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Today's News

  • Tobacco monies wither for the season

     

    Since 2001, local farmers have been encouraged to move away from tobacco and into more diverse agricultural production involving livestock, vegetables and even wineries, using monies made available through a lawsuit against tobacco companies. This year, many farmers won’t see much, if any, of those funds as a result of a lawsuit.

    Only an act of the General Assembly has made it possible for counties to receive any funds at all.

  • Tingle to replace Bright at Eastern Elementary

     

    Eastern Elementary will see a transition in June as Principal Sharon Bright retires, opening the way for its new leader, Chelsey Tingle.

    Bright served in Henry County schools for 24 years, after going to Kentucky State for her undergrad work and completing her graduate work at University of Louisville.

    The retiring principal described herself as a non-traditional student who didn’t pursue a college degree until after she had children of her own.

  • IN MEMORY

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    In an attempt to reconnect with their roots, Eminence Cemetery is hosting its annual Memorial Day Celebration Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Ted Bates, Chairman of the board for the cemetery, said that he believes this event will help not only the cemetery, but also the community in Eminence.

  • Voters head to Primary Election, May 20

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    As the Primary Election looms, registered voters in Henry County will be making several key decisions regarding state and county representation.

  • City passes balanced budget

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Eminence City Council conducted its first reading of the new budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. According to Mayor Drane Stephens, the budget, if passed next month after the second reading, would keep the town fiscally afloat for the next year.

    “Our focus was, of course, to have a balanced budget, but with minimal increase,” Stephens said. “And to use our existing funds and not to borrow any money for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion Program. We were able to accomplish that.”

  • City increases fees for services to cover costs

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    Residents in the city of New Castle will see slight increases in their costs for services after the beginning of the next fiscal year in July.

  • First annual Hope Jam concert features headliners

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Relay for Life Team at Eminence Speaker has been working since late last year to raise enough money for a major fundraiser. It seems that their dream will now be a reality. The first Annual Hope Jam Concert will take place this year at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair. According to Lisa Willhite, an Eminence Speaker employee and team leader, the idea came about because of the team’s business.

  • HC Medical Center awarded
  • A lifetime in Extension: Curtis Coombs

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Curtis Coombs may not have 50 years of experience, but Extension has still played a pivotal role in his life. The 26-year-old Coombs first started with 4-H when he was 10, showing cattle.

    “I started Extension in 4-H…that kinda led me in to start showing cattle,” Coombs said. “I bought a show calf. Then from there, I went to camp every year. I went to 4-H Camp five or six years as a 4-H’er. Then I went one year as a team leader.”

  • Eminence Art Club paints in broad strokes

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The art club at Eminence Independent School is learning what it takes to raise money. The club, directed by art teacher Robin McHone, is creating pieces of art to auction off on Thursday, May 8. The auction’s proceeds will help fund a field trip for the group.