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Today's News

  • Marine with local ties on leave from Iraq

    Staff writer/photographer

    Don’t let the quick, bright smile, small stature, or the fact that she’s a girl fool you. Lance Corporal Melissa Kendall of Cropper is a leatherneck — a U.S. Marine.

    As a field MP — or military police — she provides convoy and explosive ordnance disposal security in the deserts of Iraq. “I’m comfortable with my job,” she said.

  • High expectations

    General Manager

    It’s a basic philosophy — give students high expectations, and they will work to meet them.

    “I think the general culture of high expectations works very well in our favor, and keeps everybody focused and working,” Eminence Middle and High School principal Steve Frommeyer said.

    Those expectations are reflected in some of the school’s grading policies — the no D policy, and what is soon to be the no C policy.

  • Former magistrate wants to set the record straight

    I would like to set the record straight regarding the recent controversial letters to the Editor concerning the Eminence Fire Department building a new firehouse.

    Back in January I contacted Congressman Geoff Davis’s office concerning any possibility of any USDA Rural Development First Responder/Community Facilities Grants being available. I was told by, Tami Wilson, in Congressman Davis’s office that she did not believe the Eminence Fire Department was eligible for a grant under this funding, but she would plan to investigate.

  • EIS board hears concerns from daycare director

    Staff writer/photographer

    Wee Warriors Daycare director Rosalind Roberts told the Eminence School Board recently that she is discouraged.

    Roberts, who has directed Wee Warriors for ten years said the program is facing problems she thought were in the past. “We should be seeing things progressing,” she said. After the board’s Oct. 21 meeting, Roberts clarified, saying that her primary concern was scheduling.

  • Serial arsonist arrested for setting 9 fires

    Landmark News Service

    James Aaron Clark, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested Wednesday on nine arson-related charges, after admitting that he set the fires as a way to relieve stress.  

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said that Clark is charged with one count of first-degree arson, a felony that carries a penalty of 20 years to life, three counts of second-degree arson, also a felony, and seven counts of criminal mischief related to the fires in Shelby and Henry counties.

  • XC ready for regional this Saturday

    Sports Editor

    In what has turned into the toughest region in Class 2-A, the Henry County cross-country team will compete against fast competition at the Region Three Championships this Saturday at McNeely Lake in Louisville.

  • Candidate asks for your support

    With the election less than a week away, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to announce my candidacy for City Council of Eminence. Many of you may already be familiar with me and my family through the volunteer work that we have done since returning  to Eminence six years ago.

  • Be wary of Team Gingrich

    I’ve heard that “all it takes for evil to prevail, is for good people to do nothing.” What Eminence needs to know before they vote on Tuesday is that (Manda) Gingrich’s entire purpose for running is to hopefully gain control of four city council seats. This would create a quorum on the council and stack every vote in favor of their agendas. Manda Gingrich, Leo Mason, Rochelle (Shelley) Summerlin and Glenn Simpson are running in tandem with each other and in protest to our mayor and council.

    I have four main issues with “Team Gingrich”.

  • Family thanks community for support

    We would like to share with you what an amazing community this is to live in.  On Aug. 15, Doug was involved in a tractor accident that left him trapped under a tractor for two hours and very lucky to be alive!  Even though the accident happened in Elmburg at his parent’s farm, people came to the rescue from all over. 

  • Extension’s Holiday Bazaar will feature local artists

    Staff writer/photographer

    Those wishing to spruce up their holiday decor or pining for a new tree ornament can load their shopping bags with the seasonal offerings at the 16th Annual Extension Service Holiday Bazaar. All of the whimsical, artistic, and even fragrant items at 30+ booths are crafted by Henry County artisans.

    The tiny tractors and farm trucks of Burnett Farm Toys might make ideal Christmas gifts for the boys and boys at heart on the list.