.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Plenty of No. 1 hits for Rhett Akins

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When singer songwriter Rhett Akins pulls into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Froggy Field Party 3 he’ll bring with him plenty of success.  As a songwriter he has written four songs that have made it to number one and in 1996 his song “Don’t Get Me Started” went all the way to the top of the charts.

  • Eminence questions 911 fee

    With the economy in a slump and everyone having a tough time making ends meet these days, Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens is questioning the amount his city is assessed to help pay for the county’s 911 dispatch service.

  • Getting the kinks out of 146

    State transportation engineers will present preliminary plans for improvements to Kentucky 146 in a meeting with stakeholders at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle.

    Stakeholders include property owners and businesses that will be affected by the project, as well as elected officials, emergency personnel and school district officials. A meeting for the general public on the project will be scheduled later in the fall, officials said.

  • Wee Warriors program will remain for 2011-12

    Special to the Local

    The Wee Warriors afterschool program in Eminence will proceed for the 2011-12 school year.

    “We believe it’s a valuable program,” Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Buddy Berry said Monday.
    Lack of funding and low enrollment has put the decade-old program in jeopardy, but Berry said the board opted last week to continue the program.

    At its peak, the program had about 50 children, Berry said. This year, only 25 children are enrolled.

  • National Guard picnic stresses preparedness for 2012 deployment

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic Sunday.

  • Chris Janson: Right at home

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series previewing the Froggy Field Party, set for Sept. 10 at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When Chris Janson pulls into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Froggy Field Party 3, he’ll feel right at home.  He spent the first 18 years of his life at the end of a gravel road surrounded by corn and soybeans just like in Henry County.

  • A FITTING TRIBUTE

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark News Service

    A parade the likes of which have never seen before in Henry and Trimble Counties escorted the remains of longtime Trimble County businessman Paul Burrows to his final rites Friday. Burrows, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 16.

  • State asking schools to go tobacco free

    Special to the Local

    State education and public health officials have joined forces to encourage school districts to implement policies that would prohibit the use of all tobacco products anywhere on school-owned property – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Eminence Independent Schools already is considering the prohibition.

  • Changes coming to Eminence’s Main Street

    Special to the Local

    The landscape in downtown Eminence will change later this week or early next week, when the former Cook’s Pharmacy building is razed to make room for a drive-through at the Farmers Deposit Bank main branch.

    The building, at the corner of South Main and East Broadway streets, formerly the location of the Vive Salon and Spa, was purchased by the bank, which plans to close it’s branch office at 5405 S. Main St., where the drive-through is now.

  • Body pulled from Lake Jericho

    Special to the Local

    An autopsy has determined that drowning was the cause of death for a Louisville man, whose body was found Saturday morning floating in Lake Jericho.

    Detective Jason Brown of Kentucky State Police Post 5 continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Latonio L. Hyatt, 22.

    According to a KSP news release, Hyatt’s family had reported him missing to Louisville Metro Police on Wednesday, Aug. 17.