Local News

  • Eminence Education Foundation dinner in 24th year
  • Crime victim ‘bill of rights’ advances

    The Kentucky Senate recently approved legislation that would place a proposed constitutional amendment on a statewide ballot to create a crime victim “bill of rights,” according to a news release from the Legislative Research Comission.
    Senate Bill 175, which seeks to enumerate constitutional protections for crime victims that don’t currently exist, passed by a 34-1 vote and was forwarded to the House for its consideration.

  • Requests pour in for ABC licenses

    Business owners say they will attempt to give Henry County citizens what they want, now that the way has been cleared for expanded alcohol sales. So far, that includes one new package liquor store gearing up to open in Campbellsburg.
    After the Henry County Fiscal Court in February adopted an ordinance that permits alcohol beverage sales at stores six days a week, that caused a flurry of activity as several convenience store representatives applied for malt beverage licenses to add beer to their offerings.

  • Local GOP goes for Trump

    Henry County Republicans chose Donald Trump as their presidential nominee during Saturday’s Republican caucus.

  • Hemp company plans to open in commerce park

    Kentucky Cannabis Company leaders see room in Henry County to grow their effort to provide health benefits from hemp oils, company founder Bill Polniak said.
    Polyniak joined local government representatives Friday morning at the Henry County Commerce Park for a brief ceremony, where they signed an option agreement on a 1.2-acre plot to build a facility to extract and process Cannabidiol, or CBD, oils from locally grown hemp. The company’s future home sits next to Trackside Butcher Shoppe.

  • News briefs for 3-2-2016

    Choctaw Jim’s to offer U-Haul trucks

    U-Haul Company of Kentucky is pleased to announce that Choctaw Jim’s has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Campbellsburg community, according to a news release from U-Haul.
    Choctaw Jim’s at 10564 Campbellsburg Road will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.   

  • Students try to capture the American Dream
  • Group provides EIS students a good foundation

    Sometimes teachers have creative ideas to boost learning in their classrooms, but no funding to implement those ideas.
    At Eminence Independent Schools, that’s where the Eminence Education Foundation steps in.
    Each year, money raised by the foundation funds six or more student scholarships to graduating seniors and several innovative teacher grants for classroom and school activities and resources.

  • A Different School Course

    When it was her turn, second-grader Adalynn Ford walked up to the tee, picked up the child-sized plastic club and seemed a little perplexed. After a brief pause, she looked to her instructor and asked, “How do you hold this thing anyway?”
    With a chuckle, Henry County Country Club Golf Pro Tommy Watts patiently showed Adalynn how to hold the club, stand square to the ball and take a swing at what was most likely her first time ever trying to hit a golf ball, which in this case was a tennis ball she aimed at the gaping mouth of an inflatable shark.

  • Caucus has grown GOP voter base

    This weekend, Henry County Republicans will make history as they cast their votes in the first presidential caucus to be held in Kentucky in several decades.
    All registered Republicans, as of Dec. 31, 2015, are eligible to vote in the caucus, which will be held Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds.