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Today's News

  • 18% of EIS students are from other districts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Parents have to make choices about their childrens’ education on a regular basis. Some, like Sherrie Lentini of Shelby County, even choose to inconvenience themselves a little in their quest for the best.

    Lentini is the mother of three EIS students who live in Shelby County. She drives about two hours back and forth each day because of the district’s unique offerings.

  • Public Records for the week of June 16, 2010

    Marriages

    Linda Neth, 25, Eminence, to Matthew Thomas McAllister, 25, Eminence.

    Stephanie M. Wakelam, 26, Florence, to Richard B. Putnam, 32, Pleasureville.

    Casey R. Sparkman, 25, Turners Station, to Daniel M. Hawkins, 22, Turners Station.

    Victoria B. Carter, 18, Pleasureville, to Timothy D. Wilson, 21, New Castle.

    Stacy Marie Milliner, 22, New Castle, to Timothy Wade Benham, 45, New Castle.

    Divorces

  • Wright: ‘It was a stupid thing I did’

    An Eminence man charged with 1st degree rape could serve 12 years in prison, according to a plea agreement entered last week.

    James W. “Foxy” Wright, plead guilty in circuit court last week to 1st degree rape and 4th degree assault, a class B felony and class A misdemeanor respectively. As part of the plea, the Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped the persistent felony offender status Wright was indicted for in 2009.

  • Public Records for the week of May 12, 2010

    Marriages

    Amber N. Combs, 18, Eminence, to Billy E. Rose, 18, Eminence.

    Tiffany Marie Reeder, 26, Eminence, to Michael Bruce Whitely, 28, Eminence.

    Marlena D. Sturgeon, 32, Pleasureville, to K. Oniel Sweet Jr., 27, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

    Sandra Joyce Stump, Carrollton, to Louis Douglas and Sarah Jane Barry, Turners Station. Property in Henry County; $1, fair market value is $247,000.

  • TD Club to host concert for football program

    After a wild offseason, Henry County’s football program is putting together the pieces with Lyndon Johnson in charge.

    In an attempt to provide for a team that has gone through three head coaches between the final game in 2009 and the opener in 2010, the Touchdown Club has announced it will host a concert on Aug. 28 at the Steel Technologies Shooting Range. The fundraiser, which includes three bands, will start at 7 p.m. and last until midnight. Ticket prices are $5 each bought in advance or $7 on the day of the concert. All proceeds will go toward the football program.

  • What are you doing to beat the heat?

    Hooboy has it been hot lately. Sure, July and August are supposed to be scorchers, but we’re approaching 50 days so far this summer that have charted 90-degree days or higher.

    As I said to my husband last week, it’s wicked hot out there. Hades himself surely is looking for some cool air right now.

    No doubt ice cream sales are up right now, as are electric bills as we struggle to stay cool. Box fans, stand fans and oscillating fans probably are working overtime.

  • Meet Henry County’s new athletic trainer

    In Henry County’s second year with a Baptist Hospital Northeast partnership that allows the school a full-time athletic trainer, Andrew Stephen takes over the role previously held by Amanda Crawford.

    Crawford, who started working with the athletes in the spring of 2009, has decided to take a position working at Baptist Northeast. Stephen will fill the void left behind during the 2010-2011 school year. He will work with the Henry athletes four days per week, and with the Trimble County High School athletes one day.

  • Thanks for help putting on Eminence Day

    It takes months to plan Eminence Day! A handful of dedicated people are working to provide a memorable experience for all of those that are looking for some fun. People like Sandi Hayden, Shelley Summerlin, Tomi Scriber, Brian Golden and Glenn Simpson, along with the festival board. As it gets closer for the City of Eminence, the employees kick into high gear, trying to meet all the requests needed along with their daily responsibilities. Let’s not forget how the businesses come together to make sure that the visitors have a good time.

  • Public Records for the week of May 19, 2010

    District Court

    Traffic

    Monday, May 10

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

    Ronald W. Cravens, 1949, charges from 3/10: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, 1st offense; rear license not illuminated. Not guilty, continued to 5/24.

    Estille T. Preston, 1974, charges from 4/23: failure to wear seat belts; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 2nd offense or greater. Not guilty, preliminary hearing 5/24.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 11, 2010

    Wednesday, August 11

    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.

    Thursday, August 12

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