Today's News

  • Parrish, Wright indicted

    General Manager

    An Eminence man charged with rape, a Smithfield man charged with murder, a Frankfort woman charged with bigamy and three Henry County residents charged in connection to a working meth lab all were indicted last week by the Henry County Grand Jury.

    Alan R. Parrish, 42, of Smithfield, was indicted for murder, a class A felony, and driving while intoxicated with aggravating circumstances, second offense, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Register now for the Teddy Bear Tree

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency will accept applications through Oct. 30 from families who need help providing a Merry Christmas through the Teddy Bear Tree.

    Tri-County’s Margaret Mullins said adults who qualify under federal guidelines may register their children at the agency’s office located in the Senior Citizens Activity Center at 125 Park Road in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park north of New Castle.

  • Trying to recover

    If you see me limping around town or my eyes barely open, don’t worry — I’m just trying to recover from this past weekend. My legs are shaky, my eyes are heavy and my tank is running close to empty. I’m in desperate need of an oil change.

  • Sports briefs for the week of Oct. 14, 2009

    Eminence Community Life Center

    The Eminence Community Life Center is trying to attract more participants on Friday, Oct. 16, to help raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and lure more people in the community to use the building.

  • Pleasureville Depot to close by end of year

    Staff writer/photographer

    After four years, the Pleasureville Depot will soon close its doors.

    The Depot Restaurant in Pleasureville will close at the end of November.

    Owner Libby Raisor said that after four years of operation she can no longer afford to keep it open.

    “That’s the way it’s looking right now,” she said. “It’s been really, really slow, and I can’t afford to hire people to work.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 14, 2009

    Wednesday, October 14

    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.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM will meet in the conference room at 4 p.m.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

  • Frankfort Panthers over Warriors, 14-0

    Sports editor

    The Eminence Warriors did not play like 40-point underdogs Friday night.

  • Census data collection to start in March

    Staff writer/photographer

    The 2010 United States Census officially begins next March, but the agency wants to dispel myths now regarding how and why it goes about its business.

    Partnership Specialist Gayle Brown said residents can be confident they will not be asked for sensitive information. In fact, the law prohibits the Census Bureau from sharing questionnaire responses with other agencies as well as law enforcement.

  • Season finale a thriller for Cats vs. Anderson

    Sports editor

    In a see-saw three games that had long volleys, intense moments and an emotional finish, the Henry County volleyball team ended its season Monday night against Anderson County in the opening round of the 28th District tournament.

    Playing inside Eminence’s gym, both teams were on fire for much of the match. In the end, though, Anderson moved on to the district finals Tuesday night and the 8th Region tournament next week while Henry ended its season with an 18-6 overall record.

  • EMS ends football season tied for first in conference

    The Eminence Middle School Braves finished their 2009 football season at 6-1 with big highlights of tying for first place in District Four and beating a tough Frankfort team mid-season. Larry Montgomery, who has been the head coach for EMS the previous seven years, says this team is possibly the best one he has ever coached at the middle school level.