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Today's News

  • EHS seniors share reading assignment with mentors

    Staff writer/photographer

    Monster. Crank. A Purpose Driven Life. The Lovely Bones. Nickel and Dimed. My Sister’s Keeper. The DaVinci Code. Flags of Our Fathers.

    All are titles of the books chosen by Eminence High School’s 38 seniors for a reading project coordinated by school librarian, Penny Bland and senior English teacher, Cara Puckett.

  • STEPtember promotes healthy lifestyle choices

    Staff writer/photographer

    Melissa Jeffries walked the entire length of the Alaskan Iditarod Trail — virtually, that is.

    The equivalent of 90 miles Jeffries, the Henry County Public Schools nurse, said the walk took her about a month to complete.

    Jeffries walked the Iditarod by logging onto the YMCA’s America on the Move Foundation’s STEPtember contest. “You pick a walking trail, and record your steps or activity for one month,” she said.

  • Judiciary as we know it is 30 years old

    int, Kentucky’s judicial branch is the same age as the executive and legislative branches, all of which were officially formed when our Constitution was adopted in 1891.

    In reality, however, the judiciary as we know it is only little more than three decades old.  Voters created it in 1975 when they did away with an often confusing variety of courts and replaced them with the orderly system we have today.

  • 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.