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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Local election filing deadline is Aug. 12

    General Manager

    With less than a week to go before the filing deadline for local elections, 13 county residents have filed to run for local offices.

    The deadline to file to run for local elections is Aug. 12 at 4 p.m.

    Two seats on the Eminence Board of Education are up for election, as are three on the Henry County Board of Education and all city council and commission seats.

    That makes 25 local seats up for election, for which just 13 people already have filed.

  • N.C. talks skate park again

    Staff writer/photographer

    The New Castle City Commission once again considered the issue of a skate park Monday night as New Castle area Magistrate Nick Hawkins came before the commission to plead the case for a skateboard park in Henry County.