Local News

  • Henry County helps feed the hungry

    About 70 people, many of them members of Henry County High School’s Outreach Club, gathered Saturday morning at the school’s gym to pack food pouches for a regional program called Love the Hungry. Each food pouch, packed with rice, dried vegetables, soy and a package of micro nutrients, will provide six complete nutritional meals for malnourished children and adults in Central America, Haiti, West Africa and South Sudan. Most cartons of food pouches will find their way to orphanages or schools there.

  • EGGstravaganza!

    Over the weekend, several churches throughout the county hosted Easter egg hunts. At Eminence United Pentecostal Church, about 1,000 eggs were hidden for children to find on Saturday

  • House plan also funds local roads

    The road plan developed by the Kentucky House agrees on the same projects to fund in Henry County as the earlier proposal from Gov. Matt Bevin, though a few of the legislators’ line items are a bit lower.
    When Bevin released his version of the six-year road plan in February, it contained more than $24 million in funding for major improvements to Hwy. 146 between Pendleton and New Castle, as well as the widening of Hwy. 55 in Eminence.

  • Quarles speaks at Farm City

    Small family farms still dominate agriculture in Henry County and in Kentucky, said Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles at Monday’s Farm City Day gathering.
    At the event organized by the Eminence Rotary Club Monday, Quarles told the crowd of nearly 100 at the Henry County Extension Service Office he intends to educate more people about the importance of agriculture to Kentucky and its economy.

  • Henry County native wanted to bring Wood family home

    When a Pleasureville girl agreed to marry Norman Wood in Cincinnati, she made him promise to bring her back to Henry County one day.
    Wood, the owner of Norm’s Food World, described his wife Sally as the driving force behind the family moving to Eminence and setting up shop in a grocery store for nearly four decades.
    After returning from two years of military service in Korea and going to work for the A&P grocery chain in Louisville, Wood followed his brother to Cincinnati.

  • Long-time Eminence store to close its doors in April

    Norm’s Food World tried to reposition itself to better compete with dollar stores and dollar menus, but the retail landscape has changed during the Eminence grocery’s 38-year run, according to General Manager David Wood.
    The store established by Norman and Sally Wood fulfilled their dream to serve the community through a cutting-edge grocery, Wood said. During that time, Norm’s provided many youths with their first jobs, benefited from the work of many dedicated employees and supported local causes and needs.

  • Senate approves REAL ID legislation

    The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would bring Kentucky’s state ID program into compliance with a federal standard that has a fast-approaching deadline, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission. Senate Bill 245, passed by a 26-12 vote, would make REAL ID-compliant state-issued identification available to Kentuckians.
    REAL ID is a federal program adopted in 2005 that would come close to establishing a national proof-of-identity program.

  • News briefs for March 23

    Grandparents raising kids can get support from Agency on Aging

  • Construction at EIS is on schedule, on budget

    The largest expansion in Eminence Independent Schools’ history — the construction of the Edhub, short for Experimental DaVinci Hybrid Ultra Bibliotheca —  is on budget and on schedule, according to EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry.
    Berry told members of the Board of Education at its March meeting that the building is expected to be finished by July 1, which provides the district with one month to move in and get ready for the opening day of the 2016 school year on Aug. 8.

  • The Forests Come Alive

    A rare flower survives in Henry County