Local News

  • Light Up Pleasureville
  • Hoping and Praying

    Thousands of prayers from Henry County High School, the community and social media have buoyed the spirits of the Carnal family as 17-year-old Lyndi continues recovering from emergency surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
    Support radiated out from Henry County after Lyndi’s friend Jasmine Blade encouraged classmates and others through social media to wear purple last Friday — the color that holds the most meaning for those who suffer from Crohn’s disease.

  • Tristan Ridge going up on King Street

    The Woda Group skipped holding a groundbreaking for Tristan Ridge to meet its goal of opening the $6.7 million, 44-unit apartment complex for seniors 55 and older by August, according to Vice President Tammy Stansbury.
    Following closely on the installation of a new sewer line needed to serve the two-story development off King Street in Eminence, crews began clearing the land last week.

  • Police looking into shots fired at Saloon, truck

    Eminence Police Department officers have been investigating a report of two shots aimed at the Saloon and the business owner’s vehicle since Nov. 19, according to Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    That day, Saloon owner Tommy Paul came to the EPD to report a shooting the night before, when he and a few others were closing the bar, Kemper said. A subject discharged a rifle into the front window there.
    They also discovered a bullet hole in the driver’s side door of Paul’s truck.

  • Odd Fellows unveil marker, launch effort to restore lodge’s first floor

    The community rallying around the Odd Fellows’ effort to preserve the history of the African-American fraternal order and to rebuild the Washington Lodge in New Castle represents the best of America, said speakers at a ceremony following the 145-year Homecoming parade Aug. 19.

  • Frankfort mother praises Eminence officer for abuse case progress

    A mother from Frankfort credits Eminence police Officer John Bailey for putting a suspect in a child abuse case behind bars. 

    Though her family’s case originated in Nelson County, it took the involvement of Officer Bailey to make a breakthrough, Natasha Aquino said. 

    Working on a local case, Bailey arrested a 32-year-old man — John T. Bowman, also known as J.T. 

  • Brakes put on idea to allow golf carts on city streets

    Eminence City Council members have put the brakes on an idea to allow golf carts to be driven on certain streets.

    Council members began researching the idea after a request by citizen Robert Heightchew to make golf carts street legal, and they considered a highly detailed ordinance that Carrollton had on the books as a reference. 

  • Encouraging Hope

    By Kristen Lowry


    With the backdrop of a brilliant sunset, members of the community sat together in bleachers and lawn chairs, singing the familiar words of a country gospel song:

    “I saw the light, I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night.” 

  • County will join in opioids lawsuit; to launch QRT soon

    Two very different responses to the ongoing opioid crisis were discussed at Henry County Fiscal Court Aug. 15: one involves persuading people who overdose to take treatment and the other involves joining a lawsuit against commercial distributors of the controlled substance.

  • Coming Home to New Castle