Today's News

  • Stressful times affect students, too

    It was a move that could have been considered intuitive.

    In August 2010, Henry County Public Schools hired Sedrick Williams away from Seven Counties Services. It was a move to save money by moving away from contracting social services, but proved to be a winning strategy for helping students affected by difficult times.
    Both Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools reported an increase in disciplinary issues at the beginning of this school year.

  • Top 10 of ‘10

    Unquestionably, the story of the year was about the weather.
    It seemed precipitation fell in every season except the one it was needed most — summer.

    A 6” blanket of snow covered the county on Feb. 9, and within just a couple of days turned into a pavement eating snow-drift monster, thanks to sustained winds.

  • Mother charged with forgery

    A Richmond woman is facing charges that she forged checks written against her own son’s bank account.

    Lori Leigh Neville, 37, is charged with 11 counts of 2nd degree possession of a forged instrument. She is charged with using her son Jacoby Moore’s checks to get cash at several Eminence businesses.

  • No such thing as a routine stop

    If there’s one thing every participant in the 2010 edition of the Kentucky State Police Citizen’s Police Academy learned, it’s simple: there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

    A highlight for many participants was taking part in a mock traffic stop, where they learned the reality of that statement. Each participant stepped into the role of trooper in the mock scenario, and learned just how quickly an ordinary stop can turn deadly.

  • Computer Hawks soars into Eminence

    A New Castle business is expanding to Eminence. On Jan. 1, Computer Hawks opened its doors on Depot Avenue.

    The business specializes in all things technical, from computer repair and virus removal, to laying the wire infrastructure for networking to building computers from the ground up, and more.

    Owner George Banks has operated the New Castle location since September 2009, and said business has gone so well, he had to open a second store in Eminence.

  • Rucker takes over as P&Z administrator

    Jody Rucker replaced former Planning & Zoning Administrator/Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Derosset on Dec. 8.

    The 43-year old was born and raised in Eminence and now lives in Pleasureville with wife Melinda, daughter Madison, 14, and son Jeremy, 10.

    He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University as a real estate major with a degree in business.

  • Community Calendar for the week of January 5, 2011

    Wednesday, January 5
    Eastern Elementary SBDM will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the school library.

    Thursday, January 6
    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • My own Christmas story...

    I admit: I broke a Christmas tradition this year, and I’m not too thrilled about it. The streak has ended.

    For the first time in a long time — so many years that I actually have no idea when — I did not watch “A Christmas Story” in its entirety. Yes, I know, this is not acceptable and will never happen again.

  • Lineup change sparks Warriors, coach says

    After a 47-36 loss to Somerset in the opening game of the Monticello Holiday All “A” Shootout last Monday night, Eminence head coach Chris Nethery decided to juggle the lineup in an attempt to spark his boys’ basketball team.
    It worked.

  • Henry County Invitational Tournament this week

    In the only holiday tournament in the county this year, the Henry County boys’ basketball team is hosting the Henry County Invitational this week.

    The eight-team tournament started Tuesday and lasts all day Wednesday and Thursday inside Roy L. Winchester Gym. It marks the first time the HCIT is being played in a few years, which used to be one of the premier early-season tournaments in the area.