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Today's News

  • Wildcats drop ‘winnable’ soccer game to Owen Co.

    Playing against the one team they had beaten this season, the Henry County Wildcats lost to Owen County, 3-0, last Thursday night in what was their final home soccer game of 2010.

    The Wildcats beat Owen on Aug. 19, but could not repeat with another win exactly five weeks later to drop their overall record to 1-10 heading down the final stretch.

  • “Here we go again”

    Mayors running for city council and city council members running for mayor. Sounds like a revolving door of the same ideas and the same intrusive rules and regulations. I see no change at all. As I said before the last election we need new people with new ideas.

  • Residents encouraged to submit questions for election forums

    Beginning Oct. 12, the Henry County Local will host the first of three local election forums.

    The first forum will be held at Henry County High School at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the auditorium.

    Residents are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates to Henry County Local editor Jonna Spelbring Priester by Oct. 8. Questions can be mailed to 18 S. Penn Ave., Eminence, Ky., 40019, or e-mailed to editor@hclocal.com. Or, you can call in or fax your questions to 845-2858 or 845-2921.

  • Support LeeAnn Armstrong

    It’s been a wonderful summer here in Eminence. The activities - Music on Main, DJ in the Park, movie night and even cruising - have been a perfect time to get out of the house and socialize for all ages.

    We are fortunate to have a city council that isn’t satisfied with just being a city, but wants to build community among the residents. The planning and execution of these activities deserves our gratitude and support.

  • EIS to get cleaned up

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Eminence Independent Schools superintendent Buddy Berry is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

    At the September school board meeting Berry said he is making a clean-up of the schools a top priority. “It got to the point where we questioned whether it even could be cleaned or is it just an old building,” he said.

    Berry called in a professional cleaning company to evaluate the situation and was told the building could be put to rights.

  • Few states can match Kentucky’s automotive record

    When it comes to the automotive industry, few states can match Kentucky’s record.

    Our association with Henry Ford, for example, stretches back almost a century, when in 1912 he opened a sales and service office in Louisville.  A few years later, that city was producing 7,000 vehicles, and a few years after that it became home to the country’s first modern assembly plant.  Now, Louisville’s two production facilities – one that began in 1955 and the other in 1969 – are regularly among the company’s leaders.

  • Public Records for the week of August 11, 2010

    Marriages

    Cynthia M. Abbott, 18, Pleasureville, to Aaron R. Armstrong, 21, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Harold Todd Carter, 45, Smithfield, and Patricia Heidi Carter, 45, Smithfield.

    James B. Darius, 46, La Grange, and Frances Faye Winters, 45, Eminence.

    Larry C. Thompson, 53, Eminence, and Leeann M. Thompson, 53, Eminence.

    Arthur Engle IV, 44, Sulphur, and Robin Engle, 41, Sulphur.

    Zoning permits

  • Public Records for the week of August 4, 2010

    Marriages

    Stacey Lynn Brewer, 27, Campbellsburg, to James Dennis Martin, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Tina Marie Parekins, 35, Pleasureville, to Jeffrey David Hemmings, 40, Pleasureville.

    Laura A. Jennings, 28, New Castle, to Benjamin M. Ray, 27, New Castle.

    Cherise H. Harvey, 19, Eminence, to Daniel S. Gootee, 20, Eminence.

    Divorces

    Michael Kenneth Spray, 52, Bedford, and Laura Sue Satterly, 50, La Grange.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 22, 2010

    Wednesday, September 22

    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, September 23

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

  • ‘The money is, it’s crazy.’

    John Suter typically is low key in meetings of the Campbellsburg City Council. He certainly participates in discussions about the city’s decisions, but Monday night, he expressed his own frustration at the direction the city has taken

    When he spoke his mind Monday night, it was concise, and pointed, and seemed to sum up the council’s frustration.

    “The money is, it’s crazy. I just want to let you know, I’ve had a lot of people wanting to know who’s running the city and what’s going on. It’s an embarrassment to me. "