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Today's News

  • Cross country and track are realigned

    In an attempt to insure the best athletes and teams from around the state qualify for the state championships, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association recently realigned the cross country and track regions, changed the state qualifying process for cross country and might do the same for track. The juggled alignment, which will start during the 2008-09 school year, left teams switching regions all across Kentucky.

  • Many helped to make the Henry County Fair a success

    We the New Castle Lions Club, the Henry County Fair Committee and the Henry County Fair Pageant Committee, all become one large group the weeks before the fair and fair week. We as a group would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for your donations this year. For those of you who thought that we could not put this all together, we succeeded! For those of you who didn’t think we could put on a pageant in a livestock arena, we did it very successfully.

  • HCPS not making 'adequate' progress

    General Manager

    For the fourth year in a row, Henry County Public Schools has failed to make “adequate yearly progress” under federal guidelines.

    Eminence Independent School met each of its goals.

    According to the No Child Left Behind results released Tuesday morning, HCPS met 11 of its 13 goals, while EIS met each of its seven goals.

    Eminence Superintendent Donald Aldridge said his initial reaction was “wow,” and characterized the scores as “really good.”

  • Schools joining green revolution

    Since Kentucky’s students have made significant strides academically over the years, it only makes sense that the schools themselves are also among the nation’s leaders – in this case, when it comes to the cost of operating them.

  • 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.