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Today's News

  • Fun for all

    Staff writer/photographer

    Late Sunday afternoon, the packed pub at Highland Renaissance Festival reverberated with the pounding of Albannach’s tribal drums.

    The six-piece band from Glasgow, Scotland was completing its first of two consecutive weekends in front of a standing-room only audience.

    The crowd whooped and danced to the tartan clad group beating the skins of enormous standing drums as well as bodhran hand-held frame drums accompanied by the strains of bagpipe and vocals.

  • Browning saved from GM cuts

    Relief is in the air at Browning Chevrolet, Pontiac GMC.

    Earlier this month, the 50-year old family owned Eminence business learned that it was selected to continue dealing with Chevrolet and GMC vehicle brands.

    “I think it’s good news for us and good news for the town,” Jeff Browning said Tuesday afternoon. Browning, who was in the process of delivering a vehicle to a customer, said more details were yet to come.

  • Basketball coach not named yet at Henry

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team is continuing its off-season work without Jason Holland, who coached the squad the last five seasons but resigned his position for Oldham County on May 22.

  • Thanks for help painting playground equipment

    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for their generosity in painting the playground equipment at our school for their community project. They, along with their parents, spent many hours on weekends and after school to paint swings, monkey bars, etc… beautiful vibrant colors. “Wow! Who did this? Our playground looks beautiful!” was the reaction by students and staff alike. We are fortunate to serve a community that supports our school. Our students are learning life lessons of the importance of giving back to the community.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 17, 2009

    Wednesday, June 17

    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, June 18

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

  • Thanks to those who helped with daughter’s accident

    On May 14 my wife and I got the phone call no parent wants to get. Our daughter called screaming, “Help Me Mommy.” She was calling from inside her SUV that she had lost control of and overturned. We immediately called 911 and a State Trooper was there within a minute of our call. Emily was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital where we were told that she had a broken back. She was transferred to Kosair Children’s Hospital. She had surgery to repair her back, but will need extensive rehab for the next couple of months.

  • Sports Briefs

    Baughman wins in New Orleans

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Southern Indoor doubles tennis tournament in New Orleans last weekend.

    Playing with Lester Sack (LA), they defeated George Baker and Don Walker (LA), 6-2 and 6-3 in the semifinals, and Lamar Hooker and Tom Casey (MS), 6-2 and 6-0 in the finals. In singles play, Baughman defeated Don Rucker, 6-0 and 6-0, and Lamar Hooker, 6-0 and 6-0, before losing to his doubles partner, Sack, in the finals.

    Ed Berry asked to play in All-Star Classic

  • Relay for Life

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

  • Issues left unsolved from regular session

    At the end of each legislative session, there are always several issues that remain unresolved, often because others dominate discussions or time simply runs out.

    The 2009 Regular Session was a textbook example of both of those in action. With less than two dozen days to debate bills, the General Assembly focused most of its attention on overcoming a sizeable budget deficit; significantly reforming the testing system that measures school progress; enacting a major highway plan; and implementing a better, more cost-effective approach to treating non-violent drug offenders.

  • Popular teacher taking a one year leave

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School’s Intelligent Classroom software was on the fritz that Friday, so popular high school math teacher Buddy Berry improvised.

    He lit birthday candles and stuck them into hamburger buns. Students armed with water pistols attempted, mostly in vain, to put out the flames amidst bursts of laughter. It was harder than it looked and most of the candles still flickered atop soggy bread.

    He was teaching a lesson in probabilities.