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Today's News

  • The heat is on; EIS reinstalls windows, new AC units

    Staff writer/photographer

    Renovations continue at Eminence Elementary School even as a prolonged heat wave bears down on the area.

    The first phase to remove and replace the school’s windows is completed, but it required removal of all of the school’s window unit air conditioners. The updates have been a long time coming.

  • John W. Smith: Mr. School Board

    Staff writer/photographer

    To a person, those who worked with John W. Smith Jr., have the same conclusion: every decision he made was based on what was best for the children he served.

    “I have seen thousands of school board members through the years,” Brad Hughes said. “They all say it’s for the kids, but I’ve never known anyone more singularly focused on every single decision because it’s what would best help the most children.”

  • What a great year for Hussey’s Relay team

    It has been another great year for the Hussey Relay team.  We raised $13,000.00 this year and hope to keep increasing every year.  We could not have done it without the help from this community.  What a great community it is!!  I would like to thank the following individuals and businesses.

  • Redskins going school-based

    In a move that has shrunk the Henry County Youth Football League to just four varsity teams and given Eminence Independent School a new program, the Eminence Redskins have decided to go strictly school-based.

    Starting this school year, the Redskins will forgo their partnership with the HCYFL in order to become school affiliated. 

  • Baughman wins No. 17

    In what 73-year-old Henry Baughmam of Smithfield calls one of the biggest wins of his life, he upset top-seeded Bob Quall of California in a grueling four-hour match to advance to the finals of the National Public Parks Tennis Championship.

    Baughman then teamed with J.B. Hayes of Indiana to win the doubles championship a few hours later, and the following day beat Gene Waters of Texas in the singles’ finals to give him two national titles. The four-day tournament was held at Dwight Davis Memorial Tennis Center in St. Louis on Aug. 4-7.

  • Public Records for the week of June 9, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Elizabeth Duggins, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 5/28.

    Carl D. Downey, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/1.

    Chris Chisholm, 6 counts of terroristic threatening, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/2.

    Bobby Long, theft by unlawful taking, arrested by Danny Stivers on 6/2.

    Kenny Harg, theft by unlawful taking, arrested by Danny Stivers on 6/2.

    Danny S. Murray, criminal possession of a forged instrument, arrested by Rick Nelson on 6/2.

  • Magistrates defend positions, change of vote; charge political motivation

    General Manager

    In a first-of-its-kind meeting between the Henry County Fiscal Court and Board of Adjustments, two magistrates said the issue of removing Roger Hartlage from the Planning and Zoning Commission was politically motivated.

    In June, the court voted 4-1 to send a letter to Hartlage seeking his resignation within 30 days or he would be removed from the commission. That resignation did not come by the court’s July 20 meeting, but the court voted 3-2 against a motion to remove Hartlage.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 18, 2010

    Wednesday, August 18

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Free keyboarding class at the Henry County Public Library at 2:30 p.m.

    Thursday, August 19

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • Commentary: KSP looking at in depth crime

    For nearly a quarter-century, the Kentucky State Police has taken an annual in-depth look at crime in the Commonwealth, drawing from a database that brings together reports compiled by state and local law enforcement.

    Each crime worthy of the police’s attention serves as a dot that helps to paint a pretty good picture of the year faced by our 10,000 officers and their civilian support.  Historically, these reports show some definite trends, indicating where we are doing well and where we could do better.

  • Where does it end?

    Last week, Speaker Pelosi convened an “emergency” session of the House to vote on a bill that managed to combine three major reoccurring and disturbing themes from Washington Democrats’ agenda – spending money we do not have, authorizing another taxpayer-funded bailout and implementing job killing tax increases – into one $26 billion bill.  The Senate amendment to H.R. 1586, the Democrats’ State Bailout Bill, which I opposed, ultimately passed the House by a vote of 247-161.