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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for April 7, 2010

    Wednesday, April 7

    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.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    Thursday, April 8

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

  • HCPL is going green with Wiche

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    It is common practice to wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day, but how about wearing green to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th anniversary?

    The Henry County Library invites residents to participate in any or all events planned in honor of our home planet. Included among those events is an appearance by regional gardening guru Jeneen Wiche, who will be at the library at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, when she will share her take on garden design.

  • Big opening-day loss, but coach sees improvement

    Starting against Anderson County in the season opener last Wednesday night, Eminence baseball coach Mark Payton is trying to break his team’s mold of playing well in spurts with long, unproductive droughts.

    Payton said he was happy with his players against a team of Anderson’s caliber in the first game of 2010, but there were some stretches where his team fell apart. Eminence allowed 12 runs in the top of the third inning and Anderson drove away with a 17-1 win after five innings. It was Anderson’s seventh game of the season, and Eminence’s first.

  • Public Records for the week of April 7, 2010

    Divorces

    John Thomas Oller, 40, New Castle, and Michele Lee Blevins, 38, Eminence

    Roy Dewayne Valentine, 43, smithfield, and Anna Lee Cooper, 47, Smithfield.

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Jesse Raisor, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 3/26.

    David W. Ethington, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 3/26.

    Steven E. Lyons Sr., failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/1.

  • A true turn-around city meeting

    I’m pleased to say that the most exciting thing I witnessed Monday night was the display of hoops excellence that was the Duke-Butler battle for the NCAA championship.

    Thanks to a subdued Pleasureville City Commission meeting, the game truly was the most exciting thing of the night.

    When last I wrote about the Pleasureville meeting, it definitely was not in a favorable light.

  • Budget issues are not yet solved

    As many of you have heard or read, issues around the state’s budget have not yet been resolved.  The primary problem is that the Senate and the House Republicans are unwilling to issue $1.2 billion in additional debt and raise an additional $280 million in taxes.  We are simply not in a position to increase our debt load.

  • Food donations could lift late fees

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the third year in a row, the Henry County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week by giving back to the community.

    Librarian Suzanne Banta said that from Monday, April 12, through Saturday, April 17, people are asked to bring non-perishable food items in to the library.

    For each item donated library users will receive $5 off library late fees.

    “We use it as a way to do something for our patrons and the community,” she said.

  • Carroll win gives Cats 4-0 record

    Though Matt Wright warns the Henry County Ladycats are not where they need to be yet, he said they were able to put together their first “complete game” last Thursday night as they beat Carroll County 14-0 for a 4-0 start to the softball season.

  • Welty joins UCB

    William Joseph Welty Sr., has joined United Citizens Bank as a new director. Welty, a Carrollton resident, was raised in Trimble County where he also attended high school. He also attended Georgetown College.

    Previously, he was the owner of Welty Enterprise Inc., worked at Rotary Lift, served in the U.S. Army reserves, and owned apartments, a restaurant and a donut shop.

  • Madness finished

    March Madness came to a finish on Monday night and, in the end, after the teams dwindled down to just two, it wasn’t decided until the final shot of the tournament.

    It was a fitting way to end this men’s NCAA basketball season, although the team most of America was rooting for came up one basket short of that Hollywood ending everyone seemed to be hoping for. Duke’s win wasn’t secured until Butler’s final shot was barely off target, allowing Duke to celebrate a 61-59 championship win.