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Today's News

  • Calendar for the week of December 3, 2008

    Wednesday, December 3

    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.

  • Bethlehem nativity set to mark 50th anniversary

    Staff writer/photographer

    Oh come all ye faithful, the Bethlehem Nativity has reached a big number.

    Nativity coordinator Kevin Croxton said this year’s 50th anniversary presentation marks a milestone.

    “We’re trying to get the word out,” he said. “It’s kind of neat that it’s been going on this long.”

  • Eminence Speaker thanks community

    On behalf of Eminence Speaker LLC and its Amazing Race Committee members, Sherry Watts, Charlotte Barnett, Shannon Rose, Kara Olson, Chad Potts, and Chris Rose, we want to express our sincere thanks to everyone who participated or played a role in our first annual Amazing Race event on Friday, Nov. 14.   For 42 years, Eminence Speaker LLC has always been extremely proud to call Eminence its home.  With community leaders, citizens and business owners such as yourselves, surely there are few communities anywhere that rival the City of Eminence.

  • Eminence Independent Schools utilizing multiple grants

    by Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    At its November meeting, Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Donald Aldridge told the members of the board of education he had been alerted in a Superintendent’s Advisory to possible budgetary shortfalls due to a dip in state revenue.

    “There are some dollars we probably won’t receive next year,” he said.

  • Those elves that sit on my shoulders

    I was relaxing over coffee the other morning, fondly gazing at the pictures of our five children that sit on top of my kitchen cabinets when suddenly, for no obvious reason, my attention shifted. Delicate little cobwebs lacing from picture to picture came into my focus.  I hadn’t noticed them before, but like an optical illusion, the pictures receded and the little filaments draping the frames - and, yes, also hanging from the ceiling - jumped out at me.  Thus can one’s peace of mind be so easily disturbed.

  • A dream come true

    Troy Cook will fulfill a lifelong dream while visiting his hometown of Eminence over the Thanksgiving holidays. Cook will take the stage at the Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Whitney Hall singing in the opera, “Werther.”

    “I’ve always wanted to be on the Kentucky Center for the Arts stage,” he said. “I guess you have to go away to New York and come back.”

    Cook has been relaxing at the Eminence home of his mother, Martha Cook for the past couple of weeks.

  • That was one yummy day

    I’m still feeling the effects from judging Saturday’s Thanksgiving Dessert Baking Contest at Heart & Home in Pendleton — both the good effects and the bad ones. The good by far outweighs the bad, though.

  • A work in progress

    General Manager

    In more ways than one, Henry County High School may be a work in progress. While the school’s physical structure is under construction, there’s a movement within to improve the school’s test scores.

    Principal Jim Masters acknowledges there is still much work to be done, and said Monday that his staff is prepared for the task ahead.

  • Progress being made in energy conservation

    Over the last several years, the General Assembly has re-doubled its efforts to make Kentucky a leader in energy production and conservation.

    This process has evolved with the successful passage of House Bill 1 and House Bill 2, which include new rounds of tax incentives to boost alternative fuel sources and to encourage homes and businesses alike to curb their power needs. Legislators have also invested millions of dollars to further clean-coal research, and we have pushed to make state government’s buildings and automotive fleet more environmentally friendly.

  • Support group provides hope to MS patients, families

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When John Roberts had trouble using his hands the doctor said he suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome.

    When his vision blurred, a detached retina was blamed. When Roberts, of Eminence, had difficulties with his balance doctors diagnosed an inner ear condition. The worst was when doctors said he’d had a stroke.