Local News

  • Country Express serves a holiday meal to the community
  • Dees discovered her legal career through job shadowing

    An assignment in middle school set the course of Kassidy Dees’ career.
    “I actually shadowed Bill and Jenny for career day,” said Dees, who recently joined the law firm of Ivers and Harrod. “And on Saturday mornings all through high school I had a filing job here at their office. I did all my internships here through college and law school.
    “Basically, they have not been able to get rid of me since I was 15 years old,” Dees said with a smile. “I feel very fortunate to have been offered the position here.”

  • 2016’s Defining Moments

    Long-term Eminence Fire Department Chief Gary Lucas was laid to rest on Jan. 2, 2016, after a battle with cancer. Lucas had been the chief for 44 years.

    After debating the topic of Sunday sales, Henry County Fiscal Court drafted the county’s alcohol ordinance. Other elements to consider included hours of operation for liquor stores, fees the county would impose, the level of training sellers would be required to achieve and more.

  • EIS held up as a national model for education

    Although President Barack Obama’s administration is coming to a close, initiatives enacted by the Department of Education (DOE) under his presidency will continue. That would be the hope of educators from Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) who have played a significant role in those efforts.

  • Eminence is now the longest-serving school board in Kentucky
  • Spreading cheer to children

    Members of the New Castle Lions Club took time from their own Christmas celebrations to spread cheer to children in the community. As they do each year, members hosted a gift giveaway for area children on Christmas Eve. Each child left the New Castle Christian Church with at least three toys, a gift bag with fruit, candy and personal hygiene products, and a visit from Santa.

  • 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'


    Although the first nativity was a quiet affair with just a few visitors, Bethlehem’s annual live nativity draws hundreds to the small town to see the scene recreated over the course of four nights leading up to Christmas. Each night three shifts of 12 volunteers each take their places to stand in the solemn scene while music and scripture can be heard over a loudspeaker. 

  • Historic barn to be dismantled, relocated, preserved

    More proof that Henry County still has an impressive crop of historic barns came Dec. 19 when Bailey Construction began dismantling a structure that might date back to the late 1700s.

    Similar to the situation in which a Low Dutch barn inspired Six-Mile Creek Distillery outside of Defoe, Mike Bailey said a barn outside of Bethlehem caught the attention of Willett Distillery in Bardstown.

  • Benham plans second retirement

    Tommy Benham, 76, will cap off a lifetime of work with his second retirement, this one from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, to care for his wife.

    From a young age, Benham has taken on many jobs and volunteer responsibilities.

  • Cause unknown in fatal crash

    By Chris Brooke


    Kentucky State Police continue to search for a cause in a fatal accident on Interstate 71 in Henry County Dec. 17, according to the KSP Post 5 spokesman.