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Today's News

  • Do you know what your teen knows and thinks about alcohol?

    It is summer time and your teens may have had more free time on their hands. Most of our teens are making healthy choices this summer – like not drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, there are many who choose to drink. Most young people who start drinking before age 21 do so when they are about 13-14 years old. That is why parents and all adults should send a strong message that underage drinking is not okay.

  • Eminence pool may be dead in the water

    General Manager

    The Eminence Swimming Pool project may officially be dead in the water.

    Council member Drane Stephens, who also is a member of the city’s parks and recreation committee, said Monday night that an engineering company estimated the costs to repair the pool and wading pool at more than $330,000.

  • Athletes enjoying the luxury of new fieldhouse

    Sports Editor 

    With the first full school year starting since the construction of the Henry County Fieldhouse, the new building located behind the middle school is definitely getting used by the high school’s programs, HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley said in a recent phone interview.

  • Jim Green: Once Eminence's Olympic hopeful

    While thousands of athletes from around the world are converging on China for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which started Aug. 8 and last until Aug. 24, I am reminded of a time when Eminence almost left its own mark at the Olympic games. Only bad luck and ill-timed injuries could stop the small Henry County town from showcasing to the entire world what it had proudly produced — the lightning fast Jim Green who once ran the streets of Eminence and was close to leaving his mark among the greatest athletes in the world on the biggest stage.

  • Ode to the home grown tomato

    Guy Clark had it right. There’s nothing in the world better than a home grown tomato. Nothing.

    We have in our office a wonderful tomato fairy. She brings us bags of tomatoes throughout the summer. Tomatoes of all types find their way into our office, and our tummies, thanks to the hard work of an employee and her family, and their tomato plants’ generous over production.

    I don’t know how far back my love of tomatoes goes, but I can remember eating tomato and mayo sandwiches before I was 10.

  • And they're off!

    On November 4, Henry Countians won’t just be casting their vote for president of the United States. Every City council and commission seat is up for grabs, as are two seats on the Eminence Board of Education and three on the Henry County Board of Education. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, the following residents filed to run for those seats:

    Eminence Board of Education

    George Armstrong III

    Ben Coomes

    Danny Fisher

  • Questions and Answers with triathlete Shannon Snider

    Shannon Snider, the Henry County High School girls’ soccer coach, will attempt his first Ironman Aug. 31 when he swims 2.5 miles, bikes 112 miles and runs 26.2 miles with hundreds of other long-distance triathletes at the Ford Louisville Ironman. Ford Ironman made its debut last August with 1,564 finishers, and has quickly become one of the United States most popular Ironman races. The swim takes place in the Ohio River, while the bike and run courses go through various areas which include downtown Louisville, Prospect, Clifton, LaGrange, Clarksville and Butchertown.

  • 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.”