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Today's News

  • Smithfield resident is paying it forward

    General Manager

    The premise of the movie Pay it Forward was simple — don’t pay a favor back, pay it forward. Take the kind thing done to you, and forward it to someone else.

    That, according to Eminence Family Resource and Youth Services Center director Debbie Hartford, is her theme for this year’s Christmas donation program. The Roberts family of Smithfield is one example of taking kindness and paying it forward.

  • Making Waves says pool work is in progress

    Staff writer and photographer

    Since its incarnation three months ago, the committee devoted to reopening the Eminence Community Pool appears to be living up to its name.

    ‘Making Waves’ met Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Henry County Public Library to update community members on their progress and elect temporary officers.

  • Lady Warriors falter in fourth for 42-25 loss

    The Eminence Lady Warriors were on the verge of earning their first win of the season, but instead took a 43-25 loss at Silver Grove Saturday afternoon.

    Eminence was behind by just one point, 25-24, heading into the final quarter. After that, the Lady Warriors scored just one point and Silver Grove went on a 18-1 run during the final period for the 18-point win.

  • Swim Cats hope to make a splash

    The Henry County Swim Cats started their program three years ago when Kaitlin and Kara Blair were eighth graders. Now, with dozens of races behind them and attainable goals ahead, the twins hope to make a splash as juniors.

  • Blackburn frustrated with Wariors' 1-4 start

    The Eminence Warriors won their first game of the season last Wednesday night against Kentucky School for the Deaf, but dropped three more games to start their 2007-08 basketball campaign with a 1-4 record.

    The struggling Warriors lost to Evangel Christian last Tuesday (77-57), Model on Friday (59-40) and Portland Christian on Saturday (66-44). Sandwiched between the three losses was the KSD win (55-49).

  • Henry too emotional at Gallatin Co., coach says

    In a rematch of last year's 31st District Tournament finals, the visiting Henry County Wildcats came out a little too emotional against Gallatin County Friday night, resulting in an early deficit for Henry and a 69-58 loss.

    The district matchup saw Gallatin jump out to a 15-2 advantage midway through the opening quarter, which left Henry chasing last year's district champs for the rest of the game. The Wildcats eventually cut the margin to just four points, but ended the game behind by 11 to leave them at 2-2 overall and 0-1 in district play.

  • Gallatin falls victim to Ladycats

    After the Henry County Ladycats got up by 20 points and watched Gallatin County storm back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, Henry's Kelsey Mings scored the game-deciding basket in the closing seconds to lift the Ladycats over Gallatin, 55-53, Friday night.

    But it was a shot Henry never should have needed.

  • It's finally official, and long past due

    After working at the Local for three and a half years, I've finally made the plunge into becoming a member of Henry County. It's official - I now reside in Pleasureville - and it's long overdue.

    First off, let me take you back to my college days to let you know how much I wanted to live in Pleasureville - even before I was filling these pages with stories and pictures weekly.

  • NC puts 2nd read on hold

    A utility expansion ordinance for the City of New Castle was placed on hold Monday night by the city commission. The commission did so at the suggestion of City Attorney Joe Yates. Yates recommended the city give approximately 12 property owners a chance to enter into an agreement with the city in which the owners would sign statements that they would not oppose any possible future annexation. In return, those property owners would be able to tap onto the city's current water and sewer lines for $750, instead of the $1,500 proposed in the ordinance.

  • Eminence FRYSC asking for help sponsoring Christmas for Kids

    Every Christmas, children all over the world look forward to that morning when they can rip through brightly decorated packages left under Christmas trees. And every Christmas, some families find themselves in a situation where they cannot provide gifts for their children. Various organizations exist to help them, including the Eminence Family Resource and Youth Services Center. Each year, the center seeks donations and sponsorship for children identified by staff as financially disadvantaged.