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Today's News

  • Renaissance Festival to host "Dinner with Charles Dickens"

    Staff writer and photographer

    At this time of year, with Thanksgiving not far in the past and the holiday season now in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for a nice meal with family and friends. A Dinner with Charles Dickens, on the other hand, may seem a bit more out of the ordinary; unless you live in Henry County.

    The Highland Renaissance Festival in Eminence will hold its first annual “Dinner With Mr. Dickens” on Saturday Dec. 15 and Sun., Dec. 16, from 4-9pm.

  • Proposed sheriff's budget includes warrant software purchase

    General Manager

    In the proposed Henry County Sheriff’s budget submitted to the Henry County Fiscal Court in November, Sheriff Danny Cravens estimated 2008 will see excess fees of $3,425, an almost $2,500 increase over the budget for 2007. Following a fiscal court committee’s review of the budget, the excess fees increased after $8,000 was removed from the proposed disbersements.

  • EHS makes national magazine's list of America's best high schools

    General Manager

    In its latest report of America’s Best High Schools, U.S. News and World Report honored just 28 Kentucky schools, including Eminence High School.

    In the report, 1,800 schools, of the nearly 19,000 in 40 states considered for the report, are ranked in three tiers — gold, silver and bronze — based on certain criteria. No Kentucky school received a gold medal, and just six received silver.

  • Smithfield resident is paying it forward

    General Manager

    The premise of the movie Pay it Forward was simple — don’t pay a favor back, pay it forward. Take the kind thing done to you, and forward it to someone else.

    That, according to Eminence Family Resource and Youth Services Center director Debbie Hartford, is her theme for this year’s Christmas donation program. The Roberts family of Smithfield is one example of taking kindness and paying it forward.

  • Making Waves says pool work is in progress

    Staff writer and photographer

    Since its incarnation three months ago, the committee devoted to reopening the Eminence Community Pool appears to be living up to its name.

    ‘Making Waves’ met Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Henry County Public Library to update community members on their progress and elect temporary officers.

  • Lady Warriors falter in fourth for 42-25 loss

    The Eminence Lady Warriors were on the verge of earning their first win of the season, but instead took a 43-25 loss at Silver Grove Saturday afternoon.

    Eminence was behind by just one point, 25-24, heading into the final quarter. After that, the Lady Warriors scored just one point and Silver Grove went on a 18-1 run during the final period for the 18-point win.

  • Swim Cats hope to make a splash

    The Henry County Swim Cats started their program three years ago when Kaitlin and Kara Blair were eighth graders. Now, with dozens of races behind them and attainable goals ahead, the twins hope to make a splash as juniors.

  • Blackburn frustrated with Wariors' 1-4 start

    The Eminence Warriors won their first game of the season last Wednesday night against Kentucky School for the Deaf, but dropped three more games to start their 2007-08 basketball campaign with a 1-4 record.

    The struggling Warriors lost to Evangel Christian last Tuesday (77-57), Model on Friday (59-40) and Portland Christian on Saturday (66-44). Sandwiched between the three losses was the KSD win (55-49).

  • Henry too emotional at Gallatin Co., coach says

    In a rematch of last year's 31st District Tournament finals, the visiting Henry County Wildcats came out a little too emotional against Gallatin County Friday night, resulting in an early deficit for Henry and a 69-58 loss.

    The district matchup saw Gallatin jump out to a 15-2 advantage midway through the opening quarter, which left Henry chasing last year's district champs for the rest of the game. The Wildcats eventually cut the margin to just four points, but ended the game behind by 11 to leave them at 2-2 overall and 0-1 in district play.

  • Gallatin falls victim to Ladycats

    After the Henry County Ladycats got up by 20 points and watched Gallatin County storm back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, Henry's Kelsey Mings scored the game-deciding basket in the closing seconds to lift the Ladycats over Gallatin, 55-53, Friday night.

    But it was a shot Henry never should have needed.