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Today's News

  • Rumpke awarded garbage bid

    General Manager

    In a vote that almost didn’t happen, the Henry County Fiscal Court awarded the mandatory garbage franchise bid to Rumpke.

    In presenting the bid, Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said there was a problem.

    He said that the bid packets sent to Rumpke and competitor Industrial Disposal did not include a copy of the legal advertisement for the bids.

  • Red Ribbon Week

    Henry County C.A.R.E. Team Associate Director

    Can your kids say the following?  “Ask me!  See me!  Be me! I’m Drug Free!”  This is the official slogan of the annual Red Ribbon Week Campaign, sponsored nationally by the National Family Partnership.  Many businesses and schools across Henry County are already displaying red ribbons to show their support of this campaign and of the CARE Team’s continued work towards every child being able to tout this slogan honestly and proudly.

  • Need for heating assistance increasing

    Staff writer/photographer

    Tri-County Community Action Agency director Bryan Raisor said his phone has been ringing off the hook since August with people wanting information about winter energy assistance. He said he expects the number of applicants to be dramatically higher in 2008 because of the economic downturn as well as higher heating fuel costs.

    He said the agency will accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starting in November.

  • Election 2008 - Election Day is coming!

    Election day is coming! With a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls on election day, voter preparation is the key to a smooth voting experience.

    Please have your candidate selection decisions made before you get to the machine. Sample ballots will be provided at the polls, and a copy will be printed in the local paper. Please look at them and use them to be ready to vote when you enter the booth. Prepared voters make their selections quickly and are in and out of the voting booth, which helps to keep lines moving.

  • Legislation would ease economic pain for many

    For many Kentucky families, the economic downturn has affected more than just their grocery bills and energy costs.  The housing crisis and credit crunch have some facing potential unemployment, threat of foreclosure on their homes or even homelessness.  According to the National Coalition of Homelessness, more than sixty percent of service providers have reported a rise in homelessness since the housing foreclosure crisis began in 2007.  Unfortunately, as hard times sweep across the nation, many more Americans could become homeless. 

  • When can I share good news?

    I attended the last city council meeting in October when the council stated there will be no skate park. Just two months ago I had to tell my kids there will be no swimming pool and now I will have to tell them there will be no skate park. I want to know when I will be able to tell my kids some good news about recreation for them here in the city?

    Rodney Vanlandingham, Eminence

  • Fisher is still on the ballot for Eminence Board of Ed

    General Manager

    Editor’s note: In coverage of the local board of education elections last week, we inadvertantly left out one candidate, Danny Fisher, for the Eminence Board of Education. His information appears below.

    Eminence voters will have three choices to fill two seats on the Eminence Board of Education Nov. 4. Included among those candidates is 12-year incumbent Danny Fisher.

    Fisher, 56, will celebrate his 25th anniversary with wife Eva this winter. Together the couple has two children.

  • Let’s work together

    Please, to the city of Eminence, let’s work together for the future of all residents.

  • EMS Braves make history on football field but fall in district finals to Bracken County, 48-30

    Sports Editor

    In the first year that Class A, District Four has used a playoff system for the middle school football teams, the Eminence Middle School Braves were able to reach the district finals Saturday night against the Bracken County Polar Bears.

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 22, 2008

    Wednesday, October 22

    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, October 23

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.