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Today's News

  • Busting the scholarship myth

    I’ve thought long and hard about doing this column on misconceptions regarding the availability of college athletic scholarships.

    On the one hand, I don’t want to discourage local athletes from reaching for their dreams. On the other hand, I know there are many athletes and parents out there who think that athletic scholarships are easier to obtain than academic scholarships.

    I know others who mainly want to see their kids get athletic scholarships for the prestige it will bring them amongst their sports-crazy friends and peers.

  • Kurtz kids compete at Nationals
  • Marcum, DeBurger named All-NCKC
  • Cravens bags buck
  • Take 5 with Harry Mitchell

    Basic bio

    New Castle native

    Henry Central High School graduate.

     Music B.A. and teacher certification for language arts at Georgetown University

    Language arts and social studies teacher for two years in Georgetown City System at junior high and high school level. Language arts and later music teacher at Henry County High School for 33 years. Substituted for 10 years after retirement.

    Played organ at the Shelby County Horse show for 15 years.

  • Help Center continues to grow and expand

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Help Center in the Eminence United Methodist church continues to grow with donations and volunteers.

    On Thursday, Nov. 21, volunteers Rose Bertelkamp and Ruth Rockwell checked lists for food allergies and food preferences as they filled boxes with meat, potatoes, bread and toiletry items for families to pick up. Diabetic concerns and the size of the family play into what volunteers put in boxes.

  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 27

    District Court

    Traffic

    Monday, Nov. 18

    Judge Jerry D. Crosby II

    Amelia Frances Meadows, 1961, charge from 8/23: receiving stolen property under $500, continued to 12/16 for DM.

    Ernest M. Smothers, 1953, charges from 9/23/12: operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, 1st offense, FTA, issue DOT, no ADE and no license, court notice to defendant, continued to 12/2.

  • Cemetery fence removal causes tension

     

    news@hclocal.com

    The recent removal of a wrought iron fence from around Point Pleasant Cemetery has been a contentious issue for some families who have loved ones buried there.

    In the last two weeks, Stanley Clark, sexton, started taking down the more than 100-year-old fence surrounding the cemetery.

  • Tax bills fuel public ire

    Eminence residents speak out at EIS school board meeting

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    Eminence residents voiced their concerns over the EIS tax increase at last week’s board meeting after receiving the district’s separate billing the day before.

  • Fast & fashionable

    Melissa Blankenship

    Landmark News Service

    A food truck might fill you up, but a visit from Eminence resident Sandi West’s fashion truck will make you fabulous.

    West recently premiered Sandi’s Styles: Fashion Boutique on Wheels. The mobile boutique features clothing and accessories for all ages and sizes and nothing is priced more than $50.

    “Everybody wants to look nice, no matter what size they are or how much money they have to spend,” West said. “I wanted to have something for everybody.”