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Today's News

  • What a cabbage!

    At the end of the school year, third grade students at Eminence Elementary were given a cabbage plant seedling. Students could plant the seedlings and track growth over the summer. Holden Hedges took the challenge. Along the way, he completed a weekly log to record watering and checked for any bugs. He grew a nine-pound cabbage plant! Holden has been entered as the class winner and is now in a drawing for a scholarship. The program was sponsored by Bonnie Plants.

  • Get more enjoyment for less cash during the holidays

    Have you started the Christmas shopping countdown yet? It may sound crazy, since we are still enjoying the hot days of summer, but with only about 100 shopping days left, it is time to start thinking about a holiday budget. To avoid the holiday crunch on your wallet at the end of the year, plan for holiday expenses throughout the year.

  • 50th Anniversary - Creech

    Leon and Joyce Creech will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at their home with family and friends. They were married Sept. 16, 1961 at David’s Fork Baptist Church in Lexington. They have three children: Cheryl Kersey, Scott Creech and Sarah Embry. They also have two grandchildren, Kyle Kersey and Chris Embry.

  • Public Records for the week of Sept. 7, 2011

    Divorces

    William Dennis Garrison, 47, Louisville, and Mary Josetta Cecil, 46, Eminence.

    Property Transfers

    Gordon and Carole Hunt, La Grange, to Michael and Jennifer Cole, Turners Station. 1/2 interest in property in Henry County; Fair market value is $24,000.

    Roger L. Bihl, Sparta, to the Henry County Public School district, New Castle. Property in Henry County; $30,000.

  • A pastoral prayer for September 11

    The past week gave us ample opportunity to remember and reflect upon the devastating attack on the Twin Towers and our nation.  I didn’t need to read about Sept. 11, 2001, or see videos from that fateful day in order to remember. Those images are burned into my mind.  I see them without wanting to do so and I too vividly recall the way in which the events of that day changed the manner in which I looked at my neighbors — both those known to me and strangers I passed in crowded places.

  • Obama’s jobs plan: More of the same

    While traveling the Fourth Congressional District during August, it was clear to me that the top priorities of Kentuckians are jobs and economic growth.  The need for these issues to be our top priority is reinforced by the latest jobs report that zero net jobs were created in America last month, and the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at more than 9 percent.

    As lawmakers returned to Washington last week, President Obama addressed a special joint session of Congress to outline his plan to get the economy moving again and create jobs.

  • State investment in land has been worth it

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

  • Shaw places at state fair

    Devin Shaw, 11, of Plesureville showed a purebred Berkshire gilt in the Kentucky State Fair and won third place in the 4-H Berkshire breeding gilt category, as well as 5th place in the open breeding gilt category. Shaw takes part in 4-H in Shelby County.

  • Combination of low numbers and injuries are problems for boys soccer

    To say the 2011 season has been difficult for the Henry County boy’s soccer team would be an understatement.

    “This has been, by far, the worst year for the program,” coach Rob Powars said last week. The team, until a tournament at Carroll County this weekend, was winless. And unlike last year, where the losses were most often by one point or so, this year the gaps have been larger, by margins of five points or more, with the except of a 0-1 loss Saturday to Holmes High School in the Two River Invitational Tournament.

  • EHS, HCHS Rumble in the Jungle

    The cross country season is open, and both Eminence and Henry County High School have participated in area meets.
    Most recently, the Wildcats took part in the Rumble in the Jungle, hosted by North Oldham High School.