Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mike Guse

    Mike Guse, age 50 of Pendleton, formerly of Peabody, Canada, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 11, 2008

    Wednesday, June 11

    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.

  • Henry County Fair Pageants available

    Applications for the Henry County Fair pageants can be picked up at county locations. The deadline for applications is June 14th!

    Little Miss and Mister Henry County (ages 5-7)— Cooks Pharmacy in New Castle, or Designing Cuts in Eminence.

    Miss Pre-teen (ages 8-12) — Designing Cuts in Eminence

    Miss Teen (Ages 13-15) — Designing Cuts in Eminence

    Miss Henry County – (Ages 16-21) — Designing Cuts in Eminence

    Mother of the Year — Henry County Fair Catalogue

    Tiny Tots (0-25 months) — Henry County Fair Catalogue

  • Pool issue will not be forgotten

    Now that it is June (the month that the Eminence City Council voted to reopen the swimming pools), I thought it would be important for citizens (voters) to know the actual facts, not rumors, not politicians spin, about what happened to the pool project.

    • The four council members who voted to “pull the plug” on the pool project had previously campaigned to reopen the pool.

    • The council voted six different times to support reopening the pool. (Please see Eminence “minutes” online.)

  • Ethics committee meets for first time

    General Manager

    For the first time since its creation in the 1990s, the Eminence Ethics Committee held a meeting to discuss concerns raised by a resident.

    The board, comprised of three Eminence residents, gathered to discuss a letter from Eminence resident Doug Gingrich regarding a complaint he wanted to file.

    Committee chairman Robert Eades said he didn’t see a complaint within the letter against a city official.

  • One dead after explosion at C.A. Garner

    News Intern

    A Pendleton man lost his life and another was injured during a propane tank explosion at the C.A. Garner Veneer plant in Smithfield on May 31.

    Michael Guse, 50, and Rick DeBurger, both plant managers, were unloading a propane tank from DeBurger’s pick-up truck when they noticed a leak. Guse removed his shirt to shut the valve and the static electricity from the shirt ignited the tank, according to Guy Coombs, Lake Jericho Fire Department Chief. Guse died as a result of his injuries on June 5 at the University of Louisville Hospital.