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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 6, 2008

    Wednesday, August 6

    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.

    HCMS Site-Based District meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the HCMS Conference room.

    Thursday, August 7

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

  • I'm all smiles

    Man, it sure is hard to stop smiling. It’s something that happens to me this same time every four years. I’m not sure what to call it. Maybe Olympicitis, acute sportsmania, or Olympic fever. The symptoms are simple: uncontrollable shaking, constant cold chills, sore cheek bones, nervousness and an intense desire to play every sport imaginable.

  • Close to Home: Have a hollerin' good time

    Staff writer/photographer

    HillzNHollarz Off-Road Vehicle Park located just south of Lockport in the eastern section of Henry County offers the 4x4 crowd more than 450-acres of off-roading trails. They range in difficulty from easy to extreme.

    Property Manager Joe Lawson said that Jeeps, ATVs or anything else that goes off-road are welcome.

  • Children are the future of the market

    The pickup truck with a bed full of watermelons and cantaloupes was backed up to the curb at the Henry County Farmers Market last Saturday. Its bumper sticker read “Born to Farm.”

    It was Kids Day at the Farmers Market and the children representing local farms indeed seemed born to farm.

  • Sharp Shooters reach goal of top 10 at nationals

    Sports editor

    During the program’s first out-of-state competition, the Henry County Sharp Shooters finished ninth at the National Rifle Association’s annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge last week in Mansfield, Pa. It was an impressive finish for a young team without much experience going up against the best squads from around the country.

  • Former EHS player named coach at Morehead State

    Sports editor

    After five seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Jacksonville State University, Joel VanMeter has recently accepted the position as an assistant at Morehead State University for the upcoming season.

    VanMeter graduated from Eminence High School in 1993 and Morehead State in 2000. He also coached at Chipola Junior College in Florida, Iowa Central Community College in Iowa and St. Catherine College in Kentucky.

  • Wrestling provides exciting entertainment while raising $700 for youth football team

    Sports editor

    For those inside the Eminence Community Life Center Friday night, they were treated to some old-fashioned wrestling that provided plenty of entertainment, and along the way raised $700 for the Eastern Colts of the Henry County Youth Football League.

  • Abrams: HCHS will be ready Aug. 7

    General Manager

    Henry County Public Schools will be open Thursday morning.

    Though construction continues in earnest at Henry County High School, HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said the school is ready for students.

    “That couldn’t happen without all of the hard work Wehr Constructors put in,” he said, adding that the district’s custodial and maintenance staff, along with all of the construction project’s sub-contractors, helped make it possible for the school to be open Thursday.

  • Eminence to hold city-wide yard sale

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence will host a city-wide yard sale from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, to coincide with National Garage/Yard Sale Day.

    This is the first time Eminence has held a city-wide event of this kind.

    Reverend Sharon Fields of the Eminence Christian Church presented the concept to the Eminence City Council after reading a magazine article publicizing the nationwide event. The council unanimously approved the idea and requested that she spearhead the effort.

  • Local banks are secure

    We have received numerous questions regarding bank safety and insurance coverage on deposits. These consumer concerns are warranted; given the highly publicized meltdown of the sub prime mortgage market, housing market crisis, IndyMac Bank issues, state of the overall banking industry, etc. I want to take this opportunity to address some of the more frequently asked questions.