Today's News

  • Schools extend calendars, schedule make up days

    The Henry County Board of Education recently voted to amend the 2010-11 calendar because of snow days.
    It was decided that school will be in session on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 21.

    “If we have no more closed days, our last day is now June 3,” Superintendent Tim Abrams said, “and each additional day off will add to the end of the year. If something catastrophic happens we’ll have to look at spring break.”

  • “College and Career: Do you and your student have a plan? “

    Parents are invited to come to  the HCHS auditorium on Feb. 10, to learn how you can help your student get accepted to college, qualify for scholarships and be career ready by graduation. Jim Masters, HCHS principal, and guidance counselors will give you information on what ACT scores mean to you and your student and discuss what scores are needed for college acceptance and for academic scholarships. The school also will be introducing our new program, ePrep, and how HCHS and parents can use the program to improve ACT scores. 

  • DQ goes smoke-free

    As of January 31, Dairy Queen in Eminence became smoke-free. Owner Virgil Price said his reason was simple. “We did it to create an enhanced family-friendly environment,” he said. “It’s Dairy Queen for goodness’ sake.”

    Price said the transition went smoothly and at this early stage has heard no grumbling from his customers.

    Price said the no-smoking policy was not related to the redesign, but the timing was good.

  • Reducing business overhead — how to fight the battle of the bulge

    Submitted by Raisor, Zapp & Woods

    You may not realize this, but one of the best opportunities to increase your business’s bottom line can be found by reviewing its overhead.

  • N.C. Christian welcomes Alex Idle

    Submitted by Tammy Lanham

  • 90th birthday

    Rosie Ellen True of New Castle, formerly of Eminence, will celebrate her 90th birthday today (Feb. 2, 2011). She has two daughters: Janie (Roy) West, Bedford and Mary (John) Hance, Smithfield; and one son, Robert (Wanda) True, Smithfield. She also has six grandchildren: Chantel Lewman, Independence, Kansas; Chris (Tammy) Ranells, Shelbyville; J.J. (Lisa) Hance and Cindy (John) Stivers, all of Smithfield; Adam True, LaGrange; and Joanne (Micheal) Johns, Scottsville. She also has 15 great-grandchildren.

  • Win over Gallatin secures the top spot in the 31st District tournament

    It was made official on Thursday night in Henry County’s 46-39 win over Gallatin County — the Wildcats will be the top seed in the 31st District tournament next month, closing the deal on what has been their top priority all season.

  • Warriors advance to finals

    The Warriors’ run in the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament lasted until the final day, when the Eminence boys’ basketball team lost to Gallatin County in the finals — lasting longer than most had thought.

  • Three OTs for Ladycats

    Friday was a long night for the Henry County girls’ basketball team at Trimble County High School as all three games — freshman, junior varsity and varsity — went into overtime and Ally Vaughn ended her junior season with a broken finger.
    Trimble won the freshman game, Henry won the JV game and Trimble won the varsity game in three close calls that stretched out the night. The Ladycats lost 56-54 in varsity action.
    “It was a very long night,” Henry coach Todd Gilley said. “I will say our players battled the entire time.”

  • EHS girls drop two

    With two more losses last week, the Eminence girls’ basketball team is 1-18 on the season and is still searching for a win since beating Evangel Christian on Dec. 7.
    The Warriors lost to Moore on Thursday, 70-27, and Carroll County on Saturday, 72-13, to stretch out their streak to 17 straight losses. They played Shelby County on Tuesday night, and close out the regular season with games against Spencer County, Portland Christian, Newport and Henry County.