Local News

  • Last building affected by 2014 arson comes down
  • Bringing home prizes from the Kentucky State Fair
  • HCPS provides help for students’ dual credit classes

    With the cost of tuition climbing higher each year, students are taking advantage of more affordable opportunities to earn college credit even before they graduate high school.

  • Water district tackles large storage tank project

    Because painting and repairing the 48-year-old, 200,000-gallon water tank would have cost a couple hundred thousand dollars, the Henry County Water District decided to install a new million-gallon tank, according to Director Jimmy Simpson.
    The old water tower, tall enough to loom over the trees on stilt-like legs on a rise just off U.S. 42 in Trimble County, obviously could use a fresh coat of paint, and Simpson said that goes inside and out.

  • Regional history of slavery comes to light

    A local historian has dedicated a great deal of time shedding light on a topic some would rather not discuss – slavery, specifically slavery in this region.

  • Eminence’s new attraction is cool

    Saturday marked the opening day of the new splash pad in Eminence at Coach D Park. Several years in the making, city officials were on hand to greet visitors to the new free attraction and hand out free popsicles. The splash pad will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until cold weather closes it for the winter.

  • Second arrest made in prowling case

    A week after arresting a juvenile in connection with a report of prowling in Turners Station, Henry County Sheriff’s deputies charged a second man in that incident.
    Christian T. Lauderbaugh, 21, faces charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal trespassing, as well as possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, after Deputy Keith Perry arrested him Aug. 26, according to police reports.

  • EIS classrooms serve up CoCoA

    For parents who want to break down a student’s grasp of classroom concepts beyond the regular A, B, C grading scale, Eminence Independent Schools has an app for that.
    Educators call the program CoCoA, which is short for the Competency Collector App, according to Larry Jesse, Eminence’s director of technology. It will allow teachers to record a student’s progress and share that information with parents.

  • A real ‘goat-getter’

    Jaycie Heath recently bested her 2012 performance at the Kentucky State Fair, when she won reserve grand champion market goat, by earning the top prize this year.
    While Heath reached the pinnacle in one species of livestock, she’s not ready to stop competing yet.
    The Henry County Future Farmers of America member who’s now attending the University of Kentucky earned the supreme grand champion during this year’s market goat competition.

  • Coming Home


    The 144th annual Homecoming Parade and Picnic was held Saturday in New Castle. Community members, family and friends enjoyed the time of celebration and reunion.