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Today's News

  • 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.

  • EMINENCE COUNCIL RACE ENDS IN A TIE

    Henry Countians voted overwhelmingly Republican in the presidential election, choosing Republican presidential candidate John McCain over Democrat Barack Obama 4081 to 2724.

    Obama won just one precinct in the county — Port Royal.

    The county also favored incumbent Republican Senator Mitch McConnell over Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford 3,672 to 3,194.

    For the fourth Congressional district, incumbent Republican Geoff Davis easily won reelection against Democratic challenger Michael Kelley, 3,949 to 2,758.

  • Statistically, HCHS and EHS are among the best

    Sports Editor

    With the state playoffs just around the corner, Henry County and Eminence are wrapping up another regular season with the postseason starting Nov. 14.

  • A view from the sideline

    Instead of the typical column I write in each week’s paper, I’ve decided to get a look from inside the huddle — from a player that is going through the ups and downs of a high school football season full of bumps and bruises.

  • Warriors win unofficial 8-man state title

    Sports Editor

    Following Eminence’s 46-6 victory over North Hardin Christian late Monday night, Zach Raisor was handed a plaque for Defensive Player of the Game, Ed Berry received the plaque for Offensive Player of the Game and TJ Cooper and the rest of the Warriors hoisted the winning trophy in the air.

  • Injury-riddled Cats to host Spencer County

    Sports Editor

    The Henry County football team has caught the injury bug lately, but will have to play through it against Spencer County this Friday.

  • Faith and Government

    “Politics and religion don’t mix.” : No argument here. By dictionary definition, politics is 1) the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government 2) competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership. Religion, a term often misapplied to indicate one’s faith, is a personal set or institutionalized system of attitudes, beliefs and practices that are associated with one’s faith.

  • Signups for Teddy Bear tree end Oct. 31

    Staff writer/photographer

    Tri-County Community Action Agency director Bryan Raisor said Henry County families who qualify under federal guidelines may register their children through Oct. 31 to receive Christmas gifts through the Teddy Bear Tree.

    The Teddy Bear Tree is operated by the Tri-County Community Action Agency.

  • Meadows gives pool fundraiser $ to education

    General Manager

    Craig Meadows knows a little bit about service to his school and community.

    The 2008 Eminence High School graduate took on quite a task for his senior project when he decided to hold a fundraiser for the Eminence swimming pool project. The project required a lot of work and held earlier this year, the benefit concert raised more than $2,000 for the project. Just a few days later the project was sent back to the drawing board by the Eminence City Council.

  • Vote for candidates who have “best interest” in mind

    I have watched appallingly as a group of citizens have taken our small community and created havoc at every turn. The Making Waves group headed up by Manda Gingrich  has turned our community into a virtual war zone. Friend is now against friend, family member against family member, and neighbor against neighbor — how sad.

    The original direction given to Making Waves was for them to solicit pledges of funds to assist with getting the old swimming pool open — no funds were to be collected by this group.