Local News

  • Seniour is the new pastor at Eminence UPC

    When he resigned from his church in Brown County, Ind., Nick Seniour and his family hesitated to put down permanent roots until another great opportunity came along. He found that in December at Eminence United Pentecostal Church.
    After more than 13 years in Bean Blossom, Ind., it took a long time for him to resign from his church assignment there. In the past three years, Seniour assisted with a large church in Columbus, Ind.

  • Hall named HC Teacher of the Year

    After being named Henry County Public Schools’ districtwide Teacher of the Year on March 16, Kelly Hall, who teaches second grade at New Castle Elementary, reflected on the great educators who inspired and influenced her.
    Hall, who also attended New Castle Elementary as a student, called herself a late bloomer, because she only decided to become a teacher herself after working as an aide beside other educators.

  • Bryant to serve on state board

    Allan Bryant has been appointed to serve on the Agriculture Water Quality Authority Board, according to information from the governor’s office.
    Allan Bryant, of Eminence, is a farmer. Bryant shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2020. He will represent the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Second suspect in Feb. 26 shooting caught

    A second suspect in a Feb. 26 shooting in Henry County was located in central Indiana after tips came into the Kentucky State Police Post 5, according to a KSP spokesman.
    Authorities sought Marvin Abrego, 35, of La Grange after an incident on L’Esprit Parkway.

  • Queen and King of New Castle

    Norma Jean Heightchew and Willie Poe were recently voted Queen and King of the New Castle Nursing and Rehab.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary serves up soup with seuss
  • Drug forum dedicated to prevention

    To promote greater understanding of the current substance abuse crisis and what can be done about it, several community partners will host an educational drug forum, set for March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4-H building.

  • Wheels for Tayte

    A group of Eminence Elementary School students recently used their passion project as a vehicle to help their friend enhance his mobility.
    The original goal of the “Wheels for Tayte” effort involved building a hoverboard wheelchair for Tayte Hernandez, a third-grader who has cerebral palsy and panhypopituitarism, according to teacher Kelli Meadows, who facilitated the group of 27 third to fifth-graders.
    With strong community support, that mission expanded to also benefit a first-grader, Adin Tapp, who faces similar issues as Tayte.

  • HC student arrested for having a gun

    An 18-year-old senior from Henry County High School arrested for having a gun on school grounds has been released from jail.
    On March 7, Fernando Smither of Pleasureville was allegedly overheard by another student at school saying, “It didn’t matter what happens” that “he had a gun in the glove box in his car outside in [the] parking lot,” according to a citation issued by Sgt. Chase Dewitt of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

  • Drug use led to stand-off with police

    Joseph Blanford admitted he was under the influence of drugs when he took Eminence Police officers on a wild chase through the city’s streets then pulled out a gun and shot himself.
    In Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday, Blanford pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, one count of first-degree wanton endangerment and assault fourth degree (domestic violence, minor injury). Charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident were dismissed.