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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for December 12, 2007

    Wednesday, December 12 Girls in Action (GA’s) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12. 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.

  • Local relative is someone to be proud of

    I've made my Christmas list and I've checked it twice. I am having trouble finding a few gifts that would be nice. You have a great aunt of mine that lives in your peaceful and fondly missed town, Anne Wentworth. I think most of you know each other and can appreciate my struggle with finding "Aunt Fran" the right gift.

  • Thanks to Homestead Nursing Home

    I would like to thank the staff for letting the Franklinton Baptist Youth Group (and a few straggly adults) come to celebrate Christmas with the residents. The warm welcome we received from everyone just warmed my heart.

  • Carefully checking your furnace can prevent fire hazards

    Submitted by Bruce Owens, Henry County Emergency Management The heating system in a home is the prime cause of fires in residences and is the second most common cause of deaths because of fires, according to nationwide research.

  • Eminence approves liquor by the drink

    Staff writer and photographer

    After a second reading, the Eminence City Council, in a five-to-one decision, voted Tuesday evening to amend the city’s alcohol ordinance to include liquor by the drink sales.

    Restaurants within the city limits that have a seating capacity of 100 or more, or any hotels, motels or inns with at least 50 beds, will be able to serve liquor by the drink to their customers with the amendment.

  • 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.