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Today's News

  • HCMS Principal will be missed

    As a former teacher in Henry County, I was disappointed to learn that Steve Swank will no longer be the principal of Henry County Middle School. During my five years at the middle school I was able to witness many positives occurring under Mr. Swank’s leadership. Kentucky Core Content Test scores improved; portfolio writing scores increased to an all-time high of 64 percent proficiency; student technology use was visible throughout the school; and a no-bullying policy was instituted to improve the learning environment of all students.

  • Shanghai: First impressions

    We arrived in Shanghai Thursday night at 9 (9 a.m. Henry Co. time). The airport was not very crowded and we were able to get through customs fairly quickly. Finding my sister, Verna, was not hard. With her blonde hair and 5’10” frame she towered over most of the people waiting to greet arrivers.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 18, 2008

    Wednesday, June 18

    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. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Free Family Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. at the Henry County Library. Call 845-5682 for more information.

    Thursday, June 19

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

  • Are you ready to Relay?

    Henry County Relay For Life scheduled for June 27 and 28

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

  • Resident responds to Eminence Ethics Committee article

    Since I was the subject of the Wednesday, June 11, article “Ethics committee meets for first time,” I believe it is appropriate that I respond.

    The article stated, “Gingrich, who was not present at the meeting” and “he (Gingrich) is not here to defend himself” (YIKES, a resident must defend himself if he writes a letter to the board?) implies that I had a choice to attend or not attend.

  • Eminence opens state-wide water ski competitions

    Sports editor

    Under near-perfect weather, Eminence’s Stillwater Lake hosted Kentucky’s first water ski competition of the season Saturday with a smaller turnout than normal.

    Just 18 skiers competed in the slalom-only event, which was down more than 20 percent from previous years. But there were still plenty of solid performances for the first competition of the season.

  • Former Wildcat coach leads Louisiana team to state LHSAA semifinals

    Sports editor

    While Henry County’s baseball team was close to becoming the first in school history to make the KHSAA State Baseball Tournament, former coach Mike Thibodeaux was enjoying his own success more than 800 miles away.

  • Sometimes, the Internet isn't very convenient

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the Internet... usually. There’s nothing like a quick find on Google, a funny video on YouTube or a glance from last night’s scores on ESPN.

    Between writing stories Monday afternoon, I spent my time on the Internet keeping up with the Tiger Woods-Rocco Mediate showdown on the golf course, which started out in a playoff and, as I’m writing these words, is finishing up in a thrilling, sudden death. The Internet is a very convenient tool that makes most of our lives very, very easy, and enjoyable at times.

  • Dewayne Douglas resigns as Eminence softball coach

    Sports editor

    After two seasons on the sideline for the young and inexperienced Eminence softball team, Dewayne Douglas has decided to step down from his position as the head coach. Douglas, who coached the team for six years during the 1990s before making his return in 2007, officially resigned shortly after the final game in mid-May.

    During his two seasons, Eminence had 2-14 and 1-14 records, and lost in the opening round of the 30th District tournament both years. Douglas had just too much on his plate, he said of his decision to back away.

  • LOUD - periodical cicadas emerging in Henry County

    News Intern

    “When I stand in the driveway, I hear a loud, continuous, high-pitched chirping noise,” Reverend Michael Duncan, of Eminence Baptist Church, said. “It reminds me of folks that talk about ringing in their ears — multiplied by 100 times.”

    The shrill is actually what has Henry County residents abuzz.

    It’s the sound of cicadas, and lots of them.

    There are both annual and periodical cicadas.