Local News

  • Henry County finds fun at the Kentucky State Fair
  • Pleasureville veteran being recognized on the next Honor Flight

    James Wright Jr. of Pleasureville is one of the 43 war veterans who will travel from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Wright will travel with other Kentucky veterans from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War for a one-day tour of war memorials erected in their honor in the nation’s capital.
    Wright, a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran, will represent Shelby Energy, which is sponsoring the all-expense paid trip. Wright, as a Marine corporal, was stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam from 1966 to1968.

  • Odd Fellows reach their goal for a new roof
  • Local champions at the Kentucky state fair
  • EIS students face new requirements

    Is it too much to ask that a senior in high school complete an extended internship? How about requiring an eighth grade student accomplish a service-learning project? Is it too stringent to require a kindergarten student to log at least one hour of community service?
    Administrators of Eminence Independent Schools don’t think so.

  • Prowling, theft ring solved

    During a busy week for law enforcement, Henry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a male juvenile for the attempted home invasion at Judge-Executive John Logan Brent’s house, according to Sheriff Danny Cravens.
    After being woken up in the middle of the night during an attempted break in during July, Brent spotted a skinny, young white male, lurking just outside the house.
    The family called 911, but the subject had fled by the time a Kentucky State Police trooper arrived on the scene in the Turners Station area.

  • EMT becomes SRO

    Known for responding to all kinds of medical emergencies, the former director of Henry County EMS has traded his old post for a new beat.
    For Sheriff Danny Cravens and those on the interview committee, they saw a huge advantage in stationing a veteran paramedic in the schools.
    Having achieved all his emergency medical services goals, Josh Jamiel switched to law enforcement when he became the school resource officer for Henry County Public Schools.

  • Tax revenue remains flat for schools

    Although both could have, neither school district in the county chose to increase their revenue from local taxes.
    Both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools chose to implement the compensating rate for real estate and personal property this year, meaning they will gain about the same amount of revenue this year that they did in the last year.

  • ‘Lines of Sight’ documentary wins prizes

    “Lines of Sight,” the documentary about painter Jim Hall, has won the Audience Choice Award at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival near Cleveland, according to a news release. The hour-long documentary was selected from among 70 films, including features from at least 10 countries. They also received an award in the Feature Documentary category.
    Director Steve Oldfield from Bellevue and the painter, Jim Hall, who lives in Cincinnati, accepted the award at a ceremony Sunday in Hudson, Ohio.

  • A Time to Celebrate