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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 9, 2009

    Wednesday, Sept. 9

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Next Step Family Program will meet at New Castle Elementary from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning with this Wednesday. Contact Brandi Corbett at (502) 845-0307 for more information.

  • Coach McClamroch has mixed emotions

    Scott McClamroch left the Shelby County Invitational with mixed emotions on Saturday. With limited training, illnesses and injuries, he did not know what to expect.

    The Eminence cross-country coach said he was happy with his runners but a little disappointed in most of the times on the 5,000-meter hilly course. The meet included dozens of teams, hundreds of runners and eight total races. As the meet got rolling, the weather warmed up and the crowd started to grow.

  • HCPS board holding seat for Smith

    Staff writer/photographer

    Longtime HCPS board member and community activist John Smith is continuing to recuperate from a stroke he suffered on June 30.

    Smith was transferred from Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange to The Richwood rehabilitation facility Monday, Aug. 24. His wife, Henrietta said he has good days and bad days. “It’s going to take some time,” she said, “but he’s progressing.”

  • Eminence has a short stay in All ‘A’

    The Eminence volleyball team tacked on three more losses to its record last week for an 0-8 start, including a 2-0 loss to Trimble County in the opening round of the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament.

    It was a short stay for the Lady Warriors, who were knocked out by Trimble County in the one-day single-elimination tournament held inside Carroll County High School. The smallest 125 schools in Kentucky are eligible to compete in 16 regional tournaments statewide, with one team from each region advancing to the All “A” Classic state tourney.

  • Fall challenge will focus on health

    The last year has been anything but easy for Kentucky, with every season leaving a major crisis in its wake.

    First, there were last fall’s high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ike.  The winter, of course, will long be remembered for a devastating storm that turned out to be the most expensive in Kentucky’s history.  During the spring and summer, torrential rains led to flash floods, first in Eastern Kentucky and then in Louisville.

    This fall, it appears the major challenge for the state will focus more on health rather than weather.

  • Ladycats hold off Spencer County

    In their only game on the volleyball court last week, the Henry County Ladycats used a couple of surges to hold off Spencer County in the first game then easily won the second to win the best-of-three series, 25-20, 25-13.

    The Ladycats improved to 6-4 overall with two games this week — Tuesday at Gallatin County and Thursday at Walton-Verona — and a home match against cross-county rival Eminence next Monday starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Alcan hits the spot for Eminence archery team

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Oct. 7, the Eminence Independent Schools’ archery team will board a bus to compete in a world tournament at Disney World.

    But participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program’s first world tournament wasn’t a given a few months ago, when Coach Dwayne Douglas suddenly died.

  • Beautiful day marred by tragedy

    It was a beautiful day to ride.

    Clear blue sky, moderate temperatures, low humidity and a slight hint of fall crisp in the air.

    But Tuesday, Sept. 1, would be the last day Eminence resident Bobby Nolan would throw his leg over the seat of his 1982 Honda motorcycle.

    I didn’t know Bobby, at least not personally. But I knew of the older gentleman who rode an old white Honda motorcycle around. I saw that bike, and its rider, many times at Dairy Queen.

  • Warriors remember Coach D

    Before the Eminence football players loaded the bus to travel to play Kentucky Country Day, they ate a pre-game meal at Hometown Pizza with assistant coach Paul McDowell and made a stop by the Eminence Cemetery to visit the resting place of former assistant coach Dewayne Douglas.

  • Shaolin is giving back

    Staff writer/photographer

    About 20 Henry County Shaolin Do students warmed up at the community center in Eminence.

    The students were practicing to test for blue, green, brown or black belts in martial arts last week, but trainer Chuck Cornett said he feels the community at  large is being tested in a different way.

    Cornett believes the economy has left families struggling to put food on the table. He and fellow instructor Don Rohr want to help.