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Today's News

  • AC fire closes EIS for a day

    Eminence Independent School students had an early day as officials shut down the school on Monday morning due to a non-injury fire in the gymnasium lobby.

    Emergency 911 Dispatch received a call at 9:42 a.m. that the school had a fire in the gymnasium lobby. Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas said damage was minimized.

  • Project would expand sewer capacity

    It took several years of planning, saving and jumping through grant hoops, but a project to increase Eminence’s sewer capacity by 250,000 gallons per day is holding water.

    The project would increase capacity at Eminence’s treatment plant from 500,000 gallons to 750,000 gallons per day capacity, and may finally be coming down the pipeline.

  • The Resettling of America

    The Berry Center’s conference laid the framework for a pragmatic homecoming and resettling of rural America with heavyweights in backgrounds from academics, activism, agriculture and theology.

    The center’s conference — “From Unsettling to Resettling: What Will it Take to Resettle America” — Friday at Louisville’s Brown Hotel emphasized the global need for solutions to industrial scale farming, responsible land stewardship and how destructive agricultural practices impact food production, resources and communities on a global scale.

  • Berry wants to move past the Unsettling of America

    Henry County native writer, philosopher, farmer and activist Wendell Berry wants to move past his book.

    Berry’s book, “The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” celebrates its 36-year anniversary this year.

    In the book, Berry delivers discourse on the hijacking of farming from a family culture into the insatiable appetite of large scale farming production. Berry renders the beginnings of conquest in the ‘New World’ with historical threads of alienation from the land in a seam calling for sensible land stewardship.

  • EIS earns Magna Award for FIRE model

    The American School Board Journal awarded Eminence Independent Schools with a first place national award for its School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) program.

    Eminence Independent Schools received a first place award in the 19th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s American School Board Journal. The Magna Awards program, supported by Sodexo, selected 15 first place and 15 honorable mention winners based on enrollment size.

  • GA passes hemp pension bills

     The General Assembly finished out the 2013 legislative session by tackling the public pension problem and passing a framework bill for industrial hemp in the late hours of Tuesday.

  • Cats get first win of the season

    The Henry County Wildcats got their first win of the season on Monday in the opening round of the Valley Invitational Tournament.

    They dropped a pair of games last week to Grant County on Thursday and Atherton on Friday. The Wildcats continued to struggle at the plate against Grant County where they were blanked 8-0. The Wildcats’ bats showed some life against Atherton but control problems for their pitchers allowed Atherton to win 15-5.

     

    HCHS 9, Breckinridge Co. 8

  • Lady Cats beat Larue 6-5

     

    The Henry County Lady Cats are spending their spring break in Destin, Florida while playing in the Florida Beach Bash. On Sunday the Lady Cats lost to Corbin 9-8. On Monday Henry County bounced back with a 6-5 win over Larue County.

    HCHS 6 LaRue County 5

  • Cards march on

     

     

    I had just finished dinner when the injury occurred. It was sickening to watch. I noticed Kevin Ware go down in a heap as the camera cut away to Duke’s Tyler Thornton who had taken the three-point shot that Ware tried to contest.

  • Track Cats compete at Central

    The Henry County High School track team competed in the Lenny Lyles Invitational at Central High School on Saturday. The Cats were shorthanded due spring break but came away with some good performances against many of the best track teams in the state.

    Austin Armstrong led the way for the boys with a seventh place finish in the discus with a throw of 105’-7”.

    Destany Crawford led the girls with an eighth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 19.15.