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Today's News

  • Health care for all?

    Having a national debate on health care reform is welcomed by President Obama. The trouble is, no sooner does the President call for “everyone to pitch in” and engage in the debate, that he vilifies anyone who criticizes his plans. Having a civil national debate will produce more lasting change; accusing opponents of engaging in scare tactics and fear mongering will not.

  • Leave the man alone

    I was very sorry you chose to have the front page bold print July 29, 2009, Local edition state “From bank to jail to classroom.” This article was totally uncalled for and was about Bill Covington, former president of the Farmers Deposit Bank.

  • County lost ‘truly dedicated citizen’

    With the recent death of former Henry County Magistrate John Allgeier, Henry County lost one of our truly dedicated citizens. Words can not express how much his friendship meant to me and to so many others whose lives he touched. Maybe he did a wedding for you or a family member. Maybe you called him about a road that needed repairing, or you met him while he was serving as a volunteer fireman.  Maybe he told you a joke, or laughed with you at the stock yard sales. Maybe he was just there when you needed a friend.

  • Starting a new tradition

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence is reviving the tradition of Eminence Day on Saturday, Aug. 8. Mayor Jim Pettit and organizers promise a day to remember.

    “There hasn’t been an Eminence Day at least since I’ve been in office,” he said, “but the council decided they wanted to run with it.”

    Lee Ann Armstrong is one of three council members who helped organize the event.

  • European Vacation: HCHS students get international experience

    Staff writer/photographer

    For HCHS students Aaron Wedge and Clint Diven it was a very cool way to end summer vacation.

    The 16-year olds traveled to five European destinations as student ambassadors through the People to People program.

    “There were 29 from Kentucky,” Wedge said, “and we met other groups from Maryland, New York and Texas.” The Kentucky delegation was matched with the one from Colorado.

    The first stop on what was billed as Traditions of Europe was Cahersiveen, Ireland.

  • In response to “From bank to jail to classroom”

    The hiring of Bill Covington for EIS Special Education Teacher reinforces my continued admiration for the Eminence School Board, the Administration and Site Based Council.  Mr. Covington is a distinguished educator and since 1983 has tirelessly served the school as a coach, mentor to numerous youth, teachers and the administrative staff.  Mr. Covington’s financial support enabled scholarships, enhanced many programs and helped make EIS become the respected institution we have now.

  • Sports Briefs

    MWA

    The Mountain Wrestling Association will be back at the Eminence Community Life Center on Saturday, Aug. 8, to help raise money for the Eastern Colts of the Henry County Youth Football League.

    Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Bell time starts at 6 p.m.

  • Childhood interest turns into life long love for local farrier

    Staff writer/photographer

    Charlie Roach and his twin were young when their father lost interest in a horse hobby. That set in motion Charlie’s lifelong passion for the animals.

    “Dad had horses when we were growing up like most men buy a boat,” he said. “Bob and I were 11 and horse crazy so we took the reins.”

    Roach still has a firm grip on those reins 45 years later.

    His equine career includes training and showing Tennessee Walkers, giving riding lessons and shoeing horses.

  • HCA is lacking

    Any successful health care reform legislation must include three basic components: reform of existing government health care programs (like Medicaid and Medicare) to ensure efficiency and accessibility, reform the private market insurance system and enact tort reform to end frivolous lawsuits.  Without all three, we will fail in our shared goal of reducing health care costs for families, businesses and the government.

  • It’s time to think about heating efficiency now

    Normally, mid-summer is not the time many of us think about weatherizing our homes, even if cooler temperatures in recent days have felt more like early fall.

    If making our homes more energy efficient and saving money weren’t enough, there are 70 million more reasons why Kentuckians should start thinking about taking on energy-saving projects.  That is the amount of money Kentucky could receive for this program from the federal stimulus package that Congress approved in February to help local and state economies.