Local News

  • A Heart for Children: Jones raises money for Ugandan home

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Taking It to the Streets

    Henry County High School celebrated its annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day on Friday. More than 30 students chose to trade in their usual conveyances to school with a variety of farm tractors.

  • EPD officers in line for salary hike

    Eminence’s 2016-17 fiscal year budget proposes perhaps the city’s largest ever salary increase for patrol officers, Mayor Drane Stephens said at the city council’s May 9 meeting.
    As proposed, the budget projects general fund revenue of nearly $1.77 million and expenses at $1.35 million.
    The budget includes lesser pay hikes for other employees, but puts the emphasis on police officers because Eminence had fallen far behind other governments in the region, he noted while summarizing the proposal.

  • KSP arrests one in child porn case

    A 24-year-old Pendleton man faces three charges after a Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children investigation, according to a KSP news release.
    Detectives launched the investigation after receiving information indicating a Trimble County juvenile allegedly received explicit photographs from a person identified as Jonathan McClain, 24 of Pendleton.  
    After receiving a search warrant, the detectives recovered numerous child pornography images from McClain’s computer, according to the news release.

  • Goodwin appointed to Family Court vacancy

    After a four-month vacancy, the judicial nominating committee has decided La Grange attorney Doreen Goodwin will fill the position of 12th Judicial Circuit, District Two Family Court Judge until November’s election.  
    Goodwin has been practicing law for 26 years. She said she seeks to be strong, kind and consistent in administering the law.

  • Truck wreck blocks Hwy. 146 for hours

    No hazardous waste got into the waterways Tuesday when a commercial truck tipped over in an afternoon storm, according to Henry County emergency management officials.
    At approximately 2:45 p.m., a truck headed to Safety Kleen overturned onto its side on Highway 146 near Rose Hill Estates, according to Jody Rucker, Henry County Emergency Management director. One of the drums out of 94 leaked and fuel spilled from the truck.

  • New Castle still needs more police protection, citizen says

     Just over one year ago, Danny Holcomb approached the New Castle city commission to voice his concerns about crime in the town. At the March 2015 meeting, Holcomb asked the commission to consider additional police protection by hiring an officer.
    “That’s nothing to do with Danny [Cravens, Henry County Sheriff],” Holcomb said at that meeting in regard to the hours of service the sheriff’s office provides the city. “I’m concerned about our citizens. We need someone dedicated to our city.”

  • Sanders, Gray, Moffett win in Henry County primary

    Here’s a summary of the unofficial results in the May 17 primary from the Henry County Clerk’s Office.

    In the contest to earn the Democratic nomination for the Henry County 4th Magisterial District, Tony Moffett took away 199 votes, or 58 percent, as compared to 141 votes for William Peyton. Moffett's name will appear on the general election ballot in the fall.

  • Campbellsburg is off to the races
  • Breaking out the derby hats

    Last Thursday, students at Eminence Elementary School donned their best Derby hat creations for their annual Derby Hat Parade. Classes left the school and walked through the center of town, waving as they went. The grand marshal was kindergarten teacher Sarah Morgan, who is retiring after 38 years in the classroom.