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Today's News

  • 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.

  • New HCMS assistant principal isn’t a new face

    Staff writer/photographer

    Recently hired HCMS assistant principal Staci Hoene is hardly a newcomer to the Henry County school system. She actually began her educational career at HCMS.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams was the middle school assistant principal, and worked with Hoene from 1995 to 1997. At the time, Hoene taught language arts, and Abrams said “she has grown exponentially since then.

  • Young cancer patients find relief at Indian Summer Camp

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County artist Joann Ashby looks forward to summertime, but not for a trip to the beach or lazy days napping in a hammock.

    She packs up brushes and paints, potter’s clay and wood, and makes the trek to Indian Summer Camp for children with cancer at Shelby County’s Camp Cedarmore.

    “I’ve been volunteering 14-15 years,” she said. “I started shortly after my treatment for breast cancer.”

  • Learning from the ‘real deal’cLearning from the ‘real deal’

    Henry County got a taste of foreign soccer last week when the Challenger Sports program sent Nicky Askew and Kyle Corfield to Harry Hall Park for a week-long camp last Monday through Friday.

  • Stimulus $ could revamp EIS technology

    Staff writer/photographer

    For some time, Eminence Independent Schools could afford only ‘band-aid’ fixes to a tangled grid of switches, hubs and ports in its computer system.

    Last week, Eminence Independent Schools computer users/administrators got potentially good news. Technology Coordinator Kim Dawson received unanimous support from the Eminence Board of Education to upgrade the system’s antiquated technical infrastructure.

  • Repairs to begin on Milton-Madison bridge

    State highway crews will begin structural repairs to the Milton-Madison Bridge starting this weekend. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27.

    Repair work will continue with bridge closure during those same times the following weekend, Saturday, Aug. 1, through Monday, Aug. 3. Those wishing to travel to Indiana must drive to Louisville or to the Markland Dam in Gallatin County.

     

  • Get a jump start on FFM race

    I hear the same question every September. It never fails.

    “The Friends For Michael 5K is this Saturday, what should I do for training?” I politely reply with a “run a few miles a couple of times this week and don’t go out too hard in the race.” But, deep down, what I want to say is “build a time machine and go back to 10 weeks ago to start training you dummy.”

    So my advice to all those wanting to race the FFM on Sept. 26 is to start running now. Don’t put it off. You will thank me when race day finally arrives.