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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Stephanie Meadows named new EHS coach

    After a string of disappointing seasons, Stephanie Meadows has been hired as the new Eminence High School volleyball coach to help revive the struggling program to where it once was.

    In the fall 2003, while Meadows was a senior, the Lady Warriors finished with an impressive 21-10-2 record and advanced to the 8th Region tournament. In the seasons that followed, they went 18-4-1 in 2004, 13-9-1 in 2005, 0-19 in 2006, 2-19 in 2007 and 1-16 in 2008. It was a two-year decline followed by a big drop off in 2006.

  • Full-time trainer to HCHS

    With its new fieldhouse completed less than two years ago, a new practice gym ready for use this fall and now a full-time athletic trainer, Henry County High School has upgraded its sports program more than a few notches.

  • City of Eminence sponsoring contests on Eminence Day

    The City of Eminence is sponsoring a Cutest Baby Contest for children birth to 23 months, a Cutie Pie Contest for children 2, 3 and 4 years old and a Little Miss and Mister Contest for couples ages 5, 6 and 7. The contests will be held on Eminence Day, Saturday, Aug. 8.

  • From bank to jail to classroom

    General Manager

    Students, faculty and families at Eminence Independent Schools will welcome an old, familiar face to the hallways this year.

    Bill Covington, the disgraced former president of Farmer’s Deposit Bank in Eminence, has been hired as a special education teacher at Eminence Middle School.

  • Tour de Henry Co.

    There’s nothing like getting outside on your bike (the kind you pedal), feeling the wind blow against your face, and huffing and puffing away for hours while going up and down hills. Last Thursday was no exception at the second annual Tour de Henry County.

    If I could have it my way the Tour de Henry would be every week — probably each Thursday since that worked out so nicely with my schedule — but of course this is not feasible with a heavy workload and a family waiting for me back home. I guess I can settle for once a year.

  • A chance at redemption for ex-banker

    Our lead story this week is about a man who many have told me is a good man. A good man who, unfortunately, did a bad thing.

    By many accounts, William J. Covington is a good person, a good community member. Some say the fact that he was convicted of bank fraud in U.S. District Court last year reflects only that his good intentions led him astray.

    Nonetheless, Mr. Covington plead to, and was convicted of, a very serious federal charge.

  • Harvest Showcase was fantastic

    My husband and I arrived at the Fairgrounds early Sat. morning for the ham breakfast — which was totally awesome.  We left about ll when the black clouds started rolling in, but we had a wonderful time looking at all the exhibits and animals,  talking with the Sheriff, the leather maker and the beautiful little lady from New Castle Methodist church who made the quilts, etc. My husand enjoyed the old tractors and I enjoyed Patrick Henry Hughes so much — what a wonderfully inspiring young man.