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Today's News

  • Welcome to new members; business expo is coming soon

    Spring has finally arrived, and the Chamber is looking forward to our Business Expo on May 11.

    We are welcoming a number of new members who will be at the Expo to share with you information about their businesses as well as many of our long time members who look forward to making new friends.

  • Unemployment down in 91 counties

    Submitted
    Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between February 2012 and February 2013, while 26 county rates increased and three stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Eminence Middle School Student of the Week Josh Dotson

    Josh is in the sixth grade at Eminence Middle School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math I like numbers because they are used a lot in sports.

    What is your favorite sport?

    Basketball.

    What is your favorite basketball team?

    UK Wildcats.

    What do you do for fun?

    I like to fish. I go to my friends’ ponds and at Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County. I like bottom fishing.

    Do you have any pets?

  • Eminence Elementary School March students of the Month

    Eminence Elementary School March students of the month. They are: Messiah Sanders, Shelby Spencer, Taylor Payton, Alexis Hance, Camron Higgins, Jiah Moore, Zachary Timberlake, Camille Scott, Owen Sharp, Camen Carroll, Juan Ramos-Marroquin Josie Fitzgerald, Ashly Ramos-Marroquin, Brandon Roberts, Isabel Dimas, Emma Roberts, Dayanara Carrillo, Curtis Ethington, Malcolm Fitzgerald and Dilyn Walker.

  • HCMS Honor Roll

    6th Grade

  • Jury selection begins in Martin case

    Jury selection began Tuesday in the case of a Turners Station man facing multiple charges related to unlawful sex with a minor.

    Joseph David Martin, 39, of Turners Station is on trial for 14 counts of 1st degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act, victim under 16; use of a minor under age 16 in a sexual performance; and 14 counts of incest, forcible compulsion, victim incapable of consent or under the age of 18.

  • Beautification underway at Eminence cemetery

    As flowers start to color the canvas of greening grass and nature begins its spring rebirth, so does the beautification program at the Eminence Cemetery.

    The Eminence Cemetery Company secured resources through community member support and fundraising efforts to plant 13 trees on the cemetery grounds. Ted Bright Bates, chairman of the Eminence Cemetery Company, said this is just the beginning.

  • FBLA is goin’ to Cali

    The Henry County High School FBLA team’s performance last week at the state competition earned the team a place at the National Leadership Conference Competition.

    The Henry County High School Future Business Leaders of America team went head-to-head last week against 133 schools and 2,000 students in the regional competition bringing home first through fourth place.

  • Take 5 with Hammer Smith

    Basic bio

    Earl Thomas ‘Hammer’ Smith

    BA Social Studies from EKU

    Graduate degree from WKU at Louisville.

    HCHS social studies teacher, 1961 to 1966

    Director of pupil personnel 1966 to 1989

    Served as New Castle Fire Chief

    Volunteer resident researcher at the Henry County History Center. 

     

    Did you ever discipline students while a teacher?

  • Area residents relay Boston marathon experience

    By Drew Nichter

    Landmark News Service

    The Oldham Era has heard from friends and family members of several local runners who competed in today’s Boston Marathon.

    Kathy Riley, of Crestwood, is in Boston with friends Ashli Collins and Andrea Faulk who ran the race.

    Riley said the two runners crossed the finish line just moments before the blasts rocked the area. Fortunately, both are safe and unharmed.