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Today's News

  • Ladycats fight for win against Williamstown

    After the first game of their match against Williamstown, it would have been easy for the Henry County High School volleyball team to give up.

    They fell hard in the first game of the match, 13-25. But volleyball matches are fought in a best of three format, and the Ladycats saved their best for the second and third games.

    Henry County jumped out to an early, and commanding, 9-2 lead in the second game, and they never looked back.

  • A new color for the Warriors: Teal

    After a good week leading into the last games of August, the Eminence High School Volleyball team had trouble finding its rhythm last week.

    The Warriors fell 0-2 to Trimble County; 0-3 to Christian Academy of Indiana, 0-2 to Collins and 0-2 again to Trimble in the All A Classic to round out the week on Saturday.

    It was a tough pill to swallow.

    “It is hard, and it gets them down,” head coach Stephanie Barrows said. “It gets them back down into that losing mentality.”

  • Public record for the week of Sept. 7

    Marriages

    Brooke Erin Trammell, 32, Eminence, to Donald Paul Trammell, 31, Eminence.

    Divorces

    James Wallace Cox III, 50, New Castle, and Peggy Ray Payton, 53, New Castle.

    Michael Wilson Bayne, 50, Pleasureville, and Barbara Ann Bayne, 40, Shelbyville.

    William K. Eldridge, 58, Pendleton, and Teresa Lyn Eldridge, 48, Pendleton.

    Matthew T. Wells, 26, Eminence, and Rebecca Ann Devine, 30, Pleasureville.

  • 9/11/01 will forever be remembered

    There are only a handful of days in which a whole country collectively remembers what it was doing.  Some have been high points in our history, like V-E and V-J Day at the end of World War II and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon.  And some have been moments we wish had never occurred, like Pearl Harbor, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

    For those old enough to remember that last date, it seems hard to believe that 10 years have slipped by since that cool and clear morning.

  • Commit random acts of kindness

    On April 20, 1999, the staff of the Evansville Press was plugging away at that day’s edition. We were minutes away from sending the pages to the press when we got word: About a dozen students were dead, and many more injured, at a high school in Colorado.

    Page production stopped as we gathered around the news editor’s television to get a glimpse of the initial reports. The Associated Press had a story in short order, and we were able to get word of the Columbine High School tragedy in that afternoon’s edition.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Sept. 7

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.
    Pleasureville United Methodist Church will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the church. The cost is $6 which includes sausage, drink and all you can eat pancakes.

    Church Services

  • KIPDA conducting diabetes needs assessment

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition is conducting an individual needs assessment project for invidiuals with diabetes.

    As part of the project, participants will be asked to complete a survey about their health concerns and needs  when it comes to managing their diabetes. The project targets residents who are over the age of 50 and have Type 2 diabetes.

  • Hands that Serve

    Every Friday, countless children leave school and head home not knowing whether or not they’ll have something to eat over the weekend.In 2007, Eminence Independent Schools began addressing that problem with the Backpack Buddies Program. Until last year, no similar program was available in Henry County Public Schools.
    Enter Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care.

  • Local artists will have their own stage at Field Party 3

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a four-part series previewing the Froggy Field Party, set for Sept. 10 at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When the Froggy Field Party 3 pulls into Eminence Saturday, Sept. 10, it will have more artists than ever before.  Traditionally a one stage show, this year a second stage has been added to give local talent the chance to share their original music.

  • Students start a chain reaction

    During her brief life, Rachel Scott was devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

    On April 20, 1999, Scott became the first victim of what was then the deadliest school shooting in America at Columbine High School in Colorado.

    After her death, Scott’s family picked up her goal of having a positive impact, and created Rachel’s Challenge.
    At Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools last week, students were presented with Scott’s story, and Rachel’s Challenge.