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Today's News

  • It’s your privilege: Give a heart on Valentine’s Day

     By Candy Clarke

    Just when you thought you had the holidays behind you! Having survived the sometimes frantic activities and financial expenses of three major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years; you probably feel like you can begin to breathe calmly for a change. Not so fast! The game of life isn’t going to let us off the hook that easily. So, take a big deep breath and steel yourself for Feb. 14, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day in  western cultures.

  • Early year pruning tips

    As spring approaches, many homeowners begin to think about their yard’s landscape. To ensure healthy spring plants, homeowners may want to prune the trees and shrubs around their home. But do not just prune for the sake of pruning, make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin.

  • Thompson house built in early 1800s

    One of the last remaining properties in the series on the Historic Registry in Henry County, the Thompson House captured the imagination of its builders, the current owners and most certainly its future visitors.

    Almost secretively nestled behind a frontage of trees, the house sits between KY 22 and Giltner Lane.

    The most distinguishing quality is the house’s unique appearance.

    The house’s architectural style marries themes from the Greek Revival and Italianate period.

  • Local students of the week: Eminence Middle School Carson Bean

    Carson is a 5th grader at Eminence Middle School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. I guess because I’m good at multiplication. I do like science too. My favorite topic is the water cycle. I like the water cycle. It is weird to see how water travels. It’s like it is constantly moving, evaporation and all of that.

    What would you like to do when you grow up?

    A teacher. I think I would be good because I do sometimes play school with my younger brother and sister at home and I think I would be good at it.

  • Local students of the week: Henry County Middle School Emily Rice

    Emily is an 8th grader at Henry County Middle School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. I am good at it and it interests me. I like to solve equations and problem solve.

    What would you like to do when you grow up?

    I want to be a pediatric surgeon. I like to work with kids and I also want to be able to do surgeries.

    Do you have any pets?

    One dog her name is Sophie.

    What kind of music do you like?

    Country.

    What do you do for fun?

  • Celebrating 100 days of school

    Mrs. Gibson’s 1st grade class at Eminence Elementary School celebrated 100 days of school by counting balloons, and then popping them.

  • Public Record for the week of Feb.6

    Marriages

    Ginnie Lend Robbins, 30, New Castle, and Christopher Paul Smith, 28, Crestwood.

     

    Property Transfers

    Elliott H. Jennings, and Nancy E. Raisor, Eminence, to Elliott H. Jennings and Nancy E. Raisor, Eminence. Property in Henry County; $10.

  • Pension to be legislators’ focus

     State legislators will work out the kinks for a hybrid public-employee pension plan that may dig Kentucky’s retirement benefit program out of its fiscal grave.

    State House and Senate members reconvened the General Assembly Tuesday, tackling the biggest elephant in the room: the public-employee pension plan.

    State officials looked at data from the Pew Center on The States analysis which estimates Kentucky has a $30 billion unfunded liability.

  • Volunteers, samaritans save dog

    It was 4:30, maybe 5:00, on Jan. 29, when Cebele Cambron saw it happen.

    A dog, about 20 pounds, was hit by a car on I-71. The dog crumbled in the right hand side of the northbound lane. The car that hit the dog kept going, without even tapping the brakes, she said.

    But Cambron and another driver who saw the hit did stop.

  • A school of love and hope

    Florance Davis wants people to remember that her school was one of hope and love.

    The Merriweather and King Street School Fund preserves the hope and honors the history of the school in the form of an annual scholarship.

    Together they send a message of compassion and an optimistic future.

    Davis went to the all-black Merriweather and King Street School from the first through eighth grades. She graduated in 1964. Her older sister had gone to Eminence High School, the integrated white school, before her. She was nervous.