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Today's News

  • EHS student is thinking green

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School freshman Nikki Gamble waited patiently for her turn to speak at the Jan. 20 Eminence Independent Schools board meeting. Dressed in a black pantsuit and heels she looked every bit the professional young woman anxious to make her pitch.

    At last, board president Brenda Chism asked for her proposal.

    Gamble approached the board with poise. She began designing a recycling program for Eminence schools in the summer of 2008. The freshman is very concerned about the environment.

  • Pleasureville commission considering new sewer rates

    General Manager

    It’s the conversation they hate to have.

    During Monday night’s Pleasureville City Commission meeting, commissioners and a couple of residents discussed the city’s garbage and sewer rates, which are expected to increase.

    The increase comes after news from the city’s annual audit that reported deficits for both accounts.

  • Where have all the snowmen gone?

    With all due respect to Mother Nature, please, turn off the snow machine. Well, okay, more accurately, don’t turn on the ice machine again.

    While some of our residents may still be without power, I count my blessings that we were only out for about half a day.

    When our power conked out just after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, Derek and I huddled up with extra blankets, and the cats, and read. All day.

    We were a little stir crazy — not being able to check e-mail, or Facebook, or play a video game or two.

  • Community support appreciated

    This past summer, the Henry County athletic field house became a reality for athletes of the Henry County Public Schools. The indoor turf, weight equipment, lockers, training room equipment and various other items are top of the line, but would not have been possible without the tremendous outpouring of support from our community. A special thanks goes to the fundraising committee comprised of Mark Vaughn, Steve Williams and Lyndon Johnson. These gentlemen set and met the goal of raising $70,000 to fully equip the facility.

  • Council members thankful for help during emergency

    Monday night into Tuesday morning, Henry County received a winter storm that practically shut it down.  Residents lost power all over and police officers in Eminence set out to check on everyone, especially the elderly. The Fire Department opened their doors and was called on almost immediately. City workers had already started working overtime trying to make our streets passable. The Eminence City Council was opening the Community Center insuring that residents from all over had shelter.

  • Brief - Baptist Hospital Northeast holding community health fair

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will sponsor a Community Health Fair from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the hospital’s main lobby area.

    A variety of free screenings and health information will be offered, including medication counseling (bring medications), pulmonary function testing, and blood pressure and pulse oximetry. From 7-10 a.m., health fair visitors may have blood drawn for a basic metabolic screening and a fat and cholesterol profile for $10. Those participating in this screening must fast beginning at midnight the night before.

  • Brief - Baptist Hospital Northeast events at a glance

    Saturday, Feb. 7

  • Smithfield resident among those who sought refuge in Eminence

    Staff writer/photographer

    A huge pot of homemade chili, steaming hot beans and cornbread, fresh-baked cookies and cupcakes conjure images of the delicious offerings at an after-church fellowship dinner.

    Incredibly, this sampling is a description offered by Smithfield resident Polly Adcock of just some of the food contributed to the Eminence Community Center shelter in the wake of last week’s ice storm. “If you went hungry, it was because you didn’t eat,” she said.

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  • Local family in need of community support after fire

    On Saturday, Jan. 18, Amanda Wilmoth and William Maynes, Defoe, lost their rental home and all of their belongings to a house fire. The family did not have rental insurance and are currently residing with family members in Shelbyville. Amanda, in addition to raising two children of her own, is raising and supporting the children of her late sister, who passed away in October 2008.

    The family is in need of basically everything including, furniture, dishes, clothing and housing. They would prefer to stay in the Defoe or Pleasureville area if possible for the children.