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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the Week of December 10, 2008

    Wednesday, December 10

    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.

    Thursday, December 11

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4 p.m. New members welcome.

  • Perhaps it’s time for homemade gifts

    Seafoam Green. I’ll probably remember the name of that color until I’m old and grey.

    It was the color of yarn I used when my mother first taught me how to knit. That was somewhere in my formative years, probably before I hit the big 1-0.

    Over the years, I’ve remembered, and then forgotten, all she ever taught me, and inevitably, when she visits I ask the same question. “Okay, how do you cast on again?”

    But it was that first lesson that would result in a lifetime love for needlework.

  • EHS girls win season opener for first time in a long time

    For the first time in at least 10 years, the Eminence girls’ basketball team won its season opener with a 27-24 win over Louisville Collegiate Friday night.

    It was just the start the Lady Warriors were looking for.

  • Stretching the mind with Odyssey

    Staff writer/photographer

    They use lengths of dryer hose to make the dangling arms of the ultimate spider woman, re-imagine the mythological three-headed dog Cerebrus as part chihuahua - part doberman pinscher, construct their own set and write their own script.

    ‘They’ are the clever minds behind Eminence High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team.

  • A true small-town hero

    While sitting at his dining room table in June 2005, Larry Jeffries emerged from a back room with a small stack of papers that had listed some of his athletic achievements, along with a few old clippings from newspapers that had followed Jeffries during his young, more athletic days 40 years earlier.

  • Fire levels Drennon Road home

    General Manager

    A chimney was all that remained standing last week after a fire destroyed the Drennon Road home of Jessica and Shane Whitaker.

    Nobody was home when the fire started, and the blaze remains under investigation by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.

    Det. Danny Stivers said the cause of the fire is unknown, and likely will remain undetermined — the blaze was so hot, it leveled the house in less than an hour.

  • Cats shake off 'nervous start' for win

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team shook off a sluggish start against Trimble County in both teams’ season opener to come away with a slim 54-52 win on the road last Tuesday night.

  • Abrams: ‘No win’ for schools

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools Supertindent Tim Abrams feels a bit like he’s in a no-win situation.

  • Slow stars doom Ladycats at Lady Spartan Invitational

    In all three games at the Lady Spartan Invitational last week, the Henry County girls’ basketball team started out slow in the opening minutes before progressing throughout.

    The slow starts, which puzzled head coach Todd Gilley, led to two loses and one win at the invitational hosted by Sayre High School to open the Ladycats’ season at 1-2.

  • Locker project nears completion

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Dec. 1, New Castle’s Main Street manager and Locker building champion, Jeff Thoke’s words were Christmas music to the commission’s ears. “We’ve completed all 21 items to finish the project,” he said.

    Volunteer workers completed required railings, a handicapped accessible ramp, lighted doors with panic bars, stairs, venting and heat for the bathroom, according to Thoke. “It looks really nice,” he said. “We accomplished everything.”