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Today's News

  • KY SDA applies for equipment grant

    The Kentucky Search Dog Association at Campbellsburg has applied for a minimum equipment rescue grant to purchase equipment to aid in their Search and Rescue efforts. Application for a Homeland Security grant was denied along with those of several surrounding counties.

    An LEPC grant for $1,509.60 was received, which was an increase over the $956.38 received on last year's application. The next LEPC meeting will be in December at the EMS building.

  • Eminence students hear about brain injuries, making good decisions

    Staff writer and photographer

    Eminence Middle and High School students got to see first hand on Thursday afternoon what can happen when poor decisions are made.

    In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Eminence Independent Schools invited three individuals to speak about the consequences of reckless or drunk driving. Zachary Hornback, 18, Sydney Alvey, 18 and Becky Johnson, 23 have all suffered brain damage as a result of head trauma from car accidents. All three of them were introduced by their respective mothers prior to telling their stories.

  • Local offers new and improved website

    For those of you who visit our Web site, what I'm about to say won't necessarily be news.

    Two weeks ago, we launched a new Web platform that allows us to more easily update our Web-site. It's all part of an initiative by Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., to streamline the process of updating the Web sites of its member newspapers.

    But, in addition to making updating the Web easier for those of us not blessed with a Web staff, the new platform could, eventually, offer more interesting options to our readers, and of course, our advertisers.

  • Eminence Cross Country team prepares for regional championships

    The last time Eminence had a runner at the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships was in 2005 when Richard Sanford placed 43rd, while the last time the Warriors had a girl compete at the state meet was in 1999 when Casey Hargrove placed 52nd.

    Now, after a two-year streak for the boys' team and a seven-year streak on the girls' side, coach Scott McClamroch wants Eminence to be represented against the best in the state once again. But he knows it will take above-average performances to get the job done.

  • Henry County has its share of spooky spots

    Staff writer and photographer

    Henry County is home to plenty of folklore and spooky spots. In honor of Halloween, here are three goose bump inducing stories:

    "Eliza" the ghost of the Henry County Courthouse

  • From kicking a soccer ball to a football

    Three steps back. Two steps over. Go for it.

    That's all Matt Doane thinks about before a Friday night kick - all he wants to think about. In the blink of an eye, the football is snapped by Clint Nutter, placed on the ground by Travis McClanahan and booted into the air by Doane, who more than likely will send the ball sailing between the crossbars. The three-step routine is all Doane has time to think about, which suits him just fine.

  • Council pulls STAR requirement from ordinance

    General Manager

    In a special called meeting Thursday, Oct. 25, the Eminence City Council adjusted an ordinance that would permit liquor by the drink sales in the city. The second and final reading of the ordinance could be held in November.

    The council omitted, however, a provision that would have required businesses who sell alcohol to participate in the STAR program.

    Council member Shawn Bright said he'd received several calls about the possibility of requiring STAR training.

  • Oct. 31 already? Really?

    Usually, Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. When early October rolls around, I usually already have a costume picked out. And when the day finally arrives, Im more than ready to squeeze my way into the scary, funny or odd-looking costume, put on the makeup (typically, its the only time of the year I wear makeup), and bring out my best acting skills to portray the character Im dressed as.

  • Sweep the county clean Saturday

    General Manager

    If the litter along county roadways is any indication, Mountain Dew may be the most popular beverage in the county.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said Monday that during the annual Henry County Clean Sweep roughly 80 percent of the litter picked up each year is a plastic bottle, typical a 16-ounce soda bottle.

    "And of those, the most popular drink of choice, by far, is Mountain Dew," he said. "It's absolutely amazing. It must be the drink of choice in Henry County."

  • Henry County Saddle Club hosting final show

    Henry County Saddle Club

    The Henry County Saddle Club is holding the final horse shows for the year this weekend at the Henry County Fairgrounds. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the club will have its regular horse show with two trail classes (obstacle course) added to the show schedule. These classes will begin at 10 a.m., with the regular point show beginning at 2 p.m. There will also be a silent auction proceeding the trail classes. All proceeds from the show will benefit the new fairground concession stand. So come on out and help support the county fairgrounds.