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Today's News

  • C'Burg church holds 1st event in new building

    Staff Writer and Photographer

    For the members of the Cambpellsburg United Methodist Church patience over the last year and a half has been a virtue.

    On the afternoon of April 19, 2006, the entire town shook from a blast that leveled the church, reducing it to nothing but shattered stained glass windows and a pile of rubble. An underground gas line was inadvertently cut by utility workers using a back hoe. Fumes leaked into the sewer line which lead to the church and were then ignited by an unknown source creating the powerful explosion. No one was injured in the blast.

  • Lady Warriors emerge with first win of season

    Sports editor

    After a slow and rocky start to the 2007-08 campaign, the Eminence girls' basketball team managed to put a check in the win column last Thursday night when the Lady Warriors defeated Riverside Christian, 42-33.

    It was their first win this season, which saw the young Warriors drop their first seven games.

  • Dunaway, McClanahan play in All-Star Game; five HC Wildcats named to All-District Team

    Sports editor

    The 2007 Henry County Wildcats celebrated one of their best football seasons on record with a 9-4 overall record, regular-season and playoff district titles and two playoff wins - the first two in the program's history, which dates back to the early 1960s.

    Now, that success is not going unnoticed.

  • HC drops first two at HCIT

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Henry County Invitational Tournament last week, losing their first two games in the annual eight-team tournament to drop to the seventh-place game.

    The Cats, who entered the HCIT with a 3-3 record, were defeated by Oldham County (62-43) in opening-round action last Tuesday, then lost to Grant County (61-56) Thursday.

    Shelby County played South Oldham in the championship game Friday night, while Oldham played Spencer County for third-place honors, Grant played Ashland Blazar for fifth and Henry played Sayre for seventh.

  • Christmas, the hardest day to work

    It's a proven fact: the hardest day to work, and least productive, is the last day of work before Christmas.

    This 'tis true.

    I can't get my mind off flying reindeer, Santa Claus, presents and potlucks. Like many others, I'm not in the mood to work my final day before my brief Holiday break. But here I am anyway, trying to clear my mind and type these words.

  • Resident upset about New Castle flag

    I am writing this letter to express my concern at the very poor condition of the United States Flags being displayed on Main Street in New Castle. These flags need to be replaced or at least taken down as soon as possible. The flags have been in this condition for at least two months. This creates a very poor image of New Castle.

    Andy Klempner,

    New Castle

  • Campbellsburg resident unhappy with surcharge

    I am very disappointed in the city of Campbellsburg. I was willing to pay the surcharge that was enacted in order to complete a needed sewer project. Now, they are discussing what to do with $700,000 in leftover funds? That's great, I'm glad that they will be able to complete some other sewer projects that they weren't anticipating to in the first place. However, I didn't see anywhere in the article where they are discussing removing or reducing the surcharge. The project for which it was being used is now COMPLETED.

  • Girl Scout Troop participates in fun activities

    In October Girl Scout Troop #61 participated in a community service project at Eastern Elementary, the school the girls attend, and visited "Artist in You" where they experimented with various arts and crafts. At Eastern Elementary, the girls planted flowers in the front school yard. Pictured participating in this project are bottom row left to right: MaRay Baker, Donna Curtsinger, ALlison MaGruder, top left to right is Alexis Akers, Samantha Gonzalez, Lauren Griffith and Hallie Potts.

  • Santa Letters - Carson Mings

    Dear Santa,

    I have been a good boy this year and I hope you come to visit me. I would like for you to bring me Capt. Jack Sparrow's big Black Pearl ship, and some new Pirates of the Caribbean action figures. I would also like to have the "Shrek the Third", "Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End", and "Under Dog" DVDs. Please bring Kelsey and Bubby some presents, too. I will leave some cookies and milk for you, and some food for your reindeer.

    Love,

    Carson Mings

  • Good things do come in small packages

    They say good things come in small packages.

    In case you missed it last week, Eminence High School was named to the U.S. News and World Report's list of Amierca's Best High Schools.

    Its great news for such a small school. Small schools, and small school districts are increasingly rare because their funding decreases annually.

    In McLean County, several years ago, a small elementary school was facing closure as its student population declined.

    But that small school had some similarities to Eminence.

    Eminence should indeed be applauded for the award.