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Today's News

  • July 4th ruined by the rain

    Saturday was a sad, sad day in the Kendall household.

    I had already decided to write my column this week about a wiffleball game I had been planning the last couple of months. With the anticipation of the game in mind for a while now, I had envisioned some good story lines — maybe I would pitch a no-hitter or hit a game-winning homer. Heck, I thought about taping the game and making a highlight reel, maybe the top-10 plays. I was ready.

  • Friends for Michael fundraising in full swing

    General Manager

    With one major event down, Friends for Michael is going strong with its fundraising efforts for 2009.

    Matthew Brent, president of the organization, said the group’s annual dinner in May went well, with about 150 people in attendance. But that’s not all the spinal cord research organization has going.

  • Commission approves fire truck bid with condition

    General Manager

    A new fire truck could be coming to Pleasureville.

    The commission voted 3-1 to accept a $156,600 bid for a new rescue truck. Accepting the bid, commissioner Gary Grigsby said, would be contingent upon the city receiving a loan with “satisfactory terms.”

    Mayor Rodney Young said the fire department should be able to pay for the truck itself, “unless we get in a bind.” If the new truck is purchased, the city would sell one of its older trucks, hoping to get at least $10,000.

  • Come out to Music on Main

    Music on Main is this Friday night. The City of Eminence wants to invite everyone to attend. This is a night full of fellowship, food, fun and live music. The live music will be provided by two very popular bands- Robbie Cox and Leo Mason will both be playing! Robbie will start the night at 7 p.m. and play for a couple of hours. Then Leo Mason will finish the night off and hopefully he will play one of my favorite songs- Mustang Sally! The food will be provided by Wesley and Patricia Morrison’s new business called- Hot Diggity Dawgs! There will also be some fun for the kids.

  • It's a 2nd trip to the Worlds for HC golfer

    In her final try at earning a spot in the US Kids World Championships this year, MacKenzie Peyton held her emotions in check to shoot her best score and advance to the World Championships at Pinehurst Golf Course in North Carolina next month.

  • Thank you to Relay For Life Sponsors

    WOW!  The 2009 Henry County Relay For Life has come and gone, but the hard work and funds raised will be remembered!  Henry County YOU raised over $90,000 and the money is still coming in – WAY TO GO!!!  We hear about hard economic times, about how people just don’t care anymore – well, the people who say those things don’t know the generosity and compassion of Henry Countians!  There are so many people to thank, and though we hope not to miss anyone, we are sure we will so please, forgive us in advance.

  • Community Calendar for othe week of July 1, 2009

    Wednesday, July 1

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    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 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Thursday, July 2

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4 p.m. New members welcome.

  • Eminence Coach 'D' Park ready for action

    Six months after the sudden passing of Dewayne Douglas, the new Coach D Park in his remembrance is open in full throttle. It’s definitely worth taking a look at.

  • Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was hot and muggy, but that didn’t dampen the spirits at Henry County’s Relay For Life event Friday night.

    Despite a down economy, Henry County Relay for Life is close to hitting its $95,000 fundraising goal.

    For one Henry County resident, the event was an opportunity to make Relay’s 25th anniversary a special one.

  • EIS picks Orton to be interim superintendent

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools board president Brenda Chism said Director of Pupils and Personnel William Orton will act as interim superintendent for the district as of today, Wednesday, July 1.

    “Darlene (Bates) recommended him,” she said, “and he has offered to step in until we hire a long-term superintendent.”

    As DPP, Orton oversees truancy issues.

    Orton has superintendent certification and retired from the Jefferson County school system before coming to EIS.