Local News

  • Blanford arrested for confrontation

    An Eminence man who shot himself in the chest during a confrontation with police July 12 now faces criminal charges, according to information from the Eminence Police Department.
    Chief Kevin Kemper, Officer Phillip Parham and a Kentucky State Police trooper responded to a call from an Eminence woman who reported her husband was “acting out,” as well as a second report of an aggressive driver nearly running another vehicle off the road on Main Street.

  • Eminence police investigates two shootings

    Eminence Police Department officers continue to investigate two recent shootings, according to police reports. In a July 12 incident, an Eminence man was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
    At approximately 6:48 p.m., Chief Kevin Kemper responded to a call from a woman who reported “her husband had taken too much medication and was acting out,” according to Officer John Bailey, who is investigating the incident.
    At the time, she was in a blue, four-door passenger vehicle that her husband was driving.

  • Hats Off Day offers free entry to the Horse Park event and activities

    The 14th annual Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day – featuring free, family-friendly events designed to celebrate the horse – is Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, according to a news release.
    The 2016 Hats Off Day theme is “Horses in Hollywood” and features a red carpet walk for costumed horses as well as look-alikes mimicking famous horses such as Seabiscuit.

  • More campers attend Sheriffs’ Ranch

    Henry County campers in attendance from July 17 to 22 at the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch included Chelsey Richie and Elizabeth Nichols.  Also pictured are Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens and daughter Macey, who transported the campers, and Ranch Head Counselor Kayla Mayfield.

  • Rotary elects new officers
  • New Castle thrift shop must keep goods off the sidewalk

    By Jesse Harp


  • Lodge still needs help with its roof

    The Grand United Order of the Odd Fellows won’t have to weather another winter without a roof, if donors help raise another $30,000, according to organizers of the Save the Washington Lodge campaign.
    Organizers continue to push to save the historic building the fraternal organization has occupied since 1886 and preserve it for the future. The fundraising work began after a heavy snowstorm caused the roof to collapse in March 2015.

  • Though summer ends, reading is year-round

    By Jesse Harp


  • Equestrian joins the horse park board

    Being appointed to the Horse Park Commission isn’t the first rodeo for a Henry County man in terms of service on a state board.
    When Gov. Matt Bevin revamped the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, he appointed a local businessman and horse owner to the oversight body for the 1,224-acre equestrian-themed state park in Lexington.

  • Parking rules loosened

    With plenty of available parking spaces to go around, letting two businesses and their employees park on Broadway for more than two hours at a time won’t hurt commerce, members of the Eminence City Council decided at their July 11 meeting.
    The discussion arose after an unnamed citizen parked a van and marked it for sale on Broadway in the vicinity of CVS and Citizens Deposit Bank, Mayor Drane Stephens explained at the outset.  Complaints came into the city offices about that, and Stephens got the police involved in order to move the vehicle.