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Today's News

  • EHS drops final four

    The Eminence boys’ basketball team dropped its final four regular-season games to enter the postseason with a 5-20 record.

    The Warriors, who played Shelby County in the opening round of the 30th District tournament on Tuesday night past deadline, lost to Bellevue (68-61) last Wednesday, Beth Haven (66-41) on Thursday and Berea (53-35) on Saturday for the 5-20 mark.

    Chris Nethery said his squad did improve throughout the course of the season but they never developed that killer instinct.

  • Court drops, reduces charges against grandma

    Staff writer/photographer

    The charges against a woman who was charged in the death of her infant grandson have been changed.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney William Crowley moved to amend charges against Donna Cull Simpson in last week’s Henry County Circuit Court.

    Simpson was charged, along with ex-husband David Cull, with reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence in the Feb. 14, 2008, death of the couple’s two-month old grandson.

  • A dream come true

    Staff writer/photographer

    Trey Hernandez is young for a senior at 17 years.

    Height and weight-wise, the Eminence High School senior doesn’t measure up to the big men on campus either, but his grit and determination make Hernandez a young man to watch.

    When Hernandez was nine, his family vacationed on Key West. That’s where he first saw an F-15 fighter plane, and a dream to fly military planes began to take shape.

  • If it’s got a computer, he can fix it

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools proudly boasts their own one-man geek squad.

    As Information Technology Specialist Larry Jesse said he fixes anything in the district that has a computer in it.

    “I’m fixing cable TV, telephone services, e-mail and internet,” he said. “and end up fixing the HVAC.”

    HCPS Chief Information Officer Nikkol Bauer said he services all HCPS schools.

  • Cassey Fischer Second Team All-State

    The only athlete from Henry County to be named All-State First Team, Second Team or Third Team during a fall sport in 2009, sophomore Cassey Fischer has been listed on the Second-Team All-State.

  • Wildcats over Warriors, again

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team beat Eminence 49-38 on Saturday night for its second win over its cross-county rival this season and eighth straight dating back to February 2006. But, on a night when Eminence answered most of Henry’s spurts, it wasn’t as easy as the score indicates as the streak was close to being snapped.

  • Economy and public education are focus of last week’s G.A. session

    Each legislative session, the General Assembly spends much of its time focusing on three areas: education, the economy and public protection.

    It was the latter two that generated the most discussion in the state House last week.

  • Donations needed for Humane Society

    My name is Sean Hoagland and I am an eighth grader at Eminence Middle School. I would like to get information on asking for community help with the Humane Society.  I am doing a community project for school and chose the Humane Society because of my love of animals.  Since volunteering at the Shelby Co. Humane Society (Henry Co. directed me there since their volunteer coordinator had a family illness), I have found out there is a huge need for donations.  The society runs on donations which are down due to our hard economy.

  • Mr. Aikley, hired man, and Chubby

    When I was a young girl growing up on a farm in upstate New York, my folks had a hired man named Shel Aikley. Given the custom in those days and the fact that he was probably 40 years older than I was, I always politely addressed him as “Mr. Aikley.” He gave me the feeling that he was fond of me, and, sure enough, years later at my wedding, he wept openly, as if he’d been my uncle.

  • Henry County track practice starts Monday

    Practice starts for the Henry County track team after school this Monday, Feb. 22, followed by a meeting for all athletes and parents inside the high school’s cafeteria.

    The meeting was originally scheduled for last week but was canceled until Monday due to the icy road conditions.