relay for Life committee wants to know... who’s got the best chili?

    You get to have a say in answering that question Sunday afternoon at the Relay for Life kickoff meeting. The kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at the Henry County 4-H building at the fairgrounds.

    Henry County Relay committee chairperson Tawnja Morris said that 12 teams have signed up to compete in the cookoff.

    The cookoff was simply an idea that could spark a little competitive spirit between the Relay teams, rather than coming to a speaker-focused meeting.

  • Coach: Forget this game ever happened

    Going into their game against Gallatin County, the Eminence girls basketball team knew it would be a rough ride.

    The Lady Eagles indeed gave the Warriors a difficult game, handing the Warriors a 79-19 loss on their home court.

    It was rough enough that Eminence co-head coach Bill Covington had little to say about it.

    “I told the girls forget that game even happened,” he said Monday. “We’re not even going to talk about it. It’s over, and we’re going forward.”

  • Ladycats fall to Carroll, Owen

    Now past the Christmas break, the Henry County Ladycats opened the new year in district play. But district play was not kind for the Ladycats, who dropped both games last week.

    On Friday, Jan. 6, the Ladycats lost 45-22 in a game that started slowly with neither team able to put many points on the board.

  • Turnovers, foul trouble cost Cats the win against Owen

    The Henry County Wildcats opened the second half of the season with a pair of important district seeding games last week.

    The Wildcats went into the holiday tournaments 2-2 against district opponents. They needed to get victories in both games last week to have a chance at the top seed.

    Unfortunately for the Cats, they were only able to get one victory — the Cats defeated Carroll County  64-57 on Jan. 3.

    On Friday, Jan. 6, the Wildcats hosted Owen County and came up short against a very solid Rebels squad.

  • Warriors must ‘play through’ fatigue

    Three Christmas-break tournaments took their toll on a relatively young Eminence boys basketball team, who have lost three of their last four games.

    But the potential fatigue from the tournaments, head coach Chris Nethery said, is no excuse for the losses.

    “We’ve got to play through that,” he said. “That was why we set the schedule up like that.”
    Thursday night, The Warriors fell to perennial rival Evangel Christian, 54-43, in a game that had, as Nethery said “ a totally different feel to it.”

  • The Bible: Breath of life or smothering weight?

    After all these years, the Bible remains a best-selling book.  For many, it is a source of life and inspiration.  For some, it is a window through which the revelation of God shines. For others, it can be a smothering weight.

    I can’t remember a time when I did not read the Bible.  I still have my first Bible, which I received as a Christmas present when I was 5 years old. My name is written on the presentation page, in pencil, in my father’s handwriting.  It is the only example I have of his handwriting.  I cherish that Bible.