Today's News

  • Real Lessons about Money, Life

    It was quick, but a dose of reality nonetheless for Henry County and Eminence Middle School students last week as the eighth grade students, and some seniors, took part in the annual Reality Store. During the event, students were assigned an annual salary.

    Above, seniors Luke Clark, Jacob Hayden and Kat Wyatt visit Doug Bates at the Reality Store’s housing booth.At left, eighth grader Brandon Maddox listens while a volunteer explains his options for groceries.

  • $16k in back taxes owed on 1 property

    Pay up... or see your name in print.

    That’s the next course of action the City of Eminence will take to try to get unpaid property taxes from 2003-2009.

  • Judge to teen: ‘you have everything to lose’

    A 16-year-old defendant charged with a very adult crime will be allowed to visit his mother, but is not allowed to have visitors outside of his immediate family.

    Cody Russo appeared in Henry County Circuit Court last week for a regular hearing. The teen was indicted in April for 1st degree robbery and 1st degree assault, both class B felonies, as well as bribing a public servant, a class C felony, and class A misdemeanors of marijuana possession and conspiracy to commit bribing a witness.

  • Eminence Elementary School December Students of the Month

    Submitted by Penny Bland
    Pictured are the Eminence December students of the month. They are: Breigh Banta, Taylor Payton, Zackery Newton, Curtis Ethington, Messiah Sanders, Mariah Perry, Kenya Vargas, Abelardo Reza, Nathan Goss and Shelbie Roberts. Absent: Josephine Scott.

  • The 2010-2011 season has arrived!!!

    If you step into my office, you’re first notice, most likely, my Muhammed Ali poster tacked to the wall. You’ll also notice the crookedly-hung plaques, the pictures of my kiddos and a large stack of newspapers. They all provide inspiration for me, for various reasons, when I can’t find it elsewhere.

  • New players, same goals for unknown Wildcats

    Before the Wildcats opened their basketball season, coach Derek Springate told the players to make a list of team goals together, and here’s what they came up with: win 80-percent of district games, including the championship, dish out at least 20 assists per game, shoot at least 70-percent from the free-throw line, give 100-percent effort each game and beat teams that, on paper, they aren’t supposed to beat.

  • Nethery says this team is better than his first two

    Progressing — that’s been on Chris Nethery’s mind since he took over the Eminence boys’ basketball program from Keith Blackburn two years ago. And progressing is what the Warriors are doing.

    Eminence finished Nethery’s first season in charge with a 2-23 record, then improved to 5-21 last year. Now, Nethery said this team is better than those first two and he wants to take it up another notch. The magic number, based on a percentage improvement from last year, is 13 wins.

  • Lady Warriors look to be more competitive this year

    Entering his fourth season in charge of the Eminence girls’ basketball team, Carter Martin said the number one, and possibly only, focus this year is being more competitive.

    Eminence has accumulated a 9-96 record during Martin’s tenure, including the 2-27 record last year. The 2010-11 squad wants to take it up a notch, and they could have the players to get it done.

  • Ladycats trying to find their own identity, Gilley says

    Following a season that saw plenty of highlights from the Henry County girls’ basketball team — winning its most games in six years — the Ladycats are now trying to find their own identity.

  • Opening week features county showdown

    Separated by just four miles, the Henry County-Eminence rivalry tipped off the high school basketball season on Friday night and will close the regular season exactly 11 weeks later.

    Playing at Eminence, the visiting Ladycats led for all but 1:27 of the game, easily winning 52-27. The two teams play again on Feb. 18, this time at Henry in what will be the season finale for both squads. Eminence has not beaten its cross-county rivals in the last 12 tries, dating back to 2005.