Local News

  • Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    By Melissa Blankenship


    Since it began, the Post Office’s national Stamp Out Hunger campaign has collected over one billion pounds of food, amassing 74 million pounds last year alone. But locally, only about 10 pounds was collected last year and Eminence Postmaster John Donnelly wants to change that – in a big way.

    “We’re hoping to get 1,000 pounds of food this year,” Donnelly said. “And I really think we can do it.”

  • A lifetime in Extension: Curtis Coombs

    By Will Phillips


    Curtis Coombs may not have 50 years of experience, but Extension has still played a pivotal role in his life. The 26-year-old Coombs first started with 4-H when he was 10, showing cattle.

    “I started Extension in 4-H…that kinda led me in to start showing cattle,” Coombs said. “I bought a show calf. Then from there, I went to camp every year. I went to 4-H Camp five or six years as a 4-H’er. Then I went one year as a team leader.”

  • Eminence Art Club paints in broad strokes

    By Will Phillips


    The art club at Eminence Independent School is learning what it takes to raise money. The club, directed by art teacher Robin McHone, is creating pieces of art to auction off on Thursday, May 8. The auction’s proceeds will help fund a field trip for the group.

  • Juniors selected for college program

    Several local high school juniors have been chosen to participate in this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP).

  • Lawsuit against Eminence schools dismissed

    By Melissa Blankenship


    The lawsuit against Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education regarding their recent tax increase has been dismissed.

    Eminence resident Justin Atchison filed the lawsuit on the basis that EIS had passed the tax levy improperly following what he considered to be an inaccurate legal notice reflecting the previous tax rates, the compensating rate and the proposed rate and the funds realized from each.

  • Mayor provides updates

    By Melissa Blankenship


    At the rescheduled April meeting of the City of Campbellsburg, Mayor Rex Morgan provided the council with a few updates of ongoing projects.

  • Peddling with a Purpose


    Ride 2 Recovery, a group dedicated to helping injured veterans improve their health through bicycling rode through Campbellsburg on their way to Louisville Monday. This was the second day of the Bluegrass Challenge, a ride that will take the riders from Covington to Nashville. The group stopped at the Kwik-E-Mart in Campbellsburg to rest and re-energize before heading on to the North Oldham Fire Department for lunch. The group rode 57 miles on Monday, stopping at The Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

  • A lifetime in Extension: Barbara Gregory

    By Will Phillips


    For Barbara Gregory, Extension has been more than just a job or a weekend distraction. It has been a home away from home that has allowed her to further satisfy her natural desire to help others. A nurse and EMT by trade, Gregory has spent the majority of her life helping people and she said that her involvement with Extension, specifically 4-H has simply given her more opportunities to do that.

  • Take 5 with Jakob Beckley

    Basic bio

    Sophomore, Henry County High School

    State President of the Future Business Leaders of America

    FFA Leadership Committee Chair

    Alumni Committee Chair

    Pep Club

    Beta Club

    Kentucky Youth Assembly

    New Castle Lion’s Club

    Henry County 4-H

    Pleasureville Day Parade

    Secretary of the Pleasureville Economic Development Committee

    Resides in Pleasureville

    What does it mean to you to be elected KY FBLA President?

  • Bevin makes campaign stop