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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fourth graders see wheat from field to table

    Thanks to Robbie and Katie Sue Yount, the fourth graders of Henry County had a unique experience this past Thursday.   For the second year the Younts have welcomed the youth to their farm to see how wheat is grown, cut, harvested, ground and made into bread.

  • National woes a chance to examine family budget

    Recent national and global economic news has been troubling, with significant long-term issues that contribute to financial uncertainty.

    While it’s important to remain aware of these issues, concern is better channeled into productive action on a more personal level, such as examining your family’s budget and making decisions that wisely use money.

    As the nation discusses a long-term spending plan, that conversation provides an important reminder to review household spending.

  • Youth Ag Day steps back in time

    Certainly one of the biggest events in Henry County over the past week was the Antique Farm Machinery Show at Robbie and Katie Sue Yount’s Farm near Bethlehem.  The Friday and Saturday event had plenty of steam engines, antique tractors, horses and farm machinery involved in numerous demonstrations.  A good crowd was on hand to enjoy the great hospitality and opportunity to step ‘back in time’ when farming had a different, maybe more important, connection to the community.