Today's Features

  • Laurie Beth Grigsby and William H. Clark Jr. (BJ) of Frankfort announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Doris Grigsby and Ricky and Ellen Rynes, all of Eminence.

    The groom-elect is the son of William H. Clark Sr, New Castle and Barbara Flack, Crestwood.

    The wedding will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Pleasureville Baptist Church.

    The News-Democrat

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic Sunday.

  • Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series previewing the Froggy Field Party, set for Sept. 10 at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When Chris Janson pulls into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Froggy Field Party 3, he’ll feel right at home.  He spent the first 18 years of his life at the end of a gravel road surrounded by corn and soybeans just like in Henry County.

  • Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

  • Brooklyn LeeAnn Mays announces the birth of her sister, Brennan Rilee Mays born Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Baptist Hospital Northeast. She weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long.

    Parents are Sonny and Mary Mays of Pendleton.

    Grandparents are Jerry and Kim Floyd and Victoria Wade, all of La Grange. Nelson and Joyce Mayse, Pendleton and Mark Mays, Sulphur.

    Great grandmother is Betty Hogan of Beattyville.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Korthaus of Smithfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Fran Korthaus to David McCall, son of Michael and Cheryl McCall of Crestwood.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Western Kentucky and University of Kentucky and works at the McLean County Cooperative Extension office as the 4-H  Youth Development Agent in Calhoun.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and works at Grand Meadow Farms in Crestwood.

  • Bonnie Estes and Rich Clemons announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    The wedding will take place at their home in Bethlehem on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.

  • Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church events

    Henry Christian Church will be having “Country Hope” at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, with Donnie and Sharon Finney, Steve Foster and Chuck Berry providing country gospel music.

  • 1951

    Woman held for slaying

    An all-day drinking party in a Shelby County farmhouse ended with the shotgun slaying Tuesday night of Robert “Red” Lewis, 35.

    In a signed statement made before three State policemen, Mrs. Maggie Smith, 29, Louisville, said she shot Lewis, a tenant farmer with whom she had been living for two months “as man and wife.”

    County Attorney William H. Hayes quoted her as saying, “It was either him or me.”

  • 200 Years Ago

    George Armstrong received $1.50 from Sheriff John Dodd as bounty on the head of one wolf, which he killed in Henry County.

    On Aug. 11, 1811, Robert Hunter married Fanny Payne, daughter of R. B. Payne.  The Marriage Bond, for 50 pounds, was co-signed by Row Thomas.

    A claim for $3 was paid to Theodicous Vanosdol  by Joel Jackson, Deputy Sheriff, for assisting in the search for and guarding Benjamin Yount after his capture.

    175 Years Ago